computer and technology services

28 02, 2024

NerdsToGo® Honors Achievements and Unveils Growth Opportunities at 2024 Convention

2024-02-28T20:15:29-05:00February 28th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — NerdsToGo®, a leading IT solutions and technology services franchise, recently held its 2024 NerdsToGo Franchise Convention in Orlando, Florida. Themed “Secure Your Future,” the four-day event celebrated franchisee achievements and the growth initiatives of the network.

With an unprecedented number of franchisees in attendance, the conference was a reflection of the managed services industry’s robust growth and the brand’s growing U.S. presence. The event included networking opportunities for franchisees, roundtable discussions, and a comprehensive vendor show. Recognized leaders in the MSP industry, including Sean Lardo, a ConnectWise evangelist, and Rob Rae, CVP of Community and Ecosystems at Pax8, shared their expertise on growing a successful MSP business.

“Our 2024 convention brought our franchise network together to celebrate and recognize their many achievements, as well as to engage in both networking and educational opportunities,” said Jim Howe, President of NerdsToGo. “The excitement from the convention is contagious, and it was the perfect way to begin a successful 2024, especially against the backdrop of significant industry growth. This growth not only highlights the achievements of our franchisees but also opens up a wealth of opportunities for owners to grow revenue and reach new heights in the managed IT services sector.”

Highlights from the 2024 Awards Dinner at the Convention include:

  • The award recognizing the Highest Volume locations in Sales Achievement were presented to Regis DeVeaux: NerdsToGo of Alexandria, Va.Kevin Martin: NerdsToGo of Franklin, Mass.; and NerdsToGo of Bellevue, Wash. team led by Michael Santiago.
  • The President’s Award, which recognizes the top NerdsToGo locations with the highest total sales, was given to Regis DeVeaux: NerdsToGo of Alexandria, Va.Kevin Martin: NerdsToGo of Franklin, Mass.Gina and Michael Santiago: NerdsToGo of Bellevue, Wash.David Alcorn: NerdsToGo of Kemah, TexasRory Dunnaback: NerdsToGo of Milwaukie, Ore.; and Erik Nelson: NerdsToGo of Swarthmore, Pa.
  • Susan and Don Dally of NerdsToGo of Knoxville, Tenn., were recognized with the Rookie of the Year Award, which honors the franchisee with the highest sales for the first full 12 months of operation.

“NerdsToGo is at the forefront of providing franchisees the support they need to be successful in the growing IT solutions industry,” said Regis DeVeaux, franchise owner of the Alexandria, Va. location. “I’m proud to be part of a network that is not only thriving but also embracing new strategies for revenue growth and operational efficiency.”

About NerdsToGo®:

NerdsToGo® is a growing IT services franchise brand that provides a simple path to overcoming the pain points and complexities of technology. Friendly and approachable Nerds offer solutions for efficiency and security for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers, devices and home networks. NerdsToGo is a service-oriented brand in the Propelled Brands® family. Providing Managed IT Services for business, the Nerds can assess, design and support IT networks while providing remote support and vendor management.

For more information or to learn about opportunities, visit NerdsToGo.com or contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679)

17 02, 2023

NerdsToGo® of Bellevue Wins Distinguished Franchisee Award

2023-02-17T09:51:26-05:00February 17th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

NerdsToGo of Bellevue Recognized For Their Contributions to the NerdsToGo Network.

CARROLLTON, Texas — NerdsToGo® of Bellevue, a leading information technology (IT) solutions and technology services franchise for both business and home, recently were acknowledged for their contributions to the NerdsToGo network at the 2023 NerdsToGo Franchise Convention held in Las Vegas, NV.

The Nerdy Award recognizes a franchisee who best represents the concept and the spirit of the NerdsToGo name, both in the business community and within the network. Gina and Michael Santiago, franchisees at NerdsToGo of Bellevue, were chosen to receive the award because they excel at helping customers and employees achieve their objectives and realize their full potential. They continue to build deep and lasting relationships with customers, vendor partners and employees. The Santiagos bring their values of generosity and cooperation to life as they work with other franchisees to increase the strength, size and integrity of the network.

