Turn and face the strange

Change. I don’t like it. It’s scary and irritating and disrupts my nice, safe, warm routine. The only thing constant is change, blah blah blah, but there’s been an awful lot of it at Roundpeg recently. Jay and Taylor, my colleagues and friends, both left to pursue dream jobs. I thought together with these guys and Lorraine, we’d build Roundpeg to be a company that could rival any national firm. But in a period of just a few months, those dreams disappeared.

Don’t wanna be a richer man

Our clients have changed, too. Less and less do we work with solo and micropreneurs. Now, we’re dealing with companies with millions of dollars in sales. It’s a positive change, but a big one, that involves major shifts in how we approach the business and how we view ourselves. How do we balance our folksy charm and laid-back vibe with the demands of working with big companies?

Turn and face the strange

And the fabric of Roundpeg itself is shifting. The company started out as Lorraine with a computer at her dining room table, and the focus has remained on her for most of the ten-year run of the company. But if we are to grow and rival those big boys, it can’t be a one woman show. Lorraine’s been dealing with a lot of change watching this shift, even transitioning from her beloved @roundpeg twitter account to one for her personally–@lorraineball. Not only does this show a fundamental shift in thinking, it also represents a new era for the company.

Just gonna have to be a different man

It’s an entirely different office here at Roundpeg these days, with Jenna at the graphic design desk and Joe at the helm on web design, we’re working our way back up to having the tight-knit team we once had. It’s a different Roundpeg, but it’s not a bad Roundpeg at all.

Time may change me, but I can’t trace time

How has your business changed in the past year? If you aren’t changing, are you stagnating? Time to ask yourself the hard questions.