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The Doctor Is In

Computer Doctor Franchise System Inc.

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This story appears in the April 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Is there a doctor in the house? Enter 32-year-old Joseph Giovannettone, who joined the lucrative world of "healing" disabled computers in 1998. His Computer Doctor franchise now answers the plea of sick computers everywhere.

Giovannettone discovered Computer Doctor Franchise Systems Inc. in late 1997 through some business contacts his mother had. At the time, he was working for the government as a computer specialist. Six months of careful research helped convince Giovannettone to invest in Computer Doctor-but the real clincher was the impressive National Service Accounts program Computer Doctor boasted. "Our corporate office partners with third-party warranty companies to provide warranty support for systems bought at major retailers," says Giovannettone. So if someone has a problem with a system under warranty with a major retailer, he or she would call the retailer, who then puts in a service call to the nearest Computer Doctor franchisee. It's a built-in moneymaker.

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