Growing pains are the champagne of problems. And like champagne, after the celebrating ends the headache begins. Rapid growth is painful, complicated, and comes with real tradeoffs that if not managed well can severely damage your company. If you think the processes, systems, people, and management tools that work well at 15 or 25 people will work at 75 or 100, think again. At Upward, our Principals have led companies from founding to funding to acquisition and know how key growth milestones fundamentally change how your company, systems, and culture function. You have to grow, but you don’t have to suffer through it.