How I Went from Startup Founder to Leader of a Growing Business
Written for EO by Floyd DePalma, CEO of UX agency DePalma Studios.
When I started DePalma Studios, my mission was to design and build applications that people love to use.
Six years into my entrepreneurial journey, I had achieved the goal of being my own boss. It was satisfying on a personal level, but the business had plateaued around the three-year mark. It wasn’t growing how I envisioned.
In search of a solution to grow my business, I decided to enroll in the Entrepreneur Organization’s Catalyst program taught by Michael Burcham. I’d heard great things about the class, and as a member of EO’s Nashville chapter, I could join at no cost.
The topic for the first class was “A New Attitude,” and it started with the message, “if you’re not scaling up, you’re stalling out.” It was a real wakeup call for me.
After the very first class, my entire perspective on what it meant to be an entrepreneur changed.