Business 435



In this assignment, you will identify the advanced stages of growth and assess the growing pains associated with growth. Review the role of strategic planning and the implementation strategy that guides an organization to success. You will be graded on the quality of your answers, the logic or organization of the report, your language skills, and your writing skills.


Write a 3–4 page paper that answers the following:

  • Once an organization has identified its business foundation, it begins the process of developing tasks that are critical in determining its success in each stage of growth. Describe the six developmental tasks that are necessary for long-term success.
  • Discuss the keys to success in developing Stage I and Stage II organizations. Provide an example of a successful company in each stage.
  • Stages I and II represent the entrepreneurial phase of organizational development, while Stage III represents the professional management phase. Discuss the differences between entrepreneurship and a professionally managed organization.
  • Discuss the keys to success in developing a Stage III organization and a critical challenge that must be met if an organization is to make the transition from an entrepreneurship to a professionally managed organization. 

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Evaluate strategies for developing an organization from entrepreneurship into a professionally managed organization.
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