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Stop! Don't expand just yet. Here's why
Dec 16, 2019  |  Kenelm Tonkin


Preparation is everything.

If you want to build, first you need a blueprint.

If you want to bake, first you need a recipe.

If you want to write, first you need an outline.

The same applies to business growth.

If you want to SCALE, first you need a SYSTEM.

I’m not surprised this is news to most business owners. Why would you know? No-one told you.

You’ve done well just to get to this point. It’s been a tough ride. No customers at the start. Hit and miss lead generation. Unpredictable sales. Insufficient cash. Lots of staff hand-holding. Grinding 80 hour weeks.

Somehow, by sheer grit, you’re now at the point of having a business which even pays you a market-rate salary for your personal living expenses. What a journey.

If you’re a founder, have survived this brutal startup phase and now want to grow, here’s a tip which took me 6 years to discover …

Thoughtful businessman

Stop! Don’t launch your expansion just yet. Systemize your business today so you can scale it tomorrow.

It’s not complex. You take simple, logical steps.

It’s not time-consuming. You’ll have it done in 8 weeks.

It’s not directionless. You actually test your systems with a planned 5 week withdrawal.

That’s right.

At the end of the process, you will leave your business for 5 weeks and it will run just as smoothly as if you were there.

Yes! You’ll be transitioning away from an owner-managed business so you’re free to oversee the scaling.

But you can’t scale unless you’ve put the systems in place first.

Without systems, you’ll probably have a false start. And your business will stop when you stop.

You’ll save a lot of money and time doing it correctly the first time.

I know from personal experience.

Systemize today. Scale tomorrow.

Schedule a FREE 15 Minute Introduction Call with me and I’ll show you how.


How long would your business continue if you weren't there? Have you ever been out of contact from your business for 5 consecutive weeks? How robust are your business growth systems? Do you know all the systems you need to scale right the first time?

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