The 4 biggest challenges — and 2 surprise benefits — to staffing up and building out a multimilion-dollar company during a pandemic

Building a company from scratch during relatively normal times in history is tough. Building one during an unexpected global pandemic is another beast entirely.

Probably Monsters CEO Harold Ryan is doing just that, and he’s doing it — like millions of people right now — from home. “It’s hard to build and maintain a creative team through all the things that happen,” Ryan said in a recent interview with Business Insider. “And the pandemic — certainly it wasn’t what I was planning for.”