As the owner of a “start-up” that has officially surpassed two full years in business, the beginning of 2017 afforded me an opportunity to reflect on 2016, as well as look at the year ahead. I took the time to think about what I wanted the company to accomplish as a business and as individuals in 2017. With the constant change happening in the world and media industry, it’s not only critical to set clear financial objectives but achieve the goal of being a solid corporate citizen.
Feb. 28, 2017 /Mogul/Megan Driscoll
I never really dreamt about being an entrepreneur or starting my own company. When people used to ask me what I wanted to do when I graduated from college, my answer was “Work with nice people.” I realize now that should have been a sign, as the only way to ensure you are working with nice people, is to create the company for them to work at.
Feb. 22, 2017 /Fast Company/Arianna O’Dell
EVERYONE NEEDS TO WALK AWAY FEELING GOOD: Other entrepreneurs I’ve spoken to say the same. Before founding a marketing agency, Megan Driscoll was a greeter at GapKids. “My job was literally to say hello to everyone that walked in the store,” she recalls. But it taught her “the importance of a smile and having every person walk away from my interaction feeling good.” That’s not just a lesson for service roles, Driscoll says. You can’t build a successful business that doesn’t operate by that same principle. “I apply that daily with my clients now.”