About Carpe DM - Our Story
I spent over 30 years in restaurant management, some of which was in training and development. I have hired and trained more than a thousand employees and managers over the years. As part of my duties as a General Manager I would go out and do different local marketing strategies. I also am very customer service oriented and learned very early on that the customer is the person who is your true 'boss'! Without them, you have no business. I also have a great deal of knowledge where profit and loss is concerned, as I would analyze the general ledger and Profit and Loss statements monthly to see where improvement was needed to maximize our profit potential from the store level. In 2009, I decided to further my education and in February of 2014, I graduated Summa Cum Laude and received my BA in IT and Web Design. In 2011, while studying, working full time and raising a family, I launched my own computer repair business, which I still run today. As the internet continued to become more and more relevant, I realized that it was there that the future of business was trending towards. Desktop computers and laptops were more affordable, to the point that it sometimes made more sense for a customer to buy a new computer than repair their old one. One of the services I offered was web design, so I began to focus more in that direction. I began doing it more and more, and in early 2016, I spun it off of the computer repair business and created Carpe DM Products, a web design, SEO & Lead Generation company located here in Spartanburg. My wife and I have always liked the Latin term Carpe Diem, which translates to Seize the Day. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, so in business and in life, you need to seize opportunities today. The first initial of my name Mike and her name, Debbie, is why the name is Carpe DM. I continue to focus on the one thing that made me successful when running restaurants, customer service! I pride myself in the one on one connection with my clients and believe that long term relationships help my clients' business and, in turn, my business to be successful.
In January of 2018, my wife quit her full time job of 18 years in customer service and management and joined me at Carpe DM Products. Fast forward to 2022 and we have clients all over the country and in many different types of business. We have done work on sites in everything from Chiropractors to Realtors to Appliance repair. We literally have clients from coast to coast and border to border (LA County to Charleston, SC & Ohio to Texas). We love helping fellow business owners grow their business and have many that are now friends of ours as well.
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