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Bitwise Computer Repair and Consulting

Aug 31, 2012 05:01AM ● By Style

Photos by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?

It found me. After working for the City of Folsom and another local company performing the exact same tasks, it opened my eyes to the possibilities of what owning my own business could do for me. I’ve been involved with computers my whole life so it was a natural pursuit.

What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience?

Working for the City of Folsom was the first real IT job I had, and working with great people in a large and busy environment taught me a lot. Every day was different – sometimes I had a lot of small issues to fix and other times large ones.

How are you involved with both the community and your customer?

To be honest, I work such long hours (65-plus per week) that I haven’t had time to give back to the community. Although I offer free consulting to charities and other nonprofits, I would like to do more; however, because I’m open seven days a week and don’t have any help it’s near impossible.

What life accomplishments are you most proud of?

Obtaining my goal of being an entrepreneur at such an early age and determining my own destiny.

Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?

Warren Buffett – he does it his way. Of course having the financial resources he has probably makes it easier, but he’s still a humble man with a laser-like focus.

What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?

Chicago Fire

What’s your favorite local event that you go to?

Folsom Live

And finally, customer service is…?

Paramount to my success, and will continue to be the cornerstone of my existence as a sole proprietor. My customers are my lifeblood; they mean everything.

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