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Hi! My name is Nick and this is the story of how Cup O Code started. My business partner Tim and I started Cup O Code, when we were driving around together, in a delivery truck. We decided we didn’t want to spend the rest of our lives driving a truck, making someone else rich. Therefore, we knew if we didn’t want to work for someone else, we would have to start our own business.W e had no idea what business to start. At the time, I was in college studying business administration and marketing. I always want to start my own business. However, I join the Air Force for 6 years which in turn, I never had the chance to start my own company. Tim worked at this delivery company and was a drummer in a band for most of his life. As a side hustle, he created websites for quite a few businesses and individuals. So, we decided to take our strengths, mine being business and his websites abilities, and put them together to create a business partnership. We brainstormed for days about the name of the company and the services we would provide. We decided, we should provide social media advertising on top of the website design. Then, we had to agree on a name. We came up with many different names and it took us days to figure out what we would finally call our company. Tim was explaining his process of making websites (super boring), he explained coding is sitting at your computer typing lines of code and drinking tons of coffee. So, we thought of a bunch of puns dealing with coffee and coding and we were thinking a couple different names. All of a sudden, we came up a Cup O Code, a pun off of cup of Joe and we both knew this was the name we would go with. Tim started designing a logo for the company and I started on the business side of things. We created an LLC and started figuring out how we were going to get customers. On my spare time, I shoot on pool leagues for the Selinsgrove Hotel, near were we worked, and I knew the owner pretty well. We pitch him the idea of us making him a website and running his social media for him. He thought it was a great idea, and became Cup O Code’s first customer. (Holy Hell we got our first customer Timmy!!) From there we learned a lot of advertising techniques, how to run a successful social media campaign and we started to get a couple more customers. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We just started this blog and we will soon be starting a podcast. We go were your attention goes and hopefully you follow our journey to making Cup O Code a large successful company!
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