Small business management in English
Maaranen, Sari (2000)
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The goal was to define how growth creates problems in small companies with a staff of uner 20, and how the problems are solved. It is not about fast growing companies, but about smoothly or even slowly growing companies. The growth is started through the turnover and the main motive is to have a economic stability. Almost all the companies felt that the main reason for this strate-gic growth was to increase the competitivety. Growth was mainly from the domestic market, and new products and new markets. The biggest problem with this growth was providing capital and also a lack of reas-surance. In additinon to this it was dificult to find suitable personnel and there was a lack of time needed to plan and develop the operation. The lack of product develop-ment, was found to be a problem to some extent, particulary in smaller companies. The follow-up of the finances take place mainly through the profit and loss account, income statement and balance sheets. Apart from that they find the follow up by pro-duct was important. Another important element was to have company tailor-made consulting/sparring in order to develop the operation.