“Business that gets sent to me from BizX is in addition to business I already have. And I’m willing to accept it, because, with BizX, you can spend it as fast as you get it.”
Lee Travis is the owner of OBOT Electric and Wipliance, two different companies providing electrical and low voltage solutions for residential and commercial locations.
Travis had previously been the CEO of a company that was a member of BizX, so he had a good understanding of how well BizX worked. “When he left and started his own company he immediately joined BizX, knowing that it would be important to his own company’s development,” said Travis’ Account Executive.
As Travis was developing Wipliance, BizX was able to help him get additional clients and save on expenses that most other start-ups would not be able to afford. “With a down economy it’s important to invest in media and advertising. And when you invest in these things with trade, it makes it that much more affordable,” Travis claims. And two years later, BizX was so much a part of his business routine that he signed on his new business OBOT Electric.
One aspect of BizX that Travis enjoys is the fact that he is actively getting new business from BizX on a regular basis.
“Business that gets sent to me from BizX is in addition to business I already have,” Travis says. “And I’m willing to accept it, because, with BizX, you can spend it as fast as you get it.”
Another expense that Travis is happy to use BizX for is to keep his hardworking employees happy. “We were able to make employee events nicer,” he says. And although he invests the majority of his BizX into his businesses, he does admit that he is occasionally able to “spoil” himself with items he wouldn’t buy if it weren’t for BizX, including “home improvements and a really nice hot tub.”
Travis has been happy trading within the BizX because of the quality of members. He looks forward to working with companies that provide him with what he says are “more spending opportunities with businesses that provide better service.”
TRANSCRIPT: My name is Lee Travis and I own OBOT Electric, which is an electrical contracting company both commercial and residential. We do new construction, we do retrofit, we do electrical service work. We use BizX for everything from our vehicle wraps for our vans out on the street to even recently, we’re renting some vans because of our growth. We’re using media, you know, radio, newspaper, magazine advertising to drive more cash business into our facility. And we find that BizX jobs that we do lead to cash referrals so it’s been a very good experience for us.