At Agnes, we work with businesses entering the growth phase. With a focus on the early commercialisation, we support organisations who’ve broken through their foundational years with strength and resolve.

Plan

THE RESEARCH
IS DONE HERE

  • You have identified a problem in the market.
  • Research starts, along with the development of your idea to solve the problem.
  • From there, it is a period of testing & learning with potential clients to refine your idea and get it to product market fit.
  • Once this is done, reset your vision, find some good advisors, take on seed capital and move to the growth stage.

Grow

MOVING FROM START UP
TO GROWN UP

  • Early sales are in.
  • At the same time, expenses are growing faster than these sales.
  • This is the valley of death for a start up. You need to cross it. Having a trusted mentor and building a network of skilled advisors is critical at this stage.
  • To cross the valley, you need to be brave. Get clear on your target market, develop messaging and grow sales. You are all in, working harder than you thought possible.
  • Through this growth stage, you will also need to be investment ready. Most likely, you will raise capital a couple of times by demonstrating an understanding of where new capital needs to be applied to scale the business.

Scale

IT IS HARD TO GET HERE, NOW IT BECOMES COMPLEX

  • This is where you demonstrate profitable growth through repeatable, sustainable processes across the business.
  • The learning never stops. Mentors with a proven track record of scaling a business are a must for this phase.
  • Hopefully you don’t need to raise capital again – you will be ready if it is required.
  • New skill sets will be needed to scale – this means building out your leadership team.
  • Most importantly, scaling involves building a team and a culture that can deal with rapid growth whilst handling complex internal and external relationships.
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