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The Economist Report: Scaling SMEs - Building a flexible platform for growth

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This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit discusses how highgrowth small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) are scaling their organisations to provide resources for growth whilst ensuring flexibility to respond quickly to changes in market conditions; the role of technology in scaling SMEs; and success factors in scaling headcount.

The findings of this briefing paper are based on desk research and on in-depth interviews conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit with founders and managers of SMEs and other experts.

Learn about:
* Key research findings
* An operational strategy for scaling
* Leveraging technology to scale the SME
* Critical factors in scaling headcount