How We Got Here
I (Joe) began exploring computers when I was a teenager. My 6+ years of hands-on experience working for Scott’s Computing in Thorp laid a good foundation of technical understanding and expertise that I continue to build upon with further education and experience on the job today. After I married Tiffany in 2010, I was employed at a local business, but I continued to service computers for individuals and businesses in the community. My own personal part-time work grew each year from 2010 to 2014 as friends, family, and satisfied customers spread the word that I was still working on computers. Eventually, I found myself frequently putting in long days as I would come home from my day job to put in several more hours servicing computers. This is how we found ourselves when we began 2014.
A year of Change
This year has seen a lot of changes for our business. In January we realized that our “part-time” venture either needed to “go big or go home.” While we had previously discussed the potential that my “side” business of fixing computers might eventually turn into a full-time job, it never seemed to be the right timing. This time, however, my wife and I both felt we needed to head toward making our computer business a full-time venture. I notified my employer that I would be leaving in a couple months, and we made preparations to make our computing our sole focus.
This involved several new things, including a new name. We began our year as “DeepCore5 Consulting” -- the name we’ve operated under for a few years, but we realized that we needed something that better communicated who we are and what we do. So early in 2014, we registered with the state to do business as “Yellowstone Computing.” We were very excited about our new name, especially as we expanded the services and time that we could offer our customers.
We also launched this website and a Yellowstone Computing Facebook page, to give current and future customers the opportunity to see what services we offer, view what specials we are running, and read our weekly blog posts. Many of the blog posts are also featured weekly in the Owen Withee Sentinel and Rural News. We also joined the Thorp Area Chamber of Commerce.
We’ve seen the need to visibly expand our work space as well. First beginning work in a small office in our home, Joe has moved his workshop to larger room to accommodate growing needs. This allows him to better handle multiple computers, as well as have space for accessories, computer parts, etc. If you ever come by with your computer, feel free to ask for a tour!
Our customers provide our best advertising, since they give word-of-mouth recommendations. We have also also run local ads and personally shared our services with the businesses in the surrounding communities.
The Year Ahead
This year we anticipate expanding our computer services and growing to be well-known in the community as a reliable, knowledgeable and professional company that our local residents and businesses can trust with their computing needs.
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