Who are you?
Round Table Companies guides leaders in writing books that change the world. We are a service business of artists and professionals as well as a community of like minded people who want to better our own lives through serving others.
Why Did you start your business?
Both founders came from the Film and Television world (In front and behind the camera) and were inspired to work on content that felt more personal than the typical Pilot or Commercial campaign. This burning ember of a desire to change the world for the better charted the course for what is now a fully actualized storytelling and boutique publishing company dedicated to cause work.
What makes your business unique?
To our knowledge, there is no other firm out there that uses our collaborative model to create books and launch communities. We surround clients with 8-10 creatives that guide them on a journey to crystalize their message in manuscript form. Once the manuscript is complete we also help sell it, or package it through our own publishing division while we assist our clients with growing a brand and a tribe around their movement.
What's the biggest mistake you've made with your business and what did you learn from it??
This is a tough question, because we believe that mistakes are truly meant to be made. Every mistake we've made was an incredible opportunity to grow. It doesn't mean it wasn't a mistake, but it does mean we wouldn't take it back for anything. Having said that, I think two of our biggest mistakes have been not letting certain relationships come to a natural conclusion, and over-printing our first offset run of books. Keeping people past their time (staff or clients) can damage the culture of a company and also inhibit the people in question from continuing on their own path. The over-printing was just a big financial mistake. It cost the company a lot of valuable energy.
what big goal do you have for your company and how do you plan to achieve it?
Our goal is to spread the word of our clients far and wide so their energy can shine brightly upon those who need it.
what advice or tips do you have for people wanting to start their own business or follow their dreams?
Do it. The time is never "right", so dive in now. Do your homework, understand your product or service and the industry around you. Find mentors who have been successful and invite them into your journey. And work hard... the path is steeper when you're your own boss, so be fearless. Climb on.