“Gina and Michael are truly champions of the NerdsToGo brand, and we have experienced how they do all they can to build the value of the brand,” said Jim Howe, President of NerdsToGo.

Michael Santiago purchased NerdsToGo of Bellevue in May 2018 after he walked away from the corporate world to create something more meaningful to his career and community. NerdsToGo combined his passions of technology, working with a small team and the desire to truly make an impact in his community.

“White glove service is an ethos to me, and our business and team are extensions of who we are. If we don’t deliver a great experience and care for the people, nothing else matters to me,” said Michael Santiago.

Michael first met Gina at a local chamber of commerce event, and she later became a consultant, helping him grow his business and improve his processes. As COVID began to ramp, Gina joined the Bellevue team full-time. Michael and Gina had to pivot and think quickly to keep their business moving forward. And at some point along the way, the two realized they worked so well together they joined hands in marriage as well as the business.

“Gina is my greatest advisor and sounding board,” said Michael Santiago. “There’s been a maturation process for our business, and we each bring our different talents to the table. I rally the troops and inspire our team to tackle any mountain, while Gina masterfully creates processes and systems to help us achieve our goals.”

Additional Awards that NerdsToGo of Bellevue received at the 2023 Convention were:

  • The President’s Award, which recognizes the top 25% of NerdsToGo locations with the highest total sales from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
  • 2nd in Highest Overall Sales Growth for achieving the highest overall sales growth for the award year over prior full year sales.
  • Franchise Sales Recognition which honors franchisees who, over the past year, have been helpful to prospective franchisees in learning what it’s like to be a part of the NerdsToGo community.
  • Mentor Recognition, which is when a seasoned franchisee serves as a mentor to a new franchisee as they start on the road to opening their operation. The franchisee is recognized for their dedication, leadership and sharing their real-world experience.

“We truly love helping the network and receiving this recognition showed us that they also believe we are helping the network,” said Gina Santiago. “We are over the moon and so full of gratitude at the same time. This honor marked many years of hard work and dedication to our business and brand, and the celebration we received from our peers was incredible.”

About NerdsToGo®

NerdsToGo is a growing IT services franchise brand that provides a simple path to overcoming the pain points and complexities of technology. Friendly and approachable Nerds offer solutions for efficiency and security for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers, devices and home networks. As a Managed Services Provider for business, the Nerds can assess, design and support IT networks while providing remote support and vendor management.

To learn more, visit NerdsToGo.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerdstogo/mycompany/, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NerdsToGoComputerService/. For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands).

9 02, 2023

NerdsToGo® Recognizes Achievements and Honors Franchisees at 2023 Convention in Las Vegas, NV

2023-02-09T10:29:53-05:00February 9th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

CARROLLTON, TexasNerdsToGo®, a leading information technology (IT) solutions and technology services franchise for both business and home, recently held its 2023 NerdsToGo Franchise Convention in Las Vegas, NV. Themed IT’s Time, the multiple-day event celebrated franchisee achievements and the growth initiatives of the network.

Over 90 % of the NerdsToGo network attended in addition to key vendor partners and corporate staff members. Attendees represented 35 locations in the US. and included a Vendor Showcase featuring 25 vendors.

Attendees heard from Brian Seurth, President of Technology Assurance Group (TAG), an organization of leading managed technology services providers (MTSPs), and Partner at i-NETT, southern California’s top MTSP. Seurth shared insights and best practices for growing a successful MSP business. Attendees also heard from Steve LeFever, a successful entrepreneur and Chairman of Profit Mastery, who spoke about how franchise business owners can identify and amplify their  financial performance.

