Jack Berlin, founder of Accusoft Corporation, which was named one of GrowFL's Companies To Watch for 2016, has been a serial entrepreneur in the digital imaging vertical for 25 years and his company now holds 30 imaging patents. "Accusoft offers a robust portfolio of document and imaging tools created for developers," he said. "Our APIs and software development toolkits provide high-performance document viewing, advanced search, image compression, conversion, barcode recognition, and OCR for use in application and web development."
In addition to the company's numerous patents, Berlin points to corporate culture as a competitive differentiator. "Our core values and company culture make us stand out," he said. "Accusoft fosters a competitive and positive work environment, and we are a place where people want to come to work every day. Even as we’ve grown into a large organization, we have a small business mindset where we value and support each individual employee."
For Berlin, being recognized by GrowFL as a Company To Watch is a humbling honor on multiple levels. "To be named a winner of the GrowFL Watch List is a huge honor for us because it acknowledges our success as a company and our dedication to the Florida community," he said. "In addition, this year marks Accusoft’s 25th anniversary, and that type of achievement is only possible through our innovative products and loyal team. For us, this award recognizes all of our hard work and commitment to this company. Lastly, bettering the Tampa community is a major focus of the Accusoft mission, and our employees donate their time and talent to helping the community. To be awarded by our own community for our efforts is special."
Berlin's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is to trust your instincts while prioritizing tasks. "Go with your gut," he said. "If you have a great idea, a go-getter attitude and a solid team, you will go a long way. I’ve had to make tough and risky decisions, but each one has excelled Accusoft as a company, and that comes from trusting my intuition and having a strong team behind me. Also, prioritization is key. As an entrepreneur, getting into the habit of deciding what needs to get done from day-to-day can be difficult, but ultimately, it will free up your time so you can focus on what’s incredibly important."
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