He’s Still Standing

Despite loan rejections, this entrepreneur grew his business

After a drop-off in business in 1999, as more companies brought printing services in-house, Burton decided to transition out of the printing business and focus on IT, which at the time provided 20% of the company’s revenues.

With a growing clientele, Burton believes things will only get better. In fact, the firm was awarded a $98,000 contract by the Chicago Park District to provide and install computer equipment for Soldier Field, which is where the Chicago Bears play. “The IT market is a fast-growing field for us. We are ongoing consultants; we automate companies operations; we show them how to utilize technology, and as technology changes, new opportunities are created. It’s almost a never-ending [marketing] opportunity for us,” Burton says.

Professional Systems Inc.; 7902 S. Artesian Ave., Chicago, IL 60652; 773-436-2524; www.profsystems.com.

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