As I transition from part-time to full-time computer consulting, I thought it would be interesting and motivational to interview other fellow independent techs who took their passion for computers and entrepreneurship from hobby to career. These folks took a big leap by throwing away a safe 9 to 5 existence for the chance to forge their own path. I enjoy reading about how others got started and became successful. No two stories are alike and something can always be learned from the journey others have taken.
Continuing the series today I’ll be chatting with Michael Hurst, a computer consultant who runs his business in the UK. I met Mike on Twitter where he is an active tweeter and overall nice guy. I also found out that his story is similar to mine in that he was steadily employed when he decided to give it up voluntarily in pursuit of his dream to run a computer business. In talking with Mike, I found that he’s implemented a great idea for an untapped niche in his local market. Lets find out what that is, along with how Mike got the courage to follow his passions and what has helped him be successful in his endeavours.