We’re fortunate–very fortunate–because we can claim 2010 as the best year ever for Creo Quality. About a year ago, we established 2 goals for our business:
- Help three entrepreneurs initiate product development activities during 2010.
- Increase Creo Quality’s top-line revenue by 25% in 2010 (against 2009).
How have we done?
During 2010, we have worked with over a dozen early-stage entrepreneurs. I wish I could report that most have entered into product development. But in these economic times, most inventors and entrepreneurs have had a difficult time raising funds. We have helped a few of these companies get to the next step. Another outcome of our work was creating a tool we call “Building The Business Case“. It’s a high-level snapshot / checklist / workbook to provide a little guidance and direction for entrepreneurs. Feel free to download and use it for your ideas (and send it our way for review).
At last check a few weeks ago, revenue for the year is up over 30% from 2009 (and we still have a couple more weeks to go). Again, in these times, we are truly blessed to be in this position. This has allowed us to explore and invest in some pet projects, such as Big Ideas. This has also allowed us to provide more “free” assistance to inventors and entrepreneurs.
Creo Quality is looking forward to 2011 and will be setting some lofty goals. We plan to continue helping entrepreneurs, to expand Big Ideas program, and to begin working more closely with communities and economic development organizations.
Thanks for being part of our journey.