From the outside, many people will look at very successful companies that have maintained substantial growth through economical issues such as recessions, as businesses who "got lucky". Successful business growth is not luck, these businesses are a direct reflection of their past strategic planning.
Traditional businesses experience highs and lows in terms of revenue generation throughout the life of the company (these are companies operating without strategic planning in place). This model makes it extremely difficult to plan adequately during times when the organization is experiencing growth. During growth phases these companies will direct management teams to quickly implement new staff, processes and procedures as there is no time to plan. Without strategic planning these companies are forced to focus on the needs of today and when the growth cycle completes and work levels return to a normal state, they realize that they have over staffed and have too much office space. A decision is then made to decrease their staff or decrease services that they offer to their clients. This is the constant struggle that business owners face every day.
Streamlining business growth to a steady, gradual pace allows business owners to plan for the next phase in their strategic business plan. This ensures that the company continues steady gradual growth over a long period of time, therefore removing itself from the typical company growth cycle of highs and lows. The result is a very successful large corporation that continues to plan for the future through Strategic Growth Planning.