It only takes one step. And that step, for me, was founding the HE Group.
In this article, I will be portraying the overall achievements throughout the year 2018. The year was characterized by our Projects, the Management and Teamwork progress. As an organization, HE Group went through phases but the end goal was always growth.
Remember, even baby steps still move you forward!
It only takes one step. No matter how small it is. No matter how meaningless to others it seems — it benefits you.
The founding of HE Group was everything but my baby step. It started that way but it ended up being one of the biggest things I have done in my life.
And it was totally worth it.
HE Group’s Progress for 2018
The beginning was not easy and I did not expect to see immediate results.
The overall progress of the organization was marked by many things, some were more demanding and time-consuming, others were spontaneous and unexpected. Nonetheless, every achievement, no matter the size, was an inspiration to continue our good work.
It would be difficult to portray our yearly progress through one article only, so instead, we are going to focus on the more important bits.
For a month to month record of what we did or didn’t do you can check out this link.
This was without a question the most difficult part of our work as many details go into creating a company. Besides, at first we had hundreds of company ideas, but only a one of it passed.
In 2018, we managed to develop a good strategy and start the lifelong process of building and keeping a good reputation for the organization. HE Group was founded to be a common ground for all of our current and future separate companies, so that was our main focus. In order for the group to work flawlessly, the individual brands needed to function well and appropriately for their purpose.
So what did we manage to do?
Today, thanks to all the work all year round, HE Group counts one separate brand.
The Logician, as the first personal branding product of HE Group, began with recognizing the importance of personal branding nowadays. We liked the concept and the advantages of delivering such a product so we were not hesitant to start working on personal branding as a separate project.
The team invested a lot of time and effort, and we still do. Personal branding is a continuous job and it requires a lot of creativity, activity, and agility.
I, as the face behind this large organization, found it very helpful to start building a name for myself.
People nowadays tend to trust individuals more than companies, and in order to gain trust in your company, it is best if you build trust in your personality first. And that was the initial idea we were led by.
Now, The Logician is my own personal brand and allows me to have my voice heard and build a quality network.
In the beginning, it was all about managing our communication and organization, as well as learning ways on how to manage data and track our progress in any way.
We started using tools that significantly increased our productivity and improved our management by simplifying the work we do. We implemented Slack, Asana, and Google Drive.
We had so many sessions of brainstorming, in which we came up will all kinds of ideas for our improvement, which also made us better as a team, but I will get to that later.
From simple tools, we upgraded our game to encryption tools password protection and backing up all of our data. We were all about safety first. Running a business is tricky and if you don’t have the proper protection, it takes one mistake for all of it to go down the drain.
Overall, our management tactics spread from simple tasks about our initial organization to managing each one separately. From clients to content, we learned everything along the way.
From a team of young individuals with the same vision, we turned into professionals with excellent managing skills. It was truly the year of growth, and this was one of the fields we are most proud of.
Everything that was already mentioned before, would be impossible to do if I did not have the best team at my disposal.
In 2018 our team started out modestly, but the end of the year was marked with a growth that none of us were expecting.
First, we set out focus on the team structure, the writers, the developers, marketers, etc. Several different positions needed fulfillment. After all, it was only the beginning.
The idea was to develop the perfect team, and eventually, we did it. Of course, we’ve had our ups and downs but that’s all part of the process. I made mistakes with some of my employees but those mistakes thought me what exactly I was looking for in an individual.
Over time, when we say our capabilities and our strongest points, we decided to focus much more on content development.
Through many team building activities, obstacles and achievements, not only did we develop an excellent work ethic, but many friendships were built along the way. Today, the team of HE Group is ready to reach even further.
HE Group’s Online Presence for 2018
What makes me immensely happy is that HE Group was pleasantly accepted by everyone. I can talk for hours about the way we do our work, but it’s the people, our customers and those that have been following us, who can truly reveal the genuine image of our success.
The better we were being accepted, the more we wanted to continue with our great work.
In 2018 we developed all of our plans, concepts, systems, and what not, in order to present ourselves to the people in the best possible way. The feedback was not bad, but we expect more in the year to follow.
The thing is, we want results on long term not only in the peek of the success of our companies. And to succeed in that, leaving a positive online presence and receiving good feedback from our customers is crucial.
For now, the only critiques that we received were from people that are close to us, such as friends and colleagues. Their opinions and suggestions changed our perception over certain things and helped in creating a more positive marketing campaign.
We hope that in the future the critiques we get will be a part of our growth and achievements.
Considering that we are only at the beginning of our journey, I believe there will be more to say next year.
2019, we are ready for you! HE Group is not stopping here.
Truth be told, not many organizations can say they have a pretty good start. Ours was definitely one.
It was tough but it was beautiful. If I have the chance to do it all over again, I will, because we as a team are confident in our vision and goals.
Today, HE Group works perfectly for the purpose it was founded for. We take pride in what we do and we invite you to follow us on our journey.
This is just the beginning!