If I Knew Then...
Even born leaders have learning curves. In this feature, local insiders share their wisdom and talk about mistakes that shaped their business philosophy.
Steve StencilChief Technology Officer
The Mistake: My mistake was not thinking big enough soon enough. The Leap application came about out of necessity. I did in-home sales selling...
President and Chief Executive Officer
Board of Certification/Accreditation
The Mistake: The mistake was viewing change as something negative. I’ve been in the workforce for nearly 40 years, and for most of that time I had a...
chief development officer
Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Tin Drum Asian Kitchen
The Mistake: When I was working with our CEO around 2012, I was the vice president of franchise development for Tropical Smoothie. This was when we...
Founder and president
OpalStaff and Talos Solutions
The Mistake: The mistake was assuming that our salespeople had already gained the sales experience necessary to do a successful job before joining...
Co-founder and executive director
Empower Her Network
The Mistake: The biggest mistake that I have come across is running a charity and making clients feel like they’re victims of that charity. I’ve...
Co-Founder and General Manager
World Wide Technology Asynchrony Labs
The Mistake: Not having a leadership plan in place that accounted for rapid growth. Our company really started in 1999 as a dot-com when rapid growth...