Under the intense mentorship of the talented McCann team, my professional capabilities grew tremendously. One of the biggest lessons I learned was how much things cost! The actual cost of providing a service astounded me. McCann’s financial team was instrumental in teaching me how to manage this aspect of running a business, and to cost myself appropriately.
However, my original intent in starting Black Tulip was to be an independent agency, and to be completely mobile. Being a part of the Kiln did restrict these aspirations somewhat. During my time there, I often felt that I needed to be “out there” a little more - working from coffee shops and restaurants and using my home office as a hub.
So I do feel that the physical space that I occupied in the Kiln became somewhat redundant, and that another motivated entrepreneur should have the chance to fill my position and gain access to the myriad opportunities that I was exposed to.
Thanks for a great experience!