Originally Published in:
The Clarion Ledger – Jackson, Miss.
Author: Alexandra Castellanos
Date: Mar 25, 2008
RIDGELAND – Think Webstore and sister store AMS Advanced Microsystems work together to assist small businesses compete with larger companies.
“The two stores together are like a mini-technology center,” said Jitu Patel, owner of AMS.
Think Webstore repairs and creates Web sites, brochures, and marketing services, while AMS focuses on installing phone and computer networks, network operations and computer repair.
“You come in with a problem and you leave with it solved,” Think Webstore owner Bryan Carter said of the companies’ relationship.
Patel has been working with AMS for 10 years. The Mississippi State University graduate worked for a consulting firm before leaving to start his own business.
“I’ve been around the block,” Carter said of his experience, which includes consulting for AT&T, Home Depot and others.
Carter, a Louisville, Ky., native, moved to Mississippi to work with a dot.com company.
Patel and Carter have been business partners the past three years and decided to open the two businesses together with an estimated start-up cost of $250,000.
Packages for custom Web sites start at $999.
The shops are located on Lake Harbour Drive in Charmant Station in Ridgeland and opened March 3.
“We take all the time and effort out of small business marketing, saving them time and money,” Carter said.
The unique store has worked with businesses ranging from insurance companies, construction, state agencies, retail companies and even some nonprofit organizations.
With a mission of doing big things for small businesses, Carter said the businesses stand behind what they believe in.
Store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (601) 856-2000 for Think Webstore or (601) 914-5764 for AMS.
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