* 1. MARKET & CUSTOMER FOCUS

Growth happens when companies keep in constant touch with those who keep them in business. Everyone in the company understands key markets and is keenly aware of customer values and needs.

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* 2. MISSION, VISION & VALUES

Companies that consistently achieve share a commitment to a clear, customer-driven statement of purpose (Mission); a promising, very specific picture of the corporate future (Vision); and agreement on the behavior that will get them there (Values).

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* 3. STRATEGIES AND ANNUAL ACTION PLANS

The ideal strategy functions like a latter-day treasure map; a series of steps, clearly defined and articulated, that will result in a company achieving every aspect of its vision.

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* 4. STRUCTURE & PROCESSES

Process and structure must evolve to support the company’s growth. A planning “Operating System” should exist to ensure the creation, evolution, tracking, and communication of the strategic plan. The organizational structure should support the strategy and growth plans.

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* 5. CULTURE

An outstanding corporate culture catalyzes enterprise-wide commitment, high performance and the wherewithal for continued growth. Corporate values must be well defined and used as operating principles for achieving the Mission and Vision. A powerful corporate culture creates a huge competitive advantage.

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* 6. APPROPRIATE CAPITALIZATION

Growth companies require appropriate funding or operating capital to support their growth plans – balanced with rigorous resource management and budgeting.

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* 7. SCALABLE, CAPABLE, ALIGNED CEO & EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

The CEO and EMT are the critical creators and drivers of a successful growth company. They must be open to learning and evolving in their roles as their company grows.

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* 8. BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BoD) ALIGNED WITH CORPORATE DIRECTION AND FUNDING NEEDS

Individual BoD members must understand and fully support the company’s strategy and funding requirements.

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* 9. Reflecting on the scores in this Evaluator, what one change would most improve the company’s growth potential?

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* 10. What Is Your Role at the Company?

* 11. What Is the Company's Size/Growth Stage?

* 12. How Is the Company Capitalized?

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