In 2001, Mike Rivera joined his graphic design business with Brandon Anderson’s networking consulting business to create a company that satisfies all the marketing needs of small businesses. The relationship started and grew as Mike and Brandon referred one another for projects with new businesses. When they merged, they began concentrating on web page design as an essential and pivotal piece of small business marketing.
"We found a niche doing work for small business that a lot of other firms hadn’t taken interest in before," said Mike. i4 Solutions creates web sites that lowered costs and increase productivity for any business. How? They created software that writes the programming for them, so they can design solid and functional web sites in a time and cost effective manner. "When we can develop a solid web site and back it up with a solid professional design at lower costs, we can pass that savings onto our clients."
With their eye for solutions, Mike and Brandon have built a substantial business from the ground up. In July of 2001, they had their office in a 450 sq ft laundry mat. "The room was full of computers, and sometimes people would come in and want their quarters back. We would look at a computer and say, ‘Oh, ya, dryer k17 is down. Brandon re-boot dryer k17!’ Those were good times." In that same year, they grew enough to require a move into an office of 1200 sq ft.
Their revenue has tripled each year and in July of 2003, their team moved into a brand new 8000 sq ft complex. The team that first existed of only Brandon and Mike had grown to employ 36 people, from graphic designers to programmers to anyone else they needed to keep their clients happy.
"We know we can benefit businesses. We’ve seen the success of our clients, and we believe that we aren’t successful unless our clients are successful," remarked Brandon. "It’s been a wonderful journey for us."