Spotlight: Clarence Low
Clarence Low: Forging Relationships from Personal to Business
By: Patricia Kaowthumrong
When Byte Technology president Clarence Low established the company’s Denver office in 2007, he did not hesitate to become involved in Colorado’s Asian American community.
“When I relocated to the Denver area, one of the first things I did was attend the Asian Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. I was invited by a board member and really enjoyed being introduced to fellow Asian American business owners,” Low says.
Co-founded by Low in the Silicon Valley area of California, Byte Technology creates websites and solutions for companies seeking to improve their business on the Web. From small businesses and Fortune 500 companies to non-profit organizations and academia, Byte Technology works with clients across the United States.
“We enjoy the warm economic and business climate in the Denver Metro area, forging relationships with strategic marketing partners such as translators, PR/marketing companies and graphic designers” he says.
Low became the board chair for the Asian Chamber of Commerce in January and says the organization looks forward to partnering with local organizations as well as “forging deeper relationships at the local and state government levels.”
“The best part is that I’ve developed friendships and relationships with folks that have crossed from business to personal!” Low says.
Because his two sons, ages 12 and 16, perform with Denver Taiko, Low also spends quite a bit of time at the Denver Buddhist Temple at their practices and performances. He volunteers at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, selling beef and tofu bowls, and sells tickets at Turkey Bingo Day. Low is also an assistant scoutmaster for the local Boy Scout troop in Evergreen.
Low is always eager to share his experiences and business sense. He works with Goodwill Industries to assist local high school students prepare for the labor force and provides guest lectures on his Web industry experiences and travels to China.
“A good friend told me that one of the cultural challenges facing Asian Americans business owners is that we’re too humble. While I believe that is a positive trait, it can hurt us when it comes to business opportunities,” Low says. “So be assertive, yet respectful, when asking for business opportunities from your target companies. The result is the same if you ask for the business but don’t succeed, as much as if you don’t ask for the business to begin with.”
A California native, Low enjoys playing table tennis in his spare time. In addition, his family recently got two Pembroke Welsh Corgie puppies over the holiday season and likes taking them to the local dog park to play. Low and his family are also planning their first family trip to Tokyo and Kyoto this summer and are excited to take in the sights.
Byte Technology recently worked with Front Range organizations such as the Colorado Youth Corps Association, the National Endowment for Financial Education and the Davis Phinney Foundation. If you are interested in improving your company’s web presence, the Byte Technology office is located at 355 Union Blvd., Ste, 325, Lakewood, CO 80228; contact them at 303-679-2773.