Un-trepreneurship - My struggle with being an accidental entrepreneur
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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