In this week's EnTRUEpreneurship podcast we welcome Megan Driscoll, founder and CEO of EvolveMKD. Since launching her public relations and social media agency in 2014 Megan has surpassed $5 million in revenue and won a Gold Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year.
Megan shares her experience of taking the plunge to launch her own agency despite some early doubts and up-and-down moments. She reminds us to do what makes us truly happy, face our fears head on, and not to tolerate rudeness. We also learn what EvolveMKD does to differentiate itself from other agencies, both in terms of client relations and social impact.
The EnTRUEpreneurship Takeaway:
“Take what makes you nervous or makes you scared or makes you worried and use it to drive you to do more.”
Key Topics Discussed
1:45 Introduction and biographical information.
5:40: Why did Megan decide to be an entrepreneur, and what is the internal struggle like when deciding to take the plunge and start your own business?
12:00: What is the best and worst part of a roller-coaster first year, and how can you manage growth while maintaining your own happiness and personal values?
24:50 What are some of the questions that clients typically pose to PR agencies, and does EvolveMKD demonstrate ROI and differentiate yourself from the field?
28:05 Why does EvolveMKD donate 10% of revenue to charity?
30:00 How does Megan face down difficulty when it arises?
32:45 What are the characteristics of a perfect client, and why does Megan refuse to work with rude people?