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Old 04-23-2012, 04:32 PM
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Yeah, $50k a month seems outrageous. I wonder what is a reasonable number to look foward to... What's obtainable.
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Yeah, $50k a month seems outrageous. I wonder what is a reasonable number to look foward to... What's obtainable.
Anything is obtainable, Steve Jobs & Bill Gates didn't do too bad.

Set yourself a reasonable target, incorporate it into your business plan with steps to reach that target (3 months, 6 months, 1 year etc) and work your ass off to acheive it.
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Yeah but Gates and Jobs didn't do "computer repair" and "service contracts" for small businesses. lol
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Just wanted to check out the demographics in the computer repair business. I mean, how lucrative is it? Has anyone out there met their goal? I hope their goal isn't $25k a/year either
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Has anyone out there met their goal?
I've met mine for the last year, but it's taken me since 2003 to get there.
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If I didn't constantly reinvest I'd be doing very well... problem is when I get 10 or 15 thousand in the bank I buy more equipment, advertising, add new products etc.... I grossed $180K last year, and about $60K was "Profit" this year gross will be about 2 - 2.5x that
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we recently opened an actual walk-in store. Just wondering if it's even worth it,
Shouldn't this be something that you should have looked at before opening the store? or is your store for something else, and you are thinking of adding computer repair?
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If I didn't constantly reinvest I'd be doing very well... problem is when I get 10 or 15 thousand in the bank I buy more equipment, advertising, add new products etc.... I grossed $180K last year, and about $60K was "Profit" this year gross will be about 2 - 2.5x that
Ah, Yes, this is what im talking about.

Few questions, Is this a store you have? Computer repair/residential calls or Do you do small business maintenance contracts as well?
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Shouldn't this be something that you should have looked at before opening the store? or is your store for something else, and you are thinking of adding computer repair?
Well a couple of friends and I have started a computer business long ago and operating for a while now but operating without a store and doing mostly residential work. Now each of us has a nice day job which means resource for a store etc.

so now we are targetting mainly small businesses for cheaper IT solutions vs hiring in-house techs. Our store is located an extremely heavy traffic location. In fact, like 90% people work in downtown and there's only one main road to get there quickly and that is to pass our location so from 6:00am->8:30am and 3:00->6:30pm there's always heavy traffic jam

But before it was only 2 people involved doing residential stuff. Now there's 5 people which everyone is an equal in the company. not sure if it's worth it working all the time now with little payout, might as well withdrawl
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Ah, Yes, this is what im talking about.

Few questions, Is this a store you have? Computer repair/residential calls or Do you do small business maintenance contracts as well?
I own 100% of the company, computer/cellular/network/design/print/tv/printers in store is mostly res. onsite is almost all commercial, we currently only do service contracts as in they buy a block of say 10, 20 or 50hrs.... looking at adding Managed services within the next year.
We provide 24/7 service across a 300 mile radius (WI, MI, MN, IL, IA, with occasional stints in ND, SD, MT, CO, and ID)
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