365 days sounds like a pretty long time, but for a group of people that moves as fast as we do, it quickly flew by. Looking over the past year, Ten Forward Consulting has worked to strengthen our stance in the software consulting space with the help of our awesome clients, team members, and URP.
Weâ€™ve had a lot of fun dipping our toes in different industries while working with each of our unique clients. Mobile Doorman, a residency communication app based in Chicago, IL, had us operating with property owners all over the nation while clients like Wellbe and UWLE kept us busy locally, right here in Madison, WI.
Although we love working with our clients, we canâ€™t help but also pay just a little attention to our own laundry list of software ideas. Cloud Five is an ongoing internal project that provides a more coherent alternative to the familiar programs, Eclipse or Xcode. It allows developers to simplify the unavoidable workload that comes with building a mobile HTML5-based app. More recently, we launched a professional document creation tool, Handshake, to help other small businesses like us become more efficient in their proposal writing processes.
In order to ensure we properly execute both external and internal projects, our team has grown in size! We hired on Zach, a full-time developer and Sophia, our Office Manager. Both joined us at our coworking location, Madworks Coworking, in University Research Park (URP). We love being surrounded by a room of diverse, busy minds (and beer!).
As a whole, 2014 was a year for growth. We took on bigger clients than we had in the past, expanded our geographical client map, added members to our team, and upgraded from a mini fridge of beer bottles to a full-blown kegerator. We are thankful for the many experiences of 2014 and are ready and excited for those to come in 2015.
Thanks for reading. Happy New Year!