I was raised in a Christian family with strong values and ethics. My father owned an auto parts store as I was growing up. Mom was always at home raising my sister and me. Many times when I was at my dad’s shop I witnessed the pleasant interaction of his customers and himself.
I’m very happy to say that my dad was very well respected in business, life and most importantly our church. It was my father who inspired me to become a small business owner.
Through a series of numerous life experiences, I created Copier Consulting, LLC out of the 15 years’ selling copiers and printers coupled with my late father’s business influence. I wish he could see me now!
As a child, I was taught by my dad a lot about standing up for the ‘underdog’. I guess it was a sports metaphor mostly, but he truly embraced making sure people were treated fair and reasonable.
His roots go back to the 1920s and as child growing up in the Great Depression he instilled many of my conservative values today as well as small business practices. It is this core value system that I decided to embrace wholeheartedly with what I knew the most about, which – although it may sound crazy – was in the copier industry.
From 1992-2007 I sold copiers. From 2010-present I have worked only for the buyer, educating and training them on the negotiating processes of today’s copier selling strategies.
Most times we discover confusing terms and conditions in the copier contract, service arrangements and on-going invoices. It really doesn’t have to be that way but it often is. Contracts are designed that way to benefit the seller. Enter a technical term:
What is that?
Asymmetric information, also known as “information failure,” occurs when one party to an economic transaction possesses greater material knowledge than the other party. This typically manifests when the seller of a good or service possesses greater knowledge than the buyer.
Copier Consulting, LLC’s™ founder and president Al Kietzmann transitioned after 15 years as the seller. Today we only work for the buyer and are an independent and vendor-neutral consulting firm to help you make the best decisions while purchasing or leasing copiers and printers. We will discuss your current copier and printer situation, work toward reducing costs in the purchase or lease process while saving you time when researching and acquiring your best options, all without sacrificing user needs. Please note they do NOT sell or service copiers and/or desktop printers.
The result of working with Copier Consulting is an improved contract, waste exposure, and spend reduction. Collaborations historically average 33% financial savings for our clients.
A.R.E. Process™ will:
- Assess your current contract(s), costs and needs
- Research market opportunities, vendor omissions and preferred financing
- Evaluate all future contracts to ensure most favorable terms and conditions
Imagine finding out that you were paying thousands more than you had to. What would you use the money for?
Contact me at email@example.com for a free assessment and review of your current contract and future options.
We work remotely and nationally via phone, email and Zoom video conferencing.