In the Land of the Giants
THE AVENUES LEADING INTO FORTUNE 1000 CLIENTS HAVE LONG BEEN LITTERED WITH SMALL FIRMS THAT HAVE BEEN STEPPED ON BY LARGER AND MORE AGGRESSIVE RIVALS. HERE’S A LOOK AT 7 SMALL FIRMS THAT THRIVE BESIDE THE ELEPHANTS.
P. Michael Saint was running is own small PR firm when he received a call in 1984 from a friend. The friend, a developer, wanted to build a quality office building to replace an abandoned junk yard. “I told him to expect opposition from the neighbors,” Saint recalls. His friend’s lawyer advised him to slip quietly into City Hall in August when everyone was on vacation and pick-up a permit; it would be a no-brainer.