Topgrading is for tiny companies too, including start-ups.
Topgrading is usually associated with mega companies like General Electric, Honeywell, Barclays, and others, but all the methods are equally applicable in tiny companies.
The founder of Mint.com makes the point that Topgrading is MORE important to small companies including start-ups, because he said that just a handful of mis-hires would have killed his start-up, Mint.com.
Fortunately he Topgraded, and achieved 36 out of 40 A Players (90%) then sold the company for $170million.
Not Bad! Read the short Mint.com case study of how he did it.