Once you identify where you are, it’s easy to see what the next Stage actually looks like.
It’s all on you. There may be some people on contract or folks you bring in every once in a while but no stable employees beyond yourself or your co-founder(s).
Turn The Passion That Got You To This Point Into Disciplined And Focused Work Habits.
Get Some Early Customers And Deliver Your Offering. Find Out What Resonates With Them.
Start Tracking Results In Systems And Software That Will Scale With You Into Operator Stage.
Figure Out What Is Repeatable And Delegable. Turn Your Work Habits Into Processes And Roles.
Build A Steady Stream Of Customers While Also Doing The Work To Keep Customers Happy.
Create Roles And Hire Early Employees. Refine Roles And Processes With Early Employees.
Do All This Without Running Out Of Money Or Pulling All Your Hair Out First!
“Ronin brings financial intelligence to a small company. They are my partner in crime, someone who thinks about my business the way I do. They help you steer some of your short term, medium, and long term goals hopefully towards the most productive areas. They help you prepare for scalability.”
— DEREK KINSAUL, SURVEY WORKS
You have employees and a steady flow of business. You are still running the day-to-day and the team cannot operate without you yet.
Take Stock Of Where You’re At Relative To Your Bigger Vision And Why You’re Doing This.
Set Goals Annually And Track Progress With A Disciplined Monthly Cadence.
Articulate Your Vision Into A Growth Story People Can Get Behind.
Get Your Key Players To Their Highest And Best Use. Develop Top Employees Into Managers.
Get Sales Targets, Budgets And Standardized Reporting In Place With Your Management Team.
Identify The Best Areas To Invest In For Growth. Invest Retained Earnings Or Funds Raised.
Enjoy The Fruits Of Your Labor And Take An Uninterrupted Vacation.
“They’ve taken us from being reactive to being proactive. They’ve moved the needle for us so we are now looking ahead and able to make big plans for the entire year with goals in mind for the end of 2020 and working towards those goals the whole time as opposed to just reacting to whatever comes our way.”
— AMANDA WADSWORTH, TINY PICS
You’ve got a good thing goin’. We’d love to hear about it.
A solid management team is in place and the business has become an asset to you. You can step out and the business keeps going.
“With Ronin by my side, I feel more confident as a business owner— I have someone to collaborate and share ideas with. While there is a price tag attached, I just couldn’t imagine not having them around. They bring a component to the business that I feel I couldn’t do without. They are the ultimate business partner. “
— KEVIN GORADIA, CEO CRUX CLIMBING GYM
You’ve Got a Solid Business. We’d Love to Hear About it.
You are building an executive team. There are clearly defined business units that can be replicated to take what was once a small business on to the middle market.
“The thing that was most important to me when choosing Ronin was experience. They have done its before and are able to support what they put together in front of people who can tear it apart. They are going to help you create the financial models you need to run your business, talk to your investors, and talk to your board to demonstrate the metrics you are attaining on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.”
You’ve Got a Growth Company. We’d Love to Hear About It.