Stories by Darren Greenwood

Former teacher takes IT on the road

To serve the needs of his client base, former teacher Rob Hughes has to spend half his time away from his West Coast home, but he still finds it a lot less stressful than his previous career.

Small Bytes fishes for southern business

Small Bytes Computing owner Jerry Wing had an extensive background in the fisheries sector in the US and New Zealand. In fact, it was the money he got from the buyout of his local fishery operation in the early 1990s that funded his purchase of the IT company.

Lifelong interest leads to Ngaruawahia IT shop

People who benefitted from James Parker’s computer repairs during his younger years in the UK always encouraged him to open an IT shop. Their encouragement paid off when he opened his first one in Somerset, England, aged just 19, in the 1990s.

Selling on service in competitive Masterton market

Even on New Year’s Eve, you will find Shaun Minifie at work. The manager of Masterton’s Computer Troubleshooters, a franchise business with 28 stores across the country , says focusing on service is important in order to compete.