I always kept computing as a hobby, but I think I could actually make something out of that knowledge I acquired along the years. I don't say I know everything, but I know my way around windows/linux well enough. What bothers me is where I am located, but it could also be actually a good thing. I live in a really remote town in Canada, the main town next to a couple of smaller towns has 13k persons, and I'd estimate the agglomeration of little town to have at least 9k persons.
I don't have anything to sacrifice right now, as I work as a janitor 20 hours per week at 14,20$ while I am also a student with too much time of his hands with a REALLY, REALLY light schedule. I always wanted to try this out.
So my plan is basically to find a really cheap business card printer, make some nice little business card, put them around in town, make billboard posts and put them in local groceries, in the CEGEP, in the university and other various services. I don't plan on paying any sort of ads space, as I don't think my business would scale enough to make it profitable.
The other thing I think I give as a service to make myself distinct from the "local" shop(which are not even real computer repair store, they're all like big ****ty 400% overpriced store, even worse than big retailers like best buy and company) is a fast on the spot repair, half the price on reformat and hourly wage for problems. The only thing I can think of I need beforehand is to gather a few testing parts. Also, as a BIG, BIG plus I can actually go to their house instead of them having to unhook all of their desktop or actually having to drive to bring me their laptops.
Of course, I have never done any marketing, only read a few things here and there, but I think I covered most of the problems I can come across.
Any thoughts? I'd really, REALLY enjoy feedback.