I have not posted anything in quite a while. This is a good thing, because it means I am doing things that are actually profitable. Black Duck has had another growth year, and we are excited to have met the goals that we set for ourselves. The year did not come without challenges, but we met them head on. The growth was not only in our sales revenue, but also in our knowledge of the industry, procedures, and experience. We are leaner, more efficient, producing better quality product and service, and are delivering an all around better experience for our customers. We feel like we are hitting a stride, and are satisfied in the decisions we made that brought us to be business owners.
Profit comes in many forms. Monetary forms of course, but also contentment in your vocation, satisfaction that comes with serving others by providing valuable products and service, gathering of knowledge and skill just to name a few. I believe that every business exist to make a profit - this is capitalism at the core. However, it makes the whole journey more fun when you focus on serving others, and the dollars take care of themselves.
So, in this Holy Season, don't forget the words of Christ, "What does it profit you to gain the whole world, but forfeit your soul." Focus on things that matter, and you will be profitable. Our bank account will not be of much significance when we see Christ.
Matt Waite - Chimney Guy Owner Black Duck Chimney MI Mechanical Contractor - Specialty Wood & Gas