Can you have too much growth? What do you do with your business when you are hit with sudden popularity that outstrips your ability to produce?
Carl V. Natale, @mainebusiness on Twitter, shared the link to When Being Too Good Becomes Bad, at Seeds of Growth. It was originally published by Brand Autopsy. (Thanks, Jay Ehret, for the link to the original.) It tells the story of tiny Snow’s BBQ being labeled as the best in the state by Texas Monthly. It also tells how they are unwilling to simply ramp up production. It’s an interesting insight into how one business is trying to cope.
Don’t miss the follow up article on Eyecube, Scarcity, Storytelling and Having Your Business Blowed Up. I see the value in scarcity. How would you add value and profitability to higher demand?
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Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband have a small cattle ranch and are lifelong entrepreneurs. Becky is an international speaker on small business and rural topics.