We’ve worked with businesses across industries in New Zealand and internationally. All of the businesses we partner with have a unique offering, big goals, and a drive to succeed. What brings them together is the need to navigate the challenges that come with each stage of growth. This is where Sprout comes in.

We specialise in helping scaling businesses find the right people for each stage and help them make people their greatest asset.

Challenges for scaling business

A list of the most common people challenges faced by growing business and how you can overcome them.

 

Sprout in action

Founders, CEOs and owners describe key challenges their business faced, what we did together and the impact it had.

Top 6 people challenges for scaling businesses

“I need to get my team ready for the next stage of growth”

You know that as your business develops it’s important to understand if your current team is going to be able to grow with you and if there are any new skills you will need.

We get to know the people inside your organisation so we can help you prepare for challenges before they hit, retain your best people, and plan your hiring strategically as you scale.

“We are struggling to attract the right people to work for our business”

You know where you want to go and the people you need to get there, the problem is finding them.

We’ve always found that ambitious businesses with a strong culture attract ambitious and passionate people. Our super power is helping them find each other.

“To succeed we need our people to be more productive and take ownership”

A focused team executing on organisational goals and objectives creates an environment for a highly engaged culture and a successful business.

The challenge is, in between running the business, adding customers, sourcing capital, managing cash flow and planning future growth it’s difficult to find the time to drive this. This is where Sprout comes in, when you work with us we are your people partners, an extension of your team.

We specialise in solving these challenges for growing businesses and giving you the tools you need to create a happier, more productive work culture.

“We need to hire a key role that supports the growth of our business, it is critical that the new hire understands the nature and environment of scaling businesses”

It's essential to hire the right people at the right time. This can shift as a team grows from a focus on great executors to great managers.  

You also have to know where you are becoming a roadblock, so you can hire the right senior people that support you and your team on the next stage of growth. We will help you get clarity on what you need and help you find the best people for critical roles.

“My leadership team is not aligned on the direction of our business” 

Having a united leadership team fosters an aligned culture leading to focused, efficient growth and engaged, productive people. If we asked your directors and team about the vision or purpose of your business, would we get the same answer?

We’ll help you get clarity on where you want to go and help you find the people you need to get there.

“Our business is growing at breakneck speed, but we don’t have enough time to think about how we should be growing our team!”

Your business has been growing and your team is awesome, but with demand only increasing something's got to give.

It’s time to hire, but what roles do you need? Are they all full time or could they be temporary, or part-time? How will you find them?

We can help you develop a plan for your people growth and organisational design, find the right candidates, set them up for success, and let you get back to being able to sleep at night.

You know that as your business develops it’s important to understand if your current team is going to be able to grow with you and if there are any new skills you will need.

We get to know the people inside your organisation so we can help you prepare for challenges before they hit, retain your best people, and plan your hiring strategically as you scale.

You know where you want to go and the people you need to get there, the problem is finding them.

We’ve always found that ambitious businesses with a strong culture attract ambitious and passionate people. Our super power is helping them find each other.

A focused team executing on organisational goals and objectives creates an environment for a highly engaged culture and a successful business.

The challenge is, in between running the business, adding customers, sourcing capital, managing cash flow and planning future growth it’s difficult to find the time to drive this. This is where Sprout comes in, when you work with us we are your people partners, an extension of your team.

We specialise in solving these challenges for growing businesses and giving you the tools you need to create a happier, more productive work culture.

It's essential to hire the right people at the right time. This can shift as a team grows from a focus on great executors to great managers.  

You also have to know where you are becoming a roadblock, so you can hire the right senior people that support you and your team on the next stage of growth. We will help you get clarity on what you need and help you find the best people for critical roles.

Having a united leadership team fosters an aligned culture leading to focused, efficient growth and engaged, productive people. If we asked your directors and team about the vision or purpose of your business, would we get the same answer?

We’ll help you get clarity on where you want to go and help you find the people you need to get there.

Your business has been growing and your team is awesome, but with demand only increasing something's got to give.

It’s time to hire, but what roles do you need? Are they all full time or could they be temporary, or part-time? How will you find them?

We can help you develop a plan for your people growth and organisational design, find the right candidates, set them up for success, and let you get back to being able to sleep at night.

Sprout in action

“We knew what we wanted to achieve and Sprout helped us to take a step back and think about the team we needed to get there”

Ben Crawford Founder of creative agency Libby & Ben on the challenge of hiring key members of staff to deliver an ambitious growth plan.

Key learnings:

  • To scale effectively you need both a people plan and a business plan
  • Know who you are to define what you need

Libby & Ben

“As well as helping us get things done Sprout have helped us think about us as a business”

Hire Plants is a growth business that has 140 years of history. Mark Carley, MD for Hire Plants sharing the challenges of taking a family owned business to the next level.

Key learnings:

  • Understand the characteristics of the people needed not just the capabilities and skills
  • It’s worth engaging with a partner that will really get to know your business, work with you collaboratively and open your eyes to things you may not have thought of

Hire Plants

“When we talked to Sprout straight away they got it”

Co-founders Jay Harrison and Rich Tangney, from leading precision healthcare business Edison Clinic, discuss the challenge and benefits of developing an engaged and aligned culture.

Key learnings:

  • Being aware of what your business culture is can help you determine who best to add to your team
  • Embrace the power of connections and learn from people that have been there to help you grow your business faster

Edison

“As any who has built a big and fast growing business knows, people are the most important part of that growth, and this is why we partnered with Sprout.” 

Tether measures indoor air quality that supports healthy homes and workplaces. Brandon van Blerk, the founder of Tether, discusses the importance of keeping your business aligned through rapid expansion.

Key learnings:

  • Understand the characteristics of the people needed not just the capabilities and skills
  • It’s worth engaging with a partner that will really get to know your business, work with you collaboratively and open your eyes to things you may not have thought of

Tether

Are your team ready for the next stage of growth? Contact us and we’ll help you take your next steps. 

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