Geeks On Call Launches Franchise Value-Added Benefit Program
Drives Strong Brand Awareness in Small Business Community
NORFOLK, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH), a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers through its trade name Geeks On Call, announced today the official launch of its Value-Added Benefit program for co-branding with national franchisors.
Geeks On Call's Value-Added Benefit program was designed to create partnerships that enhance franchisor offering packages to attract qualified franchisees to their program, at no cost to the franchisor. In addition, the program will benefit the partners' franchisees, and by extension the franchisors, by providing IT solutions to help them start, grow, and protect their businesses.
The services Geeks On Call provides are those of a local on-demand IT department without the overhead costs, and at preferred pricing for Value-Added partners. Their certified IT professionals deliver the quality computer support critical for small businesses in today's hi-tech marketplace, whether setting up and maintaining a network, protecting customer accounts from outside intrusion and data loss, or coming to the rescue when a problem arises.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Rich Artese said, "The Value-Added program is a B2B proposition - its primary purpose is to strengthen brand awareness in the small business community. Our franchise owners are small business entrepreneurs themselves, building their businesses where they live and work and raise their families, just like those of our partners. This fact puts them in the best possible position to understand the business of other franchisees."
The program has generated considerable interest on the 2008 franchise convention circuit, and will facilitate the expansion of Geeks On Call's national presence while generating revenue and increasing shareholder value.
About Geeks On Call
Geeks On Call is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeks on Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH), a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers. Founded in 1999, the company helped pioneer the on-site residential IT service concept. Since then, small businesses and residential customers across the nation have trusted Geeks on Call's certified IT professionals to provide computer privacy and security solutions, hardware and network installations, troubleshooting, repairs, upgrades and consulting. The company began franchising in 2001 and has granted over 250 franchises with new locations opening regularly. All franchises are independently owned and operated. For more information, visit www.geeksoncall.com.
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