In today’s improving economic environment, many small business owners are looking to grow their companies for the first time since before the Great Recession. Growth is usually a sign of business success, not to mention a way for owners to increase the value of their business and their personal income and net worth. However, it does not come without potential pitfalls. Growth can stretch the resources of a small business to the limit — especially rapid growth. This post details why a business owner should plan their business growth carefully to avoid cash flow problems and, in a worst-case scenario, business bankruptcy.