30th Year Anniversary
RICHMOND, Virginia, October 5, 2018 –  (PRNewswire)  —

Thirty years ago in March of 1988, Phil Conein, took a leap of faith and applied for a business license to found, what is now the Richmond, Virginia-based company, TECHEAD.

His wife and partner, Philise Conein states, “I joined Phil in September of 1988, on a whim, with little forethought to the future and to what a business “was”, or could be. Our original business model was doing graphic design, mostly logos, and presentations, on the antiquated Videoshow platform.  In 1991, we added creative staffing services to the mix, after a client said, ‘Hey, we could use someone like you onsite, at our office’. ”

She continues, “Now, it seems almost a lifetime ago.  We look back on all the years, with joy, with tears, but  mostly with our hearts full of gratitude. We attribute our longevity to hard work, persistence and a lot of good fortune. We couldn’t have done it without each other, and we certainly couldn’t have done it without a lot of help, input and insight from others. Businesses do not build themselves, nor can they grow or change without teamwork and talent.”

“We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our many clients, vendors, employees, contractors and friends who have helped us make it this far.  And, we are looking forward to the next chapter!”

There is much data on the the web about the dismal survival rates of small businesses.  Some quick stats:

  • 80% of entrepreneurs starting a business fail within the first 18 months. (Forbes)
  • 50% of small businesses fail after five years. (Small Business Trends)
  • Only 33% percent of startups reach their 10 year anniversary. (Credit Donkey)

TECHEAD is a Richmond, Virginia headquartered Staffing company that provides skilled digital and technical talent to Commercial and Federal clients around the country.  They are WBENC certified as a Small-Woman Owned Business. For more information, please visit www.techead.com