CBP 008: Tips from a Veteran Computer Business Owner

Computer Business Podcast Episode 7In this episode I have a chat with a successful computer business owner of 18 years from Australia named Jay Burleigh. We’ll talk about his successes and failures and the tactics he’s used to stay in business for so long. I’ll also talk about setting goals for your business, answer a reader email about giving gifts to your clients, and introduce a service that can get you covered in the national press. All that and more on this episode of the Computer Business Podcast.

CBP008: Tips from a Veteran Computer Business Owner

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Items Mentioned in this podcast:

Computer Business Toolbox:

  • HARO (Help a Reporter Out)

About Matthew Rodela

Matthew started YFNCG as a way to chronicle his journey in starting a computer business. It has grown to be a resource where anyone can learn to start and grow a computer business. When he's not running his business, Matthew spends his time playing Trumpet with the Maryland National Guard Band.

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  1. Bryan says

    Downloading your podcast now. As a rabid WP8 user how about making your Podcast available on the Windows Phone?

    Someone sent me a link to a Review from Technibble.com of your book How to Quit your Job and Start a Computer Business. My Director of IS job was outsourced in October and I’ve been contemplating and talking to folks about starting my own business specializing in Small Business and Residential customers at first. It will just be me. So I’m going to purchase you book to check it out. I need some steady income though so I’m going to go to some temp contract firms and see what’s out there. My severance runs out very soon and my wife’s patience is waning. I already have a couple of small business clients, deploying Office 365 at one site and developing a website at another. But two businesses does not make an income. Anyway, look forward to your podcast and your book. Any chance the book is in audio format?

    • says

      Hi Bryan,

      You should be able to download the podcast in any standard podcatcher app. The podcast is already listed in many of the popular apps, but if it isn’t, you can manually add it using the RSS link right below the player above.

      I definitely think the book will help out someone in your position. You may have to compress the timeline a bit since you don’t currently have a full-time income to fall back on, but the road map is still the same. Sounds like you’re off to a good start anyway.

      You are the first person to show interest in an audio version of the book, so I have yet to make one available. That may be something I do in the future, depending on the demand.

      Good luck, and let me know what you think of the book once you’ve finished it.


  2. Bryan Hinkle says

    Thanks so much for the quick reply. I’ll keep you up to date and will purchase your book as soon as “She Who Must Be Obeyed” allows me the money to do so. 😉 In the meantime I’ll be catching up on your podcasts!

    As far as the audio book goes, I’m a tech podcast nut. Amazing how much I’ve learned just from listening to them. Also an audible.com subscriber so anytime I’m commuting, working out, housework, etc. I’m listening and learning. I can’t work on computers and listen though. I can’t focus on both for some reason.

    Its hard to find time to sit down and read and listening is great. Also there is a third party Pocket app for Windows Phone 8 called Pouch. You can add articles you fond on the internet into your Pouch queue and Pouch will read them to you when you are ready!

    • says

      Yeah, I hear you, I’m the same way when it comes to reading vs. listening. When you buy the book you get access to download it in PDF as well as MOBI, and ePUB file formats. Check to see if Pouch can read any of those formats. If not, I believe there are some e-readers out there that will read the text to you. Let me know what you find!

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