Posted on 27 Feb 2016
Many businesses enter the new year with goals to improve their practices and bolster their bottom line. So how is it going? In this new series, we want to help by sharing a few things we’ve learned in our 20 years of growing a successful telephone timekeeping business.
We believe that great companies are those created out of a desire to help people. They may not have planned to be companies at all. They started because someone saw a need and had an idea to fill the need to help people. We agree with Zig Ziglar who said, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Apple wanted to build a computer simple enough for everyone to use. Henry Ford wanted to build a better and cheaper car for the multitude. And more than likely your company got started for a similar reason.
Chronotek was started 20 years ago because our owner wanted to help his entrepreneurial family manage remote employees across the many industries they served. They struggled every pay period with employees who submitted falsely reported, inaccurate timecards and didn’t show to scheduled jobs. The struggles are as real today as they were then for small businesses with a remote workforce. He put his computer education and business experience to work and designed one of, if not the first, web-based timekeeping solutions to help his family and other small businesses.
Today Chronotek is an efficiently run, privately-owned and debt-free company. We are committed to help our customer’s succeed by providing accurate timekeeping and the innovative tools to manage a remote workforce. It is our privilege to serve thousands of companies in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico across all industries-janitorial, house cleaning, construction, landscaping, painting, security guards, pool companies, home health, greenhouses, etc.
You might have a similar story, yet are fighting for a breakthrough. We believe that we have gained some insight on how to build a great company that people can trust to help them, and in this next blog series we want to share these thoughts. We take great effort not to get off track, and we are fortunate to still have the focus of helping people. So stay tuned as we share from 20 years of doing the hard work. Hopefully our experiences will help you build a great company.