very useful indeed! i just picked up their magazine last week and i feel like ive learned more about business within its pages than i have with 3 years of school under my belt.ZoomZoomZoom said:www.entrepreneur.com/
Very useful site. I'm starting my own company by next year, but I'm still reading up at that site for now. It gives alot of useful information and tips. There's alot of stuff I wouldn't have originally thought of doing, that the site pointed me towards.
Best of luck!
clayj said:Call it "[Something] Solutions"... people want SOLUTIONS to their problems, and you will be the one who provides said solutions.
I've started something similar here in Charlotte... still trying to get it off the ground, and my business name ends in "Solutions".
Don't get too specific either. Something like "Windows Solutions" would lead people to belive you only know About windows, and you wouldn't be able to help them with thier Mac. (Why anyone would need help with thier Mac I'm not sure...)clayj said:Oh, yeah, almost forgot the most important part: Once you've got your business name, make sure you file the appropriate paperwork with your state government... you do NOT want to be operating a business without having the necessary paperwork on file. This will protect you in case a client sues you, not to mention keeping you square with the tax authorities.
Don't go too generic with the name... don't forget, there's usually a limit of one business per state with a particular name.
1. Make sure it is a limited liability firm (I don't know what they are called in the States (LLC?)Backtothemac said:I need to come up with a name for my buisness, so I figured that I would call on my Mac brothers and sisters for suggestions.
Also, on a side note. As soon as I get 200 customers, I will get a retail location, an apple reseller agreement, and boom. Will be selling Macs to the lovely people of SW Louisiana.
Geez how many of these operations can there be. I've seen the Geek Squad and Make IT Work cars all over, now you're telling me there are Nerds on Site each with their own cute little vehicle?eRondeau said:"Nerds On Site" is a perfect example of this in action.
Someone is going to pay you $30 to check for spyware? Damn, people aren't willing to learn, are they? And besides, if you showed them what programs to use and what buttons (erm....button) to press, they wouldn't need to pay you anymore, so nice job.Backtothemac said:Well, I did it. Finally. I got the balls to go through with something that I should have done a long time ago. I quit my job today. Three weeks ago, I started doing a little consulting on the side. Setting up networks, troubleshooting, etc. Well, I helped my neighbor with her xp box, and suggested that she enter a year long service contract with me at $30 bucks a month. I would do monthly updates of spyware, windows, virus protection, etc.
what in the WORLD are you talking about?!?!?! though i suppose you didn't come up with the name. blameless to the world i suppose.3rdpath said:i suck when it comes to names, so i'm no help there.
Unless your last name is something like "Badd". Or "Poor". Or "No".EricNau said:You could just put yur last name in it "___________ solutions."