Introducing Blackfly Solutions

Submitted by adixon on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 09:30

After a short and successful gestation period, I'm happy to open wide the doors of our new consultancy to the non-profit public.

Four years ago, I decided it was time to go it alone with my web development work. During that period I've enjoyed myself immensely and am proud of all the work I've accomplished: my client work, contributions to Drupal, contributions to CiviCRM, and balancing my work with my family life.

About a year ago, I started thinking about what the future might look like, and decided it was time to move out of my comfort zone. I had noticed that although working as a one-person shop was extremely satisfying and efficient, it was also limiting, for both myself and my clients. My goals were to be able to deliver larger projects, broaden my expertise, and build a sustainable business of delivering websites for non-profits over the longer haul.

At the same time, two of my colleagues from my past, both of whom I have the highest respect for, were looking for work. So the idea of expanding my consultancy was born. Both of them have been around the block enough times to know that starting something new is easy, but starting something that lasts takes a little more thought. So we began by working on some projects together to see where our different strengths would best be used together.

You can see a list of them on our portfolio page. There was some learning along the way - about communications, new skills, balancing workloads, etc., but the outcomes were successful from both the clients' perspectives and ours, so we're now ready to make it official.

Welcome to us!