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Liquid Web Case Study – the Importance of Finding the Right Vendor

Earlier this year I was interviewed by Liquid Web, our hosting company, about our experiences with them for a case study that was released this week. We’ve been with Liquid Web since our big server disaster in 2008. We’ve stayed with them from that initial dedicated server, to another dedicated server, and most recently last year’s move to a server cluster. We also have used their cloud servers for LockerPulse and for our other miscellaneous sites like this blog. There are a ton of options… Continue reading

8/23/19

We’re Back on the Inc. 5000 for the 5th Straight Year!

The Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the US came out this morning, and we made the list for the 5th straight year! This year we moved up to #3368, the highest we’ve been on the list. There are a lot of faster growing companies out there, but I think what’s most impressive about what we’ve done is that we’ve done it for five straight years. According to the letter we received from Inc., this is quite rare: Of the tens of thousands… Continue reading

8/14/19

We’re up to #14 on the List of Fastest-Growing Companies in Albany

The Albany Business Review released their 2019 list of fastest-growing companies in the Albany area (link behind a paywall), and for the fourth straight year we’re on the list and moving up! This year we’re #14 with $5.18 million in 2018 revenue and three-year revenue growth of 105.97%. Once sales are in the millions, growing 100+% over three years is quite an accomplishment, one that I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to repeat. So as I’m writing this, I’m reflecting on how grateful I… Continue reading

6/28/19

Cleaning House: iPrioritize Shutting Down & More

One of the things that tends to happen when you’ve been around 12+ years and experimented a lot with different business models and ventures, especially in the beginning, is that you end up with a ton of legacy “stuff.” One of my initiatives for 2019 is to really trim out anything non essential. For instance, until last week we probably had a dozen sites running WordPress. Many of which haven’t been updated in years, but at one point showed some promise, and either still had… Continue reading

1/2/19

The Albany Business Review Named Us One of the Best Places to Work for 2018!

The Albany Business Review recently named us one of their 2018 Best Places to Work award for small companies. That announcement was back in October, and today they published a short interview with my business partner Greg (behind a paywall unfortunately). The tone was intended to be pretty light/goofy, here’s an excerpt: Using one word, sum up your company’s culture. Busylaxed. A made up word that means staying busy but in a relaxed atmosphere. What is your team’s superpower? Cranking out orders! Our team can… Continue reading

12/7/18

Using Twitter for Our Weather Delay Notifications

This morning I awoke to a pretty sizable winter storm, especially for the middle of November. Due to the warmish weather we’ve had recently, the 8-10 inches of snow that we received felt more like 8-10 inches of sleet. It was heavy and wet to move, and the roads were not great this morning. I’ve advocated in the past for employers to be smarter about days like today. Unless you’re a doctor or a police officer or some other job that’s critical to society, stay… Continue reading

11/16/18

We’re Back on the Inc. 5000 for the Fourth Consecutive Year!

This morning Inc. released their list of the 5000 fastest growing private US companies and for the fourth straight year we’re on the list. This year we’re ranked #3,778 with 96% three-year growth. A few thoughts beyond what I’ve mentioned in past years: It’s an incredible honor to make these lists and be mentioned alongside so many great companies. Nothing lasts forever so I’m just trying to appreciate it while we’re in the middle of it. This year they included rankings by metro area, and… Continue reading

8/15/18

We’re #16 on the List of Fastest-Growing Companies in Albany

For the third year in a row we’ve been named to the Albany Business Review’s List of Fastest-Growing Companies (link is behind a paywall). This year we were #16 with 96.31% three-year growth! Last year we were #21 with 48.37% growth, and the year before we were #18 based on five-year growth. What struck me this year when looking at the list was the current number of full-time employees. At 8 we had the second fewest of the 34 companies that submitted that information. Many… Continue reading

6/23/18

We’re on the Inc 5000 for the Third Straight Year!

Today the Inc 5000 came out and we are #3613, up over 500 places from last year! The letter we received from Inc noted that less than 1 in 5 companies make the list three times, yet alone three straight years. This consistent growth is one of the things that I’m most proud of. I think I summed up my thoughts well when we made it last year: I think making back-to-back lists is a testament to the quality of the organization that we’ve built…. Continue reading

8/16/17

We’re #21 on the Albany Business Review’s 2017 List of Fastest-Growing Companies

We were recently named to The Albany Business Review’s 2017 Fastest-Growing Companies List (list is partially behind a paywall). This is our second straight year on the list. They changed the list a bit this year – it was based upon 3-year growth instead of 5-year growth, and it contained the top 50 local businesses instead of the top 30. Nevertheless, we came in at #21 with 48.37% growth! We tend to fly under the radar compared to other local businesses, which is totally fine… Continue reading

7/11/17