Lessons from the Mittelstand

The key to Germany's growing economy vs. most of the rest of Europe are their Mittelstands - mid-size growth firms. They were in the news again last week. Notes the NY Times "the Germany economy sometimes resembles one big Mittelstand company: it is built for stability more than growth. Debt is bad, prudence a higher virtue than profit." 

Australian and New Zealand small businesses also hold a key role in maintaining the national economic stability. 

How do you feel about your business having this kind of an effect on the national economy?

What would the effect on your long term business goals if you worked your business with a slow growth strategy with an emphasis on spreading your risk across your customer base, limiting your customer size to 10% of your total customer base?

Could you do with some stability and predictability in your business life?

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