The ChatGPT summary answer to How to scale your business?
- Identify areas that need reinvention to support growth
- A strategic plan – new markets, new offerings, new people, and additional marketing
- Customer retention – balance new customer service and retention of existing clients
- Technology – automate and streamline with more efficient systems
- Hiring – Find the right people who match the adjusted vision
- Capital – find the money to build the new wing
- KPI’s – Monitor progress; we consider scaling an ongoing reinvention process
One story from a business owner who scaled his business multiple times regretted that he didn’t plan bigger. Scaling is just planning to make all the support mechanisms handle more volume. We could have scaled faster if we had the foresight to scale bigger in the first place. It was easy! Good businesses have smooth-running processes and systems that can be delegated. We can and should optimize those systems, but at the end of the day, is there more to business than managing the machinery to optimize money? Chat GPT is a great business system, but it couldn’t find the most important ingredient to scale a business.
Secular scaling is the box of business systems and processes we can manipulate to make more money; from people to machinery. A Kingdom business scales with one more ingredient (God’s help, instead of my effort) and a better reason (Kingdom Purpose, instead of my money).
1 Cor 3:6-7 – I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. NIV
Our Secret Weapon – Scaling a Kingdom business has this focus: without losing sight of every practical aspect of a well-managed, healthy business, we put our primary focus on scaling God; His Purpose, People, and Process. Our biggest secret weapon is the Gospel of the Kingdom. We help our staff connect with both the corporate Kingdom purpose and their own. They are called and chosen by God.
- We’re honoring what God has called us to do together and becoming an Ecclesia in business.
- We’re helping people inherit their own identity, purpose, and land; to become themselves.
In effect, we’re inviting people to build God’s Kingdom (A Reformation) through our business. The Father’s purpose is to bless People, Businesses, Cities, and Nations with a Reformation. We’re just doing it with Him. There is a wind in our sails that carries us to a level of results that we never dreamed possible when we were content with our own prosperity.
We Scale Sons – God opens doors for us, but it doesn’t stop there. When our staff has permission to be who they are in Christ, we get more than their time and talent. We get everything God can do through them. You see Kingdom scaling has a level of spiritual automation that is amazing. Our team normally exceeds our expectations. Often, they go above and beyond all we can ask or imagine. We scale through the mighty men and women of valor who do exploits in terms of their creativity, boldness, and initiative. That’s normal behavior for sons in the Kingdom. So, our scaling focus is on growing sons who grow the business.
Mark 4:26-28 – This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces… NIV
We Treasure Flow – In summary, we scale Flow, the wind of heaven. We intentionally and consciously say Come Holy Spirit to everything we do and every person we touch. As sons, we also Go, to Father’s Courts and Council so that we are equally intentional about bringing Heaven to Earth (Reformation). We are clear on our unique purpose, and we treasure the presence of God in our business – you can feel it!
Flow starts from the throne of God in heaven, and those rivers of living water flow from each of us. We honor where Flow comes from. And we know it’s what makes our business work.
Rev 22:1 – Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb…
John 7:37-39 – “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” 39 By this he meant the Spirit…
Cutting Room Floor (More here)
We put the council sessions where all this came from on the cutting room floor. There is “much more.”