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    Posted May 14, 2014 by
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    Impacting The World Around Him Is What Powerhouse Entrepreneur Clifford Almeida Is Doing Daily

     

    As we receive daily requests to interview trend setters -- we are always thrilled that we have the capability to communicate with as many of the who’s who around the globe.

     

    Today we have a very special interview with one a savvy technology mogul -- Hire a Wiz.

     

    Mr. Almeida shared a little more insight into his intriguing world and so without further ado here is Clifford Almeida:

     

    “I was born in India and in 1991 I chose to leave my Country so I could travel. My goal was to see and experience as much as I could and this dream allowed me to go into twenty five countries.

     

    After a time of intense and pleasurable travel it was time to put into motion my BS and MS in information system degrees.

     

    That said, as a seventeen year old man I started my business part time and along with my entrepreneurial endeavors I have been given many opportunities such as:

     

    1) Work on projects which impacted millions of people

     

    2) Met two Presidents

     

    3) Blessed with a beautiful wife

     

    4) Thankful every moment for my two lovely daughters

     

    5) Parents who always believed in me.

     

    Everything was not always ‘easy street’ for me as some may look at me now and believe since in their eyes ‘I am living the American dream’.

     

    You see, there was a time that I was legally blind along with a few other struggles along the way however my motto is ‘God has blessed me abundantly and I need to make the most of each day. I know I have been given a gift to make an impact in the lives of others and impact the world around me’.

     

    Many ponder and some actually ask why I started Hire a Wiz. That is a fair and easy question to answer.

     

    Fact is, I love technology, plus friends and family always stated I was really proficient working in IT. To me taking the next step of opening my own business seemed like the wise choice as it launched me closer towards my goals in life.

     

    It was a little nerve racking to leave a nice job as the Deputy CIO but I felt running my own business would provide me with the freedom to do things the way I wanted, the flexibility to work how often I wanted and from anywhere in the world.

     

    A bonus is I can generate money doing what I love, the way I wanted to do it and most importantly it gave my life more purpose and clarity.

     

    Through my business I have been able to help several non-profits, churches and other organizations that did not have the resources to build a successful web presence online.

     

    Now, the biggest work related accolade to date maybe www.PngOnline.com a portal we are currently building for a country in the Pacific called Papua New Guinea.

     

    It was created to facilitate and revolutionize the way people in that country interact online both personally and in the business sector.

     


    If I was to sum up four of the strong points of our team and company as a whole it would have to be:

     

    1) Honesty

     

    2) Integrity

     

    3) Customer Service

     

    On the flip side of what we deliver .... Sad but true. There are a lot of other honest web design companies out there but for every one of us there are so many others that rip off their clients by overcharging, doing a poor development job, disappearing after receiving payment but never finishing the project.

     

    We put ethics first in all we do. It's as simple as treating others the way you would want them to treat you.

     

    From the first interaction to the post launch support we follow these guidelines and our client’s testimonials speak directly to the fact.

     

    Like this one from Iryna Newton the owner of ‘Arizona Custom Cushions’ (www.ArizonaCustomCushions.com)

     

    “We had an idea for a web based business, but were new to ecommerce, and needed a partner to help us realize that idea.

     

    Clifford and HireAWiz were able to guide us from having no knowledge of the mechanics of online selling, to being a nationally competitive manufacturer and retailer, selling our custom products to both households and businesses (e.g Marriot, Monte Lucia Spa and Resort, Ritz Carlton, Google, Exon).

     

    HireAWiz helped us with our website, our online marketing, and our graphics design, and we are already planning a major upgrade with HireAWiz so we can go to the next level. Thank you very much HireAWiz!”

     

    Wow. Words like that make us humble but at the same time proud knowing we are doing the right things.” said, Clifford Almeida, CEO and founder Hire a Wiz

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