Steve and Bonnie Draga took up a franchise with Computer Renaissance in 2003 and they are now the proud owners of two stores. They share the story of their success…
It was when they both hit their 40s that Steve and Bonnie Draga from Indianapolis began thinking about starting a business together. “We just got to a point in our lives, where we felt it would be great to start up our own business and be our own boss,” explains Bonnie.
“We immediately felt that a franchise operation was the way to go; we liked the idea of entering into something where the parameters were already set and a structure was in place. We knew that having a ready-made game plan would give us the focus that we needed to make the business a success.”
After making their initial decision to buy a franchise, Steve and Bonnie started investigating all the possible options available to them; reading industry magazines and spending countless hours of research on the internet. As America’s largest computer franchise, specializing in total computer solutions at great value since its inception in 1988, Computer Renaissance caught their eye.
“Computer Renaissance really stood out,” Bonnie recalls. “It’s one of the top 100 franchises in America, so we got in touch with them and we really clicked. They invited us down to Florida to meet with them and as soon as we got talking about the business, Steve and I both knew that this was the direction we wanted to go in.”
With Steve’s retail background and Bonnie’s experience in tele-marketing, they had a well-rounded skill base from which to draw on, and the fact that they had no technical knowledge didn’t stop them from enthusiastically embracing their new venture.
So now, almost three years down the line from making that initial decision to buy a franchise, Steve and Bonnie are the proud owners of two successful stores, and are delighted that they made the right choice with Computer Renaissance.