Social media and IT are two of the fastest growing tech sectors these days, but it's not too often one finds a company that specializes in both. Meet SoBuzzMe.
The Utica-based company got its start last May by providing social media services to small- and medium-sized businesses. It soon expanded to providing cloud computing and other IT services to those same customers.
"There really wasn't anyone in that space to serve small- and medium-sized businesses," says Aaron McCarthy, president & founder of SoBuzzMe
. "Leveraging a cloud to see what it can save a small business can be huge."
McCarthy has a background in IT and was laid off from his job last year. He started SoBuzzMe and has grown it to a three-person firm. He added cloud and IT services two months ago to his growing client list filled with a diversity of customers ranging from real-estate companies to law firms. McCarthy was able to make IT and cloud offerings because he has extensive experience with it from his previous job.
"We want to continue to grow our client base and add a few more people," McCarthy says.
Source: Aaron McCarthy, president & founder of SoBuzzMe
Writer: Jon Zemke
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