Martine Gerow, chief financial officer at American Express Global Business Travel, has a lot of entrepreneurial experience from several business ventures – one that was a failure (a Tex-Mex restaurant in France) and another that was a success (a growing self-storage company). She’s also seen how emerging companies can help spur economic development while working at Danone, a global food company that helped Bangladeshi women get out of poverty by empowering them to start their own yogurt business.

As part of a special series American Express Global Business Travel has developed for small- to medium-sized enterprises, she recounts more of her business experiences and shares her top tips for teams looking to grow – such as Tip No. 4: identify and fix the bottlenecks in the company before they hinder growth.

Discover what other advice she has for small- to medium-sized enterprises.