What are the main challenges and opportunities faced by growing businesses?   

Highland Europe would like to hear your thoughts.  Our short survey takes less than five minutes and all responses are anonymous.    

All those who complete the survey will be added to a prize draw to win a first prize of £500 or a second prize of £250.
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What is your role in the tech community?


 
Which of the following best describes your current role?


 
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following?

Please use a scale of 1 - 5 where '1' is completely disagree and '5' is completely agree
 
My business has unicorn potential

 
It is vital that my business grows

 
We have identified an optimal rate of growth for our company

 
We have regular growth-planning or strategic-planning exercises

 
I am optimistic about the growth prospects of digital tech businesses in my country

 
Which of the following applies to you?


 
What is your primary measure of success for growing your business?


 
How much of a challenge are each of the following to the successful growth of your business?

 
Finding senior talent and professional management

 
Finding junior talent

 
Staff retention

 
Access to capital

 
Sales / customer acquisition

 
Product / UX

 
Establishing the right organisation structure (ie organising people and teams to optimize scale)

 
Establishing processes to standardise areas such as workflow, communications, responsibilities

 
Managing cashflow

 
In your view, which of the following attributes are most at risk as your company expands in size?

Please select up to three

 
Which initiatives/areas of focus will make the biggest contribution to successful scaling your business?

Please select your top two

 
How much of a challenge have you found each of the following to successfully scaling a business?

 
Finding senior talent and professional management

 
Finding junior talent

 
Staff retention

 
Access to capital

 
Sales / customer acquisition

 
Product / UX

 
Establishing the right organisation structure (ie organising people and teams to optimize scale)

 
Establishing processes to standardise areas such as workflow, communications, responsibilities

 
Managing cashflow

 
How big a challenge are each of the following for founders/CEOs in businesses that are scaling?

 
Adapting and evolving their role as the business scales

 
Delegating effectively and letting go so that others have space to manage

 
Maintaining positive relationships with other founders

 
Bringing in professional leadership to support them

 
Maintaining a focus on the bigger picture and not getting bogged down in operational detail

 
Managing investor relationships

 
Maintaining confidence and self-belief

 
In your view, which of the following attributes are typically most at risk as companies expand in size?

Please select up to three

 
Generally speaking, how much of a challenge are each of the following to businesses that are attempting to scale?

 
Finding senior talent and professional management

 
Finding junior talent

 
Staff retention

 
Access to capital

 
Sales / customer acquisition

 
Product / UX

 
Establishing the right organisation structure (ie organising people and teams to optimize scale)

 
Establishing processes to standardise areas such as workflow, communications, responsibilities

 
Managing cashflow

 
Finally, a few short questions about you and your company for classification purposes.  Firstly, when was your company founded?


 
How many employees...

 
Does your company have now?


 
Do you expect your company to have two years from now?


 
What, if any, funding has your company accessed so far?


 
What was the turnover of your company in the last financial previous financial year?


 
Are you?


 
How old are you?


Thank you!