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Building a Scalable Operating System for your Business

Take the systems and processes out of your head, remove yourself from the business, and build a system that can scale.  

 

The key to creating a scalable business is a strong operating system.

If you've ever wondered why your team is seemingly unable to produce consistent results, often it's not for lack of trying but rather a lack of structure. Startups don't come with a playbook. It takes time to develop your business and define systems and processes that work. But whether you have a team of 10 or 100, starting to document your procedures and define how your company operates will help you build a more effective, sustainable business.

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Meet the Advisors at Cultivate

Entrepreneurs are often touted as fearless, creative, innovative, passionate, and determined. These are the same qualities we look for when we hire our advisors.

At Cultivate, we believe entrepreneurs make the best advisors because they have the real-world experience to connect with our community and partner to work through challenging problems in the business. To continue supporting and positively impacting the small business community, we look for skilled experts with unique experiences from all different aspects of small business.

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the backgrounds of our advisors, here are some of the talented members of our advising team.

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Maximize Your Productivity to Accomplish More In Your Business

Move the needle in your business by learning to prioritize tasks and manage your schedule to hit all of your goals.

When running a small business, productivity is key to success. Productivity is deeply connected to profit and impacts long-term performance and goals for the entire company.

With a limited number of employees, small businesses are particularly susceptible to the negative effects of low productivity. Inefficiency in the workplace can lead to project delays, missed deadlines, low morale, and poor engagement, directly impacting your profitability and preventing future growth.

For these reasons and more, it’s vital to adopt strategies that allow you to boost your efficiency to accomplish more with less.

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4 Advisors You Should Know

Running a business is a lot of work. The hours are long, the work is challenging, but Entrepreneurship isn't just about running a business. It's about solving problems and building towards something better.

At Cultivate, we believe business owners make the best advisors because they have the real-world experience to connect with our community and partner to work through challenging problems in the business. To continue supporting and positively impacting the small business community, we look for skilled experts with unique experiences from all different aspects of small business.

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the backgrounds of our advisors, here are some of the talented members of our advising team.

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Avoid the Most Common Financial Mistakes When Growing Your Business

CEO, and Co-founder Casey Clark sat down with Cultivate's Strategic Financial Director, Tina Moser, to discuss the importance of understanding your business' financials to create sustainable growth.

 

The key to running a successful business is having a solid understanding of the financials. However, many entrepreneurs struggle with financial management leading to some costly mistakes along the way.

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