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    chrise01
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    Hi everyone,

    Just a quick word on myself, I’m in the process of setting up a mobile support computer company here on the Sunshine Coast. Looking to go “live” (very excited – and so very nervous) in May/June. My broader plan is to setup shop in Brisbane and all of the other major cities here in Australia within the next 10 years. Rather ambition – but know I have the passion to succeed with this.

    We will offer support to residential, home office, and small/medium
    businesses – offering hardware/network and software support 24×7. Our rates will be competitive, and with the help of solid backend systems, will provide a quality of service rarely seen on the Sunshine Coast.

    My official email address is [email protected], drop me a note if you would like to discuss anything.

    I really look forward to talking to you all, sharing my pains, and breakthroughs, and helping others to realise their own dreams too.

    Thanks for reading,
    Chris

    P.S. Anybody have any good tips on developing a startup marketing plan?..

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    sixx
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    chrise01, post: 29456 wrote:
    P.S. Anybody have any good tips on developing a startup marketing plan?..

    Umm, maybe checking out what the “.com” version of your intended “.com.au” is?
    You know, in case a client was to accidentally miss the .au on the end (as I just had the misfortune of doing).

    Ouch.

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    Hi chrise01,
    Welcome to the gang, and good luck with your huge plans. Sounds very inspiring and I wish you all the best.

    Sixx makes a good point – curiousity got the better of me, and I checked it out too… but I wish I hadn’t now! YUK! :P

    Look forward to learning more about your new business as it gets rolling,
    Jayne

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    Ooh that’s very unfortunate! That’s the pity about using ‘boys’ in a business or domain name; it lends itself to some very unsavoury connotations. Not your fault at all, Chris, just very unfortunate.

    How about byteguys, I don’t know.

    Anyway Chris, your goals sound fantastic and I look forward to hearing more about them.

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    chrise01
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    sixx, post: 29459 wrote:
    Umm, maybe checking out what the “.com” version of your intended “.com.au” is?
    You know, in case a client was to accidentally miss the .au on the end (as I just had the misfortune of doing).

    Ouch.

    Oh no, my first crisis :)

    Yeah that web site is a little unsavory, and yet I was getting so emotionally attached to my new name. Thanks for pointing that out, I was thinking of using byteguys.com.au, put if you once again mis-type the ‘com.au’ you get a computer company in the States I think. Train smash? I dont know. What are your thoughts? Change the name completely?

    Cheers
    Chris

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    Chris Bates
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    A computer company in the US is better then a porn website =)

    Welcome by the way!

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    chrise01, post: 29464 wrote:
    Oh no, my first crisis :)

    Yeah that web site is a little unsavory, and yet I was getting so emotionally attached to my new name. Thanks for pointing that out, I was thinking of using byteguys.com.au, put if you once again mis-type the ‘com.au’ you get a computer company in the States I think. Train smash? I dont know. What are your thoughts? Change the name completely?

    Cheers
    Chris

    I know, emotional attachment to your business name is part of maintaining the momentum and it’s a good thing. But instead of viewing this as a crisis, see it as an ‘OMG’ moment … “OMG, thank god sixx found that site and pointed it out to me before it became a major embarrassment to me!”

    Let it go, I suggest. It’s not the only name out there and you simply need to kick in to creative mode again, but for the greater good! Having suggested byteguys earlier, I really don’t think it has the same ring to it. The whole beauty of byteboys was the alliteration; the use of the letter b at the beginning of each word.

    This isn’t a crisis, this is a hiccup :). And you’ll laugh about it later when you talk about it at your national staff meetings!!

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    Yeah sorry about being the bearer of bad news Chris and apologies to Jane for not adding the “warning” component to my post.

    It’s a tricky one mate, I know how a name can seem perfect so in the end I gues it’s your call. I’m trying to put myself in your shoes and it seems pretty much split down the middle so others peoples opinions would sway me either way.

    As Gina said, it’s a hiccup not a crisis.

    I have pm’d you some great alternatives that are available in the .com.au right now and their .com counterparts are (hmm, how can I put this) G rated. :)

    Goodluck.

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    chrise01
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    sixx, post: 29490 wrote:
    Yeah sorry about being the bearer of bad news Chris and apologies to Jane for not adding the “warning” component to my post.

    It’s a tricky one mate, I know how a name can seem perfect so in the end I gues it’s your call. I’m trying to put myself in your shoes and it seems pretty much split down the middle so others peoples opinions would sway me either way.

    As Gina said, it’s a hiccup not a crisis.

    I have pm’d you some great alternatives that are available in the .com.au right now and their .com counterparts are (hmm, how can I put this) G rated. :)

    Goodluck.

    Hey, nothing to apologise for, your post was helpful, and rather amusing. Thank-you. I’ve come up with an alternative name, which brings in a little bit of “Aussie” to the mix, still keeping with the double “B” naming. Oh, and the best of all, .com is also available :)

    There was always something about the “Boys” that bugged me, I am glad it’s now killed off.

    With regards to ByteBoys.com, my partner has yet to stop laughing.. :)

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    Mark Prosser
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    Hi Chris,

    Congratulations on your plans for your business and it’s future.

    Good thing you decided to post on here I think – this site has invaluable advice for many wishing or have already started a business.

    Good luck and hope to hear from you soon, maybe with a new business name ;)

    Cheers,

    Mark.

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    Lol poor Chris! Ah well, live and learn.

    So do we get to find out the new name yet?

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