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Just my story on how I got to do what I am doing, how I didn't actually want to start my business, how I had basically no choice, and jumped and did it. Outlining how I kept to my beliefs, how that ...

Just my story on how I got to do what I am doing, how I didn't actually want to start my business, how I had basically no choice, and jumped and did it. Outlining how I kept to my beliefs, how that got difficult as I got bigger, and how I eventually got peaceful with the fact that scale isn't a bad thing.

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    • The case for not scaling Wil Reynolds Associate @wilreynolds
    • My PATH @wilreynolds
    • Make this matter @wilreynolds
    • To this kid @wilreynolds
    • Helping people to grow… @wilreynolds
    • Rocket ship Startup Fail Fortune 500 Fail @wilreynolds
    • Volunteering @wilreynolds
    • I missed the kids (not the parents) @wilreynolds
    • Me: Can I work through my lunch? @wilreynolds
    • @wilreynolds
    • 30 months, 30 knocks, 0 interviews, Desired salary: 48k @wilreynolds
    • I quit. @wilreynolds
    • I had no choice @wilreynolds
    • st 1 Call @wilreynolds
    • Entrepreneur, bleh @wilreynolds
    • Associate @wilreynolds
    • Entrepreneur @wilreynolds
    • Untrepreneur @wilreynolds
    • ACCIDENTAL Entrepreneur @wilreynolds
    • @wilreynolds
    • My Compass @wilreynolds
    • My QUIRKS @wilreynolds
    • Self-Righteous @wilreynolds 23
    • “Never get over 10 people” @wilreynolds 24
    • Know my team @wilreynolds 25
    • Out Care my competitors @wilreynolds 26
    • We are not getting over 15 @wilreynolds 27
    • Soul Searching @wilreynolds
    • Growth vs Care @wilreynolds
    • Got sick of saying “NO” @wilreynolds
    • Growth “Grow” Let’s vs Care @wilreynolds
    • So I scaled @wilreynolds
    • Growth “Grow” Let’s vs Care @wilreynolds
    • break First thing to … Promises + Processes @wilreynolds
    • The Pain of Building non-scalable processes @wilreynolds
    • Running into Walls, no planning @wilreynolds http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattmendoza
    • Hired Finance @ 5.2 Million @wilreynolds http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattmendoza
    • Hired HR @ 58 employees @wilreynolds http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattmendoza
    • Hired IT @ 63 employees @wilreynolds http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattmendoza
    • My TEAM @wilreynolds
    • Showering w/ My Team @wilreynolds
    • Over communicate CARE @wilreynolds
    • Instilling in your leaders the importance of TEAM @wilreynolds
    • You can scale caring @wilreynolds 44
    • When’s the last time you did something for … @wilreynolds
    • My NUMBERS @wilreynolds
    • The day 10% mattered @wilreynolds
    • 3 Tips for Accidental Entrepreneurs @wilreynolds
    • Be a student…forever, be open to learning @wilreynolds
    • First Rodeo @wilreynolds
    • Be a student…forever @wilreynolds
    • Be a student…forever @wilreynolds
    • The one piece of advice everyone says… @wilreynolds
    • Work on the business instead of in the business @wilreynolds
    • @wilreynolds http://www.flickr.com/photos/61053765@N00/39717370 82
    • Work on what makes you happy @wilreynolds
    • Hire someone who’s happy place is “on” the business @wilreynolds
    • On vs In @wilreynolds
    • 2002 – 2008-80% in / 20% on 2009 – 2012-20% in / 80% on 2013 – Beyond – 50/50 @wilreynolds
    • Growth is a retention strategy @wilreynolds
    • Volunteer your time, keep your “problems” in check @wilreynolds
    • About me. Wil Reynolds Founder @wilreynolds facebook.com/wilreynolds wilr@seerinteractive.com