Return key is overrated. I like punctuation! (And parentheses) ... see what i did there? Watch out for another lengthy paragraph:Originally Posted by jimmyco2008
Yes, knowing my non-techni-user & my techni-colleague (as well as my knows-enough-to-be-dangerous-user) is a big part of the biz. See a need and meet it accordingly, and if proactively rather than reactively, all the better. Overall I haven't been upset with slow growth because I was just looking at first for a way to support family in two ways: income (well, duh) and availability. So I haven't neglected expanding the services I offer for technical support, but I haven't concentrated up to this point on hiring, managing, relocating out of my home workshop, etc. I've had a repair shop briefly on our main business loop in town, have consulted with a lot of owners, and I always take criticism & advice when given, not afraid to learn a better way or anything fresh. The IT ego obstacle isn't as bad as it used to be, most clients judge on merit & personality of their support guy, getting the job done & treating people well along the way. I'm not pressuring myself to make this biz explode so far, but there are a few avenues I can take it "to the next level" coming up soon. At a time when people I work for & work near have been so worried about their own employment, I am so grateful to have made my leap to "independent" occupation ahead of the turmoil in our job market, and I don't discount that. To have a job, do it well, and enjoy my family time as much as possible (and hopefully pay the bills when they come), it's been exactly what we needed even if not yet everything we want. I personally think it's nice to *not* know everything. Keeps life interesting!
Captain Howdy, we totally hijacked your thread! You still out there?