Clintonville computer repair and cell phone store Tek Experts, a locally owned cell phone and computer shop specializing in quality repair and device sales, has been selected to participate in a national program for small businesses, one of just 23 Columbus-area businesses selected in a competitive process.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. To date, more than 8,800 business owners have graduated from the program across all 50 states in the US, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Read more about the program.
Tek Experts owner, Daniel Maldet, is a soft-spoken electrical engineer who took a risk opening a small business in Clintonville, overseeing a staff that repairs everything from cracked screens to computers that won’t turn on. Tek Experts, a Clintonville computer repair and cell phone store, even makes house calls to work on home technology. The store also buys and sells used devices, and keeps its current inventory posted on its website.
“Clintonville is a great neighborhood because residents value shopping local, and using local service providers. We also have a great customer base of Ohio State students and faculty,” Maldet says.
“The 10,000 Small Businesses program will help Tek Experts become stronger, create more jobs and thrive as a local business in Columbus,” he says.
Maldet’s future vision for Tek Experts is to grow the products and services for their business customers. Electronic device repair, onsite and remote IT and computer consultation, pick up and delivery is some of what will soon be offered.
Maldet will attend the program in with other Columbus small businesses in its new Columbus Location, receiving high-level business training and access to capital. The program is designed to provide many of the lessons of a business degree without requiring owners to take time off from their businesses to pursue formal education.
Learn more about Tek Experts at TekExperts.org.