Eight is a lucky number in China.? When my wife's company had its eighth anniversary she rented a cupcake food trailer and drove to 8 stops around town (customers' addresses) and delivered custom cupcakes!? We're not quite as hip at BP3, but I sure am glad to have been here for 8 years.
How fitting that in our Eighth year we have some accomplishments I wouldn't have imagined when we started:
- Recognized as one of Austin's Best Places to Work,
- Appeared in the Austin Fast 50 for the fifth year in a row (and what would be seventh if we had applied in previous years)
- Held a fantastic customer conference for 57 customers and our whole team - in fact our survey results for customers: 100% of respondents said they would return again next year, and 100% said they would recommend BPMCAMP to a colleague.? Get on the mailing list for 2016!
- Established a great business in Europe - and simultaneously our first footprint in Australia!
Perhaps the only part I could easily imagine was working with a great team - because I knew from day 1 that Lance and I wouldn't settle for anything less. We'd rather be a 2 person consulting company than to compromise on quality.? We believed we could build an organization that was bigger than Lombardi's services arm was when we left in 2007 - and we've done that and moreso.
And yet here we are after 8 years, and the view in front of us looks as promising as ever. I see great opportunities across a number of avenues... and increasingly, I get to turn all of our learnings about process improvement to our own business. As our scale increases, the opportunity for process improvement increases.? And the opportunities to just do things better keep showing up at our door.? And this is what I love about building the business here.