FastTrac® Graduate Spotlight / Upstate: BigBlueHat
This morning FastTracSC sent out their periodic Connections newsletter that included a nice right up of BigBlueHat:
Benjamin Young admittedly hates computers, but in 2002 he launched BigBlueHat, a web design and information management company. Why? Because he wants to provide people with solutions for the same problems that annoy him about computers. This idea and BigBlueHat’s customer-centered mission to “make the web a better place” helped the firm to enjoy enough growth over the years that in 2006 Young decided to expand is own “freelance gig” by bringing on web developer Brad Garrett. Together, they provide web design and development services, as well as content management and project management systems, all of which can be customized to fit their different customers’ needs.
Hoping to grow his company even more, Young enrolled in a FastTrac GrowthVenture class in Greenville facilitated by Kim Williams in the fall of 2007, an experience he would gladly repeat. Looking back, Young said that his only regret is that he did not know about the program when he started the company. He explained, “I gained insight into business management essentials I’d overlooked, shared experiences with other small business owners, and learned from leading local entrepreneurs. In many ways, it changed the course my business took.” Find out more about the course BigBlueHat has taken and where it is going at www.bigbluehat.com.
I really did enjoy FastTrac, and would do it again. If you’re in South Carolina and are looking to start or grow your business, I recommend you check out the FastTrac programs. They’re worth every penny.