Three years of running a software consultancy

January 11, 2015

Brian Cardarella, CEO of Dockyard on the company’s 2014 year-in-review:

This year’s story is one of how we nearly went out of business twice yet still managed to pull off our most successful year yet.

His entire story is very transparent and clearly presents some seldom-discussed aspects of small software companies. I’ve dealt with most of his same issues personally as I grow my own software consultancy. Hiring is hard. Maintaining a quality rate is hard. Building a business development team is hard. Maintaining sufficient margins is hard. Culture is hard. But when it all pays off that hard work is rewarding. Here’s to another great year, Brian.

I wish more people would share the real stories of small companies like this.