Well, the time has come to finally introduce my new venture, or more aptly put, my new AD-venture! I have founded a new consulting firm for the building products industry called Sole Source Consultants. The mission of this new organization is to help businesses prosper by offering expertise in virtually every aspect of their operation. My specialty is the marketing, branding, communication strategy and overall reputation management side, as well as website and social media, and of course, code and specification assistance. To make sure we can meet any need out there, however, I have also been working with some of the best independent consultants our industry has to offer. So, that's the basic pitch. For more information, e-mail me at MaxP@SoleSourceConsultants.com and I'll gladly provide specific details.
Also, I will note that after this post, I will not promote my business in this space. This blog will remain the popular industry observation point that so many have flocked to since 2005. I am humbled by that and thank you for reading. I will have a specific blog for the new company on the Sole Source site that will cover issues pertaining to that business, but I have no desire to ever mix the two.
Finally, as I have worked to put this together, I have been repeatedly asked why I am going in this direction. What was my thought process and so on? For companies in our industry, I believe now is the time to attack, business-wise. It is time to step up, get ahead of the pack and be a market leader as the economy continues to evolve. Smart companies are making the moves necessary to be at the forefront, and they will be in the market for the services that a group like mine can provide. But this is also about my family. My great grandfather, grandfather, Dad and brother Steve all started businesses and did extremely well. I want to see if I can measure up to their awesome legacy. I also wanted to create a vehicle that my kids (along with my wife, brother, sister and Mom) can look at and be proud of: a venture that sets the tone for the future, provides positive services and helps people achieve and reach their goals.
Plus, rumor has it that if I do well, I might move up the rankings of the favorite people in my Mom's life. Right now I am perking around #17... so there's that.
Anyway, thank you for reading and supporting the blog and my career over the years. Please know I truly appreciate any and all consideration you send my way.
- Since this blog was so long, we'll save the posts for next week, when I will have a piece on a very scary and discouraging story about glaziers getting cut out of the food chain by generals, and the mistakes that come with it. So come back for that next week!
Write Max at MaxP@SoleSourceConsultants.com.
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