We had the good fortune of connecting with Patrick Baker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Patrick, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Several years ago, I heard stories from my life partner LeeAnn, a personal trainer working with mid-life and older persons, about how her clients were asking questions about their technology. Having been the tech support contact for friends and family in the past, I thought this would be an excellent niche: providing technical support and training for older adults with their computers, mobile devices, and smart home technology.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am a technologist, writer, and editor in the Denver metro area with 30 years of experience working in information technology. I have worked in financial services, transportation, and IT services. I started in IT as a technical writer and have been in many roles since, including training, technical support, coding, and managing software projects and teams. Prime of Life Tech provides IT education, tech support, simplified technology solutions, and home automation for older adults, small businesses, and senior care professionals. Our services include on-site and remote training and technical support for smartphones, tablets, computers, and more in Metro Denver, Colorado, and beyond. I originally started Prime of Life Tech to serve the older adult community exclusively. However, as I started marketing and networking more, I realized that small businesses and senior care professionals don’t always have an IT person, department, or budget, yet they still need IT support. My clients range in age from 27-97 and want to learn more about their tech or need a problem resolved. Usually, it’s a combination of both. On the first and third Wednesdays of the month, I host Senior Tech Coffee, a free online learning series for anyone seeking a greater understanding of computers, tablets, smartphones, and smart home technology. A typical show is either me or me and a guest(s) discussing a topic concerning technology and older adults or technology and small business.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When we’re not in the middle of a pandemic, a trip to Denver, Colorado would not be complete without spending time in LoDo, Downtown, Five Points, Wash Park, and City Park areas, to name a few. There are historic and contemporary features to every Denver neighborhood. Denver has so many great restaurants, including Humboldt Kitchen + Bar. On the westside, Old Town Arvada has several great dining experiences, including The Bluegrass, which is our favorite watering hole. On Tennyson, our go-to places are El Chingon, Post Oak Barbecue, Book Bar, and High Point Creamery. In Golden, it’s Abejas. Hiking in the nearby Denver Mountain Parks and Jefferson County mountain parks and open space. Walking tours in historic Denver neighborhoods. Live music at Red Rocks or the Swallow Hill performance venues.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My life partner LeeAnn Langdon started her personal training business in 2011 and has been extremely supportive and encouraging in helping me get Prime of Life Tech off the ground. She is my board of directors and my marketing coach, and so I’m fortunate to have her love and support.
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