4 Lessons From 4 Years of Running an Agency

June 1, 2017


In my opinion, the best way to sum up anyone's story is to pretend like you’re writing an obituary.

So here’s mine: He was a coffee-crazed workaholic who started an agency in Pittsburgh. He experienced moderate success.

It seems like just yesterday I was skipping classes my senior year of college to meet clients in the city. Back then, it was just me and a handful of contractors making it happen. It’s hard to believe that after four years, countless clients and various awards, we’re now a bunch of full-time employees. I’m mostly surprised I haven’t keeled over from drinking too much coffee yet.

Since Top Hat’s celebrating its fourth year, four seems like a magic number. So here are four lessons that I’ve learned along the journey:

MyPRSA Login

Please log in to MyPRSA to read this article, as well as to view and leave comments.

New to PRSA?

Learn more about PRSA membership, and join a professional network you can count on.

Digital Edition