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Mr. Fix-IT A self-proclaimed geek heeds a sign to start a computer franchise.

By Rebecca Villaneda

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Matthew Lewis was interested in computers, but he wasn'tsure exactly where that interest would lead him-until he saw asign, literally. In spring 2003, just after he graduated from theUniversity of Texas, Arlington, with a degree in web design ande-commerce, Lewis drove by a Geeks on Call billboard. Heimmediately made some calls to learn about the company.

About a year later, Lewis attended Discovery Day, a Geeks onCall event that gives future franchisees the chance to learn howthe business started and where it's going, as well as meet withthe president and CEO of the franchise. That day sealed the dealfor Lewis. "I knew this is really where I needed to be,"says Lewis.

Geeks on Call sends technicians in their offices onwheels-Chrysler PT Cruisers-to customers' homes and offices tohelp with anything from troubleshooting and upgrades to trainingand consulting.

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