Successful companies don’t contrive and devise

Watch the short video clip below with an important note from Founders Board CEO Richard Collins…

With the Founders Board, you will build a strategic roadmap to SCALE your Sales, SCALE your Profit, & SCALE your Salary!

GET YOUR ACCESS HERE

A STEP-BY-STEP PLAN TO

dominate in Business

With these resources (“The 7 Levels of Scale”, “CEO Dashboard” and “Growth Engine Builder”) you will have taken your first steps on the shortest route to go from a small, struggling start-up to a high-profit enterprise readymade to exit that gives you the wealth and financial independence that you strive for. For over 20 years, Richard Collins has been helping SME Business Owners in Ireland navigate their critical path towards financial independence by mentoring and advising on the most cost effective and tax efficient structures from a wealth operating point-of-view and he is now ready to help you put in place those operating systems, alongside the necessary Business Operating Systems required to accelerate your business forward, to scale to its maximum potential and to be exitABLE as soon as possible at the most profitable point imaginable.

EDUCATING

You do not need a college degree or Masters to undertake this course. It is applicable to everyone

ENCOURAGING

You will be motivated and driven as you gather momentum on your journey through each level.

EFFECTIVE

Our plans and systems have been successful across thousands of businesses in every sectorEXPERTISE

EXPERTISE

Learn from Mentors, Experts and Analysts who have been through the levels numerous times.

Document 1

The 7 Levels of Scale

If you want to profitably scale a business, you need a framework that’s proven to work.

Document 2

The CEO Dashboard

All entrepreneurs need to have a number…a goal they are striving toward.

Document 3

Growth Engine Builder

Before you can build a business, you must first understand your business functionality.

Are you ready to go from “Thinking about it” to “Scaling It”?

GET YOUR ACCESS HERE

Starting a Business is hard….

But Scaling A Business is Even Harder

What percentage of Businesses fail?

Would you believe that 91% of start-ups and small-medium-sized enterprises fail?

Amazingly, 20% of start-ups fail within Year 1 of operation. 50% fail within the first 5 years and a whopping 70% fail within 10 years.

Obviously Scaling is not easy.

So while there are plenty of “gurus” telling you how to start a business, NOBODY is talking about how to drive forward once the doors open, to dominate and to scale successfully.

If you want to maximise profitability and achieve Scale, you have to know that there are

Levels to overcome…

Have you ever looked around at peers and wondered “why is that business growing and mine is not”? That’s when we try to “copy & paste” other strategies that seem successful hoping it with translate to our business.

Does this sound accurate?

Yet, there’s a crucial truth that often gets overlooked —

You cannot Bypass Business Levels!

There are essential milestones that must be reached before advancing and attempting to skip these key operational stages will impede your growth, leaving you stuck in a cycle of stagnation.

Your current level dictates the strategic focus needed to scale effectively and ensure sustainable progress.

Scaling your business follows a specific order and understanding your position in the process, along with knowing the next steps to focus on, empowers you to achieve unprecedented levels of growth—without compromising your well-being, finances or relationships.

We’ve distilled these predictable milestones into a dependable blueprint featuring 7 levels that any business can leverage for scaling. This comprehensive on-demand training has condensed everything you need to know.

Once you have completed this training, you will…

  1. Know where your Business is situated and your plan to scale to the next level
  2. Define “Your Number” and “How Much is Enough” – these areas offer invaluable insights into the exact targets you are trying to attain
  3. Have your Level 7 workbook completed and the operational strategies require to elevate your enterprise to new heights.
  4. Have a clearly defined roadmap to double your sales, double your profits and make your dreams more realistic and achievable

Does this sound good to you? Lets start…

GET YOUR ACCESS HERE

“The Founders Board is essentially a group of like-minded Entrepreneurs who have had successful exits, running companies etc. Having already sold my first business for over 7 figures, I am really excited to get involved with The Founders Board so I can scale up to the next level and make sure that this scaling makes the next level even bigger. There is nothing like this in the Irish market for Small to Medium sized businesses so it is going to be a fantastic opportunity”

Jack Cregan
CEO, Entrepreneur & Founders Board Member

“The Founders Board is essentially a group of like-minded Entrepreneurs who have had successful exits, running companies etc. Having already sold my first business for over 7 figures, I am really excited to get involved with The Founders Board so I can scale up to the next level and make sure that this scaling makes the next level even bigger. There is nothing like this in the Irish market for Small to Medium sized businesses so it is going to be a fantastic opportunity”

Jack Cregan
CEO, Entrepreneur & Founders Board Member

Meet your mentors

richard collins

Founder and CEO of The Founders Board, The Wealth Summit and Walfrid Private.

READ MORE

mike greene

Entrepreneur, Growth Mentor, Consultant and Speaker on Strategic Change and Leadership.

READ MORE

eddie collins

Chief Operating Officer of The Founders Board

READ MORE

Tom gannon

Visionary and serial entrepreneur, co-founder Cali Cali foods & Fulfil nutrition. Director Nutriquick Ltd & Innov8

READ MORE

WHAT ARE THE 7 LEVELS OF SCALE?

My partners and I have been teaching entrepreneurs about growth and scale for over 12 years and the big question everyone asks is, “What do I do first?”

“What’s the order of operations for how I should scale my business?”

The “7 Levels of Scale” framework is our answer to that question.

1

Level 1

Sell and Serve 10 Customers

LEARN MORE
2

Level 2

Automate the customer acquisition journey using
a “Growth Flywheel”

LEARN MORE
3

Level 3

Upgrade Your Business Operating System

LEARN MORE
4

Level 4

Double Your Take-Home Pay

LEARN MORE
5

Level 5

Build Your Advisory Board

LEARN MORE
6

Level 6

Expand by acquiring other businesses

LEARN MORE
7

Level 7

Hit “Your Number” and Learn “How Much is Enough”?

