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James Duncan is living the American Dream: after years of hard work, he is an expert in his field of computer technology and repair--and he's his own boss!

Local small business man uses his expertise to help others  

“The more you operate in areas of skill and influence, the more successful you will become — responsible for your actions, engaging in helpful interactions, radiating positive energy.” Lily Mccann, Business Guru.

Born in Dallas, James grew up in Dallas, Waco, San Antonio, Bandera, and Kerrville, and dreamed of being an astronaut or pilot.

He graduated from Tivy High School in Kerrville and went on to El Centro College to obtain an Associates in Computer Science then on to UTD for a BS in Economics and Finance. He’s been back to college to study courses in Small Business and Real Estate.

During the early 90’s he was doing well financially and then… the dot.com bust came and he, like so many, lost almost everything he had saved. He admitted that was the toughest time of his life, “starting over after the tech crash depleted all my savings.”

But that wasn’t the most dangerous time of his life. That came when he was 35 and on a trip to east coast of Florida. James was in water up to his neck, looking back at the beach, when he had a feeling he needed to turn around. “When I did I saw a shark--still a ways off--but coming at me with its mouth open.” Did he panic? “Let’s just say I immediately got back to the beach as fast as possible.”

Just like he got back to work as fast as possible after his savings were lost. A friend suggested he quit the corporate world and do what he’s good at: fixing computer problems and helping people with their other tech devices.

Why would anyone want to troubleshoot computers all day? James says he does what he does because, “I like to help people who need and appreciate it. And I like being my own boss and creating my own schedule.” Because he’s good at most anything technical, he can fix just about any computer issue, and he’s happy to come to you, the customer, at your home or small business, so he’s not stuck at a desk all day.

He’s almost like the magician David Copperfield, whom he’s met: he can surprise folks by magically fixing their computers they thought were dead or beyond repair. He is an expert at removing Viruses and Malware too.

Having also worked on some Digital Marketing and E-Commerce projects, he knows about online marketing, websites, social media, and securing your online accounts, including crypto currency accounts. He says, “I am always studying to keep up with the latest technology.”

He knows it’s “nerdy” work but, like the Taylor Swift song—someone he’d love to meet -- he just ‘shakes it off’ when he’s dubbed a Geek. In fact, he embraces the term. His “Geek on the Go” business began with referrals from friends, and he says he “just took it one day at a time and, trusted in the higher power to get me through.” His business serves Dallas, Plano, Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, Carrollton, Addison, Farmers Branch, Irving, Park Cities, but he stays close to his home in uptown. “I do NOT go to Arlington, Rockwall, or north of Hwy 121.”

And where will he be in ten years?  “Probably in Dallas unless some amazing opportunity opens up for me elsewhere.” As long as that opportunity doesn’t come with shark-infested waters, this ‘Geek’ will be on the go wherever he is needed.

 

James has been doing On-Site tech support in private homes and small businesses by Appointment for 12 years.
Call his scheduling service at 214-766-9208

Website: www.dfwgeekonthego.com

His expertise includes: 

Computer Repair and Home Technology Specialist
Microsoft Certified Professional, A+, Network+
The Underground Shopper "Top 100"
Angie's List 2010 Thru 2017 Super Service Awards
Top Ratings on Google, Yelp and Facebook

Judy Porter writes about local heroes and nonprofits in the metroplex. Contact her at judy-porter@sbcglobal.net

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