Well, DIGTECH is dangerously close to celebrating three years since founding (January 8th). How have we done so far? Let's run down the numbers for this year:
- Payroll - $167,114
- Per Diem - $69,911
- Employees - 10
- Permanent Employees - 1 (No, not me)
- Acres Surveyed - 45,000
- Sites Recorded - About 250
- Isolates - About 1200
- iPads - 9
- iPads given to employees - 7
- Trimbles - 2
- Trimbles destroyed - 1 ($550 repair cost)
- Overall, we didn't do too bad.
In 2013 DIGTECH did about $13,000 in business. In 2014 we did about $40,000. This year we did about $407,000. Doing the simple math from above you'll see that there is about $170,000 left from the project budgets. A little lesson in business will tell you that much of that went to other expenses and payroll taxes. There will be about $50,000 left to pay me, finally, and to be prepared for more work. Also, I had to take out a $50,000 SBA loan to start the season and I had to buy a new field vehicle. So yeah...not too much of a profit, but, we don't do this for the money.
What do I get out of this?
What do I get? I get to hire my friends and see them pay their bills, enjoy themselves, and get one step closer to fulfilling their dreams. That's what I get and that's why I do this.
What's in store for 2016?
Well, we've got a few irons in the fire for DIGTECH.crm. I really think that this is the year that DIGTECH.media will be on fire, though. The Archaeology Podcast Network has over 16,000 monthly subscribers as of December 2015 and our numbers keep going up. We're poised to get some real money from advertising which will allow us to pursue more show opportunities. My focus has always been on education and outreach. The APN is my outlet for this.
I've also got plans for a new book, published in a new way. More details on that are to come soon.
New Chief of Operations
This blog post will stand as the official announcement of our new Chief of Operations: Deanna Dytchkowskyj! I've known Deanna for about five years now. She's a great person that is very organized and detail oriented. As the COO she'll eventually be in charge of making sure all the departments within DIGTECH are on track with their missions and that things are proceeding according to plan.
Hear's to 2016 and great things to come!
Thanks for reading and I'll see you in the field!!