Aug 21, 2006

Those Are Some Big Britches

"Some day, a company will come along and put us out of business, so it might as well be us."

Projected 2004 sales: $15.5 million plus
A spirit of innovation and evolution is driving ePrize toward its next goal: $30 million in sales by 2007. But it's not all about the bottom line at this company. Top-notch customer service and quality employees are two principal areas that spark ePrize's engine.
From "Young Millionaires: Class of 2004", Entrepreneur magazine, by Amanda C. Kooser

The agency’s reputation [...] led it to estimated 2005 sales of more than $25.5 million, a 37-percent increase over 2004 sales.
From 2006 Fast 50, Fast Company, by Author Unknown

Company sales jumped from $18.6 million in 2004 to nearly $30 million [in 2005]... When I first interviewed Linkner 11 months ago, he said his long-term goal was $100 million in annual sales by 2008 or 2009. Now he says the goal is $150 million by 2009.
From Motivation comes from make-believe, The Detroit Free Press, by Tom Long

From $15.5 million in 2004 to $150 million in 2009. Those are some really big britches to fill - a tenfold increase. They're on the path to doing this, but at what cost to the people that work there - and what reward to the people that work there? The rewards for some are obvious while the "little people" will take some heavy lumps. Growth is great, but at what cost?

1 comment:

NoLimits said...

BTW, with all of that proposed growth, you would think that when looking for new office space that the considerations of parking might have been in play. Or did "Leadership" expect the same forty/fifty people to do that gajillion dollar business and not the hundreds of folks that they have and are getting in?