Transitioning from the Military to Owning a Computer Repair Business
Dale Bogardus became a client of the Blue Mountain Small Business Development Center in January 2015. After retiring from 25 years of military service, he decided he wanted to start his own computer repair business. After gaining a great deal of education and work experience in computer technology, Dale began meeting with Jeff Nelson, Baker City SBDC Business Adviser. Outstanding Computer Repair was launched and he has never looked back. Dale found his niche with the motto “Any issue $40.00 flat rate.”
Dale has expanded his network and has done an exceptional job marketing his business. This expansion includes providing the Baker City community with low cost refurbished computers, laptop screen replacements and solid state drive upgrades.
Dale continues to be involved with the Blue Mountain SBDC by taking classes. He also has been to almost every PubTalk, learning and networking with attendees and presenters. Dale has several posters and banners throughout our town and has become the main computer repair company in Baker County.
“Through the classes SBDC has provided, I have the necessary skills required to run a business,” Dale said. “I thank SBDC for their support.”