When does a company consider itself founded? When you leave your day job and start working full time on your new gig? When you ask your attorney to file the papers? When your attorney actually files the papers? When you pay the fee and get the stamped paper saying your business is a corporation? I have been told the answer may just be situation-specific.
Well, in this case, BTI completed all these things in the second week of August 1989. The papers were stamped August 11, 1989. This means The BTI Consulting Group is officially 30 years old – no matter how you twist it. In full disclosure, the first iteration of BTI was BTI Management Inc., who transferred the assets and became The BTI Consulting Group 2 years later.
But not to worry – despite 30 being the age where some people start slowing down – I feel like we are just getting started again. Look for new research, new offerings, new branding, and a new website – and a host of adventures to get things rolling. It is just as exciting today as it was 30 years ago.
We have more than 30,000 client interviews under our belt, more than 300 projects, and count the best run professional services firms in the world as our clients. We have learned a lot and plan on sharing this over the upcoming year – keep a watch out for a seasoned and well-informed perspective you haven’t seen before.
My personal thanks to all of our clients, friends, supporters and soon to be clients for your support and enthusiasm. It is truly an honor to work with you. A special thanks goes to Mrs. Mad Clientist.
We welcome your ideas on adding new things to our repertoire as we begin our journey into year 31 and beyond.