Highlights from the 2022 Awards Dinner at the Convention include:

  • The President’s Award, which recognizes the top 25% of NerdsToGo locations with the highest total sales from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, was given to David Alcorn: League City, TX, Regis Deveaux: NerdsToGo Alexandria, VA, Rory Dunnaback: NerdsToGo of Milwaukie, OR, Kevin Martin: NerdsToGo of Franklin, MA, Erik Nelson: NerdsToGo of Swarthmore, PA, Gina & Michael Santiago: NerdsToGo of Bellevue, WA, and Angel Soto: NerdsToGo of Las Vegas, NV.
  • Charles Bailey and Matt Swearingen with NerdsToGo of Moon Township/Pittsburgh, PA won The Rookie Award, which honors the franchisee with the highest sales for the first full 12 months of operation.
  • The three awards for Highest Volume Centers in Sales Achievement were given to Regis Deveaux: NerdsToGo of Alexandria, VA, Rory Dunnaback: NerdsToGo of Milwaukie, OR, and Kevin Martin: NerdsToGo of Franklin, MA.
  • Caesar Serralta: NerdsToGo of Las Vegas, NV received The Nerd Know-How award which recognizes the Nerd in the network who exemplifies outstanding leadership and strong business acumen, demonstrating the desire to make a difference every day. Committed to excellence of service, this individual contributes daily to the success and growth of their NerdsToGo store.
  • Gina & Michael Santiago received The Nerdy Award, an award that recognizes a franchisee that best represents the concept and the spirit of the NerdsToGo name, both in the business community and within the network. They excel in helping customers and employees achieve their objectives and realize their full potential while they build deep relationships with their customers. Michael and Gina define generosity and cooperation in working with other franchisees to increase the strength, size and integrity of the network. They are truly champions of the NerdsToGo brand, doing all they can to build the value of the brand.

“Our 2023 convention brought our franchise network together to celebrate and recognize their many achievements, as well as to engage in both networking and educational opportunities,” said Jim Howe, President of NerdsToGo. “The excitement from convention is contagious, and it was the perfect way to begin a successful 2023.”

“Joining a franchise is like joining a family. The convention offers the opportunity to connect with those who share the same challenges and struggles. It also enables us to celebrate victories, look at things from a fresh perspective, catch a glimpse of successes to come, and share our stories to benefit others in our network. I always come away feeling better about where I’m going,” said Pete Holczinger, franchisee at NerdsToGo of Green Brook, New Jersey.

About NerdsToGo®

NerdsToGo is a growing IT services franchise brand that provides a simple path to overcoming the pain points and complexities of technology. Friendly and approachable Nerds offer solutions for efficiency and security for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers, devices and home networks. As a Managed Services Provider for business, the Nerds can assess, design and support IT networks while providing remote support and vendor management.

To learn more, visit NerdsToGo.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerdstogo/mycompany/, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NerdsToGoComputerService/. For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands).

21 12, 2022

NerdsToGo® Caps Off Successful 2022 Entering New Markets and Unveiling a New Look

2022-12-21T09:35:27-05:00December 21st, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Leading technology brand continues growth trajectory into the new year.

CARROLLTON, TexasNerdsToGo®, a leading information technology (IT) solutions and technology repair services franchise for both business and home, ended the year with expansion into new markets and an updated look following a brand refinement earlier this year.

The fast growing brand brought its services to multiple new markets in 2022 including Tigard, OR; Wilmington, NC; Greenbook, NJ; and Everett, WA with a continued focus on driving IT solutions for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers.

“NerdsToGo’s growth throughout 2022 is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our franchisees, the quality of our services and the strength of our business model,” said Mark Jameson, chief development officer at Propelled Brands, parent company of NerdsToGo. “With our expansion this year into new markets across the country, NerdsToGo has further established itself as a leader in the industry helping businesses overcome the pain points of technology while providing a recurring revenue stream for franchisees.”

Ellen King, owner of NerdsToGo Wilmington, selected NerdsToGo as she was looking for a franchise that helped people. “If I want to do good in this world, I want to do something that is really going to be helping people and working with people that have the knowledge and skillset to do that,” said King. “Our culture is embedded with technology from banking to payroll. Small businesses often can’t afford to hire full-time IT, yet they still have a need for IT solutions such as protecting data and their customers. With the support of a great franchise umbrella company like Propelled and peer group support of other franchisees, it has been less intimidating starting my own business.”

