The 3 Stages of Business Growth (& What To Do In Each Stage)7-Figure Educator

The 3 Stages of Business Growth (& What To Do In Each Stage)

In this episode of 7-Figure Educator Podcast, I’m going to break down the journey of running a business into three distinct stages: experimenting, growing, and scaling.

Tune in as I reveal the key focus areas and priorities for each stage, as well as provide valuable insights and actionable advice for you to take your consulting businesses to the next level! Whether you're just starting out and experimenting with your business model, or you're ready to scale and pour gas on your marketing efforts, this episode has something for you. So if you're ready to break through the barriers holding your business back and step into the role of a CEO, this episode is a must-listen. Join me on this journey of growth and transformation as we explore the three stages of business on the 7-Figure Educator Podcast.


  • Stage 1: Experimenting Stage
  • On having experimentation, refining business models, and pricing strategies
  • The importance of having a mindset of continuous learning and adaptation
  • Stage 2: Growing Stage
  • The necessity of maximizing networks and referrals
  • On prioritizing upscaling marketing efforts for target clients
  • The pivotal role of building a robust team in business
  • Stage 3: Scaling Stage
  • On adopting a CEO mindset with strategic initiatives
  • The importance of using technology to streamline operations and drive efficiency


“You have to actually have to break your business in order to grow. And that's an indication that you're growing – when your business starts to break.” — Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas

“So at this scaling phase, this is really important because you're shifting your identity to a CEO, which means now you're thinking about HR, you're thinking about finance differently.” — Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas


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Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas

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Love love loved this episode. Knowing your worth is super important and this one resonates with me a ton. So good!

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Love this podcast. Erinn Cottman is my favorite educator and I love hearing her perspective and insight.

7-Figure Educator

Great episode talking about not only education but how to take a leap of faith. “Believing how much you can make is a great mindset shift.” -Erinn

Leap like you know the net is there.

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Listened to my first episode today, Chalkboards to Checkbooks and loved it! Great information that is so helpful! My career is not in education but the tips in here can be applied to anyone and are fundamental to meeting your goals or in some cases like Erinn’s - recalibrating them to be in line with your worth and what you can really achieve!

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