opportunity we were chasing,” says Best. The result was a cash infusion that allowed Netilla to continue its research and development activity, beef up its sales team, and launch. This year, Best expects $500,000 in revenues, up from $5,000 in 2000.
“Profitability will come in 2002, but right now we’re focused on building a loyal client base,” Best adds. As he looks back on nearly two decades of success in the technology field, Best says it’s luck, timing, and “always being prepared to take advantage of opportunities” that got him to where he is today. And having the educational, technical, and business background didn’t hurt either.