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Growing businesses face a range of challenges. As a business grows, different problems and opportunities demand other solutions - what worked a year ago might now be not the best approach. All too often, avoidable mistakes turn what could have been a great business into an also-ran.

Recognizing and overcoming the common pitfalls associated with growth is essential if your business is to continue to grow and thrive. Crucially, you need to ensure that the steps you take today don't themselves create additional problems for the future. Effective leadership will help you make the most of the opportunities, creating sustainable growth for the future.

This guide highlights the risks and mistakes that most commonly affect growing businesses and outlines what you can do about them.

  • Keeping up with the market
  • Planning ahead
  • Cash flow and financial management
  • Problem-solving
  • The right systems
  • Skills and attitudes
  • Welcoming change

While many businesses will individually overcome some of the challenges mentioned, most of us can relate to the difficulties experienced in trying to overcome these challenges.

For the most part, the underlying factor that limits most businesses today is the lack of time, which ultimately translates to a monetary sum and a limiting factor in the progression of their business, the question of course for many business owners is how can we overcome this?

While no band-aid solution overcomes all of these challenges, there are similarities in the problems which seem to be a stumbling block for many business owners regardless of the industry or sector.

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