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A priority for a Medium (50-499 employees) size business
A priority for a Medium (50-499 employees) size business is ensuring your business is ready for you to walk away.
At this point, you know all the traps of your business, industry, and operations so your company is more efficient, and therefore reflects the lessons learned. At this point, your greatest challenge is employee and quality management as you grow and scale.
It’s not uncommon for businesses to solicit a third- party organization to review processes. The International Organization for Standardization or ISO 9001 certification is audited based on an extensive sample of its sites, functions, products, services and processes.
The auditor presents a list of problems (defined as "nonconformities", "observations", or "opportunities for improvement") to management that should be addressed.
Determining whether your business is ready to scale up requires an equal balance between preparing your business for operational success and pursuing new business.
Items that should be considered prior to hiring a third party auditor include: