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Startup Computer Repair: Questions

by nesman90 / January 1, 2009 2:28 AM PST

Hello,

I am considering a startup repair business with computers. I have been working on computers personally for about 10 years. I have also worked at a local repair shop for about a year and both the manager and I do most of the daily operations there. I also got A+ certified this year... My question is, money wise... I know I would probably be going past my limits trying to open at my own shop at this point so I'm thinking of doing it from my house. The place I'm at is a duplex and quite small so I was considering pickup and dropoff in doing PC repairs until I could get a steady business going then moving it to a shop once I get a good flow of customers and income coming from it. I'm just wondering what the best advice you all could offer that would help this start on the right foot and eventually grow into something like that. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Just a thought.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2009 4:43 AM PST

On your shop ideas would you, could you try to value your customer's data files?

I know many that would value a shop that would save the customer's files. And you can fetch a premium for that.
Bob

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Startup Computer Repair: Questions
by nesman90 / January 1, 2009 4:51 AM PST
In reply to: Just a thought.

Yea... The current shop I work at does do data backup services for a computer that has crashed. Of course the hard drive must be functional in some aspects that would allow us to get data.

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Start up Computer Repairs
by zakrhee / January 6, 2009 2:44 PM PST

I personally started a company that does computer repairs however, we are more diverse. We do all low voltage stuff, which is a tremendous thing in this economy. If you don't have the space (which we don't either) you may consider using a storage facility to put components and parts etc... I know for us that because we're willing to pick up the pc, the customers are more apt to work with us. Also, you may want to attempt to get into doing desktop support for smb's. In my opinion you've got to be mobile to beat out the big box stores with the geeks and stuff... You can do it, and don't give up and you'll succeed, that's one thing I know for sure. Just be diverse in your thinking and approach.

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A thought
by salvationdata-laura / January 12, 2009 4:42 PM PST

while repair the computer, infact you can start data recovery/wipe business too. It is related business.

Regards

Laura

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Starting up a business is exciting
by car86l / February 3, 2009 3:37 PM PST
In reply to: A thought

Hi,

Its great to hear your looking to start a business.

Things to consider for IT related business is focus on service rather than products. If your going to work from home, can you do some remote assistance using tools like GotoAssist and VNC etc..

Maybe offer a pickup and return service, this again will help mask the size of the business and keep it professional while offering a different and great service.

Check out http://www.entrepreneursuccessclub.com for more info on starting a business and building it into a successful enterprise that will work without you! Because thats where the real wealth is. There is a FREE basic membership that gives you access to loads of articles and tools that will help you with your road to a successful computer business.

Cheers,

Carl Taylor

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startup computer repair
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