The challenges of scaling

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Steven Drost, Chief Strategy Officer at CodeBase, on the decisions founders will need to make and how to approach them as they scale.

Watch time: 4 minutes

  • Consider all outcomes on whether to hire externally or promote internally

  • Utilise the first available scaling playbooks

  • As you scale seek out experts rather than generalists to fill positions 

In this video Steven Drost discusses the importance of building your team – internally or externally – while scaling and the considerations required before making those hiring decisions. He also covers the first scaling playbooks and the different stages of scaling here.




Steven is one of the expert mentors available to Eagle Labs members for one-to-one sessions. Find out more about the mentoring team here.


Steven Drost

Steven is a two-time entrepreneur, once successful, once failed. He has extensive experience of hiring, building revenues, selling companies, fund raising, and more. He has the scars and war stories to prove it.  He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at CodeBase and sees many startups per year. He loves to help business grow and network founders with peers, customers and investors. He has recently been appointed Trustee at David Hume Institute, Scottish policy think-tank based in Edinburgh.

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