This week marks 10 years since IBIT Solutions was first registered as a business.
I very rarely use the company name here. It’s usually referred to as “work” or “the business”. That’s mainly because this is my personal blog. While the things I do at IBIT are a big influence on some of the content I create (when I create it!) I always intended to keep them separate.
10 years ago, along with my business partner Kevin we had the bright idea of giving up our jobs and going it alone.
When I look back it was a rather bonkers decision at the time.
Bryony and I hadn’t long moved into our first house (with our first mortgage!) and Bryony was pregnant with Alice so of course I was going to leave my stable job and risk starting a business.
What was I thinking!
10 years on I’m glad to say it was the right decision.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing. We’ve had scary moments, have made plenty of mistakes and have lots of stress to deal with but there is a lot of satisfaction in being the master of your own destiny.
The good moment have certainly outweighed the bad though and being on this ride for the last ten years has taken me lots of places I couldn’t have imagined 10 years ago.
I’ve also met lots amazing people who I would never have come into contact with if I’d played it safe and stayed in my old job and I’m grateful to everyone who has had an influence on IBIT in that time.
Like a lot of small businesses we’re not perfect. I’ve got a ton of things I need to change, fix, improve or build but we’re going in the right direction.
I’m very lucky to be in position where I enjoy going into the office. It makes the hard work hardly seem like that.
If you’ve had anything to do with IBIT over the last 10 years, in any form, thank you.
Here’s to the next 10!