No matter the size of your company, no matter if its five years or 150 years, hitting a corporate anniversary is always a special occasion worth celebrating. It’s a chance to celebrate with those who have been a part of the journey, reflect on all that the company has overcome and look to the future.
But its the tenth anniversary that seems to be the elusive one. According to the US Small Business Administration only one third of small businesses survive to their tenth year. That said, its just a little bit sweeter to be a small company hitting the big tenth year anniversary, especially given the economic climate we had to survive to make it to ten years.
This year is our tenth year. We hit our big milestone on April 30, 2013 and celebrated the achievement with friends, employees and clients at the House of Blues in downtown Houston. Ten years ago, Softway Solutions was founded while two of the founders were still in college. Today, we have created more than 150 mobile applications, nearly 300 websites, helped new companies build the infrastructure that would run their entire business and worked with some of the biggest companies in the world.
For those who don’t know, Softway Solutions was started in 2003 by Khaleel Anwar, Taj Anwar, Siraj Anwar, Mohammad Anawar, Saquib Hakim and Khalid Hakim. At that time, two of the founding members were in their senior year of college at the University of Houston. The company has since grown from 3 college students to an organization with 40 Houston based employees and 180 Softway Solutions’ employees worldwide.
The timeline below highlights some of the important milestones in this 10 year journey.
Softway invited employees and clients Softway celebrated at the House of Blues
The event featured a few videos produced by Softway’s Multi-Media team including an overview of Softway Solutions’ products, memories of the 10 years of growth and a new About Us video that will soon be added to the Softway Solutions website homepage.
We have said it before and we will say it again. Softway Solutions would not be where it is today without the support of our clients. The opportunities that have been given to us have allowed our company to grow and even flourish in an economy where many companies were not so lucky.
If you have a favorite memory from working with Softway please share it in the comments below. We would love to hear it!