This week we are highlighting another networking partner. This is a guy you want to know. His name is Jason Knopp the owner of Knopp Consulting. Usually, we have our networking partners answer 5 of 20 questions, Jason outdid everyone and answered 15!
Knopp Consulting, what is it? What does it mean? Well here is an excerpt from the website to help
understand that a little better;
“With over 16 years of experience in technical sales, working with creatives in print, design, marketing as well as media & entertainment storage… I started Knopp Consulting, with the purpose of helping small businesses navigate often complex technology environments.
Whether its support services, hardware or software, I’m here to help guide you through the selection process to acquire, manage and monitor the products you need.”
Small business owners do you want to deal with complex technological environments? Many I know do not want to either. Large companies have entire departments devoted to these problems! Jason and Knopp Consulting is definitely a resource we want to know more about. Let’s jump into this weeks question and answer portion and get to know Jason a little better;
What was your dream job growing up?
Response: Professional Soccer Player
If you could know the absolute truth to one question, what question would you ask?
Response: Are any of my friends or family in need, can I help them?
Why did you choose your profession?
Response: It kind of chose me, I enjoy technology, it makes me have to really think.
If you could go back in time when opening your business or starting in your current profession, what is one thing you would do differently?
Response: Not sure I’d change much, it’s been quite the learning process though… crash course on running a business.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Response: My mom retired from DSHS and she once told me I’d better not get a girl pregnant and not take responsibility or she’d beat the shit out of me! I thought that to be good advice and lived by it, my mom is small but tough. Great advice and a warning all in one. (**this is the editor’s favorite response Jason gave. We all know mother knows best!)
What book did you last read and what book has had the biggest impact on you and why?
Response: I don’t read books much because I’m always reading tech specs, so it’s been a long time. The last one I can really remember is “Where the Red Fern Grows… Friendship, perseverance, and loyalty.”
What is your favorite restaurant?
Response; So many to choose but if I wanted something right now it would be a 3×3 In-N-Out Burger, no cheese no tomato with fries and a Neapolitan shake! They’re getting closer to Vancouver next year!
What barriers did you have to overcome when starting your current business or profession?
Response: Many… I had to learn about all the different taxes and bookkeeping. It’s been a tremendous amount of learning. I had no idea what I was getting into
except that it would be a lot of work. It has been and I’m better for it because I hope that my girls will learn they can do anything they set their minds to.
What are your favorite ways that your business or profession supports the community?
Response: I think at this point I’m just getting started in trying to figure that out. I’ve been able to donate to several school fundraisers and hopefully, even more, this next year.
How do you see your business or profession evolving in the next 10 years?
Response: Lots of learning, technology is ever changing. 10 years is tough to predict in tech.
What kind of music are you listening to right now?
Response: Nothing at the moment, although if the kids weren’t sleeping it would be a wide range of artist… Kind of in the mood for AC/DC or Def Leppard… Maybe some old school Beastie Boys.
What is your favorite sport?
Do you have a favorite quote and what is it?
Response: Don’t know what you got til it’s gone Cinderella (The hair band), only because I heard the song the other day.
Give us an example of a time you knew you were in the right business.
Response: I don’t do a lot of data recovery but when you’ve recovered family photos or important data it’s really cool to see the relief in people. Often in tech when things are going right nobody cares or see the value of your services. But when their kid’s pictures nearly go bye-bye the joy in their eyes is worth the effort.
If you could change one thing about your business, currently, what would it be?
Response: Ask me again a year from now.
I have to tell everyone, I consider myself rather technically proficient, especially when it comes to being an insurance agent! One thing I can tell you is that Mr. Knopp understands the needs of his clients and how to take care of them and communicate with them. This is not something we find every day in the tech world. His technical expertise and customer service approach makes him second to none in his field. To find out more about Jason and Knopp Consulting check out the links below;