Originally Posted by SgtSpike
Ok, so since Geeksquad/Firedog/Others all suck, why don't we all band together and create a nation-wide computer repair chain? We couldn't call it overclock anything though, or people would be scared off.
Maybe "The People Who Actually Know Computers Store" or something.
My wife wants me to do that part-time here in Springfield, IL. I think I'd make decent money - installing antivirus/spyware stuff, instructing people on installing/removing software, installing hardware, advice, etc.., but I've always been scared of the liability factor. What happens if I lose someone's data that's worth $20k, or they think it's my fault even though it isn't? Do I have to have liability insurance to cover that, and, if I don't and I get sued, does that come out of my pocket? I love helping people with computers, and I've got a knack for it with friends, family, and co-workers. But the consequences of screwing something up scare me to death. If McDonald's can get sued because coffee is hot, what kind of lawsuits could be brought against me?