You need to grow and scale your business, for multiple reasons. I will not elaborate further in this particular post but rather highlight some of the important areas you need to keep an eye on when growing your business:
Not all businesses have been exported to Asia and taken over by the Chinese, the Philippines or the Taiwanese. Europe still has an exuberant small- and mid-size engineering and manufacturing industry, often family owned. Some are highly specialist making parts for larger companies, some have more complexed and integrated products and system deliveries.
There is sometimes a miss-conception that the regulatory burden is saving banks from FinTech. Bank representatives sometime hide behind the regulatory pressure arguing that the FinTech sector is interesting but not at all a threat to established banks. How wrong they can be.
Last year World Championship finals of the online game League of Legends were broadcasted live in 19 languages. The grand finals were watched by 27 million people globally when played at the Seoul World Cup Stadium were 45.000 spectators joined the event live. As a comparison the U.S. 2014 NBA-championship topped with 18 million viewers.
Imagine setting up a convenient and easy to use payment solution, superior to any bank or global credit card network. Making the codes, the API’s and a modern mobile interface with great user-experience is not that challenging. Hosting services are almost for free and a true commodity.
The music industry used to be dominated by record labels and distributors. Then Spotify came. Record distributors were made redundant and main-street mega record stores and the cool boutiques around the corner gradually realized happy times were over. To grandparents looking for Christmas gifts these stores are a rare find today as consumers have gone online.