Many people see the first day of the year as a time for new beginnings, but for me it’s always been the coming of fall. Which has become increasingly evident by the amber flush beginning to decorate our elm trees out back. Per custom, I’ve become reflective with the change of season.
This time last year, I was hip deep in the conceptual design process for developing Nik Systems. I gave a lot of thought to color schemes and potential business models, I also tried to decide which skill set I could most readily apply to serve my potential customers. But, admittedly, I didn’t give much thought to the possibility of a pandemic or how it might affect my plans. Like all of you, I’m painfully aware of the stark realities of our situation now.
I hear a lot of people talk about this being an unprecedented season in our lives. However, I disagree. Human history is packed with challenges and difficulty of all sorts. Even the sickness and social unrest of today isn’t new. What might be fresh to our experience is the response of our elected leaders and communities to both. The pervasive stress and anxiety we feel is palpable and real. It would be silly too ignore that fact but, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by our circumstance, allow me to be a voice of reassurance. We’re going to be fine.
We the people of Northern New York, and Americans in general, are hearty folk. We’re innovative and tough, and we have a long track record that proves it. Forbearance, careful observation, and unified action are the key components to overcoming hard times. We’re going to get there, but in the meantime, lets focus on what we can do right now to make things a little better for ourselves and our local community.
With that in mind it makes sense to announce a shift in focus at Nik Systems.
Details at this point are sketchy, but we intend to shore up our free service, maximize its value for small business leaders, and make sure they are properly equipped to guide process development decisions for their companies.
Development of Nik Systems Free Initial Consult Service starts immediately, and we plan to launch the redesign of the service in 2021. As always, we’ll document our journey on Nik Systems blog and provide updates via social media.
To follow development of our Free Initial Consult Service, on Facebook or LinkedIn, search #ficadev.
Wish us the best of luck on our new adventure. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about how we can help make your business stronger, please don’t hesitate to reach out through any of our contact paths on Nik Systems website or through social media.
Have a blessed day!
Strengthening our Free Initial Consult Service
Stewart Nicholas is a U.S. Army combat-veteran who served as a team leader with the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) on Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. After leaving the military, he went on to provide over a decade of service to the non-profit industry and founded Nik Systems, a community minded business consultancy located in Northern New York. He holds a B.S. in Information Systems from SUNY Empire State College and is a Certified ScrumMaster (SCM) through Scrum Alliance.