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We launched our new website on Friday. Ideas and concepts have been bouncing around the office since the beginning of the year. We have been actively working on it since May. As always, I get deeply involved because the website represents my company, a business that has consumed my life for 13 years. However, with this new launch, I am overwhelmed with pride, not so much in how the website showcases our collection of web services and the many accomplishments we’ve achieved over the years, but in the people that work here. They know that this is their company too. They take pride in what they do. They truly work together, leveraging each other’s strengths, to make this company what it is. Our clients benefit greatly from this… and so does Beacon. As a small business, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind, with our “heads down”, focusing on today’s tasks. Whenever I take a step back to look at the big picture, I always say “Wow”.
When we discuss website design with our customers, we talk about the goals of the website and how the design facilitates those goals. We talk about all the various components, features and options available. For this project, we went through the same process internally. Trust me, the Beacon Team enjoyed pushing back on me whenever I tried to skirt the process – treating me like they do any other customer – because they believe in the process and they know it produces quality results.
Whenever we launch a new website for a client, or complete a project, we always send out an internal email that announces the launch, points out all the cool features and tricky development, but most of all, this email acknowledges all the employees that were involved in the project and their contributions. Well, with the launch of our new website, the list seemed endless. Every member of the team contributed. Every member wanted the site to be the best, represent what they do every day and meet the business goals that I had discussed with them. Congrats to the team (again). I am very proud of this website, but I am more proud to have such a great dedicated team here at Beacon.