It seems like yesterday that I tacked Monty Hagler’s letter on my wall announcing that RLF Communications had hit that important milestone of five years in business. “Wow,” I thought, “What an accomplishment! I can’t wait to say that for Clairemont.”
When you start a company, you read all kinds of scary facts about the number of businesses that never make it to a fifth anniversary. Thankfully, the days where doubts crept in have been far outweighed by the days that my inner voice shouted, “Woohoo, we are doing this! It is really happening!”
So many things have been learned including the fact that when you start a PR agency, it is hard to determine “the” day that you become official. Was it the day we got the business license? Was it the day we signed a lease? (Buying The Clairemont House two years later trumps that, though!) Was it the day we got our first client? Because of this, we plan to celebrate all year. We’re kicking off the festivities starting today since it was five years ago today that I didn’t go to work somewhere else due to the fact that I had announced the day before that I was starting a new agency.
It was also on this day in 2010 that I first blogged as Clairemont’s CEO and promised, amongst other things, random dancing. We’ll mark this milestone by dancing for five minutes on the hour for five hours today on the Clairemont porch. If you are local, please join us. Otherwise, feel free to cut a rug from where you are, but we’ll only believe you if you send us a video we can post on our Facebook page.
We have some exciting things in the works for 2015 and our fifth anniversary. Five seems to be a magical number for us right now. Check back here for more on all that real soon. Love and hugs to everyone who has cheered us on as we’ve felt like the Little Engine That Could! xoxox –D