Category Archives: Starting Out

5 Tips To Become Successful In the Computer Business

Successful Computer Business

I often write about how to work on your business, your computer or your client; but in this article I will be focusing on working on ourselves. It takes a certain type of person to become successful in the computer repair business and here are 5 tips on how to …

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The Issue is Not Always What It Seems: My Humbling Experience

Just recently on the Technibble forums we had a young soon-to-be technician who said he thought he was “pretty freakin good” at computers. Many of us told him that he was yet to encounter a job that makes him realize that there is a lot more to learn. Its quite …

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Computer Repair Business Startup Costs

StartUp Costs

It is the dream of many computer technicians is to start their own computer repair business. This dream is a great one to go for but before starting a business, you will need to face the realities of the businesses startup costs. In this article I will cover some of …

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A Look at Regulating The Computer Repair Industry

Every now and then some Computer Repair rip-off story shows up in the media and finds its way onto YouTube (1, 2, 3, 4). After the Technicians on our forums pick up their jaws from the floor at how unbelievable some of the techs in these videos are, the discussion …

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Establish Yourself by Starting Small

A couple of weeks ago we had a young technician telling the Technibble forums about his recently founded business. He’s 19, the business is about 6 months old, he lives in a small town and he’s having trouble landing business clients. In his area, the largest employers are the only …

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Tell Your Clients Where to Go!

In my last article I wrote about how I couldn’t help one of my clients because I couldn’t open up a certain laptop model. In this article I am going to talk about the next step which is telling them where they can find the right help; and even make …

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Do You Think You Aren’t Good Enough To Start Your Own Business?

Something I have noticed that prevents a lot of people from starting their own business is that they believe that they need to know it all before they start a business. Let me tell you a little secret, don’t need to know it all, you just need to know enough …

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Stand Out From The Crowd

If you have been in business for a while you have probably already have a few regular clients and are beginning to the hang of being in business. You carry great products and possibly have the best service in town but you want more, you want to push ahead of …

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How YOU Would Do It All Again

In the past, I wrote an article on how I would do it all again if I lost my business, my money and my contacts but not my knowledge of how I got here. I did plenty of things wrong the first time around so if I had to do …

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Why You Should Offer a PC Disposal Service

New computers are one of those things where the novelty wears off pretty fast. One day it’s their new high tech toy and in a few months it’s just another computer. In another 2-5 years, many people would have already bought a new one and suddenly that high tech toy …

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