July 22, 2021

How a live events producer broke $1 million in 2020 despite the pandemic

By Verne Harnish Sean Gannet started SFG Productions, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based firm that produces live events from charity galas to corporate conferences, as a freelancer in […]
August 15, 2021

This former solopreneur created a fast-growing creative agency using the Scaling Up platform

By Verne Harnish Kait LeDonne, founder of Brandwise Media, a Baltimore, Md.-based social media firm, came to a powerful realization in 2018. She didn’t want to […]
August 26, 2021

How A Corporate Entertainment Company Pivoted During the Pandemic—And Grew Revenue 250%

By Verne Harnish When COVID-19 swept the live events industry, Andy Sharpe decided it was time to start using the Scaling Up platform in his 18-year-old […]
September 9, 2021

How a family-run business regained its focus after a tragedy

By Verne Harnish Dan Costello knew his family’s pizzeria chain and frozen pizza business, Home Run Inn, was treading water. His uncle John Perrino, who’d been […]
September 26, 2021

This startup secured enough lithium to power 50 million electric vehicles by using the Scaling Up platform

When Brent Wilson started Galvanic Energy to capitalize on the growing demand for lithium—which powers electric vehicles—in June of 2018, he had lots of experience as […]
September 30, 2021

This restaurant company positioned its eateries for fast-growth despite the pandemic

By Verne Harnish Scaling a restaurant chain isn’t easy in any economy. It’s been even tougher for operators since COVID-19 arrived. That hasn’t stopped Raji Sankar […]
October 17, 2021

How CEO Jill Belconis, a 30-year business veteran, pivoted to coaching.

By Verne Harnish Jill Belconis didn’t start her career intending to become a coach. She is a 30-year veteran of the mortgage banking business. Most recently, […]
October 27, 2021

For this scale-up, an ESOP is helping to reduce the impact of the labor shortage

By Verne Harnish In the current labor market, many leaders of scale-ups are looking for more effective ways to engage and retain employees. Employee stock ownership […]
November 2, 2021

This scale-up has its lowest turnover in seven years—and just hired 90 employees. An ESOP is helping it beat labor-market challenges

By Verne Harnish Palmer-Donavin is a distributor of building materials founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1907. Although it is more than 100 years old, the now-560-employee […]