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Successfully Manage the Growth Journey

3-8X Faster

Our clients scale their businesses at 3 – 8X faster than the industry average

Reduce Working Hours by 15 – 20/ Week

Business owners that work with us often reduce their working hours by up to 15 – 20 hours

10X Return

Our clients usually achieve at least a 10X return on their investment in working with us

Personal Freedom

Our clients achieve increased freedom through systems and processes, building a business that works without them

+5 to 10 EBITDA % Points

Our clients achieve an EBITDA margin at 5 to 10 percentage points above the sector norm

Move to the Next Level

Clients reach new levels of growth by breaking through glass ceilings and growth barriers

30 – 50% Higher Exit Valuation

We’ve helped many clients build a saleable business or one that then sells for a 30-50% higher valuation

Create Wealth

We help clients to build a business that becomes an asset and creates ongoing shareholder wealth

Successfully Manage the Growth Journey

Growing a business creates enormous challenges. Grow too quickly and the business may not be able to keep pace. Grow too slowly and you may lose momentum or lose out on opportunities.

Growth can Overwhelm the Business Owner

Growing a business is, for many, unchartered territory. Have you grown a company previously or done this before?

Many businesses outgrow the experience or capability of the founder or his/her team, particularly when they fail to seek help and support (whether by making experienced hires or through outside help and expertise) from those who can help to move the business to the next level. Ultimately, you need to know what you don’t know and to have a set of eyes and ears on what’s coming next in the journey of growth.

Growth Challenges Get Larger as the Business Does

Growing pains (or challenges) don’t disappear – they simply change and get larger as the business does. Whether those challenges are having enough cash, making poor hiring decisions, losing key clients, employees constantly burning out or dealing with letting go, business owners constantly have their decision-making and judgement tested.

All scaling businesses run into glass ceilings or bottlenecks at different stages. The question is whether you can grow through these or remain stuck at a certain level?

You Must be Prepared to Change Behaviour and Mindset to Grow

Many business owners don’t evolve their thinking or mindset and remain stuck in old habits that prevent them from growing.

For example, is the business owner acting in the same way as he/she was when the company was at £100k in revenue, despite it now being at £1m and requiring fundamentally different things from him/her?

Similarly, are you spending large amounts of time putting fires out and working in reactive mode, rather than making time to think and plan and implement better processes?

Not all Growth is Good

Growth can also be bad – getting bigger but less profitable, over-hiring and adding too much overhead, over-stretching cashflow (or running out of cash) are all examples.

We can Help to Navigate the Journey

The point is we can help you to grow more quickly and profitably by navigating some of these challenges. We’ve helped over 800 companies to grow and with our help, clients are able to:

  • Focus on High-Value Activities: so the business owner is working on high-leverage activities that are “moving the needle” within the business, rather spending time on low-value tasks.
  • Constantly Up-Level: freeing the owner up from working “in” the business to working “on” the business and getting him/her clear on where they make their highest return on time invested.
  • Make Strategic Hires: identifying what senior experience is required to strengthen the Management Team in order to take the company to the next level.
  • Implement Metrics and KPI’s: creating the right MI and reporting structure so the Business Owner can keep score of what’s going on, whether they are in the business or not.
  • Achieve Controlled Growth: ensuring that, even during chaotic growth periods, the wheels aren’t coming off and the business has control and stability.
  • Sustainability: eliminating “feast to famine” cycles and moving into sustainable, predictable and consistent growth.
  • Overcome Business Stress-Points: by accessing a strategic sounding board to manage the unforeseen challenges associated with scaling a business.
  • Think Bigger: what was good enough to take you from say £1m to £5m, isn’t enough to take you from £5m to £10m. We can help you to re-evaluate what’s possible for the business at a larger size or scale.

SEE HOW ELSE WE CAN HELP

Scale

Achieve Double or Triple-Digit Revenue and Profit Growth

Leverage

Build a Business that Can Work Without You

EXIT

Achieve the Highest Possible Exit Outcome

WHO ARE WE

Sphera Consulting Ltd works with CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Boards and Business Owners to Build, Grow, Scale and Exit their businesses.

Established in 2009, the firm works with high-growth companies around the UK and Europe, ranging from early-stage businesses to internationally-trading PLC’s with revenues of £30m+.

Over the last 10 plus years, we’ve worked with over 800 organisations across multiple sectors (whether services, manufacturing or digital/technology) to create growth, freedom and wealth for business owners.

We provide hands-on consultancy, coaching, mentoring and Non-Exec services to Boards, CEO’s and Management Teams that are running high-growth companies and are typically seeking to scale, exit or achieve passive ownership.

WHO WE HAVE WORKED WITH

Lucion Services
Epicurium
Urban Base
Ignifi
Taopix
Drs