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    This is a discussion on Self Employed PC Repair Dude within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Hi, im thinking about being a part time pc repair guy, i was wondering if i was to do this, ...

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      Self Employed PC Repair Dude

      Hi, im thinking about being a part time pc repair guy, i was wondering if i was to do this, what legal things would i have to do like tax wise and goverment wise?


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      Re: Self Employeed PC Repair Dude

      hey tom , as im just 14 lol i dont have a clue but i think if u start to do a few jobs here and there to get ur name about and if things take off leave ur job and sort things out but im not sure about taxing and stuff

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      Re: Self Employeed PC Repair Dude

      i would go speak to your bank they will tell you everything you need to know.
      It depends how far you take it I guess, you may fine it takes off better than you expect and ends up full time.

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      Re: Self Employeed PC Repair Dude

      small business advisor at your local branch or if there is a government initiative scheme in your town then they'll help as well

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      Re: Self Employeed PC Repair Dude

      anyways tom mate good luck and if u become rich dont forget lil old sky user lol ooh yeh and mee

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      Re: Self Employeed PC Repair Dude

      you can get a grant to start off ( to buy a van and tool etc). you shouldnt have to pay tax for a couple of years and when you do it's only if you earn over a certain amouont.

      If I were you I would just start doing the job and if it takes off then declare yourself then

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      Re: Self Employed PC Repair Dude

      You would have to register with the tax man, decide if you are going to help domestics or business (business like VAT reg companies).
      Take out public liability insurance.
      Find an accountant for your accounts, tax returns etc
      Decide how you are going to market yourself ie. yellow pages etc.
      check out the competition and peg your prices accordingly.
      Invest in a set of software & hardware tools.

      I dont know about any funding available, but I have been running my own IT company for 12 years and be ready for people not wanting to pay you etc.
      I have just taken on an apprentice and believe it or not there is no funding available.

      Just to reiterate, you must inform the taxman within 3 months of setting up your business and keep accounts

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      Re: Self Employed PC Repair Dude

      Im only 18 and im finishing my ict course at college within the next 3 months so im hoping if i started now doing parktime once ive finished i can start doing it full time, do you think be only being 18 banks and thing will be very reluctant to help me out?
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      Re: Self Employed PC Repair Dude

      I would get a job in an IT company to gain valuable experience, you can do your own stuff in your spare time for extra cash. I have learnt over the years that clients don't trust ICT people because of some of the rip off merchants out there, eg. local company quoted a domestic 310 to replace M/board cpu etc, we diagnosed the fault as a faulty PSU total cost 38.
      I currently have an apprentice doing his 2 year ICT and he is amazed of the stuff he learns onsite, not just ICT but communication, sales & advice etc.

      Sweetkid

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      Dont subcontract to other companies however tempting it may seem as I have just been stung for 5.5K from a company who we did cable installations for.

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      Re: Self Employed PC Repair Dude

      I don't know if this will apply to you. In Scotland we have a scheme for young people where they get 1,000 to start up a business. Obviously you have to draw up a business plan and they don't just give out a thousand pounds to everyone. As I don't know where you are you'd have to check what's available locally to you!

      Here is a link to their website they have details about taxation etc on here.

      Help and advice on starting and growing a business from Business Gateway

     

     

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