Computer expert out on his own
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsOWNER: David WardESTABLISHED: 2002NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: OneDESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: I do installation, troubleshooting, training and security of computer networks and individual systems, both Windows and Macintosh.IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes. BUSINESS NAME: Wellmax ComputerBUSINESS ADDRESS: 19142 Sylvan St., Reseda, CA 91335PHONE: (818) 943-8023E-MAIL: [email protected] WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? The company that I was working for folded. I realized I had enough contacts to supplement my income. I always did stuff on the side, and decided to make it my full-time job.WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? From watching people do what I did in that business break out on their own.HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? About a month.WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Read books on marketing and sent out fliers to the local community.WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? About $1,000 for some various software, a new computer and business cards.WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Other colleagues who had started their own businesses as well and ex-bosses.WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The amount of time required for all the communication and paperwork for keeping my own books.WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $80,000WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? Network security is a big issue. I’d like to branch out into network security and computer forensics.To be considered for a small-business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3677.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!