I’ve been receiving a number of questions lately regarding Lichtman Consulting that go something along the lines of: “Why is your company website a blog?” or “Why don’t you have business cards?” or (in one case) “Why don’t you have a nice company logo?”.
Its a funny thing. I (and more so my staff) spend a lot of time helping companies either put together corporate-looking websites, or helping them market them.
On the other hand, Lichtman Consulting generally keeps a low profile.
There are a few answers I’ve thought of, ranging from glib to strategic.
Basically what it boils down to, though, is that I receive most of my business through a handful of partnerships that I’ve built with other companies. I value those partnerships, and I go out of my way to avoid competing with them (or even the appearance of competing with them).
Honestly, I’d rather get a steady trickle of work from a handful of really good clients (in this case mostly other tech-sector companies that have a use for my services) rather than run around like a lunatic blowing my own horn. Its sufficient basis for building a business.
As I said to one of my programmers the other day, my goal is to be a reliable junior partner to the world. If that means keeping a stealthy profile, so be it.