IG 8 Year Anniversary for blog.jpg June marks the 8th anniversary of the Improve Group. Looking back over the past eight years, it is amazing to reflect on the dozens of organizations we’ve worked with, the amazing things we’ve learned, and the friends we’ve made over the years. For me, the connection we make with people is one of the most rewarding aspects of our work. Each day I work with talented, committed, passionate staff, and with organizations that are making a significant difference in the world we all live in. This is a pretty big milestone for us. Although we haven’t yet reached a decade, over the last year we have felt less like a “start up” and more like an established business, while retaining a great enthusiasm for what we do. Not that we don’t face many of the same issues small, relatively young businesses face: trying to predict what the future holds for us; making healthy and confident hiring, marketing and financial decisions; navigating regulations that effect us; and finding ways to compensate our staff fairly while keeping our prices competitive. However, these issues don’t consume us the way they used to. I’m sure others share this experience: part of looking back is realizing that you would do some things differently now. It is all part of the growth process. One of the things I am most proud of is how we bring our history and experience to each new project, and get better every year. The Improve Group is looking forward to continuing to learn, grow and help organizations be their best in the years to come.