Managing Growth: Smart Strategies for Smaller and Mid-Sized Companies
Managements of smaller and mid-sized companies, struggling to survive in a crowded marketplace, faced perhaps even narrower choices than their larger competitors as the first year of the new millennium came to a close. This report, based on a survey of 184 CEOs from small and mid-sized companies and a dozen in-depth interviews, explores what these CEOs see as their best growth opportunities in the current economy, their actual and preferred sources of financing, and what skills and resources are needed to increase profitability.
- forecasting growth
- obstacles to growth
- sources of growth
- planning for growth
- nine case studies describing successful strategies for managing growth in smaller and mid-size firms
- 25 graphs and charts illustrating results