Congratulations! You've been chosen as one of the top creative talents... again. This is getting easy for you. It's been that way from the start since you realized you could make a living being creative. You had great success in school, and you landed a great first job with one fo the best creative teams in the country. That gig went so well, you jumped to an even better gig with a more prominent creative company and started winning all of these awards! So what did you do next? Of course, you decided to start your own company!
The awards keep rolling in, but now now it's more complicated. You have had to hire other creative talent, developers, bookkeepers, and account people. Perhaps you no longer have the time to do the creative work that you swore would be the driving force in your life until the very end. Now you're running a business! Crank up the volume on David Byrne :-)
Now that you're running fast and growing your business, it's getting fun. You're up to 7 or 8 employees, have some great clients, and have the desire to keep it growing and running more efficiently. BUT... they didn't teach you the business stuff in art school! Things like key performance metrics for staffing, finances, and workflow, to name a few!