Meet Eduardo Robles, a remote technology solutions expert, up-and-coming entrepreneur, and our featured Grindstone Coworking member this week in our Member Spotlight Series. In this Series, we sit down with Eduardo in a rapid fire Q&A to find out a little bit about him, what he does, and how he works in Grindstone Coworking while being a Hive Effect member.
Q: Tell us about your business? What do you help your clients do?
I run a business where I provide remote desktop support for my clients. If a client’s computer needs to be fixed I do what I can to fix it remotely.
Q: How did you get started?
I always had a passion for technology and tinkering with gadgets so I decided to put my skills into a business. I got the opportunity to start my own business in late 2015 when I saw a potential to gain clients who were looking for low cost and fast technology solutions.
Q: How long have you been with your business?
For less than a year.
Q: Where did your passion for said business come from?
As a kid I remember I built my own doorbell for my room. I learned about basic principles of electricity and how to build a simple circuit with an AA battery, an LED bulb, and some wire. I built my simple doorbell which wasn’t really a doorbell because it didn’t have a ‘bell’ but I had fun building it. Since then I had been interested in technology, specifically gadgets.
Q: What’s your creative outlet?
I like to discover new music and reconnect with classic music as well.
Q: Where is your go-to place to relax?
My place of peace and relaxation is my couch with my wife and 2 dogs.
Q: Where is your go-to place to fun?
I enjoy going to the movies a lot. At least once a month, I try to go see a new movie. I love cinematography, production, and the experience of going to the movie theater.
Q: What’s your favorite book?
“George Washington Gomez” by Americo Paredes.
Q: What’s your favorite part about working at Grindstone Coworking?
The people I get to interact with are great so I really enjoy the conversations we have about business, news, and life events. Consequently, I’ve learned a lot since I joined the team.
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve received that has helped you with your business?
Make sure you are always prepared for the next step.
Q: What kind of music do you like listening to while you work?
While I work I listen to wide range of music; anything from Electronic/Dusbstep, Rap/Hip-Hop, and Metal/Rock. Fast paced music helps me stay concentrated.
Q: What streaming service do you use? Pandora, Spotify, Apple, Other?
Q: Apple or Android?
Both, I’m a geek like that.
Q: What’s one tip for mobile workers you would like to share?
Invest in good gear like a bag/backpack or computer. If you’re going to be a mobile worker, efficiency can really help with productivity.
Q: What’s your favorite social media platform? Why?
I like Twitter because it has the ability to show a wide range of topics in a narrow environment.
Q: What lead you to own your own business rather than go work for a company?
I once saw a video in which entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk spoke about treating employees better than he treats his clients. I image the statement came as a shock to many entrepreneurs but it made perfect sense to me. Vaynerchuk went on to say that your employees have the skills to make sure your company is successful. I’ve only had 2 jobs in my life when I’ve felt that the boss genuinely cared for my opinion on how to improve the company. So I decided to put my ideas into practice and see if I could make a successful business. I may fail but I least I learned how treat employees as people.
Q: How is Grindstone/ Hive Effect helping you and your business?
The classes provided by Hive Effect have been really helpful at getting my business in order. It’s very easy to forget about or put off every important thing about your business. So it’s nice to have the Hive Effect program be a fresh reminder of those things.
If you are interested in contacting Eduardo Robles, our featured Hive Effect member this week or just want to find out more about Eduardo and what he does follow him on his social media channels.
Email: [email protected]ardorobles.com