First thing first, I should mention that this isnt spam, I'm actually after some advice.
I've just graduated Uni (UK) and have got myself a half decent job repairing computers, AV equipment and other stuff like that.
For a while I've ben thinking of starting a little side venture, maybe in the evenings and weekends, running some sort of call-out IT repair / troubleshooting enterprise.
Nothing major to start, just visiting homes and having a look at normal house hold PC issues - hardware, software, networks, printers blah blah. And then maybe taking the trickyer jobs back with me and fixing them at my house.
Anyway, this is a small idea for me at the moment, and I'm wondering if anyone here as ever tried something similar?
If so what problems did you come across, and what if anything did you learn about it?
Any major pitfalls?
Working out pricing?
How to advertise?
How to give the 'professional' image?
Leagal, and accountancy issues?
Anything you know now that would have been good to know before you started?
So if you've ever started a little thing like this, or any simple business before, have you got anything good or bad to say about it?