Balance Value While Maintaining Your Vision
By: Naftali Garber 07/20/2015
As your business becomes more successful, and earns the accolades it deserves, it's easy to lose sight of your vision. Of course, if your business is worth a few million dollars one day and worth a billion dollars the next day, the vision you have for your company is immediately going to change. But should it? Being able to maintain your original vision for your company will keep you humble and on edge to achieve more than you already have. Here are a few companies that have balanced value while maintaining their vision.
1. ERPScan 23
ERPScan is the most respected and credible Business Application Security provider. Founded in 2010, the company operates globally and enables large Oil and Gas, Financial and Retail organizations to secure their mission-critical processes. Named as an ‘Emerging Vendor’ in Security by CRN, listed among “TOP 100 SAP Solution providers” and distinguished by 30+ other awards, ERPScan is the leading SAP SE partner in discovering and resolving security vulnerabilities. ERPScan consultants work with SAP SE in Walldorf to assist in improving the security of their latest solutions. ERPScan’s primary mission is to close the gap between technical and business security, and provide solutions to evaluate and secure SAP and Oracle ERP systems and business-critical applications from both, cyber-attacks as well as internal fraud. Usually our clients are large enterprises, Fortune 2000 companies and managed service providers whose requirements are to actively monitor and manage security of vast SAP landscapes on a global scale.
“As a company that has bootstrapped, we stay very true to our vision without external investors that only focus on money. This setup has allowed us to build the business in a successful manner while staying within our expertise and vision.“ - Alexander Polyakov, CTO
2. Innfinity 8
Founded in 1992, INNFINITY is a leading provider of information technology solutions to hotels, condominiums, oil and gas projects, mining projects and remote workforce lodges and camps. INNFINITY manages just over 50,000 rooms throughout North America. Beyond traditional property management, they consider themselves pioneers in consolidated logistics management. As the only hospitality company in the world to provide users with direct access to the Sabre global distribution system, they are able to give users the ability to book and manage travel reservations in addition to managing internal operations at their properties.
“Create a relationship and offer stellar customer service to balance vision and values. We work in many difficult and remote environments, so putting ourselves in the shoes of our customers, to understand their needs, has allowed us to build a great vision and successful business.“ - Shaun Montante, Strategic Accounts Manager
3. Keen 2
Keen IO makes powerful APIs that modern developers use to build custom and white-labeled analytics at scale. Custom analytics shouldn’t be a pain in the backend. Keen IO's APIs do the heavy lifting for you, so you can gather all the data you want and start getting the answers you need.
“A business that will succeed in the long term, must first build a foundation on its community, product and people. Then, as you continue to grow, it will be essential that you focus carefully on the bottom line, otherwise, you will eventually cease to exist.” - Kyle Wild, CEO
4. Business Talent Group 1
Business Talent Group is a global consulting marketplace that lets firms quickly harness exceptional independent talent to get critical work done. Since 2007 they have provided leading companies, private equity firms and major non-profits with project-based solutions that are more effective and less expensive than traditional consulting. It's a new way to work, and BTG is leading the charge.
“It is never a good idea to compromise values for growth, as your business stands on your integrity and reputation. Luckily, our vision is very consistent with our values and we have not yet seen any major conflicts between living the vision and being successful.” - Jody Greenstone Miller, CEO & Co - Founder
5. Sierraware 1
Sierraware provides scalable and ultra-secure technologies including Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI), ARM TrustZone TEE software, and malware protection for mobile devices. They are dedicated to delivering breakthrough virtualization technology enables organizations to streamline IT operations and allow users to access services from any device. Sierraware's SierraVisor offer OEMs a high-performance, compact and portable hypervisor designed expressly for embedded processors. SierraTEE is a powerful secure operating system and full TEE for ARM-TrustZone enabled platforms. SierraTEE enables device manufacturers to effectively address rapidly growing market segments mobile security, secure payment, and DRM. Sierraware offers a ready-to-use hypervisor and security and networking applications that support a wide range of ARM architectures and SOCs.
“You must seize the opportunity to grow because it is so easy to become irrelevant very quickly. Remember, it is much better to be a very small part of a large company, rather than a large part of a small company.” - Gopal Jayaraman, CEO