We had the good fortune of connecting with Clare Huspeni and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Clare, what do you attribute your success to?
The strong combination of us poring all our skills into the necessities of running a small business, coupled with the power of a catchy brand. Clare brought decades of operational experience running contact centers to NerdsToGo, which benefits us tremendously. The balancing of budgets, scheduling, forecasting and P/O expertise can be hard to come by without incurring significant expense to contractors. Dennis excels at public relations, media and business development honed from years of newspaper journalism and media relations work. By building a team of skilled, certified technicians who emphasize strong customer service, the Denver NerdsToGo operation definitely has wind in its sails. Combine that with the colorful and distinctive NerdsToGo branding, the fun “Nerdy” logo, and the power of a well-run franchise operation.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
NerdsToGo Computer service handles the IT needs of households and small businesses in South Denver. We can take care of your hardware, WiFi, backup, security and making sure your tech runs smoothly. That includes laptops, desktops, pads, cellular phones, televisions, gaming systems and more. We even handle the wiring, if you need CAT6 cabling installed to connect your tech to WiFi. And as the name implies, we come to you!
How did you get to where you are today business-wise. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
Taking a leap of faith in starting our own business has been a huge achievement. I never thought I would leave my corporate career behind but I needed to do something different, applying the time and energy into our business. I had gone back to school to get my MBA and from there I knew it was time to pivot. Has it been easy, heck no. There times I think we were crazy. Overall am I glad we did, yes! Getting to create a positive work environment and helping clients with tech has been rewarding. I love finding solutions and being a Nerd, digging to figure it out how we can help.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Downtown Denver and surrounding locations; The Dairy and RiNo districts have great shops and food. Of course one day would need to be spent checking out the great craft breweries. You cannot come to Denver without heading to the mountains for a day, so head to Boulder and climb the FlatIrons or catch the elk sightings in Estes Park.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
“The Board,” a wonderful group a ladies who have been my sounding board, inspiration and incredible friends; Sandy Sandrock, Nikki Jain and Sherri Kroonenberg. Everyone should be lucky enough to have a board of directors to help guide you!