Few states in the nation have suffered more or longer during the recession than Rhode Island. Unemployment reached double digits by January 2009 and has remained dismal ever since. But through a brutal business downturn, CMIT Solutions of Central Rhode Island has survived and even thrived.
“We’ve been able to diversify our services by providing higher levels of consulting, such as PCI compliance,” says owner Jason Arabian. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, and procedures to protect account data. As more companies move to come into compliance with this standard, more business is available to providers like CMIT Solutions of Central Rhode Island who can help guide the process.
With service diversification has come more revenue streams – and also growth beyond what Jason expected. “I can’t handle it,” he says. “We can’t hire fast enough.” It’s a problem that many small business owners would love to have.
For Jason, there’s no real mystery to his success. His advice: “Be good at what you do, be able to articulate the value, and deliver,” he says.