For instance, let’s say that you have a 10-year timeline for the business. You might split that in to three phases:
• Phase 1 – 3 Years
• Phase 2 – 4 Years
• Phase 3 – 3 Years
You can then work on what will happen in those phases. Perhaps it looks like this:
• Phase 1 – 3 Years – Build a Business Platform
• Phase 2 – 4 Years – Grow & Expand Services & Geographies
• Phase 3 – 3 Years – Embed Positioning & Sell Business
You can adjust to suit yourself but now you can think about what will be required for those phases. You’ll probably have different people requirements to support each of those, different system requirements, and definitely different skill requirements.
Now, also you can start to think about what your role, as the Founder, will be in each of those. Are you running it for the whole time? Are you the right person for each of those phases? What do you want out of this? Remember, this is about getting the business to serve you, and not have you serve the business.