As a company that was itself a small entrepreneurial startup (27 years ago!), ACUMEN Corporation applauds the small business community in Richmond, VA. We really enjoy seeing seeds planted and growing into mature, successful businesses. Our CEO, Phil Perkins, and CFO, Sandra Dube, planted the ACUMEN seeds in 1991 and have tended and nurtured clients and employees alike, producing business relationships that continue to bear the fruits of success.
We attended a Startup VA (www.startupvirginia.org) event last week at their inspiring innovation center in the heart of downtown Richmond. The event, SVA Backstage Pass, happened to have our newest client’s co-CEOs, Brian Powers and James McGoff of TemperPack Technologies, Inc. (www.TemperPack.com) as featured guests. The room was packed with attendees. We felt very proud as Brian and James shared their story of being young friends, knowing they wanted to have a business together someday – and today have an incredibly successful sustainable packaging company.
Our VP of Operations, Mark Ownby says “It was really encouraging to hear James and Brian talk about wanting to ensure that they have buy-in at all levels of their company – they want to make sure that each employee knows not only what they are doing, but more importantly why they are doing it. That is right in line with ACUMEN’s philosophy for implementing systems – to maximize productivity at all levels by ensuring that all activities add value to the enterprise.”
We understand the needs of startups:
- their desire to become successful
- the opportunities and obstacles ahead for growth
- the need for help understanding how to tame that growth with exceptional consultants and software systems
Our VP of Business Development and Client Care, Chip Lowell adds, “As we went through our deep discovery process with TemperPack, the message from the C-level to the shop floor was the same: “TemperPack will be the best sustainable packaging company ever” – and all we spoke with see their jobs as accomplishing just that.”
Congratulations to TemperPack Technologies, Inc. and the TemperPack team. We look forward to a long relationship as your SAP Business One ERP partner.