Posted by John Pollard on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 00:44
It's been more than two years since we got our feet off the ground, and while it's been a long and hard road, we've been happy to take it on. We started small, and we still are, but our clients have helped us grow into the company we are today; and as we progress, they progress too.
I never used to think of myself as a business man…I still don't. I did know that I wanted to own my own business, because I grew up believing that it is one of the most respectable, and freeing things someone can do in their life. I still believe that, and I always will. I do what I do, because I love it, and I’ve decided to dedicate my life to it. I want to learn and get better throughout the course of my life, and if Blacklime is still around in 30 years, I'll be at the wheel helping my partners steer the ship.
When we decided to update our image, we had some tough questions to ask ourselves, the toughest one being: Who are we, really? Needless to say it took a while to figure it out. We wanted to build a culture that people can connect with, and who we are as people plays an important role in that. We're all different, yet we have so much in common. We're nice guys and we all have our own personalities, interests, thoughts, and opinions.
That's the concept we're trying to portray with our new brand and website. We're nice guys, and we're here to help. It’s a simple, honest concept that people can connect with. We’re all available to take your call, and we’d love to help you. Blacklime is a place where everyone can speak their mind, and the best idea wins.
It’s been hard to get to the core of what we do. We have an extensive list of services, but saying that we do everything and labeling ourselves as a “one stop shop” or a “full turnkey” business, is in my opinion, just a fancy way of saying that we do all kinds of stuff that you don’t necessarily need, and it's going to be expensive.
Is it better to have a company that does everything, or a company that does everything carefully? We put thought into our work, because we want it to make an impact. We think of the client first, because making them look good, makes us look good. That's what we're all about, and that’s the kind of business man that I am. We're accessible, passionate, talented, and we love what we do. What more could you ask for?
My name's John, and I'm a nice guy. Welcome to the new Blacklime.