How to start a computer business? That was the first search I did online early 2008 when I decided I wanted to look into starting my own computer business. I quickly found an overwhelming amount of information scattered across the web. I didn’t know where to start and I couldn’t find one resource that had all the information I was looking for.
That’s why I started this website, Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy. It chronicles my journey from the idea to start a computer business, to piecing together the different aspects of the business, running it part time, and eventually quitting my job to run the business full time.
With a good dose of tech savvy, a passion for helping people with computer problems, and this website, you’ll be on the right track to learning how to start a computer business.
That being said, there are some things you’ll want to consider before starting. I started this blog to chronicle the steps I took to get started in pc repair. Here are links to some of my best tips for how to start a computer repair business, based on my own experience.
How to Start a Computer Business
Do you have what it takes to start a computer business? It’s more than just fixing computers you know. It takes an entrepreneurial mind and people skills that many techs don’t have. Read these posts, and then look in the mirror, to see if you have what it takes to be a successful computer business owner.
- 5 Overlooked Characteristics of a Successful Computer Consultant
- Top 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Start a Computer Repair Business
- What it Takes to be a Computer Consultant
- 5 Myths of Computer Consulting
Once you’re sure that you have what it takes to get started, it’s good to get some experience before starting a business on your own.
- Practice Troubleshooting with These Websites
- Fix Computers Part Time
- A Guide to Working For National IT Service Providers
Now that you’re confident in your troubleshooting abilities and people skills, get your business started out on the right foot by setting a good foundation for your company.
- Choosing a Business Name
- Logo Design
- Getting Your Domain Name
- Legal Considerations
- The Anti Business Plan
- First Steps to Starting a Computer Business
- Choosing a Small Business Bank
Once you’ve gotten the groundwork laid, you’ll need to decide what kind of business you’re running.
- How Much Should I Charge?
- How Much Are You Worth?
- How Many Customers Do I Need to Make a Living?
- Part Time or Full Time?
- On-Site or In-Shop?
- Computer Business Location: Work from Home or Have a Storefront?