ITrend Technology was founded by Edward Green, a federally contracted IT professional turned businessman, who has a mission to simplify the world of Information Technology for individuals and businesses. Having worked in the Information Technology field since 1998, Edward decided to form ITrend Technology, a local IT management business that focuses on putting customers first. At ITrend Technology, our certified, experienced staff can offer customized solutions based on your business’s needs. We provide customer-based, individualized solutions to meet your needs and your budget. Our services are designed to take the trouble out of technology so that you can focus on the needs of your business. In our technology-driven society, ITrend Technology makes “IT” work for you.
Green talked with Jim Matuga, host of The Positively West Virginia Podcast, about his successful business, vision for the company and advice to young entrepreneurs.
What is your 30-second pitch for ITrend Technology?
“We are a managed IT company, which means we are here for companies that really cannot afford an IT technical staff. It is great to outsource those services to a strong and capable company that can take care of everything from email, web posting or engineering your network to work for you,” said Green.
What is your one takeaway from your best business moment so far?
“Anything is possible. Many companies wanted to be in charge of building the data center. When they released that information, all of it had to be done in ninety days. A lot of companies did not want to get involved with it. It was a challenge that no one thought we could do,” said Green.
What is your long term vision for ITrend Technology?
“We would like to eventually begin our 8(a) process, which is a minority business set aside program through the Small Business Administration. I want my business to be at a point when the clock starts ticking for their program, that we are fully taking advantage of it. Ultimately, we want to be a competitive contractor for the federal government employing West Virginians,” said Green.
What has kept your company in West Virginia?
“One of the reasons I stayed in West Virginia is that I owe a great deal to this state. This place has been good to me during some of the most impressionable years of my life. I truly stay here because of the people. West Virginia is not like any other place I have been. There is a sense of community in this state, and I believe that is a resource that you cannot walk away from. I feel like this is my home now, and I tell everybody I am originally from Connecticut, but I have grown to love West Virginia just like my home,” said Green.
What advice would you give to young entrepreneurs?
“Get around those you trust and formulate a plan, but try to make that happen here. Stay in West Virginia. Follow through with your dream and make it happen. Year after year, I have had a great deal of talent leave the state for other opportunities. You have the building blocks to build anything you want here in West Virginia, and if you muscle through it a little bit, you can build something meaningful that will last,” said Green.
Ed Green was a guest on the Positively West Virginia Podcast. Listen to the full podcast here.
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This article was written by the InnerAction Media staff.