NerdsToGo’s growth coincides with a refinement of the brand’s visual identity earlier this year, including an updated logo and restaged brand character, “Nerdy.” The refinement achieved the intent of contemporizing and elevating the brand while retaining the qualities of approachability and tech expertise the brand champions.

“By updating and reimagining our brand identity, NerdsToGo® has an opportunity to stand out in the crowd more than ever, digitally and in person,” said Jim Howe, brand president of NerdsToGo.

NerdsToGo is seeking qualified franchisees to be an owner via a manager-run executive model or as an owner operator to help the brand grow across the United States. Prospective franchisees do not need experience in information technology, but they should have a strong desire to grow a successful business in their local community, developing relationships with small business owners to become their outsourced IT department.

The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200$217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters, which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

For information about the NerdsToGo® franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679)

About Propelled Brands®:

Propelled Brands is the multi-brand platform company of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza®. Propelled Brands advances the strategic path for each brand, offering support, guidance and a clear vision to fully equip every franchisee, helping them maximize success.

About NerdsToGo®

NerdsToGo is a growing IT services franchise brand that provides a simple path to overcoming the pain points and complexities of technology. Friendly and approachable Nerds offer solutions for efficiency and security for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers, devices and home networks. As a Managed Services Provider for business, the Nerds can assess, design and support IT networks while providing remote support and vendor management.

To learn more, visit NerdsToGo.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerdstogo/mycompany/, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NerdsToGoComputerService/.

3 05, 2022

Tech Entrepreneur Opens Tigard NerdsToGo

2022-05-03T14:15:44-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Experienced Business Professional Brings Expertise to Tigard Market.

TIGARD, Ore.  NerdsToGo®, a leading provider of IT Solutions for Business and Home, opened a brand new location in Tigard, Oregon. The newest location (12540 SW Main Street, Suite 110) is under the direction of owner and operator Rory Dunnaback.

Dunnaback, along with his father John Dunnaback, opened a Milwaukie NerdsToGo in 2018. A Portland resident, Rory saw a geographical competitive advantage to opening a store in Tigard, which is west of Portland. The Tigard launch serves a growing need in metro areas for tech services as the reliance on such services becomes more important than ever post-pandemic.

“A lot had to do with geography,” he said. The location fits with his marketing strategy and goal of having more exposure with locations east and west of Portland.

The Tigard location offers even greater brand exposure due to the retail storefront and strong downtown community surrounding it. This store location on Tigard’s main street brings great visibility. It’s also the first store in the U.S. to initiate the recent brand refresh. Dunnaback’s first location is in downtown Milwaukie on Main Street–those in the area might have seen the signature yellow Nerd vans around town or have worked with the friendly, approachable Nerds as they help make technology less intimidating.

As local economies begin to come back to main streets, this is great for business and brand recognition in the heart of the downtown area, Dunnaback said.

“I’m really proud to have both of my businesses on main streets,” he said. “It’s very small-town America.” Dunnaback was named Franchisee of the Year and won the Nerdy Award earlier this year, which recognizes an individual that excels in helping customers and employees achieve their full potential.

As a managed service provider, NerdsToGo offers a variety of services for small to medium sized businesses including: Server and PC Monitoring, Data Back-up and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Hosting and Microsoft Office Support. NerdAssure, a proprietary bundle of IT services scaled and priced for small businesses, is created for small companies who don’t have the resources to employ full time IT specialists. Home services tailored to the individual include Computer Repair, Internet trouble-shooting and cybersecurity solutions.

Dunnaback’s interest in opening NerdsToGo began with a desire to open a family business with his dad. Yet, he’s long been involved with IT solutions, as well as the role technology plays in people’s lives since majoring in information technology at Michigan State and then establishing a career in healthcare technology. In addition to operating NerdsToGo franchises, Rory is an involved member of his community, serving as President of the Downtown Milwaukie Business Association.

Rory is also a member of the Westside Professional Business Association that has been around since the late 1970s. He is also on the board of the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Tigard Chamber of Commerce and a Chair of the North Clackamas Education Foundation.

