The Slow-Up

The art of building a business from scratch.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a growth hacker to start a successful digital media company. In this series, cofounders Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage describe the realities of launching (and sustaining) The Financial Diet — a women-owned, women-operated media company that champions financial literacy and transparency. With refreshing candor, Fagan and Ver Hage offer insight into the challenges of building a small business in the age of the startup while reflecting on the media ecosystem writ large.