Learning How to Scale: Why Focus and Teamwork Fuel Faster Growth

Josh Z by Inc.

Ask five people for their opinion on how to scale a business and you’re likely to get five different answers.

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According to Gilt Groupe founder Alexis Maybank and LinkShare founder Heidi Messer, however, scaling and managing a business is all about having a very focused plan in place and the right people to execute it.

In a video roundtable for Inc. Live, Maybank explains that “ideas are somewhat cheap,” and that answering the question of “how to scale is” all about execution. As a result, it’s critical that a fast-growing business assemble the right core team to carry its idea forward, and ensure that every new employee it hires possesses the same vision and focus as the company’s founding members.