Start a Computer Repair Business on Your Own, But with the Right Help
Are you itching to start a computer repair business, but not sure you have the entrepreneurial chops? An article on Entrepreneur.com provides some tips from Bruce Judson, the author of Go it alone! The secret to building a successful business on your own. Judson now offers his advice online at GoItAloneActionPlan.com.
A key piece of Judson’s advice is to focus your energies on your strengths and delegate or partner for the other tasks. Much of this advice can be applied when you start a computer repair business:
For a small, one-person company, hiring a CPA to handle your taxes and other financial issues is a start. You may want to try to do your own taxes, but consider the hours it would take you to review all of the deductions. A good accountant should earn you back the money for their fee – and then some.
Once your company gets bigger, consider outsourcing the CFO work. You can find independent financial professionals who will contract for a certain amount of hours monthly.
Try out some low-cost or free web marketing strategies.
When you start a computer repair business, much of your business may be local, and come from referrals.
Still, you have little to lose experimenting with email campaigns and online promotions.
If you post an ad hire through Craigslist, you may get deluged with applications.
Consider your time weighing through them all versus paying a professional.
The Entrepreneur article features one small business owner who hired a human resources consultant to search and narrow down the candidate pool to a small number of people to interview.
When you start a computer repair business, don’t try to do everything yourself. To help you with your delegating, start attending networking events and ask other entrepreneurs for referrals.
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