Gini Dietrich

My Real-Life MBA from Vistage

By: Gini Dietrich | April 26, 2010 | 

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.

About Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. Join the Spin Sucks   community!