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PreneurCast 065: Scalability

PreneurCast 065: Scalability

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This week, Pete and Dom discuss how you can prepare for and manage scaling your business. They talk about things you can do now to make sure that when you need to, your business can grow without pain.

Action Steps: Look at your business and see if you can identify a process or system that would fail if you doubled your number of clients overnight. Investigate ways to manage that situation through documentation, training, or redesigning the process.

To download this transcript or to listen to the entire episode, visit: http://www.preneurmedia.tv.

This week, Pete and Dom discuss how you can prepare for and manage scaling your business. They talk about things you can do now to make sure that when you need to, your business can grow without pain.

Action Steps: Look at your business and see if you can identify a process or system that would fail if you doubled your number of clients overnight. Investigate ways to manage that situation through documentation, training, or redesigning the process.

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05/13/2014

 
 Entrepreneurship | Business | Internet Marketing | ProductivityPete Williams + Dom Goucher 
www.PreneurMedia.tv
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EPISODE 065:SCALABILITY
Dom:
Hello everybody, and welcome
to this week‘s
PreneurCast!Back again with me, DomGoucher, and him, PeteWilliams.
Pete:
Hey, hey.
How‘s
things, buddy?
Dom:
Great, great
and I hear bignews from the Williams' camp.
Pete:
There is some very excitingnews. Yes, there is.
Dom:
Lay it on us or keep us insuspense?
Pete:
 
We‘re having a baby, which is
very exciting! End of January,
we‘ll have another (well, the
first) addition to the newlyformed Williams clan, which isvery exciting.
Dom:
Fantastic. Congratulations toyou and your lovely wife.
Pete:
Thank you, mate. Fleur is super excited, which is good! And sofar so good. No real morningsickness or any sort of sideeffect so to speak of, which hasbeen very, very well-received sofar.
Dom:
Excellent, excellent. So, other than the big news, what elsehave you been up to this week?
Pete:
Plenty of crazy shenanigans asalways. Just working on the
 project
which I
don‘t really
think we've reallymentioned too much about. But
it‘s coming
together pretty soon.
Dom:
 
We haven‘t
. Yeah,
we‘
ll bebringing that up in a future
episode, real soon now, I‘m
sure. What about
—I‘ll ask the
age-
old question, ―
Read any
books lately?‖
 
 
 
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Pete:
Well, actually, yeah.
I‘ve been rereading a fantastic book called
 by Robert Greene, whichis a really cool book.
It‘s a bit of 
a must-read for anyone, again.
It‘s sort of that
Cialdini's
Influence 
book-type must-readno
matter what you‘re doing withyour life, whether you‘re a
marketer or not. I think
The 48 Laws [of Power] 
are powerfulinto that as well.
I‘ve been rereading that off the
back of 
Trust Me, I’m Lying 
byRyan Holiday who works for Robert Greene. So,
I thought I‘d
 just delve down that rabbit holeagain. But part of that,
I‘ve been
 listening to
 byRobert Greene and 50 Cent
Curtis Jackson, the rapper.They collaborated on a bookcalled
The 50th Law 
, which ispart Curtis "50 Cent"
Jackson‘s
autobiography, part strategery,part strategy around dealing withfear and power 
. It‘s
quite good.
I‘ve been listening to the audio version of that.
 
Dom:
Wow, so two bookrecommendations in twominutes.
 Awesome! So I‘m
guessing that you listened to theaudio version from Audible?
Pete:
 
That‘s it, mate
. Audible is theplace to go.
That‘s
where I getthe majority of my audiobooks.
There‘s
a whole bunch of goodstuff in there.
Dom:
So a little shout-out to Audible,who are one of our sponsors.Very quickly, if you go to
 (the link will be in the shownotes), you can get a free trialon Audible. You can download afree book in audio format. Andboth Pete and I really consumea lot of our content in audioformat. Audible is a fantasticlibrary and resource for gettingthat audio content for any kindof book, not just business andpersonal development books.
Pete:
 
 Absolutely. It‘s
 AudibleTrial.com/PreneurCast
. That‘s the address, isn‘t it, mate?
 
Dom:
 
That‘s the one
. But as always, all links are in the show notes.
 
 
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Pete:
Perfect.
Dom:
 
Let‘s get on and get into this week‘s topic. Now, this week
I have a little bit of a minirant.
I‘m not going to dwell
on the rant too much, but it does raise a great topic thatyou might have some input into being a man of many talents and many businesses.I want to talk about scalability.
Pete:
Yup.
Dom:
Scalability is something that hascome up for me, recently. I work
for myself, I‘ve been self 
-employed for a very long timenow.
I‘ve previously worked for 
large companies (and I meanreally large companies). Andgoing from a large company toworking on your own cansometimes be a bit daunting,because you certainly realizewhat all the jobs are that needdoing.
Pete:
In a big corporation, you never come across the Accounts Department or theService Department or that sort of stuff;
you‘re isolated in your own little world
andyour own floor of the building.
Dom:
 
That‘s right, that‘s right. As every entrepreneur knows, there are a lot of jobs to do
in runn
ing a business, and it‘s easy to get caught up in doing them. Now, I don‘treally want to talk about that, it‘s a separat
e topic But when you are your business,when you are the person providing the service or the product, one of the biggest
problems you‘re going to face even if you can
even overcome getting somebodyelse to do the minutiae so you can get on doing that thing, one of the biggest
problems you‘ve got
to overcome is scalability.The
ability to produce whatever it is that you‘re selling or doing beyond your own
personal capacity. At some point, you are always going to hit a
ceiling, you‘re
always going to hit a limit of what you can do. It was a silly little thing that flaggedthis with me. These are my own experiences of scaling my business.But
it‘s a silly little thing and it was to do with the signs that somebody doesn‘t think
beyond themselves or their current organization size or scale. Just let me know,Pete, before we go onto scalability;
 just let me know if you‘ve ever come across this
before: somebody sends you a file attached to an e-mail.
Pete:
Yup.
I‘ve received that before, yup.
 
Dom:
You may have received a file, I have seen that. Very good, Pete. Thanks for that. Iam the fall guy, yet again. Hahaha. And that file is,
for example, called ‗
Map
.‘
 
Pete:
Yup.
Dom:
 
Or let‘s not go as silly as
Document1
, that‘s just silly
. But
it‘s called ‗Map‘
or 
Competition Entry
.‘
 
Pete:
 
Something that‘s extremely generic.
 
Dom:
Something that is so phenomenally generic that even the person sending it wouldnot be able to find that file again if you put a large amount of money on the table infront of them, let alone if their business depended on it or 
—as I‘m now going to
segue to our topic
if there was more than one person working on that business.Because
one of the things that you have to do a lot in business when there‘s more
than one of you is move information around and share it;
whether it‘s sharing it with

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