Dunnaback will host a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on May 5th at 2pm.

For more information and to see the services offered visit www.nerdstogo.com.

About NerdsToGo®
NerdsToGo is a growing IT services franchise brand that provides a simple path to overcoming the pain points and complexities of technology. Friendly and approachable Nerds offer solutions for efficiency and security for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers, devices and home networks. As a Managed Services Provider for business, the Nerds can assess, design and support IT networks while providing remote support and vendor management.

Propelled Brands is the multi-brand franchisor for NerdsToGo, recognized for its top-rated franchisee satisfaction in Franchise Business Review’s 2021 Top 100 Culture list. With a focus on business-to-business franchises including FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia, MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza® brands, Propelled Brands helps each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

To learn more, visit NerdsToGo.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerdstogo/, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NerdsToGoComputerService/. For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

27 04, 2022

NerdsToGo® Reveals Brand Refinement

2022-04-27T09:14:48-04:00April 27th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Emerging technology brand unveils rebrand with an eye-catching, contemporary look

CARROLLTON, Texas — NerdsToGo®, a fast growing information technology (IT) solutions and technology repair services franchise for both business and home, is moving forward as fast as it’s growing, with a new visual look and feel, with a new color palette, font, and restaged brand character, “Nerdy.”

“By updating and reimagining our brand identity, NerdsToGo® has an opportunity to stand out in the crowd more than ever, digitally and in person,” said Jim Howe, Brand President of NerdsToGo. “The refinement reinforces NerdsToGo® as an emerging brand in the technology industry. We are positioning the brand for the future while maintaining customer confidence in our Nerds abilities and capabilities which encompass complete business and home IT technology needs.”

NerdsToGo is adding more locations in new territories. They are projected to open over ten additional locations in 2022. “The refinement of our logo and our ‘Nerdy’ character achieves our intent of contemporizing and elevating the brand while retaining the qualities of approachability and tech expertise the brand stands for,” said Jennifer Herskind, Chief Marketing Officer.

The new logo was developed by St. Louis-based advertising agency Rodgers Townsend. The NerdsToGo franchisees were introduced to the new logo and brand refinement while attending the first annual convention in Dallas, Texas, earlier this year. “It was time. Our franchisees were ready for an updated look and feel. Coming out of convention we saw a renewed energy from our franchisees embracing the brand direction and eager to update their locations,” added Herskind.

“The new refinement helps the company be more competitive in the marketplace,” said Rory Dunnaback, NerdsToGo® 2021 Franchisee of the Year award winner and the first adopter of the new brand identity at his newly opened Tigard, Oregon location. “The update to our look helps attract new customers in all technology areas, allowing us to evolve and grow as technological advancements continue.”

For information about the NerdsToGo® franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679).

About Propelled Brands®:

Propelled Brands is the multi-brand franchiser of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza®. Propelled Brands advances the strategic path for each brand, offering support, guidance and a clear vision to fully equip every franchisee, helping them maximize success.

About NerdsToGo®

NerdsToGo is a growing IT services franchise brand that provides a simple path to overcoming the pain points and complexities of technology. Friendly and approachable Nerds offer solutions for efficiency and security for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers, devices and home networks. As a Managed Services Provider for business, the Nerds can assess, design and support IT networks while providing remote support and vendor management.

Propelled Brands is the multi-brand franchisor for NerdsToGo, recognized for its top-rated franchisee satisfaction in Franchise Business Review’s 2021 Top 100 Culture list. With a focus on business-to-business franchises including FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia, MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza® brands, Propelled Brands helps each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their  unique position, momentum and purpose.

To learn more, visit NerdsToGo.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerdstogo/mycompany/, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NerdsToGoComputerService/. For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

18 02, 2022

NerdsToGo Seeks Franchise Expansion in Milwaukee, With Goal Set to Develop Eight New Units in the Market

2022-02-18T10:21:11-05:00February 18th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Leading computer and technology repair service seeks to provide assistance to small-and-medium sized businesses in a new market.

