2 Years Old
“According to the SBA, over 50% of small businesses fail in the first year.” From about.com
Today is the two year anniversary of my web design company Birch Lake Studios. October 12, 2004 is the official date of our incorporation. While we didn’t really start (by that I mean taking clients) until December of that year, we did spend the time and money to get started in the right direction.
It is no coincidence that today, two years later, we launched our new website at http://birchlakestudios.com/
We’re hammering out little things (like the blog system) but we’re definitely taking a huge step forward. It’s hard for any company to spend so much time on itself, but it’s especially difficult for a small business to shut down the shop to give itself some attention. Along with the new site, we redesigned our logo, business cards, letterhead, and envelopes. It was hard – the client was hard to please. Special thanks to our talented graphic designer, Tim O’Connor, for his excellent work and endless patience.
As we wrap this project up I have taken some time to reflect on what we’ve done and how we did it. Look for my next blog post, coming soon: How (and Why) to Be Your Own Client.