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“Learn That You Have To Give Up Control If You Want To Scale” Exclusive Interview with Katie Melissa Ryan and Marco Derhy

“This is something that was difficult for me: learning that I had to give up control. I wish I knew from the start that this was part of the process if I wanted to scale. At first, it was challenging to loosen the reigns and allow others the chance to work on my business. I loved being at the stage where I had full control, knowing whatever mistakes happened, or success experienced, was because of me. Eventually I had to face this fear and hire other people in order to grow. Teamwork is essential at a certain point.”

Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”?

Can you share the funniest or most interesting story that happened to you since you started your company?

What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

Are you working on any exciting projects now?

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

Do you have a favorite book that made a deep impact on your life? Can you share a story?

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me before I started my company,” and why? Would you please share a story or example for each?

Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world or the US with whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch, and why? He or she might see this. :-)

This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!



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Inspiring True Stories with Marco Derhy

Entrepreneur | Author | 20 years in publication | Content Creator & Interviews w/media Impact | Writer |Film producer|Founder @ Derhy Enterprises.“God is First”