The next few days I'm going to be writing some posts reviewing this past year.
In 2007 Iíve received 61,457 emails, sent 13,174 emails, spoken in front of approximately 3,445 people at 25 speaking events, received 928 Facebook messages, sent 601 Facebook messages, wrote 181 blog posts, had 135 business lunches, held 83 employee interviews, been on 49 airplanes, talked with 46 venture capital firms, visited 28 cities, attended 27 business dinners, had 20 press interviews, held 11 Entrepreneur & Social Entrepreneur Meetups, read 9 books, been to New York City 5 times, added 4 roommates to our house of entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs, lost 3 phones, been on 2 magazine covers, been on 1 national television show, and completed 1 book manuscript.
At iContact we had 39 million pageviews of icontact.com, raised $5.35 million in venture capital, had 3.75 million visitors to icontact.com, wrote 104,000 lines of code, added 10,100 net customers, responded to 2343 ops tickets, responsed to 1141 systems tickets, fixed 1048 bugs, added 46 employees, added 30 servers, received 4 term sheets, won 4 major awards, threw 3 company parties, lost 2 employees, changed 1 company name, and changed 1 brand name.
Wow. Here's to keeping up the pace in 2008 as well as focusing on what is truly important--family, friends, relationships, health, laughter, memories, and working to reduce human suffering.
If you are working on trying to succeed in business, ask yourself, did YOU have 162 business lunches and dinners in 2007!? Wow.
Posted by John.
I am also writing a series in obtaining funding for a mobile messaging venture; it has been a comedy of errors, mostly mine. http://bizcast.tyepad.com
Posted by Alan Wilensky.
How many customers could you have landed for your company in the time it took you to tally all those stats up?
Posted by Your Name.
Man, hope you aren't buying all those lunches. Bring a brown bag and save some cash!!
Posted by Spending too much.
Posted by Wes Mahler.
About this Blog: Follow the journey of entrepreneur Ryan Allis as he builds his company iContact into the worldwide leader in on-demand software for online communications, publishes his book Zero to One Million, travels the country as a speaker on entrepreneurship, explores the worlds of public policy, technology, marketing, management, leadership, venture capital, and organizational behavior, and lives a passionate life as a North Carolina entrepreneur and CEO.