Yep, we have been in business for 8 years and we are only now just launching our first website. Kind of strange for a technology company to not have a website for 8 years. Let me share a few reasons why it has taken so long.
What to say?
I have struggled greatly with what to say and how to say it. You see, I really didn't (and don't) want our site to read like every other IT services provider out there. It isn't that the typical site is 'wrong', it is just 'wrong for us'. I wanted to avoid using jargon and marketing catch-phrases, and instead, write in plain language gives vistors to our site a sense of who we are and how we approach things. Could I load the site with a bunch of technical jargon, sure could (and we will probably add more technical information to the site in the coming weeks and months) but that doesn't encourage conversation.
My struggle with wanting the site to be perfect.
Admittedly, I wanted the site to be perfect the first time. And it also had to be complete (all the information we wanted to to provide HAD to be ready when the site launched).
That is just silly and I have decided that it is more important that the measure of success should be our "goal of being genuine" as opposed to perfect.
Time to say thanks!
So, on this our 8 year anniversary, I want to thank a few people:
Co-Founded eyeNET Security with me back in 2004 and gave me the confidence to go into businesses knowing we had the "technical chops" to provide them with great service. I not only thank him for his professional friendship and his amazing technical talent (which I trust implicitly), I also truly appreciate the friendship and guidance he has provided since our first meeting in late 1997.
Lost of businesses and business owners say this, but I truly mean it. I am tremendously grateful for the amazing clients that we have had the opportunity to work with over the past 8 years. You have been patient with me as we have grown, generous with your feedback and encouragement and most importantly, you have inspired me to strive to be a better human being and business owner every single day.
My "Team" of Supporters
I won't mention you all by name but I hope you know who you are. You have spent hours talking with me about business and life, you have made me laugh until my stomach hurt, you have given me a sholder to lean on when things don't go as expected and you have continuiously reminded me that the best way to get to where you want to go is by taking it one step at a time.
Ronii Bartles of Bartles & Associates
I have to mention Ronii by name becuase we started this "website" project almost 4 years ago. She has patiently coached, cajoled, pushed, and pulled me through this process of getting a website together. It isn't perfect, but it is finally up.
So here is to the amazing 8 years that have passed and the next 8 years to come!