Growth is not best for every company, and even companies that should grow need to be aware of the costs and risks of growth.

Ours is an industry where rags to riches stories are common. Ambition, creativity, and technical excellence are the driving forces behind numerous small companies that are willing to accept the risks associated with growth in exchange for the rewards associated with success. The key is to grow smart. By understanding the alternatives to growth, as well as the problems to avoid if growth is pursued, you are better prepared to make sound decisions that will shape your company's future.