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Total loan: $5,550

Geno

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North Royalton, OH, United States / Services

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Geno's story

I was born in Vietnam and was adopted by an Italian family and raised in New England. I was always an inquisitive person and had fun as a kid experimenting with things ranging from building ant farms to generating my own electricity with a home made steam engine. As an adult, I found that whatever job I had, there was a better way to do it and I took it upon myself to do so. I didn't know if I had a particular skill, but I was very good technically and loved to implement process improvements. One day changed my life forever, during my 25 year career at Hewlett Packard. I was a Business Process Analyst and we had to use all these different type of applications so I took it upon myself to learn Visual Basic and create a simple application called LaunchPad that would house all the applications so you can easily enable them from one location. An Information Technology Manager found out about it, interviewed me and in 1996 that's when I started my career in Information Technology creating websites and more. I loved my job at Hewlett Packard, but when I retired I felt like I wanted to use all my experience in starting my own business. I chose web design and online marketing, because at the time in 2009, lots of local businesses were suffering and I wanted to create a job where I could help other local businesses. I love helping and educating local businesses with their online presence. Our slogan is, We're committed to making local business viral. Everywhere.