As we approach the mid-year point of 2015, I imagine you are like me and are taking some time to reflect on the past six months and figure out what you can do to close out the year strong both for your business and personally.
My first thought, as I reflect back over 2015, is gratitude to the Tilson team, our clients, and partners. Without these relationships, Tilson would not be where we are today. We at Tilson are honored to serve alongside our clients, carrying some of the load so that they can focus on their core business.
At Tilson, the year has gotten off to a fast start. We are experiencing another significant growth phase, providing services to even more businesses and their employees throughout the entire country. In the past six months, we have experienced double-digit growth and are projecting even more growth in the next 24 months.
As the Tilson team looks toward celebrating our 20th anniversary this fall, I think back over our history and the extraordinary growth we have had. Only five years after we opened, we were ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. How did we do that? The same way you approach your business: by seeing an opportunity and making the most of it.
I want to take a moment to share what our growth might mean for our Tilson clients and those who choose Tilson in the future:
- One of the challenges of providing premium services is keeping our technology abreast of the continual advancements in the industry. Our response has been to invest even more in the Tilson technology platform – bringing even more data to your fingertips as you consider important business decisions.
- As our reach has extended across geographies and industries, the Tilson team has become even more adept at anticipating the current and future needs of your business. I am committed as ever to best practices and customer service, which I hope is clear with every interaction you have with Tilson.
- To that end, we are thoughtfully and strategically expanding our staff. Erik Young has joined us as COO, bringing his expertise in strategy and lean environment to improve our services and platforms. Scott Hall has joined our sales leadership team, and key hires provide endless value to our payroll, benefits and accounting departments.
This is an exciting time for the PEO industry as a whole. For the past year, I have been chairman of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO). As part of my duties, I worked shoulder to shoulder with elected officials and other PEO leaders across the nation on behalf of the Small Business Efficiency Act, which was signed into law last December. The SBEA is an asset to PEOs and businesses like yours, as it creates new rules in the federal tax code that recognize the expertise of PEOs and the benefits we provide to the small business community.
I encourage you to be just a little selfish with your time over the next few weeks. Carve out a half day or even a week to focus your energy on your core business and what it will take to keep your company thriving.
At Tilson, we want to do all we can so that you can do what you love.