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Delivering Great – year 2

2 years

It’s our 2nd anniversary

I’ve heard it said that most businesses fail within the first 2 years.  If this is true, I guess we’ve overcome a big hurdle.  I am proud and humbled by our success. Over the last 2 years we have focused on delivering great. Great products. Great results. Great effort. All of these things, we believe will lead to great success.  We have never focused on the money. I’ve always said that if you deliver great, the money will follow.  So far, we’ve been right.

We, our, us

When I speak about Propel Pages, I often say we, our and us.  This may seem odd since Propel Pages at face value is really just me, but looking deeper it’s really made up of many people who have an influence on this business.  Propel Pages is made up of our customers, contractors, friends, family and advisers. We all share in the success of this venture. We have succeeded in spite of others in our industry saying that it can’t be done without a full-time sales dept., big office and all of the conventional business operations. As I’ve said before; it’s the product that drives the sales, not the other way around.

Don’t take it personally, it’s just business.

Keep reading. It just keeps getting better.

Looking for a new career challenge

Well it’s that time, I’m in the job market.  After 5 great years with Miller Media (based in Troy, Michigan) I’ve decided that I need some new challenges.  When I first started at Miller I was hired as a run-of-the-mill web designer to produce small websites for local manufacturers.  The average price tag was around $1,000.  At that time websites were being offered just as a service with no focus on the web design side of the advertising business.

5 Years Later

Well in 5 years I worked hard to become the Sr. Web Designer and have taken the web development side of the business to being one of the largest industrial/manufacturing website development firms in the Mid-West.  The quality of the websites has gone up not only in terms of artistically but also functionality and especially search engine performance.

Now What?

I’ve done all I can with this company and now feel the need to move on.  I’d like to be able to go to a company with an aggressive vision and real passion for Internet marketing.  I’d also like to have the opportunity to do some public speaking and teaching on the C.A.U.S.E. web design methodology I developed and implemented into the Internet marketing company’s design focus (read more about it here).  I’ll continue to jot down my journey to the next step in my career and If you’re interested in my wares, drop me a line at mike[at]mikestoverweb.com