When Growth Stalls: Reimagining Business Models for Successful Scale-Up

When growth stalls, it’s an opportunity to reassess your business model, set focused OKRs, and leverage FAST Transformation™ Toolkits to effectively reignite growth and steer your enterprise towards a successful scale-up.

The thrill of entrepreneurial success is intoxicating. You’ve built a business from scratch, nurtured it from the ground up, and watched it blossom into a thriving enterprise. But then, the unthinkable happens – your growth stalls. Sales decline, profitability slips, and suddenly you’re facing a difficult question: “Where did we go wrong?”

It’s a frustrating experience for business founders, but it’s not a death sentence. Many great companies have faced growth stalls and emerged stronger than ever. The key is not in merely pushing harder but in reimagining your business model and setting the right Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

The Power of OKRs

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are a goal-setting framework that encourages focus, alignment, and commitment within an organization. It encourages teams to stretch beyond their comfort zone and work collectively towards the same objective.

Read our comprehensive guide to OKRs for more information on this best practice goal setting framework.

Let’s take a look at Google – the tech giant’s use of OKRs is legendary. One of their most famous OKRs was to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” It was a grand, ambitious Objective. But by breaking it down into measurable Key Results (like “improve search speed by 10%” or “increase ad revenue by 20%”), they were able to realize their goal.

You can realize your goal too if you’ve found that your business has stalled. Start by setting a high-level Objective, like “Reignite growth and increase revenue.” Then, define Key Results that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). They could look like “Increase customer retention by 15% in Q3” or “Boost online sales by 25% by year-end.”

Setting OKRs doesn’t just provide direction – it fosters alignment across your organization. Everyone should know what you’re working towards and how their individual efforts contribute to the bigger picture. This clarity and cohesion are often what businesses need to break through growth stalls.

Meet the FAST Transformation™

But OKRs are just the start. For those looking to reignite growth in their businesses, the FAST Transformation™ toolkit is a powerful ally.

This workshop toolkit was built on the collective experience of seasoned leaders and certified coaches. It comprises a suite of easy-to-follow online digital canvases that can be adapted to your business needs, effectively transforming your approach to strategic planning.


We help businesses create a targeted strategic vision that aligns with their overarching objectives, fostering a high-performance culture.


We help ensure your organization’s structure, roles, responsibilities, and culture align with your transformation goals.


We enable businesses to target the right goals and KPIs, removing any hindrances that could hold teams back.

Technology Enabled

Our approach leverages state-of-the-art technology to streamline strategy execution and encourages AI use for efficiency and advantage.

One of the pillars of the FAST Transformation™ is its emphasis on cohesive planning. This means that every team and individual within the organization is working towards the same Objectives, with a shared understanding of the strategy, goals, and necessary steps to achieve them. This reduces confusion, promotes transparency and collaboration, and enables easier tracking of progress.

Perhaps the most potent aspect of this toolkit is that it is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It was designed to accommodate diverse businesses and leadership styles. So, whether your growth has stalled or you’re about to undertake a significant business planning exercise, the FAST Transformation™ workshop toolkit can provide the structure and guidance you need.

The toolkit comes with over 20 planning templates, instructional videos, multi-format downloadables, and interactive Miro whiteboard templates. And, to ensure your plan’s success, it culminates with a coaching session with an experienced Fractional Chief of Staff (FCoS).


When growth stalls, it’s not the end of your entrepreneurial journey; it’s an opportunity to reassess, reimagine, and reignite. The FAST Transformation™ toolkit offers the structured approach you need to navigate these challenging waters and set your business back on the path to growth.

So, are you ready to invest in your future? To start the next phase of your business journey? Remember, the FAST Transformation™ isn’t just a toolkit; it’s a transformative journey, a catalyst for meaningful conversations, and a launchpad for your company’s success. The time to act is now.