CARROLLTON, Texas — NerdsToGo, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise, is looking to expand its presence in Milwaukee by approximately eight units, as the increasing demand for in-home technology solutions continues to rise.

“With so many businesses offering remote work for their employees, the services NerdsToGo provides are more valuable now than ever before,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands. “NerdsToGo has an amazing opportunity in the Milwaukee market, and we are confident that our proven business model along with the support and resources provided, will allow our franchisees to thrive.”

The NerdsToGo business model has created a culture of excellence where Nerds are given the opportunity to grow and profit from their skills, while offering a high standard of professional service to customers.

“When Propelled Brands acquired NerdsToGo, I knew they would take the FASTSIGNS business model and bring those tools to the NerdsToGo franchise,” said Chuck Bailey, a NerdsToGo franchise owner. “NerdsToGo bridges a gap that exists between the large corporate IT services companies and the mom and pop stores that are out there. Propelled Brands is setting up NerdsToGo to be a lean, mean, franchising machine, and I am excited to be a part of that transformation.”

Prospective franchisees do not need experience in information technology, but should have a strong desire to grow a successful business in their local community, developing relationships with small business owners to become their outsourced IT department.

The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200$217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters, including a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679)

About NerdsToGo
NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium-sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. In 2020, Fastsigns Holdings Inc. acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, the parent company of NerdsToGo.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia where FASTSIGNS centers operate under the SIGNWAVE brand, NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020, and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza in June 2021. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to customers, and the company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well-branded, eye-catching Nerd Van. Customers can also receive service through remote support or by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance.

8 12, 2021

NerdsToGo Recognized in Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s Top 100 Game Changers for 2021

2021-12-08T10:28:13-05:00December 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

CARROLLTON, TexasFranchise Dictionary Magazine recognizes NerdsToGo, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise, as one of the top 100 Game Changers of 2021. This recognition highlights franchises that fill a niche, help the communities they are a part of, and provide opportunities for aspiring business owners.

“To have NerdsToGo named on the 2021 Top 100 Game Changers list is an honor,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands. “It is thanks to the hard work and commitment of our franchisees who work tirelessly to support each other and their communities, that this recognition was even possible. We look forward to continuing to grow this brand in 2022.”

NerdsToGo has been providing computer and technology services for almost two decades. Acting as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses, the brand has brick-and-mortar service centers, offers remote support, and drives to customers’ locations in a Nerd van. NerdsToGo has immense growth potential, especially as an increasing number of businesses choose to work remotely.

“2021 was a challenging year for the world,” said Alesia Visconti, CEO / Publisher of Franchise Dictionary Magazine, “A brand that earns the Top 100 Game Changers designation raises the bar and clearly sets itself apart! We are THRILLED to recognize and showcase these 100+ fran-tastic brands that went above and beyond. Congrats to this year’s Game Changers!”

NerdsToGo is currently seeking qualified franchisees to be owner-operators to help the brand grow in this market. Prospective franchisees do not need experience in information technology but should have a strong desire to grow a successful business in their local community, developing relationships with small business owners to become their outsourced IT department.

“When I was in search of a franchise that allowed me to build a business to help my community, I found NerdsToGo, and immediately gravitated toward it because of the growth opportunity it presented,” said Woody Huffines, owner of the McKinney NerdsToGo franchise. “With NerdsToGo being supported by such a successful umbrella brand, the mature infrastructure and drive that the organization has adopted is one that helps us succeed as a business and support our community.”

The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200$217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000 of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs and firefighters, which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

The full list of the top 100 “Game Changers” can be found in the December issue of Franchise Dictionary Magazine.

For more information about the NerdsToGo franchise, visit https://www.nerdstogo.com, or contact Mark Jameson at mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679.

About NerdsToGo, Inc.®

NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium-sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. In 2020, Fastsigns Holdings Inc. acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, the parent company of NerdsToGo.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia where FASTSIGNS centers operate under the SIGNWAVE brand, NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020, and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza in June 2021. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to customers, and the company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well-branded, eye-catching Nerd Van. Customers can also receive service through remote support or by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679).

