When I started Arment Dietrich five years ago TODAY, I did so pretty blindly. I didn’t know what I didn’t know, so I was blissfully unaware that I couldn’t just do client work and grow a business organically.
Well, that worked for about a year. And then things got complicated. FICA taxes? Benefits? Employee handbooks? No shared offices between sexes? Collecting on invoices? Not getting paid for work? Suddenly I was putting out fires constantly instead of doing my trade. And I needed help. Badly.
Then I met a man at a networking event who told me about Vistage and what it could offer someone like me. Many of you see me tweet about Vistage, I’ve written about it here, and I talk about my experience all the time. The fact of the matter is that it has been really good for me.
If you’re interested, at all, in what I get out of my Vistage membership, they’ve just launched a new blog and I am their first guest blogger (I like to be first!). Great timing to celebrate our five year anniversary! Check out what I wrote about getting my real-life MBA by clicking here.