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EP147 Secrets of Scaling with Sue Bennett

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP147 Secrets of Scaling with Sue Bennett
Whether you’ve been in business for several years or are just getting started, scaling your business can be scary and complicated – but also incredibly rewarding. My guest today, Sue Bennett, is the Principle and CEO of Bennett Design Associates, Inc. – a company she founded 20 years ago, and has grown from the ground up. She is also the owner of the Air Force Mavericks All-Star Cheerleading Club, a company she founded from her passion and love for gymnastics and cheer.

Sue’s company, Bennett Design, started with a vision to build a better design firm; one that focused on delivering “detail-driven design.” Today, it is one of the largest interior design firms in Toronto with over 40 people on staff. Her company has developed proprietary software for workplace strategy and project management to provide her clients with the absolute best service available.

On today’s episode, she shares her story of how she got started in business and her journey to success, her secrets of scaling – not one, but two – highly successful businesses, and what she identified as the turning point in her career that helped her on her journey to success.


“Every time you grow, you need to make sure you are considering the people working, what’s working for them, and what’s not.” – Sue Bennett


Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Being curious and how following your curiosity can be a huge success factor for your business.
  • The critical nature of having self-belief an its role in achieving success.
  • Evolving your business to keep pace with the modern workforce.
  • Strategies to improve your workplace and work environment.


How to Scale Successfully & Thoughtfully:

  • Create a business plan and write it down.
  • Don’t scale just for the sake of scaling. Have intentional growth.
  • Hire slow, fire fast.


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This episode was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal.