Change Your Mindset To Grow grow your company, few companies grow steadily year over year. Business owners quickly discover that growth comes in stages, and become frustrated when their company hits a plateau. What to do? Often small business owners keep on doing what worked for them in the past, waiting for the market or the economy to change. Unfortunately, past success can actually get in the way of future growth. The management mindset that worked to launch the company and get it running profitably can hinder higher performance.