Scaling a software development company can be one of the most daunting challenges that any entrepreneur has to face in his or her lifetime. So many companies fail because they don’t know how to scale or when to scale – instead, they fail by trying to scale too soon before their product is ready or their team is prepared for the task at hand. If you have your own software development company and you’re looking to build it into something bigger, follow these steps to ensure your company doesn’t meet the same fate as the rest of them. Set your targets high Setting your targets high is the key to scaling your business. You need to have an understanding of what you want to do, and then go after it with everything you've got. Without that, you'll never achieve success. Your goals should be ambitious enough so that when you hit them, they become attainable rather than unattainable. If you don't aim high enough, chances are you won't be successful in scaling your organization.