So I got into the most recent cohort of ScaleUp (the ninth one in Kansas City) which is four-month series of classes run by a joint venture between the Kauffman Foundation, UMKC and the Small Business Association. The class is very selective and only accepts those with businesses that gross over $200,000 a year (a qualification we fortunately meet) and is all about, well, scaling up. Particulary, it's about the difference between growth (just getting bigger) and scaling, which Investopedia defines as,
Scalability is a characteristic of a system, model or function that describes its capability to cope and perform well under an increased or expanding workload or scope. A system that scales well will be able to maintain or even increase its level of performance or efficiency even as it is tested by larger and larger operational demands.
In other words, it's about building the foundation to be able to handle further growth.
As far as my profile goes, it reads as follows if you're interested:
"Every day is a new life to the wise man."
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