The Right Time to Think about Scaling your Product

Hint: When you’re growing and have proven demand for your product

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How Do You Know When It’s Time To Scale?

There are several ways that startups can know when they should be thinking about scaling their business:

1. Sales & Growth Rates

This is the most common way to know when it’s time to scale. If you’re growing at a rate that you can’t keep up with, then it might be time to think about scaling your product. This could be in the form of hiring more people or adding more resources.

2. Quality of Growth

If you’re not growing in a sustainable way, then it might be time to start thinking about scaling your product.

3. Increased Demand from Customers & Users

If customers are asking for more features or want more from your product than what it currently offers, then it might be time to start thinking about scaling the product before things get out of hand and end up going over budget or taking too long (if this is an internal team).

4. Cost Structure & Team

If your cost structure is changing, then it might be time to think about scaling your product.

Founder of Cudy Technologies (www.cudy.co), a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students teach and learn better. I am also a mentor and investor.