According to our sources (which may or may not be Bloomberg and Forbes) 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months of operation. That’s 80% for all you mathematicians! Well, we have to break the mold and defy standards, right? Satori has been through some immense highs, and definitely through some lows (known by name as the Recession of 2008), but this little engine that could has hit full stride, and we’re not slowing down any time soon. Satori is not just celebrating; we’re cookin’ with gas as we hit our 10-year anniversary!
Ten. It’ll always be a fond year. Other notable happenings, like Super Bowl LI coming to town this week, and the Bey-hive going wild after the queen announced she’s having twins, all pale in comparison to the glow of Satori’s bright future. And to bring in the big 1-0, we gathered our nearest and dearest and ate meat. A lot of it.
We tested the culinary skills of close friends, family, and clients, and feasted on ginormous steaks reminiscent of #saltbae’s Insta feed. Where did this fête go down, you’re wondering? We sizzled and celebrated at none other than Well Done Cooking Classes, an amazing venue to learn to conquer kitchen recipes and devour your spoils. We set the stage to grill and gab over the top hits of 2007, the year of Satori’s inception. Hot tracks (provided by Jenuwine) included Flo Rida’s “Low,” Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” and Soulja Boy’s “Crank That (Soulja Boy).”
Aside from these famed musical hits, 2007 brought something else—the start of something great hitting the small business world. Over the past decade we’ve had the honor to work with some of the best clients around, including politicians, Industrial Real Estate developers, ENT doctors, architects, the Texas Military Department, HVAC manufacturers, hydro excavators, Chinese Oil & Gas producers, bakeries, and even TxDOT! This list goes on and on, but needless to say—without our clients, Satori wouldn’t be here.
So raise a glass, eat a 48 oz steak, and toast yourselves for being the awesome people in our lives. Here’s to you, and here’s to the next ten years!