LEARN MORE
8

Level 8

LEARN MORE

LEVEL OF SCALE 1 – SELL & SERVE 10 CUSTOMERS

To set the stage for scaling your business, it’s crucial to ensure two things:

  1. There’s demand for what you offer, and
  2. You can fulfil the promises you make.

The easiest way to validate this is by swiftly selling and serving 10 customers. This not only injects much-needed cash flow but also grants you invaluable insights, data and the confidence required to take the leap to the next level.
Here’s the key insight: Acquiring those initial 10 customers isn’t about capability; it is about determination. Imagine if your life or the lives of your loved ones depended on securing 10 sales – you’d unquestionably make it happen, wouldn’t you? Therefore, you make this an essential practice.
So, forget about the “how” for now; scalability isn’t the immediate focus.

Just find 10 individuals eager to pay for your product or service and go the extra mile to transform them into thriving, enthusiastic advocates for your brand, your product, your service and what you offer.

LEVEL OF SCALE 2 – AUTOMATE THE CUSTOMER ACQUISITION JOURNEY USING A “GROWTH FLYWHEEL”

Now that you’ve ensured your product resonates with the market (you know there is a demand for your offering), it’s time to transition from sporadic sales to a reliable, repeatable sales model. Enter the “Growth Flywheel.”

To kickstart your Growth Flywheel, begin by visually charting your customer acquisition journey, AKA your “Growth Engine”). The beauty of this is in its simplicity – whether you opt for a sophisticated approach or keep it down-to-earth with post-it notes and a whiteboard, the goal is to map out your customer’s journey.

LEVEL OF SCALE 3 – UPGRADE YOUR BUSINESS OPERATING SYSTEM

At this stage, the objective is to evolve from a business that relies on YOU to a fully systemised and scalable enterprise capable of thriving independently.

To enhance your company’s Operating System, the initial step involves meticulously documenting the “set of algorithms” that drive your business. These algorithms encompass all playbooks, SOPs, KPI’s and the dedicated team members responsible for their execution – elements crucial to the value-creation process.

Then you will need to define your company’s “communication architecture.” This includes the scorecards, dashboards, meeting schedules and announcements that keep you and your team in sync.

The third and final stride in upgrading your business operating system is to articulate the company’s “desired outputs,” ensuring seamless alignment of your people, processes and systems toward a shared goal.

LEVEL OF SCALE 4 – DOUBLE YOUR TAKE HOME PAY

As your sales soar and your business runs more smoothly, it’s time to shift the spotlight to tangible profits, particularly channelling more of those earnings into YOUR bank account.

You have earned it!

In order for your company to ascend to the next level, it’s crucial to eliminate fear and uncertainty. One effective way to achieve this is by ensuring your personal, day-to-day needs are well taken care of.

We strongly recommend a salary increase! Consider boosting your take-home pay by 25% each month until either doubling your salary or generating ample after-tax income to sustain your lifestyle while allocating at least 10-15% for savings and investment.

While this might seem self-centred, it is, in fact, the most valuable investment you can make in your business. Afterall, can you genuinely prioritize your customers if you are preoccupied with paying your own bills and putting food on your own table?

LEVEL OF SCALE 5 – BUILD YOUR ADVISORY BOARD

Here’s a fact – that all successful companies have mastered: Every single one of them boasts Advisory Boards comprised of peers and mentors. If you’re aiming to construct a truly scalable company, it’s high time you did the same.

Embarking on the Entrepreneurial journey can often be a solitary endeavour. That’s precisely why you need a combination of mentors for fresh ideas and inspiration and peers to keep you accountable to your goals, share in the challenges and revel in the victories and successes along the way.

But how do you pinpoint the right board members and how do you appropriately compensate them once you’ve identified them? The solution lies in finding the correct mentor because a capable mentor not only assists in building your board but is also willing to serve on it.

LEVEL OF SCALE 6 – EXPAND BY ACQUIRING OTHER BUSINESSES

Every business encounters a growth ceiling at some point and that’s where the strategic use of acquisition becomes a vital asset in the toolkit of a scalable Entrepreneur.

At The Founders Board, our emphasis lies in acquiring assets and businesses to not only generate more leads but also to infuse talent, expand market share, drive new sales, enhance profit margins and ultimately amplify the overall enterprise value of the business.

LEVEL OF SCALE 7 – HIT “YOUR NUMBER” AND LEARN “HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH”

Congratulations! You’ve successfully steered your business to (at least) 7-figures, and the empowering truth is, whether or not you decide to sell your company, you now have the luxury of choice.

At this stage, you possess the Entrepreneurial dream: OPTIONALITY!

Sell your business or retain ownership—it’s up to you. Consider fundraising or operate independently—it’s your call. Choose to step back from day-to-day operations or immerse yourself in the aspects you genuinely love. The decisions are all in your hands. While your Entrepreneurial journey continues, now is the perfect time to shift from being an Entrepreneurial operator to an Entrepreneurial INVESTOR.

This marks the phase to maximise your impact and establish a lasting legacy for those who will follow in your footsteps and wealth transfer becomes the norm.

NEED MORE ASSISTANCE to elevate?

We at The Founders Board are on a mission to help as many SME Business Owners in Ireland as possible.We want to help them scale and hit “Their Number” as soon as possible.

As part of our mission, we have created the tools, resources, programs, procedures, steps and mentorships for every leg of the journey.

If you would like some guidance on how you can achieve your financial independence, we are here to help….

GET YOUR ACCESS HERE