The Skills Gap
Most organic business growth involves the founder of the business juggling the majority of the roles, doing some well and … when finances prevailed outsourcing those that they could no longer fudge.
However, there comes a time when proper skills planning becomes essential for planned business growth. Here are two tools that you may find useful when considering who you have in your business now and where they fit in the five phase business plan.
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1. Plan out who currently does what in your business and to whom they report
2. Create an organisational plan that links to your business plan for growth
3. Identify the skills gaps
4. Consider whether you will recruit or replace or retrain
5. Assess the resources you will need for your growth plans and how much it will cost in your Five Phase Business Plan
6. Don’t forget to ensure you have an appropriate balance in soft skills …
Please share your experiences with this model in the comments below. I am building a portfolio of small business case studies and would love to include examples of what has worked well for you.
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