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Go to class

Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part I

University of Virginia

This course focuses on challenges faced by existing private businesses when they attempt to grow substantially.

Go to class
  • Provider: University of Virginia
  • Cost: FREE (7 days trail)
  • Effort: Approx. 12 hours to complete
  • Duration: 7 weeks of study, 1-3
  • Language: English

Syllabus

  • Course Overview
  • This module introduces the course.
  • The Truth About Growth
  • This module presents an overview of growth in business with common myths and truths. There is a required reading: Edward D. Hess,
  • Feller's Gourmet Workshop
  • This module presents an series of questions to discover if you are readynfor growth. The required reading is by Edward D. Hess, 3 FellersnBakery, Case Study.
  • The 4 P's
  • This module presents the four P's of growing a business: planning,nprioritization, pace and processes. The four ways to grow your business are improvements, innovations, scaling, and strategic acquisitions. The required reading is Edward D. Hess,
  • Four Ways to Grow a Business
  • This module reviews the four ways to grow a business. The required reading is Edward D. Hess, Sanju Jacob and Monidipa Mukherjee,
  • Creating a Growth Plan
  • This module dives into the logistics of creating a growth plan for Bargern& Sons, Inc. The required reading is Edward D. Hess,
  • Final Exam
  • This is the final exam.