One of the more difficult aspects of growing a smaller business/organization is to learn from others….in particular from successful….much larger companies.
Managers often can’t visualize that what works for a $100 M company can also work for a $1M business.
An often used word is change….many companies are often in a change mode. For smaller orgaizations….it might be easier to adjust/adapt.
My idea has always been to explore new ideas and scale them to fit the size of the business/organization.
After all, a good idea is just that….regardless of size….it’s a lesson learned.