Biz Boot Up Podcast Episode 50: Lean On Your People With Karena Crawford and Javier

Welcome to the Business Boot-Up Edition of The Dreamers and Doers Podcast! We believe you are never too young to start a business. We’re bringing you live interviews from Loveworks Leadership in Norman, OK. Each of our episodes includes interviews with our youngest and more experienced entrepreneurs who will inspire, educate and give you an action step to help your leadership and business!

Powered by the Norman Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by First United Bank.

Karena Crawford: Owner of Norman Nerds

Karena is the owner of Norman Nerds, an Information Technology Service company. She earned her degree in marketing from the University of Oklahoma. While she had minimal computer experience when she and her husband, Eric, established Norman Nerds, through the years, answering service calls she’s driving to calls about as much as her husband, helping with problems that range from the most complicated malfunctions and the nastiest computer viruses to teaching customers basic skills, like how to turn on their computers.

Somewhere in the early stages of his business, the team discovered that their job had changed from working on computers to helping people. They still works on computers, but, while they’re doing that, he’s talking with customers and developing relationships.

For Eric and Karena, Norman Nerds was a surprising success, but as it turned out, the two Norman High graduates were fulfilling a need in their community.

Javier Jimenez: Puzzle Plus

Puzzle Plus is a puzzle kit that allows the consumer to purchase additional pieces to grow their current puzzle set.

Key Takeaways:

  • Make sure to do your research
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  • Stay focused stay on your own path and don’t get distracted
  • Always know how to motivate yourself
  • You can put your mind to anything
  • Never give up
  • Embrace your mistakes

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