Welcome to Episode 139 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast we talk with Jon Schram, founder and CEO of The Purple Guys, an IT services company that provides IT solutions and support for small businesses. Jon calls himself “an unintentional serial entrepreneur” who understands that the entrepreneurial journey “often feels like a roller coaster.” He talks with us about the special technology challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created for small businesses, including the need for added communication and security awareness.

Jon also shares with us his own experience as an entrepreneur, how his company was able to adapt so they could meet the needs of clients whose employees are now working remotely, and how he keeps himself, his staff and his company focused on their goals. We also learn how his company — The Purple Guys — got its name!

So if you want to know:

  • Why you cannot over-communicate when there is uncertainty
  • About the need to focus on the things you can actually control
  • How to adapt your work processes when exceptions occur
  • The basics of IT security for remote workers
  • The importance of keeping everyone connected when employees aren’t in the office

About Jon Schram

IT support expert Jon Schram is the founder and CEO of The Purple Guys, a tech company that has grown since 2001 to become the Midwest’s premier provider of IT support services. The Purple Guys is Jon’s third start-up company, and he has always been focused on the services industry. He thinks of The Purple Guys as a “service company that happens to deal with technology” and attributes the company’s success to focusing on the person sitting behind the keyboard as opposed to the keyboard itself. His company works primarily with small businesses with the goal of making it easy for their employees to use the technology they own. The company’s book How to Select an IT Service Provider is available on Amazon. More information about the company is available on its website, www.purpleguys.com where small businesses can also find their blog with free helpful information on IT support and security.

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.