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    GregA
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    Hello everyone my name is Greg.

    I am 19 from Victoria, Rowville.

    Recently I realised I am very good at repairing computers, having grown up with them.

    I plan to register as a sole trader and start selling my services.
    I hope this community can help me along in my journey :) .

    P.S. (I honestly have no idea how to make this happen other than to put advertising in the local paper)

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    LucasArthur
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    Hi Greg

    Welcome and congrats on a journey you are about to undertake…

    Local Paper may be only 1 angle, although i suggest reading through the forum.. there are a few posts on how to market oneself, car signage, web sites, facebook, other mediums and then just networking..

    Working in an intangible industry (you provide a service) of cpu repairs may throw some interesting curve balls as it will come to trust and not having a shop (sounds like this) it will be from word of mouth and those that ‘know’ you and your expertise to recommend you onwards..

    Maybe forming an alliance/mutually beneficial relationship with a local business that would ideally either compliment or need access to your services would be a wise investment of time in the begging..

    Good luck, look forward to hearing about your journey.

    Jason

    Jason Ramage | Lucas Arthur Pty Ltd | E: [email protected]   P: 61 3 8324 0344    M: 61 412 244 888
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    GregA
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    Thanks Jason.

    The more I read on this website, the more I realise I have a lot to learn (especially with your comment).

    Yet the more I type on this website the more I think I should stop talking about it and start doing it haha.

    I will keep you updated on my progress :)

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    Hi Greg,

    Welcome to the forum.
    Computer repairs is quite a challenging industry, best of luck.

    Steve

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    Jodie McLeod
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    Hi Greg,

    Welcome to the forums on behalf of the Flying Solo team!

    Sounds like a bold but entirely feasible challenge you’ve set yourself. Lack of qualifications might present issues, though possibly nothing some testimonials and work experience can’t fix.

    On a technical note, you can fill out your signature by clicking the control panel tab in the grey bar above.

    Best of luck, and I hope to see you around the forums some more :)

    Jodie

    PS: There are often Flying Solo meet-ups happening in Rowville if you feel like bouncing ideas off fellow soloists face to face. Keep an eye on this thread.

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    Cash Flow is King
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    GregA, post: 152558 wrote:
    Hello everyone my name is Greg.

    I am 19 from Victoria, Rowville.

    Recently I realised I am very good at repairing computers, having grown up with them.

    I plan to register as a sole trader and start selling my services.
    I hope this community can help me along in my journey :) .

    P.S. (I honestly have no idea how to make this happen other than to put advertising in the local paper)

    Hey Greg, congratulations on making the leap – all the best for your venture!

    I’ve been involved in SME’s for a long long time, I’m not a consultant of any sort whatsoever, but would be happy to have a coffee sometime and chat about a framework for moving to the next stage!

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    WhatsThePlanDan
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    Hi Greg,

    Welcome to the forum! You’re certainly in the right place to get all the answers to all the questions you’ll ever have about running a small business – the trick is knowing what those questions are! :D

    Cheers
    Daniel

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    michnichols
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    Hi Daniel,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Definitely come along to a meetup, we have one in Berwick too, if you have a car. The Rowville meetup is great too, catchup with other small biz owners over lunch.

    One of our attendees works part-time and operates his business outside those hours, he’s in IT too.

    Michelle

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