Scalable business creates good opportunities for productivity growth. Unlike previous studies, in this study, scalability was defined through a business model. This metric does not require growth in the past but is forward-looking in nature and indicates the scalability potential. Our descriptive analyses indicate that companies’ own perceptions on their scalability significantly varies between industries. Interestingly, based on our empirical results, companies’ digital business, international orientation and growth aspiration are positively linked on scalability. Moreover, an indicator for the ventures that report having created their business idea predicts scalability.