When we think of the statistics concerning SMB’s lifespan, between 2002 and 2008, 100 000 new small businesses were born but 90 000 died during the same period, according to Industry Canada. http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/061.nsf/eng/02716.html Of course, as an entrepreneur, we worry. The first years of the business were accordingly very stressful.
I often compare the entrepreneur to a parent and its business to a child. The first five years require a strong supervision 24/7. Then, you give your child a bit of liberty but you still supervise his/her growth. Groupe PCMS is now a full blown teenager with its pros and cons. We can now take vacation at the same time and expect our teen to behave but, as every teen, we have to keep him/her interested, motivated, captivated. In order to do so, we have decided to offer our teenager some change!
Since the very beginning of PCMS, we have always had a vision of a loft for the office, high ceilings, wood or concrete on the floor, brick and large windows on the wall. The only thing we were able to do was to take a “traditional office” and turn it into a “loft wannabe”. This year was the final year of our lease and in the usual shopping for an office space, Stephane and I have found the perfect spot for our teen.
In an industry that is constantly evolving with lighting fast changes, nobody here is worried about a move, but because we are going to have to pack everything, we will then ask ourselves: “Will this item continue its journey with us or not?”. I bet that the Access 2.0 books will not survive! The “IT for dummies” either.
The only question that still remains unanswered after 15 years is: “Between Stephane and Pierre Marc, who is the mom and the dad?”
We will definitely miss the view from our terrace, but the new offices will charm us right away! We are eager to show you our new location!