Essay on A Brief Note On The Problem Of Computer Services

1647 Words Sep 16th, 2015 7 Pages
ter problem? Have you considered getting paid for fixing near-fatal errors and turning your PC prowess into a business? According a recent report, sales of computer services are expected to exceed $47 billion this year in the U.S. alone, with PC repair leading the way.

"Almost all small businesses and home offices use computers and depend on them to be working properly," says Chip Reaves, CEO of Computer Troubleshooters, a franchise network of computer professionals. "They don 't have the skills, the time or the desire to do their own computer service, repair and upgrades, and that puts us right in the middle of one of the fastest-growing industries in the world."

But if your only business experience is selling your mom 's friend her first computer, how do you get started? Besides coming up with a business name, getting a business license and obtaining general liability business insurance (which ranges from $300 to $1500 annually and is obtainable through your local city hall), there are a number of things you need to do to get started on the right foot. Here are 10 tips that will help you successfully launch and run your new endeavor.

1. Know your street (and hourly) value. In the early 90 's, running a PC repair business centered around selling parts and products, with service on the side. Today, it 's about selling hours. "You 're making money by selling management services [of computers, networks and servers]," says Reaves. "It used to be that you made your money when…

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