My reason for writing about this is that it provides the opportunity for me to express my rage about the term “growing your business.” It’s just plain wrong! You do not “grow” children either; you “raise” them or “bring them up.”
To me, the concept of “growing” stuff will always describe an agricultural endeavor. You plant a seed in the ground, care for it by providing water and, if appropriate, nutrition.
This is how it works with carrots and tomatoes.
This is not how it works with a business.