Alex Fisher worked at a startup when the economy crashed five years ago. That's when he got laid off and found himself at a crossroads in life.
"It was the first chance to do whatever I wanted," Fisher says. So he gave being his own boss a chance, taking on a few software and digital marketing projects. That turned into the start of his current firm, Commercial Progression
"I figured I would keep doing that until I crashed and burned," Fisher says. "That hasn't happened yet," he laughs.
In fact, Commercial Progression has flourished. It went from a virtual company to establishing its own office in downtown Northville a year ago. It has also hired four people over the last year, filling out its new space with a total core team of nine workers and two interns.
"We have doubled in size over the last year," Fisher says.
The firm has done that primarily by handling software and Drupal web-design projects for manufacturers and technology firms. Now that Commercial Progression has landed those clients, it is looking to capitalize on them in the new year.
"Two-thousand-fourteen is going to be about cultivating relationships with these companies," Fisher says.
Source: Alex Fisher, founder of Commercial Progression
Writer: Jon Zemke
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