After gaining her gemology degree, Design 4 U, founder Ruby has been designing and repairing jewelry for more than 15 years. Now she works with all things sparkly at her shop, running consignment and retail, jewelry repair, and jewelry-making lessons. Ruby's birthday parties and classes teach groups of students how to design and create their own jewelry using silver clasps, metal wire, and beads in a variety of sizes. Design 4 U also stocks handmade jewelry such as crystal necklaces, beaded chokers, and turquoise earrings in an online shop.
ReliaTech is a leading provider of high quality, affordable computer support services and Gold Star Certified Renewed Computers for consumers, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
The wireless provider industry changes quickly, but Arch Telecom keeps up by giving both technicians and front-line employees continual training. The extra effort shows: enthusiastic testimonials from clients cite employees' patient technical support for two seniors who were far from tech-savvy, as well as a staffer staying well beyond closing time to ensure a business's new phone lines were set up properly.
During his nearly 30 years in the IT field, the cofounder of iPCFix worked with companies such as IBM, Compaq, and ASUS, so he knows firsthand how quickly the technology landscape can change. Whether it's a home computer or a smartphone, a device can break, befuddle you, or?just when you've finally found a use for it in an old family recipe?stop working entirely. That's where iPCFix's experienced technicians come in. The family-owned solution center's staff takes care of nearly any home or business IT need, tackling everything from PC tune-ups and networking to spyware removal and smartphone repair.
The technology tamers at Santa Rosa Computers speed sluggish systems and scrub virus-ridden hard drives through repairs, software installations, and other computer services. New hard-drive installations ($40) expand digital shelf space for more pictures, videos, and stills from unreleased Star Trek sequels, and data-transfer services ($80/hour) protect important information by copying it to a dependable second storage unit. Alternatively, customers can put their Groupon toward a virus scan ($180), an in-depth inspection and cleaning to ensure that the software and operations are free from virtual contaminants. Trained technicians can also perform a disciplinary tune-up on a slacking computer ($80) or preserve the computer's recollection of undefeated solitaire standings with a memory RAM installation ($20).
Part mobile-marketing business, part electronic-repair hub, Reach a Tech services the digital needs of a range of customers. Technicians are on hand for computer and phone help when devices are on the fritz. They also can cook up mobile applications, customize websites, and provide Internet security to foil would-be hackers.