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184: Child’s Play – The Story of Albert Andoh & the Emerging Tech Startup

What comes to mind when you think of an organizational chart? Do you have one for your small business? After listening to this episode, you’ll understand just how powerful this tool is.

An organizational chart visually communicates more than just your company’s chain of command, but also its maturity and growth opportunities. For these reasons, at Equilibria, we refer to it as a Business Design Blueprint. It represents one of the seven elements of the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure.

This episode features the story of Albert Andoh, the bright-eyed and ambitious founder of an emerging tech startup. His software company’s popularity is beginning to expand beyond its local market. Most people have no idea he’s a teenager, that is until he speaks publicly at a conference. The extra attention means more business but can also expose his vulnerabilities as a leader. A consultant introduces him to the Business Design Blueprint as a way of proving capacity, capability, and scalability to investors.

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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

Amazing interviewer

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

LloyedLobo

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!

oliviabaker13

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!

Kate

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