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Small comp repair business basic hardware/software questions

by HeXploiT / March 19, 2008 6:01 PM PDT

A friend and I are starting a small computer tech/repair shop that will have a small inventory and sell custom built pcs on the side.
We're both new to the accounting/point of sale software and are sofar ignorant of other business software we may need..
We will be picking up Quickbooks.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I can basically make a POS machine with just a computer, accounting software, a printer, CC scanner and a cashbox yes?
Are there any other types of software we might need?
Is computer service & repair management software necessary?
This will start out as a very small company with a total of two employees. One covering tech duties and the other everything else.
Any input is appreciated.

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by welrdelr / March 20, 2008 4:51 PM PDT

You will need certification and experience with UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS.
You will also need the distributions- major ones- for each.
SErvice repair and management software for Windows and Mac OS will be necessary. For the UNIX and Linux systems, you will need to know the commands.

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i'm not sure of your expertise with microsoft access, but i used it for database management it helped.

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by Vellum12 / April 7, 2008 11:59 PM PDT

I assume you already have competencies and experience with the hardware and software that you intend to offer support. If that is the case, the earlier respondents have covered the basics and you will now need to market your services to your proposed clientele. As your business grows, the other requirements will become obvious.

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