Well, maybe. With this type of thing nothing’s sure until it happens. If any of you are familiar with the area and have recommendations as to where to live, where my wife can find a job as a project manager, what the local gang signs are, etc., I’d appreciate your input.
My wife and I have been planning on it, with or without Harvard, for a number of years. Neither of is from Utah and when we came here in 1998 neither of us intended to stay here this long. Both of us have been jonesing for the east coast for several years.
There’s nothing specific causing us to think about moving now vs. two years ago. We just finally decided that no matter when we move it will probably be inconvenient, so why not now? I’ve always held back because after all, I’ve got a business to run, but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I think “Wait, all I do is sit in my office and type away on a computer all day answering emails, talking on the phone, etc. Why can’t I do that from Boston?” There really isn’t much I’m needed for around here on, and those things I am needed for can easily be passed off to someone else.
By opening a sales office for MWI in Boston that gives us a physical presence in an entirely new market. The risks are small, and seem to be outweighed by the potential gains.
And with the new SEO tool we’ll be launching here within a few months my own location will probably become even less of an issue.
Of course there are questions about who can sign checks, what do I do in a business emergency, how do I hire someone long distance, etc., but can easily be worked out or dealt with. So there it is. If everything falls into place we might be there as soon as July of this year, probably no sooner.
And just in case I need to clarify, no, MWI is not moving to Boston, just me. MWI would stay here as it is. But instead of me sending my employees chat messages from the office 20 feet away from them I’d be sending messages from the other side of the country.