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A Sense of Urgency in the Expansion Stage

Maybe you know the feeling. What used to characterize a fast-moving, agile technology startup starts to fade away, and the organization as a whole seems to have lost its innate sense of urgency – an urge to capture the market opportunity, win over the customers, and build something great in as little time as possible.

by Tien-Anh Nguyen
VC Insights
Sorry, But Your Expansion Stage Software Business Probably Ain't Worth $100 million
[caption id="attachment_16944" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image provided by: {link:}ScottChan{/link}"][/caption] I continue to be amazed by the number of entrepreneurs that can...
by Nick Hammerschlag
HR & People
Recruiting at the Expansion Stage: Why Cultural Fit Always Matters

Never underestimate the importance of cultural fit when recruiting new hires, says Vic Mahillon in this short video.

by Contributing Author
Startup Strategy
What You Need to Know About the Expansion Stage Term Sheet: Introduction
[caption id="attachment_12407" align="alignright" width="198" caption="Image Credit: {link:}Posterize /{/link}"][/caption] Unless you are professional fundraiser of venture capital (which most would...
by Daniel Killeen
Customer Success
3 Common Breakdowns in the Expansion Stage Sales Process

While issues around forecasting and reporting may appear relatively small on the surface, they’re often symptoms of a much bigger problem.

by Brian Zimmerman
VC Insights
Diligence Got Ya Down? What to Expect from an Expansion Stage VC Post-Signing a Term Sheet
Venture capital due diligence processes can be frustrating for both VCs and entrepreneurs alike, particularly with later-stage companies as there...
by Nick Hammerschlag
Finance & Operations
Startup CEOs, Is Your Expansion Stage Board Still Relevant?
Last week I talked about how a CEO or Founder should make sure that their Mission and Vision are still...
by George Roberts
Customer Success
Competitive Messaging Benefits at the Expansion Stage
Key benefits of competitive messaging. This article is part of an ongoing series on competitive messaging for startup and expansion stage companies. Once...
by Amanda Maksymiw
Startup Strategy
Employee Motivation: The Expansion Stage Challenge
Ways to keep your employees motivated even as your company grows and your budget for compensation dries up In my last...
by Tien-Anh Nguyen
Startup Strategy
Employee Motivation: A Critical Business Driver at the Expansion Stage?
When you were a start-up, everyone was essentially self-motivated. Now that your company has grown, will employee motivation persevere? Employee...
by Tien-Anh Nguyen
Startup Strategy
Leadership at the Expansion Stage: Dos and Don'ts
Please do not read this as a pedantic piece of presumptuous exhortations that are typically seen in "leadership" and "self-improvement" articles...
by Tien-Anh Nguyen
Startup Strategy
Is your Expansion Stage Company Missing its Reproductive Organs?
Though expansion stage companies need reproductive organs to execute their business growth strategies and to successfully scale during the expansion...
by Scott Maxwell