Congrats on getting this far! At this point, you may be handed leadership of this business. Or you may want to—or be told to—hand off to someone else who is an operator and can scale this idea as part of the new business-as-usual. It's time for you to think about what's next—how can you leverage your success and keep the momentum up? Do you want to own this or move on to the next big idea? In any case, how do you stay connected so your original idea doesn't get diluted?
- Once you prove your idea and have approval…to scale it, what's next?…In a startup, this is often when professional management…is brought in by the investors.…Here's the thing, the people who come up…with great ideas aren't always the ones…who know how to scale it.…Successful innovators are generally scrappy,…under the radar, and continuous tinkerers.…They're usually really curious and interested…in trying new things and changing things up.…They have a high tolerance for uncertainty and risk.…
Successful operators who are good at growing businesses…have different skills and styles.…Operators are organized, consistent,…and like structure, they're managers.…I have a friend who's a great builder,…and she often tells me, "I don't get many ideas,…"but when I do have one, I execute the heck out of it."…She's not interested in the next new thing,…she likes to stick to her knitting…and get better and better at the things she does well.…In many successful businesses, there…are often partners at the top, the idea guy and the manager.…
- Finding your idea
- Creating an MVP
- Gaining support from leaders
- Pivoting vs. staying the course
- Intrapreneurship case studies