As LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel has pointed out, if you're planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, you'll want to round up a handful of people who have already been there and back. Then ask them exactly how they did it.

Seven experienced leaders below can offer advice on the analogous process of methodically growing a company. Audvisor, an app that provides business insights via short audio clips, created this infographic.

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