Affinity Translation marks its 10 year anniversary in April this year. Little did we know in 2007 that in 10 short years we’d grow to be the world’s largest language services provider, with offices in a dozen US cities, and international locations around the world including Paris, Cairo, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, among others.
Well … not exactly.
Actually Affinity Translation provides language services nationwide from our office located in Denver, Colorado. We’re a company born in the internet age, and we leverage electronic communication and data transfer to deliver translation and other language services cost-effectively via a flat-word business model, all from a single strategic location. We remain a specialized language services company with a focus on projects involving written language. We’ve grown steadily over the past ten years with 2016 our strongest year to date. We like the direction we’re headed in.
Here are a few things we’ve learned so far:
- Stick to what we do best. The language projects we perform for our clients have a very high probability of success because we’re selective about what we take on. If we quote and accept a project our clients rest assured that we’ll apply the necessary skills to achieve a successful project outcome.
- Keep an eye out for the ‘next thing’ to improve. These come in different categories. It might be a process improvement, something related to the way we conduct projects. It could be a new tool that introduces efficiency. It might be a small change that make it easier for our customers to do business with us, or makes our services of greater value to them.
- There are no unimportant projects. Every project is important to the customer needing the service. Some of our most long standing customer associations began with small projects.
The past ten years have been interesting. Here’s to the next ten!