Start Your Own Computer Business: Building a Successful PC Repair and Service Business by Supporting Customers and Managing Money by Morris RosenthalFrom buying and selling PC hardware to product development and selling services, Start Your Own Computer Business: The Unembellished Guide offers a realistic picture of making it on your own. Bestselling author, Morris Rosenthal, has 15 years of experience in the computer business, building and repairing thousands of PCs and helping hundreds of customers. The book mixes practical advice and cautions with real-world anecdotes of successes and failures. Dollars and cents play a prominent role in the book, as Rosenthal stresses that the real challenge of succeeding in the computer business is the business part of the equation. Managing employees, inventory and scarce financial resources are covered, along with how to remain sane and when to quit. The book is illustrated with a series of original cartoons on the computer business subject.
How to Start a Computer Repair Business
Starting your own company requires planning and organization. Research and choose a suitable business model before starting your own computer company. Begin by assessing your target market's needs. Structure your business to provide computer software and hardware products to your customers in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Using the resources provided by the Small Business Administration Small Business Planner website, acquire the training needed to enable your success. Assess your readiness to start your computer company by using the questions provided by the Small Business Administration to evaluate your skills and experience. Running a computer company typically requires industry expertise, product knowledge and customer support skills.
How to Start a Computer Business
While your dream may be to start the next Apple or Microsoft out of your garage, it is more likely that your desire to start a computer business involves dealing with existing systems via sales, service, or support. Beyond keeping up with changing technology and maintaining your expertise, however, starting a computer business requires many of the same skills required of any other small business field — things like a clear business plan, a smart marketing strategy, and outstanding customer service. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Together, they cited information from 13 references. Categories: Business by Industry. Learn more Assess your skill set.
I originally started writing this book after a childhood friend mentioned he might quit his government job to go into the computer business. I explained that he'd be lucky not to lose money working out of his basement at that margin, and that he'd lose his house if he rented a storefront. In the end, he stuck with the government job, though he may try the PC business when he retires with a full pension in a couple years. The idea isn't to scare you out of trying, as some kids who've reviewed the book have suggested. If you want somebody to tell you, "It's easy, all you have to do is Step 1, Step 2, Step Morris Rosenthal - February 15th,