Congratulations to my friends Rich Christiansen and Ron Porter, who have sold their SEO firm, Castlewave and will now proceed to take life easy until the next business-building bug starts to itch.
You may remember me writing about their book and their courses. They started Castlewave as a living case study for their book. Here's an excerpt from their blog:
As all of you know, this business was created with $5,000 to prove the principles in the book. CastleWave indeed was profitable from day one, generated over $1MM the first year at 50% margin and this past year did apx $1.4 MM. We have offices in both NYC and Utah and presently have 23 employees and apx 30 active clients ranging from smaller companies like Bank On Youself to large customers such as OpenTable and IMax.
It's been a lot of fun and quite educational enjoying their friendship and working with a few mutual clients. I can't wait to see the next chapter in their lives unfold!
Rock-on, Rich & Ron!
(Does poetry in comments get any special awards, Dave?)
These guys are not only talented entrepreneurs. They’re the kind of guys you absolutely want to work with. Integrity. The real kind. The kind people give lip-service to, but rarely deliver.
And a kick-butt exit path in less than 3 years. That’s a plan.
Congrats, gentlemen. You deserve this… and I can’t wait to see what you dream up next.