Meet our local businesses Day 15 featuring Boutilier's Computer Services!

Time is flying by this February with this blogging feature!  We are so lucky to have so many businesses to interview and hear from :)  Today's local business is Boutilier's Computer Services, owned and operated by Earl and Alice Boutilier, located at 61 School Street in Florence, NS.  They have been in operation since 2000, and we should mention that they are the sole provider of tech support for Century 21 Island Gateway Realty ;)

Earl took some time to speak with us today and here is what he says:

Tell us about why you started this venture:

Because I love working on computers!  It's that simple lol.  I went to school for micro computer repair and information technology and now work specifically in hardware repair and software troubleshooting.  Check out their website at

Tell us what it is that you offer/bring to Cape Breton:

We offer reasonably priced computer services.  We like to provide our service without breaking the bank for anyone!  We are also an authorized Acer dealer and deal in sales of laptop, desktop, and components.

Any big plans coming up?:

Yes!  We are planning within the year to hire someone :) We are also looking at moving into North Sydney and expanding!

What is the most important thing you learned about running your own business in Cape Breton?:

It is a lot of fun and a lot of work.  We love meeting all the people in Cape Breton because that what we have that is so great, the people.  Also, jump in and do it!

What are your favorite things to do or places to visit in Cape Breton when you are not busy running the business?:

I spend a lot of time bowling at the Strand!  Our favorite place to visit is Two Rivers Wildlife Park, that place is so amazing!

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