At YTranslations, we believe in making things simple and sustainable, without adding distractions that would just sell an empty box. We actually don’t do sales that much.
When I was discussing about the business model with my associate, we both agreed to the elements that would shape our company. We even had a chat saying…”let’s try not to be so ambitious”, but be honest and deliver our promises.
We do not have profit projections, we do not work with financial targets and our business model actually drives positive behaviors with our employees, sets the right tone of our company culture and makes us more involved in the quality assurance of our services and more proactive towards our costumers’ needs.
We receive a lot of:
- Thank you for your fast response/rapid answer.
- I really appreciate your efforts.
- Our linguist likes your translation very much!
- Thanks a lot! You saved us and our client!
- That’s brilliant – thanks a lot for confirming!
These are our KPIs. And we are grateful for that.
To put this into a context, recently, we have been participating at a national competition of startups organised by Impact Hub and ING Bank. There was excitement in our office. As we were filling out the Business Canvas and our story, we were just happy to contribute. The surprise we had when they told that we are finalists and that we are in Top 80 startups.
We had to fly to Bucharest for the “Grand Finale” and we had to prepare a 3 min. pitch. We used this opportunity to have a short Team Building. It was a delight.
We had to stop for a coffee house and wrap-up our presentation. We even asked a nice lady that was just enjoying her coffee to give us a feedback. It seems she had 10 years of experience in debates and you can imagine the feedback we received.
We arrived on time at the Radisson Blu Hotel and we were allocated table no.6, where we met with our contenders. They were actually very friendly and with great ideas.
We were very surprised to find out that we actually qualified for the Top 10 finalists that would go on stage for the big award: 70.000 EUR.
We did not get it, but we got connections, potential new clients, and a lot of fun. It was a thrilling experience, and we even got a request from an important media publication to tell them our story.
Now that’s what I call a great ‘going out’ for a day.
By the way, I must mention…we are hiring a new Project Manager. Come and meet us for a coffee…we would love to get to know you and tell some parts of the story that are not included here…
Just to be sure the coffee is hot when you arrive…