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Macprofessionals doubles staff with 60 hires; expands into Canada

Most companies that double in size do so when they have a handful of employees, maybe a dozen. Macprofessionals isn't most companies. The Novi-based tech firm doubled in size over the last year, and what a jump that turned out to be.

"We have had huge growth in the last year," says Lisa Glush, president and CEO of Macprofessionals. "This time last year we had 60 employees."

Today the company has 122 and another 20 independent contractors. It recently opened up a retail location in
northern Michigan's Bay Harbor and a service office in Windsor so it can go after the Canadian market. It's also in the process of moving from its 17,000-square-foot space to one that measures in at 40,000 square feet.

Macprofessionals specializes in everything Apple, ranging from iMacs to iPads and all of the cool gadgets Steve Jobs has introduced in between. It resells Apple products at its Bay Harbor location, far away from the nearest Apple store, and teaches people about the line and how to integrate it. One area that keeps the 10-year-old company busy is teaching hospitality businesses the ins and outs of Apple products.

"Apple's business is very mobile based with the iPad and the iPhone," Glush says.

She expects to continue the company's double-digit growth with another 25-35 percent revenue increase over the next year. That should lead to another 20-30 hires as the company expands further into the Michigan market and into the Illinois and Wisconsin markets.

Source: Lisa Glush, president and CEO of Macprofessionals
Writer: Jon Zemke

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    25775 Meadowbrook Road
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    Macprofessionals operates with distinct divisions in Education, Video/Film, Enterprise, Professional Services, Training, Inventory Management, Hardware Center, Contract Placement, and Help Desk. In 2008, Macprofessionals was awarded the Apple Partner ...