Category Archives: Starting Out

The Answer To 2 Common Computer Technician Questions

A few months ago I ran a software giveaway in exchange for some survey answers. There were two questions that came up often amongst the technicians and one of them was: “Where do you draw the line between suggesting rebuilding a PC or suggesting that they go buy a new …

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Considerations Before Starting A Computer Business

Guest Post by Lisa Hendrickson, owner of Call That Girl, 15 years experience of supporting client computer issues. For some people, working in the corporate world as IT support, gives them enough foundation to start up a business. Others who are the friend/neighborhood tech feel they have what it takes …

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Considerations For Starting Your Own Part Time Computer Business

Doing computer repair work on a part time basis is a great way to ease into the business. It can take many months to get your client-base up to a level where your income is similar to that of your full time job. It takes time to learn how to …

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20 Pieces of Bite-Sized Advice

Just about every day I hand out little tidbits of business advice. It might be on the Technibble forums, a podcast or even in person. Here are some of my core pieces of advice for this industry in small, easy to chew, bite-sized chunks.

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Selling Your Business: How to Increase Its Value Right Now

Sell Your Business

When you are first starting your business, one of the last things you will probably be thinking about is how you are going to exit your business. However, this something that needs to be considered early on in your businesses life. Do you plan to sell the business and retire …

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Accepting Credit Cards

Accepting Credit Cards

Guest Post by Justin. Justin is a small business owner and computer technician with Protocol16, supporting small and mid-sized businesses as well as consumers in the metro area of Portland, Oregon. Many technicians that are just starting out would love to accept credit cards, but the idea of accepting them …

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Your Best Piece of Advice For a New Computer Business

If you have been reading Technibble for any length of time, you already know what advice I have to offer a new computer business. So, for this post I would like to draw upon the experiences of the Technibble community. What is the single, best piece of advice you could …

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Business and Life Lessons That Helped Me Become Successful

Life Lessons

In this article, I would like to share with you a series of business and life lessons that I have learned over the years that I believe have helped me become successful in this business.

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Top 7 Beginner Mistakes for New Computer Businesses

Beginner Mistakes

There are a handful of common beginner mistakes I often see in this business. A single one of these top 7 beginner mistakes can completely cripple a new business, yet I have found businesses that are actually making a few of these mistakes at the same time. I would like …

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Answers to Questions About The Computer Business

A few days ago I asked the Technibble readers to ask me a question about the computer business. Here are the answers:

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