8 12, 2021

NerdsToGo Seeks Franchise Expansion in Michigan, With Goal Set to Develop 25 New Units in the Market

2021-12-08T10:07:35-05:00December 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Leading computer and technology repair service franchise expands into a new market.

CARROLLTON, Texas — NerdsToGo, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise, is looking to expand its presence in Michigan by approximately 25 units, as demand for in-home technology solutions continues to rise.

“With more businesses offering remote work for their employees, NerdsToGo has an opportunity to expand now more than ever before,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands. “We see great growth potential in the Michigan market and are confident that our proven business model along with the support and resources provided, will allow franchisees to thrive.”

The NerdsToGo business model has created a culture of excellence where Nerds are given the opportunity to grow and profit from their skills while offering a high standard of professional service to customers. 

“NerdsToGo fills a gap that exists between the large corporate IT services companies and the mom and pop stores that are out there,” said Chuck Bailey, a new NerdsToGo franchise owner. “There are dozens, if not hundreds of mom and pop stores that are trying to meet the needs of consumers and small businesses. But, unfortunately, they do not have the full range of technical skills and, more importantly, the consistency of that service delivery to satisfy the needs of the consumers in the marketplace today.”

Prospective franchisees do not need experience in information technology but should have a strong desire to grow a successful business in their local community, developing relationships with small business owners to become their outsourced IT department.

The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200$217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters, including a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

About NerdsToGo

NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium-sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. In 2020, Fastsigns Holdings Inc. acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, the parent company of NerdsToGo.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia where FASTSIGNS centers operate under the SIGNWAVE brand, NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020, and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza in June 2021. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to customers, and the company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well-branded, eye-catching Nerd Van. Customers can also receive service through remote support or by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance.

16 11, 2021

NerdsToGo Seeks Franchise Expansion in the Greater Pittsburgh Region, With Goal Set to Develop Eight New Units Across the Market

2021-11-16T02:40:18-05:00November 16th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — NerdsToGo®, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise, is looking to expand its footprint in the Greater Pittsburgh region by eight new units, as the ever-increasing demand for in-home technological solutions continues to rise.

“Working remotely has become a part of everyday business with companies of all sizes choosing to leave the classic office setting for a stay-at-home business model,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands. “We see amazing growth potential in the Pittsburgh area, and with the support and resources we offer along with our proven business model, our franchisees will flourish in this market.”

In September 2020, NerdsToGo was acquired by Propelled Brands. Under new leadership, the NerdsToGo brand and its franchisees will receive ongoing training, support, and unparalleled resources to position the brand as a leader among the industry and the local communities it serves.

“NerdsToGo fills a gap that exists between the large corporate IT services companies and the mom and pop stores that are out there,” said Chuck Bailey, the Pittsburgh West NerdsToGo franchise owner. “When Propelled Brands acquired NerdsToGo, I knew they would take the FASTSIGNS business model and bring those tools to the NerdsToGo franchise. Looking at the FASTSIGNS legacy, Propelled Brands is setting up NerdsToGo to be a lean, mean, franchising machine, and I am excited to be a part of that transformation.”

NerdsToGo is currently seeking qualified franchisees to be owner-operators to help the brand grow in this market. Prospective franchisees do not need experience in information technology but should have a strong desire to grow a successful business in their local community, developing relationships with small business owners to become their outsourced IT department.

The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200$217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000 of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs and firefighters, which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

For more information about the NerdsToGo franchise, visit https://www.nerdstogo.com, or contact Mark Jameson at mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679.

About NerdsToGo, Inc.®
NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium-sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. In 2020, Fastsigns Holdings Inc. acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, the parent company of NerdsToGo.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia where FASTSIGNS centers operate under the SIGNWAVE brand, NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020, and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza in June 2021. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to customers, and the company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well-branded, eye-catching Nerd Van. Customers can also receive service through remote support or by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679).