Scaled Up

Scaled Up is an occasional interview series by Inverse with entrepreneurs. They share how almost everything went wrong while growing their business — and how they fixed it.

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How this entrepreneur had to give up control to save his business

At some point, you can't be the helicopter parent anymore.

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How a business owner learned a valuable lesson in staffing up

Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder and CEO of Mavens & Moguls, struggled with the hard decision to let some early employees go.

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How this woman-owned tree service company learned that not all leads are created equal

Lisa Tadewaldt has been in the business of taking care of trees for 20 years, but as her company scaled up, it faced a different issue.

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How one law firm learned the hard way to always plan ahead

"Great. But where are we going to put them?"

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This entrepreneur tried to build a business across 6 time zones. Here's what happened next.

Adrian Solgaard's experience with remote teams taught him some valuable lessons in communication.

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When a private flight startup hit turbulence, here's how it recovered

Stratos CEO Joel Thomas reveals his strategy for scaling up his company after turbulence.

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How one startup learned the hard way not to wing it when hiring

Jonathan Wasserstrum of SquareFoot shares his story.

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Why the unglamorous training video can save your growing business

Starting a new job can be stressful, but it’s even worse when you’re not quite sure what you should be doing.

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How a flat management structure almost caused the collapse of this startup

In this weekly series, Scaled Up, business leaders tell Inverse where their companies almost went wrong while growing, and how things got fixed.

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This startup founder learned the hard way that the easiest solution is the best one

Business leaders tell us where their companies almost went wrong while growing, and how they fixed it.