I firmly believe that, the only constant is change.
For 7 years, I’ve been running Cannonbose as the company that I wanted. Along the way, some things worked, some didn’t. At most times, I was pretty happy. At other times, I’d be keeping a list of things I’d do different if offered the opportunity.
The time for that new opportunity has come.
First, the little change. It’s summer and I have two new exchange students coming this evening to stay with us from Russia and Taiwan. With the desire to spend more time as an extended family and prepare for the big changes to come, Cannonbose starting tomorrow will be closed on Fridays. We will be available for emergencies. Since much of our work is scheduled, this won’t affect projects, only adhoc support.
Next, a little bit bigger change. Peichi and I have decided to move to Taiwan. Peichi has been living in the United States since 1999. It’s time for us to return to Asia to be with family and friends and most importantly, start our own family. Despite the far geographic relocation, Cannonbose’s initial within one-business day response time will continue to stand.
Finally, the really big change. Cannonbose will close at the end of the year.
Before panicking, Cannonbose’s replacement company will come into being by mid-October. Clients if they so chose, will be migrated to the new company. Those clients that don’t want to move will be offered alternative development and support options.
Now why? Quite simply put, another partner and I are joining forces to create and run the company we’ve been dreaming of these past few years.
To start, we’ll have four or five employees including ourselves. For you, this immediately brings an increase in our production and support capabilities and availability.
Next, we’re productizing our service offerings which means value versus time-based pricing. This means that for most of our current and new clients our high-quality and personal servicing will be at fixed price points.
Third, through advances in our technology basis, we’ll be managing all phases of projects and client interactions online. This means that all of us, including clients, will be on the same page to interact for projects and support. No more lost emails or wondering who said what. A central online environment will provide for our customer relationship, project, and support needs.
Lastly, we’ll be able to expand our presence from just the United States to include Canada, Taiwan, China, and Europe. This will lead to a better and deeper understanding of the global marketplace in which more and more of our clients are entering.
Thank you for choosing and supporting Cannonbose since 2001.
I’ll keep you up to date as new company information solidifies.