238: Business Infrastructure Masterclass | How to Create a Business Design Blueprint for Emerging Small Businesses

Welcome back to this encore edition of our audio masterclass on business infrastructure! In the last episode, you heard the story of Albert Andoh, the optimistic child entrepreneur of an emerging tech startup. He met a consultant who introduced him to the Business Design Blueprint as a way of proving organizational capability, capacity, and scalability to investors. Now you can learn how they did it.

The Business Design Blueprint is the second element in building business infrastructure. It takes the departments and roles identified in the Business Parts Analysis and spatially arranges them according to your chain of command. It’s also like a vision board for your business that allows you to measure and track your success in achieving team expansion goals.

In this episode, host Alicia Butler Pierre gives a guided tour of the Business Design Blueprint – what it is, how to make one for your company, and why it differs from a traditional organizational chart. If you apply the lessons, then you’ll walk away with a visual illustration of your company’s growth goals as well as a clear promotional path for each role. If there’s any business infrastructure tool that shows how you plan to grow your company, it’s this one! Listen now!

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Growth is Not a Bad Thing

But too much growth too fast presents a set of challenges often overlooked when discussing small businesses. The emphasis tends to center on the marketing and promotion necessary to grow your business, and not on the business infrastructure needed to scale your business in a sustainable manner. These back-office operations can make or break your business, especially when you have more demand than your business is currently capable of supplying.

What’s worse is that when you try to look for cures for these back-office blues, you might find that the resources either are reserved for manufacturing and enterprise-level companies or are prohibitively expensive.

You don’t have to grow alone! We can do this. Together.

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Learn from Real-Life Entrepreneurs, Executives, and Experts Who Share Their Stories of Scaling Operations

Dorie Clark

Top 50 Business Thinker

Mohammad Ali Ajlouni

Former COO – KADDB Investment Group

Ai Ching Goh

CEO – Piktochart

Shellye Archambeau

Former CEO – MetricStream

Jeffrey K. Liker, PhD

Author – The Toyota Way

Mariela Dabbah

CEO – Red Shoe Movement

Calvin Williams

CEO – Freeman Capital

Marianne Rutz

Europe’s #1 Contact Centre Consultant

Reviews from Apple Podcasts

A valuable resource!

Tune in for tactical insights and actionable steps on scaling, improving processes, and more! Alicia is an excellent interviewer, with a deep understanding of how small businesses can achieve controlled growth. With Business Infrastructure, she’s created an incredibly valuable resource for small business owners and operators!


Your partner in growth

Alicia’s podcast is such a necessary resource for business owners looking to grow and scale. Workflows and operations are easily pushed to the back burner when you have a massive vision and mission in mind; however, you’ll have a very difficult time achieving that vision and mission without these necessary pieces. Tune in for great tips and strategies along your journey!


Amazing interviewer

Love the conversations. Engaging interviewing style. Looking forwarding to more episodes.