Someone asked me yesterday when I started my business. “2009”, I replied – mainly because that’s when I did start my business!
“Wow – that was a tough time to start a business”, he replied. And I guess it was, coming in the middle of “the great recession”, but looking back I never really thought of it that way. It was time to try something new and I figured that there was never a “good” time to do that.
I’ve been incredibly lucky with building my business year-over-year but what’s more encouraging than just building the business is the acceleration of growth I’m seeing. I’ve just issued my 300th invoice and I analyzed the history of those invoices.
- To issue the first hundred invoices took 30 months
- The second hundred took 16 months
- And, the last hundred took only 11 months!
That looks like this:
Obviously I’m hoping that the trend continues, at least for the next couple of years until I’m definitely in a position to expand my operation and bring in some support staff. If you have your own growth story please talk about it below.