Why Entrepreneurial Success is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Stephanie Breedlove, Co-Founder of Care.com HomePay, the nation’s leading household payroll and tax service joins Enterprise Radio to discuss why entrepreneurial success is a marathon, not a sprint.
- Please tell us a little about your story, specifically, how and why you decided to start your company and what did the process of starting a company look like for you? What were your goals and execution strategies?
- Starting a company successfully looks very different from scaling a company successfully. What were your priorities that created a successful launch, and how did those priorities have to shift to allow you to scale?
- What are the core strategies that you feel all entrepreneurs should focus on to strengthen growth and value? What milestones were achieved for your company as a result of focusing on these strategies?
- You recently had a successful exit after a 20-year journey, selling your company for $55 million. What did the process look like, and what advice do you have for entrepreneurs on preparing and executing an exit?
- You have a new book, All In: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Think Bigger, Build Sustainable Businesses, and Change the World. How did you decide to write it, and what is the goal?
Stephanie Breedlove has been walking the walk of a successful entrepreneur for over twenty years. After launching a career in corporate America with Accenture, she found her true calling as co-founder and CEO of Care.com HomePay (previously Breedlove & Associates), the nation’s largest and most comprehensive household payroll and tax firm. Her startup grew to national leadership, was later acquired for $55 million, and plays a vital role in the quality and professionalism of the in-home care industry.
Stephanie’s deep experience combined with her rare ability to combine scale, profitability and quality has made her a sought after business expert, thought leader and speaker. Stephanie offers a life-time of example for entrepreneurs striving to answer the calling and build growth businesses with sustained value.
Stephanie’s expertise has been showcased in The Economist, Forbes, Working Mother, The New York Times, and more. She is author of All In: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Think Bigger, Build Sustainable Businesses, and Change the World, is an active angel investor through Central Texas Angel Network (the nation’s most active angel network), and is engaged with organizations that share her passion for strengthening entrepreneurship.