The Builders Ladder - Podcast Episode

Fixing Profits Before Growth: Why Scaling Chaos Doesn’t Work


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Scaling your business without fixing profitability issues and repetitive constraints is like pouring water into a leaky bucket. In this episode, we cover why it’s crucial to address profit leaks and systemise key functions of your business before aiming for growth.

Sometimes, we’re just one obstacle away from rapid business growth. But most of us get stuck because we can’t find the constraints that will move the needle. 

Join Marti, Owen, and Vinnie as they discuss examples of repetitive constraints and profitability issues our TPB members have solved.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Strategies to identify and remove the biggest obstacles in your business (03:20)
  • Addressing profit leaks to ensure sustainable growth (06:57)
  • How to use tools like health audits and roadmaps to improve business performance (11:33)
  • The importance of setting clear goals and team alignment in solving business problems (19:20)
  • Differentiating People vs. Process Problems (23:09)
  • Applying the 80/20 Rule to focus on high-impact areas in your business (25:48)

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