Category Archives: Starting Out

8 Reasons Why You Need Technibble’s Computer Business Kit

Steady Income – Working as a freelance computer technician has its peak times where you have many computers to fix in one day, and its low times where you don’t get anything to fix all day. The computer business is generally considered an unsteady stream of income because clients will …

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Do you Have What It Takes To Be Self Employed?

Its the end of the week and for some self employed techies it may have been a hard one. I am usually the first person to tell someone to follow their dreams however some people need a reality check. Working for yourself is much harder than most nine-to-five workers think.

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Paralysis by Analysis

It often happens to computer techies looking to start their own business. They are eager to do everything perfect with their new businesses. They spend a lot of time brainstorming, writing things down, reading, researching, analyzing and… anything but getting started. Does this sound like you?

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Case Study: Tech Support Call

Yesterday I got a technical support call as I often do. However, this one wasn’t like my normal ones. This one had more different situations occur in it than usual. The client called up angry and left happy, in this article I’ll tell you everything that happened in between.

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Variable vs. Fixed Pricing

A question that many computer businesses are faced with. Should their pricing be variable on a per hour basis, or fixed on a per job basis? In this article we’ll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of both.

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Welcome Computer America Listeners

Welcome Computer America Listeners. As it says at the top of this site, Technibble is a website designed for people wanting to start their own computer business or expand their existing ones, we also have some self help/informational articles for the average joe and computer buffs. We have put together …

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Do I need to be Qualified?

The big question for many young tech-heads looking to make something of themselves is do I need to be qualified. High schools pump it into their heads that they must get good grades and go onto a good University to work in the computer industry. Are they right? Read on.

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Dammit Jim! Im a Technician not an Accountant!

Accounting is a word that will make most computer technicians shudder. We start our own computer businesses because of our technical prowess, we can build a complete computer in under 15 minutes and know how to fix most computer issues that come our way. We don’t get into this business …

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Setting Up a Computer Store/Workshop

When you first had the dream of setting up your own computer store or workshop, you may have dreamt about some nice leather swivel chairs, big oak tables, lines of filing cabinets and having the whole place nicely wired for your LAN. Sorry, but this is definitely the wrong sort …

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Scams in the Computer Business – How to Avoid Where Possible

There’s often no easier target than a new business. Full of the joys of being the newly appointed senior executive managing director, with a few K behind you from one of your grandparents and maybe some of the business you’ve been doing for friends and family, there’s a great temptation …

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