Category Archives: Starting Out

Inventory Management for Techs

inventory management

‘What happened to that stack of hard drives I just had? I could have sworn I had three video cards in stock, but they’re nowhere to be seen!’ If you’re having issues tracking your inventory, or failing to track it at all, it will seriously hamper your efficiency and can …

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Streamlining Your Computer Business

streamlining your business

Article by Tony Scarpelli of CFI Computer Repair: I worked with the Small Business Administration as a consultant and have helped many businesses start and grow. So I will share some techniques that I have found to be helpful to me and others. If you are truly a one man …

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Effectively Marketing Your Services with Free Advertising

Attracting Customers

Craigslist, Backpage, Oodle, Recycler, Kijiji, Marketplace – they can be very useful for effectively marketing your services with free advertising. They’re effective marketing for professionals in any industry, when used properly. Even social bookmarking sites have their place in internet marketing. Not to be forgotten are local bulletin boards, which …

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Kill the Employee Mindset or your Business is Doomed

employee-mindset

Guest Post by Ronn Hanley: On paper my business is three years old. In reality, it began more than 30 years ago. The desire to own my own business isn’t new. I’ve always known that I have less control of destiny if I work for someone else. The problem is, …

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Juggling the Day Job and a Tech Business Start-Up

Day Job

Starting a Computer Repair Business wasn’t something I decided upon lightly. But when someone plants that seed of an idea its hard to think of doing anything else as your mind slowly works through all the possibilities and what it could mean for your professional future. We all know there’s …

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How to Build a Computer Repair Personal Learning Network

personal-network

Whether we are cognisant of the fact or not, as humans we go through life building connections and relationships which fill different needs. A majority of these happen to be family ties and friendships with people we form bonds with, whilesome of these are just brought about by happenstance. Another …

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How To Build Customer Loyalty from Trust Relationships

building-loyalty

There is a small but still numerous crowd of computer repair technicians that focus solely on profit. In the drive to merely make the most money per job, they dismiss many key factors to building solid customer bases for themselves including etiquette, ethics, and other key areas. Skim Craigslist for …

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4 Innovative Ways to Market Your Computer Business On the Cheap

Market Your Computer Business On The Cheap

As a fellow small computer business owner, I am always on the prowl for new and exciting ways to market my company that don’t break the bank. Don’t get me wrong: word of mouth referrals are still my #1 source of new business. But there are times of the year …

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Becoming a Premium Service Dealer

Here is a list of things you can do to set your business apart, ideally they should be free ( perhaps to reward your loyal and best customers ? ) or an optional extra if you are looking to raise some additional revenue.

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6 Simple Rules for Effective Advertising – Part 2

In my earlier article about 6 simple rules for effective advertising, I covered defining your business persona, making a plan and being prepared. In this article I will cover the 3 remaining simple rules for effective advertising.

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