For the fourth year in a row, InkHouse has been named a Pacesetter by the Boston Business Journal, which issues the annual ranking of the state’s fastest growing private companies.
Like the other companies in the room at the awards ceremony last week, we’ve been focused on growth and reliant on our hard working and smart team to help us get there.
For my acceptance speech I was asked to speak for no more than one minute and to include the word “growth.” Growth is a funny concept – too often it gets relegated to size. However, by definition, growth means becoming more complex. Maturing.
At InkHouse, growth has meant cultivating our ability to see potential. In employees, potential can look different when a woman is wearing it instead of a man. In telling great company stories, potential can be hidden beneath a pile of jargon. In our work, potential is lost when hard work is mistaken for good work.
As I said on stage last week, InkHouse’s growth has sprouted from one simple fact: We’re only as good as the work we did yesterday.
So far so good.
We started out 2014 with a bang by opening our San Francisco office and just this week, we hired our 55th employee.
Thanks to the Boston Business Journal for recognizing our efforts, and the 69 other award winners last week. It was such a privilege to represent our curious, smart, dogged, funny, and kind team.
We plan to be back next year!
Beth is the CEO of Inkhouse, which she co-founded in 2007 and has grown into one of the top ranked agencies in the country. Beth’s been recognized as one of the Top Women in PR by PR News, the Top 25 Innovators by The Holmes Report and as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Beth believes that shared values, and the freedom to create are the foundations of all meaningful work. She brings this philosophy to building a culture of creative progress at Inkhouse.