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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Build it or Buy It: StartupNation Radio feat. Coretek Services and Metro Signs #StartUps

This episode of StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial 

On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff is joined by frequent co-host, Norm Pappas, president and CEO of Pappas Financial. Together, they interview Ron Lisch and Paul Deters.

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First up, the two chat with Lisch, CEO and owner of Coretek Services, an industry-leading IT professional services and consulting firm.

Earlier this week, Coretek received the 2020 Microsoft U.S. Partner Award in advisory services.

During the show, Lisch discusses:

  • How he went from three employees to 100
  • How he’s built a company culture based on attracting and retaining the right people
  • How and when he decided to start his own business (and what aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from how he took this leap)
  • How the coronavirus has impacted his business
  • Examples of the services Coretek provides that companies can use to enable their remote workforce
  • What drives him to go to work every day

Listen to the interview below: 

For more on Coretek Services, visit the official website or follow on Twitter.

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Next up, Jeff and Norm interview Paul Deters, owner of his family business, Metro Signs, a full-service custom sign company that he and his father purchased 25 years ago.

During the show, Deters shares:

  • How he and his father purchased the business from a broker, and why they chose Metro Signs
  • The criteria he and his father established when looking for a business to purchase
  • How he succeeded breaking into a business he had no prior experience in
  • The importance of a great customer base and excellent customer service
  • Some of the local, Detroit brands his company has made signs for
  • How Metro Signs differentiates itself from the competition

Tune in to the interview below:

For more on Metro Signs, visit the official website or Facebook page.

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