Growing a small business case study

Download and read the case study from Hess’s Growing an Entrepreneurial Business (2011) (attached)

Write a paper answering the following case study questions, answering each question with at least 150 words.


  1. You are Susan Feller. Should you grow your business? Why?
  2. What are the key questions that you must answer to decide question 1?
  3. What are Susan’s growth options? What are the pros and cons of each?
  4. You are Susan Feller. How would you grow your business and why?
  5. Growth can be good and growth can be bad. What does that mean with respect to this case?
  6. Prepare an argument for why Susan should not grow the business.

Support your answers using at least two sources (for the entire assignment) other than the textbook. Your paper should be 3-4 pages in total length and be formatted according to APA standards. Please note that the use of a title page, section headers, introduction, conclusion, and reference page for written assignments is highly recommended. Times new roman size 12 font, double spaced.