startup growth

This Surprising Secret About Bamboo Could Be The Reason You’re Not Successful

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 8, 2014

Bamboo is one of the most amazing plants in the world. In fact, a single stalk of bamboo has more tensile strength than a steel cable of the same thickness! (In South America, it’s referred to as “vegetable steel”). A rope made of bamboo fibers can get up to 20% stronger when wet, as opposed to hemp, which weakens. And it grows. Fast. Some species of the plant can…

4 Delegation Strategies for Busy Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 8, 2014

When you first launch your company, you have to micromanage to some extent – there’s little or no team infrastructure and, since you’re building a company from the ground up, every decision builds and shapes the future of the company. As you scale your business, however, there comes a time when micromanaging actually damages your organization. It also makes running and working in your business a lot less…

7 Lessons From Sustaining Our Startup’s Rapid Growth

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 8, 2013

Ministry of Supply launched in June 2012 to immediate fanfare- garnering 4,000 customers and selling 6,000 dress shirts in our first month.  At the time, one of our co-founders, Kit Hickey, described the company as, “an adolescent trapped in a baby’s body, and we had to learn how to sprint before we could learn how to walk.” Fast-forward one year, and today our company is the proud parent…

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