In the fast-paced startup world, it’s easy to fall into the habit of acting quickly rather than thoughtfully. Of course, forward progress is always the goal but not at the expense of building a sustainable business. As you move through the chaotic early days, pay attention to the decisions you make about your product, team and operations; think about how those decisions will impact you not just tomorrow, but five years down the road.
With the continued growth of e-commerce, it's easy to see why they are having a difficult time keeping up with it all.
Almost half a million U.S. businesses will die this year. But it doesn't have to be your company, at least if you mitigate the pitfalls that commonly trip young companies. That's according to serial entrepreneur Georgianna W. Oliver, CEO of package locker system company Package Concierge, who says the many mistakes she made prior to the success she's having with her current startup qualify her to give advice on the subject. Here are the mistakes she says companies about to fail most commonly make.
Bizwomen spoke with serial entrepreneur Georgianna W. Oliver, currently the founder and CEO of Package Concierge, to talk about how to build a startup framework that will allow you to scale the operation down the road.
Internet retail sales in the United States are through the roof as online shoppers are projected to spend $279 billion this year, almost 20 percent increase since 2010. While the convenience of online shopping is a great benefit, package volume is taking a toll on the property management business as staff is tasked with handling, individually logging, sorting, storing and distributing packages every single day.
Retrieving packages can often seem like an inconvenient task, especially if one is not able to pick them up during specific mail center hours or is forced to travel across a college campus during treacherous weather conditions. Local startup Package Concierge Inc. is working to solve these problems. The company sells modern steel locker systems to property managers where carriers such as UPS and USPS can seamlessly deliver tenants’ packages and ensure that they are secure for pickup.
Medfield-based Package Concierge Inc., a maker of so-called digital lockers for apartment buildings and college dorms, aims to fix that problem. The startup recently raised $1.3 million in equity funding, according to a recently regulatory filing.
Package Concierge, developer of a package locker solution for apartments and student housing communities, today announced that Jack Cady has joined the company as vice president of sales.
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