In this episode of the Well-Oiled Operations™ podcast, Stacy speaks with business growth expert Scott Ritzheimer about the journey from startup to visionary founder and what it takes to succeed at every level of entrepreneurship. Scott, who has an impressive track record of helping over 20,000 businesses and nonprofits start-up, dives into the stages of business growth and the unique challenges and opportunities each stage presents. The conversation revolves around his book, “The Founder’s Evolution,” where Scott shares detailed insights on how founders can evolve through these seven stages to ultimately achieve true ownership and visionary leadership.


Also in this episode:

  • From pre-launch to visionary founder, understanding these stages help entrepreneurs navigate the complex journey of business growth.
  • Recognizing the signs to build a leadership team and delegate effectively impacts business scalability.
  • Finding happiness and fulfillment in each stage of business growth is crucial for long-term success and avoiding burnout.
  • Clarity in vision and embracing the role of a CEO rejuvenates business leaders, helping scale their businesses effectively.
  • Building an organization that thrives without the day-to-day involvement of the founder requires time, mentoring, and a gradual transition of vision.


Guest Bio:

Scott Ritzheimer has an impressive track record, having helped start nearly 20,000 new businesses and nonprofits. Together with his business partner, he led their multimillion-dollar company through over a decade of double-digit growth, all before turning 35. As the founder of Scale Architects, Scott now helps businesses nationwide identify effective growth strategies and find the right mentors to achieve and maintain Predictable Success. He travels across the country, speaking to and consulting with founders, CEOs, and their teams, providing insights on how to grow and scale their businesses sustainably and without the hustle.



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About Stacy Tuschl And Well Oiled Operations™:

As a best selling author, speaker, and successful business owner, I empower small business owners to thrive. Through my Well-Oiled Operations™ approach, I assist entrepreneurs in attracting customers, increasing profits, and finding personal happiness. My proven process helps students overcome challenges, reach their full potential, and establish self-sustaining ventures—all while maintaining a balanced life. You shouldn’t sacrifice your well-being for your business; your business should enhance your life. I understand the worries and doubts you face, but trust me, your dreams can be realized. Let me guide you in transforming your local business into your ultimate vision, fostering tranquility, prosperity, and fulfillment.

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