#100 The Peaceful Way
Happy Sunday, everyone.
What I’m Learning/Doing
I shared this with some of our people last week and it’s still at the forefront of my mind. I think it’s especially relevant in our time. I believe it applies anywhere.
- In the essentials — unity
- In the inessentials — liberty
- In all things — charity
Honestly (honestly.co): Finished the first half of 2020 soft on sales but profits are actually slightly up from last year, despite several clients still “on pause” from everything going on.
LOFT (poweredbyloft.com): Finished the first half of 2020 in pretty good shape, all things considered. We made two hires early in the year and profitability is back on track. It’s pretty evident that COVID contributed to slower sales numbers, however, things are picking up a lot.
CrewPay (paywithcrew.com): Since the beginning of the year, CrewPay has only had a few weeks where new contractors haven’t signed up. As more people add 1099 income to their lives, we see an exciting path to create better experiences for independent workers.
Pttrns (pttrns.com): Our renewed focus on Pttrns is starting to create some momentum. We’re experimenting with several customer acquisition and retention tactics starting this month.
Augusto (augusto.digital): The focus on Healthcare and partnerships has helped the first half of 2020 get off to a great start. Q3 and Q4 are looking strong since adding new business development and engagement leader roles last month.
Last thing, as mentioned a few weeks ago, Calm made an acquisition in June. It’s a WordPress themes business. We’re pretty excited about it. I look forward to sharing more soon.
Until next time.
P.S. Thinking about picking up something like this for when I’m working abroad: https://www.intension-design.com/tripodtable?
P.P.S. Liked the new design focused site and content from Slack: https://slack.design/
P.P.P.S. Thought this site was well done and informative: https://atozofai.withgoogle.com/intl/en-US/