Joe King of Experimac Quad-Cities, was recently profiled by Dispatch Argus. It’s a short article that talks about Joe and opening an Experimac Franchise in the Quad Cities.
Name of Business: Experimac — Quad Cities.
Proprietor: Joe King.
Business Address: 4884 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport.
Telephone Number/Website/Email: (309) 756-8667, experimac.com/blog/tag/quad-cities.
Type of Business: Sales of pre-owned computers and devices; repair and upgrade services for laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; and sales of accessories and software for Apple® devices.
When Business Opened: Will open the second week of November.
Why Did You Start This Business?
I was looking for a business in retirement with minimal initial investment and something that interested my son, Kevin, and me.
Where Did You Get The Idea?
I began looking at franchises on the Internet and found Experimac by United Franchise Group.
What Was The Biggest Hurdle You Had To Overcome?
Agreeing with myself that I was too young to retire.
Is This Your First Business?
Yes. I am just retiring from John Deere as an engineering and quality manager after 37 1/2 years. My son wants to run a business and I want to help him get started as part of my retirement plan.
To Whom Did You Go For The Advice?
Experimac Franchise and the United Franchise Group people have been great teachers and support from business assessment to real estate locations.