As we reach the end of 2010 I find myself spending a little bit of extra time reflecting on the past 12 months, and wanted to share some thoughts.
First of all, we’re extremely lucky to have an incredible staff of people positioned all around the world who work passionately day and night, quite literally. It’s these inspired individuals who consistently generate quality enterprise ecommerce business solutions that ensure HotWax Media will always deliver on the assurances we make. To every one of you who came up with an innovative solution to a problem we were facing, worked through the night to hit a deadline, set your alarm for 3AM to get up for a conference call with someone on the other side of the world, or just put your heart into delivering the best, highest quality work you could, I thank you. I am proud of the dedication and continuous improvement we represent together as a team.
We work hard to deliver top shelf solutions for our customers, and HotWax Media is fortunate to have been involved with so many great companies, in so many exceptional projects this past year. On behalf of everyone in the company I would like to say thank you to the many outstanding organizations and extraordinary people we’ve worked with this year. From Scarpa North America and Black Diamond Equipment to Anytime Costumes, ALX, TWP, High West, Champion, and others (you know who you are), we appreciate the opportunity to work with you and your organizations. The great personal relationships we forge through our business associations are a tremendous incentive to keep our partnerships not only professional, but also enjoyable for both sides. It’s all about the bottom line, and we continue to have a great time getting there.
As we look forward, I’m thrilled to think about everything HotWax Media has on the horizon for 2011. In a matter of days we’ll launch a full ecommerce web store called PrepareWise.com, which features Wise Foods food storage products, and there are similar projects lined up and in development through 2011. We have another large product deployment as well during the first week in January, and the work load looks to be hot and heavy throughout the year. When one enjoys what he does — and we do — it’s great to be busy and in demand. For that I am very thankful.
Our commitment is to continue to deliver the best enterprise ecommerce solutions available today at prices that make a preacher want to kick out a stained glass window. That’s what we do, and I think most anyone we’ve encountered along the way can confirm the fact that we love doing it.
I wish you all health and happiness going into the tweens. Happy New Year, and here’s to an amazing, fulfilling, prosperous 2011!
Mike Bates founded HotWax Systems in 1997 and is our chief executive. His career in web application sales, marketing, design and development spans two decades, and he is a long time open source software advocate. He has led high-profile web software projects for numerous national and global brands and has taught web development courses at the graduate level. Mike joins other HotWax employees and advisers in periodically posting thoughts here related to HotWax Commerce, OFBiz, digital commerce, and other topics.