Slow and low, that is the tempo

Today, we officially reached 4,000 monthly subscribing customers. I am writing this post because I am so incredibly proud of how far the 5 of us have come and I know that I will never again be a part of something so unique and as awesome as Schedulefly. I’m not some “serial entrepreneur” with tons of ideas who sees this is just one company in a long list of companies that I’ll be a part of starting and running. This is it. This is all I’ve got. I’ve put my heart and soul into this for a long time – as have Tyler and Hank and Charles and Wil. These other 4 guys are the most devoted and patient and smartest people I’ve ever met. In short, we are a really unique team that is hell bent on keeping it so darn simple – while still useful – so we can grow and stay small and complication free and enjoy our lives. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and company.

It has taken 7 years to get here today and while we have evolved a bit over time (especially in the early years) – we’ve pretty much stayed the same and have kept the same focus. I occasionally read that in order to be successful in business – you must change and adapt and innovate and grow and hire and diversify and become something possibly much bigger and different than you could have imagined in the beginning. And while that may be true– especially in some industries – it’s not the only way to grow a successful business.

Slow growth is not sexy. Steady growth is not what you read about and predictable growth may seem boring. But I would bet that most of the companies our there today that have happy, loyal, repeat customers are ones that grew a bit slower and did things on purpose along the way to make sure they didn’t jeopardize their brand and their service and what they believed in when they started. I tip my hat to all of them.

So here’s to my team and the 4,000+ other teams that are a part of our family – thank you so much!


This is a related post that I wrote nearly 4 years ago – it’s related to our focus. You may like it if you liked this one. Don’t mess with my margins.