growth

"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together."

James Cash Penney, Founder of JCPenney

I read a statistic recently that says half of all companies fail within the first 5 years. Well, this week we are celebrating 5 years as PropLogix (whoop, whoop!) Although our company has more than 20 years in the business, it was 5 years ago that we took on the 'PropLogix' name and the goal to make this company something spectacular.
 
It's been a challenging and fulfilling journey so far. I have seen myself grow along with it in ways I never thought possible when I started over 4 years ago as a researcher. Now, I'm the Chief Operations Officer and I'm responsible for each employee and the zillions of reports they send out each month.  
 
This anniversary seems like a good time to reflect on some of the biggest changes and challenges we've met since growing from a handful -- to a building-full.
 
1. Size - When your company increases by 2,500% you've really got to keep up. We've quickly outgrown an entire floor of our office building and will soon be upgrading to a big and beautiful new space. Everyone is really excited about that -- but the tight quarters have given us a chance to be creative and bond with each other. 
 
2. Organization - Five years ago the few people that worked for us had an exhaustive list of duties. Now we can dedicate people to a single focus and they're the experts. I mean, we have our own sales force and a separate marketing department. It's been really cool to see this happen. 
 
3. Company Culture - I feel proud to be part of cultivating a fun-loving and enthusiastic atmosphere. The people of PropLogix really care about what they do. We like to keep things casual here and it still feels like we're a tight-knit family. It's my goal for that to remain a constant
 
Sincerely, 
Haley Bergamo
PropLogix / Director of Client Success
 
Have you had the honor to watch your company grow? What were the challenges you had to overcome? Would you have done anything differently? I'd love to hear about it. Comment below.
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