Introduction to Scaling: An Organizational Plan for Growth (Scale School @ UNC Eship Center)
Scaling any business is an exercise in balance, with limited resources. Company leaders attempting to take their business to the next level need a broad understanding of how each of their key business areas, and their stakeholders, scale together. From employees to investors, from sales to finance, your growth plans need to balance a wide variety of requirements. When you need to increase attention and investment in one area of your business, how do you decide which budget gets cut? How do you demonstrate enough efficiencies in each area to create a real, sustainable business?
This course will provide a framework to build coordinated plans for five distinct business functions (Revenue, Product, Staffing, Leadership, Capital) rolled up into a master plan for executing on and monitoring your company?s growth. By the end of this six-week course, participants will have completed and received feedback on a comprehensive, new, or revised plan for growth. Courses are designed to be highly actionable, so participants will receive a combination of live instructions and tools that can be used immediately within any industry and company.
Scale School courses offered by the UNC Eship Center are non-credit-bearing, short in nature, and delivered virtually. Topics are focused on specific skills necessary for scaling organizations such as B2B sales, negotiations, succession planning, establishing and growing an inclusive culture, and more.
A typical Scale School course may include: Weekly virtual instruction for 4-6 weeks Materials to put learning into practice within your own organization immediately learning alongside a group of your peers in a cohort-based model Support from the broader UNC entrepreneurial community Learn more here about the topics covered in this course.
About the Instructor Gary Traynor https://www.linkedin.com/in/garytraynor/ Preferred pronouns (he/him/his) Gary?s background is a unique combination of investment banking and startup operating experiences, ranging from IPOs and M&A for technology companies, to building scalable operating platforms and raising over $150 million in venture capital across seven different tech companies. He helps founders do what they do best ? create, innovate and sell ? while preparing them to scale their business with an operational & financial strategy. One of his specialties is in guiding early-stage, venture-backed companies through the first and second rounds of capital raising (A&B rounds) while strategically balancing the precarious tension between adding scale and preserving capital.
About the UNC Eship Center
We create a better world by inspiring, motivating, and developing entrepreneurial leaders from diverse backgrounds who can recognize opportunities and solve complex problems that lead to positive social change. We achieve this by connecting our world-class research with our exceptional hands-on teaching and practice. UNC Eship Center DEI Statement Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. They're more than just words for us. They are the foundation of the work that we do as a Center at UNC and in the greater community. We are passionate about creating an inclusive entrepreneurial community that promotes and values diversity. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from all backgrounds, feels supported as they explore their unique path. Entrepreneurship is already challenging without the additional barriers that diverse communities face. We are committed to using our platform to bridge the gap and serve as a model by upholding our core value of inclusion. We invite every member of our community to always bring your authentic self and experiences as you join us.
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