Father and Son Grow Smart Franchise in Orangeburg
After a full career in the banking industry, Ralph Faulling found a new calling. He and his son Hunter went into business together to open a franchise that repairs all types of personal communications technology. After college graduation, Hunter worked for SmartPhone MD stores in both Columbia and Charlotte where he went through a yearlong process to learn to be a technician for popular devices like the iPhones, iPads and Samsung Galaxy phones.
Opening a SmartPhone MD franchise in their hometown of Orangeburg seemed like a great fit for them, but before the two invested money, Faulling visited their local SBDC.
“I was in banking for 28 years and I am very familiar with the Orangeburg Area SBDC,” Faulling explained. “I have encouraged businesses to use their services because it is free and offers a valuable guide to starting a business.”