expand the business to Maryland, where he’ll be attending Johns Hopkins University.
McGreen, whose business generated some $7,000 last year, was given the Teenpreneur Award, which recognizes entrepreneurs under the age of 18 who serve as role models and are committed to advancing the tradition of black business achievement. “I was just overwhelmed at first,” says McGreen, who plans to major in chemical and biomolecular engineering and minor in computer sciences. “The way the prizes were presented, it was almost like an Academy Award. I felt like I was at the Oscars. When I heard my name called, so many things rushed through my mind.”
Modeled in many ways like a franchise, Techmaster splits the money made on a service call between the company and one of its 5 repair technicians. Repair jobs cost $35 for the first hour and $15 for each additional hour. “After I graduate [college], I want to go full time with this,” McGreen says. “As I keep moving along, I hope to bring people along who can actually manage the business while I’m away.”