How to Avoid Premature Scaling, the #1 Killer of Startups

Premature scaling is widely believed to be the #1 killer of startups. So how to avoid it?  Here is a great article with 10 things you should consider before scaling up.   


  1. Scale remotely to minimize new overhead
  2. Spend money on the best people
  3. Understand what it takes to serve 10x the customers
  4. Systems first
  5. Premature scaling kills
  6. Listen to your customers (harder than it sounds!)
  7. Ride one horse at a time
  8. Be selective, open up slowly
  9. Stay focused on cash flow! 
  10. Estimate growth, then divide by 2

Full article here.