Lane Sloan

Anyone who decides to start a business will experience the growth of that business in distinct stages. Each stage represents different levels of success and challenge. Some entrepreneurs struggle to get past stage 1. Others enjoy great success and see their business grow all the way through to stage four which means they have become a larger enterprise-class business with various degrees of complexity and structure.

In this show, my guest Lane Sloan talks about the four stages and helps us understand what each stage represents. In addition, we talk about the demands on the owner/founder to grow and change as the business grows.

4 stage growth

Guest Bio:

For thirty years Lane served in leadership at Shell Oil Company. My career was a myriad of leadership positions including project leader for computer programmers, supervisor of large non-professionals operations, manager of office of future professionals, and fifteen years in senior management… 

Senior executive roles included VP Corporate Planning, CFO, Regional Coordinator Far East, and President of Shell Chemical plus others.

Some of these roles managed organizations of four to five thousand people. Thus, I have led small teams up to very large organizations including international operations.


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