It's kind of like high school- who likes whom; who's doing what to get whose attention; whose parents are allowing whom to do what and when with each other. Except no curfews and everyone wanted the geeks.
Beautiful, Bountiful 1997. Hateful, Ugly 1998. - In Which Telalink Hits $1 Million in Sales and There Was Much Rejoicing Until....
Telalink was on its way to hitting $1 million in sales that fall. To celebrate, I called a surprise meeting one evening, announced that we had officially become a $1 million company and invited everyone for dinner at Amerigo's by way of the longest stretch limousine that I could find in Nashville. The million dollar sales mark was such a landmark, and yet, we felt that we were just at the beginning. It was hard to look beyond Nashville with all of the opportunities in front of us.
Meet a few members of the Telalink Sales team from the 90's. Enough stories for a television series.
Radically Overhauled CMS for Creative Agencies to be Unveiled at the Belcourt on August 19
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2013) -- Sitemason, Inc., a pioneer in Nashville’s technology scene and founding member of the Nashville Technology Council, announced the release of a substantially enhanced version of its content management system (CMS) and plans to unveil it at the Belcourt Theatre on Aug. 19, 2013.
Celebrating 20 years since Telalink launched and, suddenly, it's time to be an "Internet Pioneer" again. World, meet Sitemason and Build on Us®.
In which "All-you-can-eat" internet service for $19.95 is introduced in 1996 and forces the Telalink team to become the "business internet" provider in Nashville...and we get free moving labor.
This is a story about how some basic accounting and being part of the most intriguing industry in the world paid off for the Telalink peeps.
In which Bill Butler boils the Internet down to one very important Shakespearean statement for my edification (or someone's) during the first official Telalink meeting, circa October 18, 1995.
I was really glad to get some feedback from the Telalink intern graduates following my last post. There were a few posts in response on my Facebook wall that I thought needed to be merged into my blog so that's what I am doing today.
The story of Telalink can't be told without dedicating some time to its innovative "internship" program.