We were recently informed that we've been named as one of three finalists for the 2019 Small Business of the Year by the Lone Star College-Small Business Development Center Advisory Council.
It’s a familiar story, repeated over and over again: you get a new client, you’re excited to work with them, you know exactly how to solve their problems. They’re excited to work with you, eager to make the most of your team’s expertise and ability to solve their problems. Everyone’s happy. Until … everybody’s not happy. The client doesn’t appreciate what you’re doing for them — or worse — has no idea at all what you’re doing for them. Eventually, the relationship degrades and you part ways, sometimes on good terms, sometimes on very much less-than-good terms.
In case there was any doubt - yes, I did return to work for a second (and third, and fourth) day. How could I not after all that Day 1 promised? Now the real work begins, or actually, the training.
It can be hard to be "the new girl." Fortunately, as the daughter of a U.S. Marine, I have lots of experience. The fear of the unknown that accompanies walking into a new office setting rarely rattles me, but if I'm completely honest, I did have some butterflies during the drive to work. They were set free shortly after walking through the door thanks to a very accepting team.
I love this community. I feel like a majority of the agencies in the HubSpot Partner Program are comfortable playing nice with each other, sharing best practices and even transferring clients peacefully.