Start Up Young business founded on entrepreneur model and founders’ ability to offer a product or service.
Growth & Formalization New levels of competition increase as the company leaves the niche market and enters larger more competitive areas. Requires strategic planning and management that may also engage outside professionals and more formal operating processes and procedures.
Maturity & Stability Focus on development of organizational talent and creating a structurally flexible framework to rapidly manage threats or take advantage of opportunities that arise in meaningful ways.
Regeneration Key stakeholders face a strategic choice between further growth and maturity. If growth or reinvention is not prioritized these businesses have a heightened risk of decline.