Marcel Brown Technology Services

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Marcel Brown Technology Services was established formally in 1997 as Marcel Brown Internet & Computer Services. In 2002 the company became Marcel Brown Technology Services and joined the Chamber.

Marcel has been a computer geek from age 9. He started out helping his dad’s friends and it snowballed from there. After working in the corporate world for many years, Marcel saw the need for small business owners to have the same quality IT expertise that big corporations have. It was also a growing trend at the time for people to have computers in their homes and also need help. Their primary target market is the creative field – graphic designers, photographers, architects, promotional companies, as well as professionals like dentists, doctors and lawyers, and retail store owners. Really, anyone who relies heavily on their technology.

Marcel actually was instrumental in building one of the first ISPs in the area, Intelliworld, offered by the Edwardsville Intelligencer back in 1995. He has also built several others for various companies over the years. Marcel has always done troubleshooting and new system set-up, but the important piece of evolving this company is keeping up with the technology itself, and making sure small business owners use it to the fullest extent to save them money and make their companies more productive. In 2002, Danelle joined the company full time to take charge of marketing and promotions.

Their core product/service is IT consulting and services for small business owners, home based businesses and individuals in their home, and they provide everything from basic troubleshooting to implementing and maintaining entire systems. Marcel is MCSE certified and holds many certifications for servicing and working with Macs. Marcel and Danelle successfully run the only Independent Apple Retailer in the area with a great track record for both sales and service.

Their mantra: “We are the IT department for people that don’t have one,” and they’re also “the Mac people.” They strive every day to help people and businesses use technology to make their lives easier, not harder.

Marcel’s most exciting news is the added service of apps development for small business owners in the very near future. As technology changes, so do the needs of companies. In true fashion of the past, Marcel Brown Technology Services has put together a way for small business owners to have their own apps just like big companies.

Marcel is a member of BNI. Danelle is a member of eWomenNetworkand serves as a board member for the Chamber and Watershed Nature Center.

The biggest benefit of Chamber membership has been getting to know other business owners, not only because it is their target market, but also for the knowledge that they share. “The camaraderie and willingness to help each other is invaluable, as well as all the things that the Chamber can provide that many people don’t take advantage of,” said Danelle.

Marcel is totally psyched up about delivering apps to small business owners, and Danelle is equally excited about her contribution to the world - her first book coming out in November. Soulmate Proprietors - How To Run A Business WIth Your Spouse and STAY Married!, Something they both know a lot about!

Visit www.marcelbrown.com or call 618.580.6256 to learn more.