Ownership & Structure
PC Repair was initially envisioned as a sole proprietorship in the owner’s home. However, recent feedback from our marketing outreach has suggested a much higher sales potential than originally imagined, and PC Repair has been reformed as an S Corporation. This change will provide additional legal protection for the owner, and will also streamline the financial operations of the company as we expand the personnel to 5 within the next three years, lease a separate space for offices, and purchase company vehicles and cell phones.
The owner, Jack Hacker, has 10 years of experience in the fields of technical support, networking, and computer training and repair. Jack has also spent the last three years as the manager of a custom computer building and repair store, and understands the computer needs of small businesses.
PC Repair will be owned and managed by Jack Hacker. Jack has 10 years of experience in the fields of technical support, networking, and computer training and repair. Jack has also spent the last three years as the manager of a custom computer building and repair store, and understands the computer needs of small businesses. Jack is adept at managing his time, and at quickly responding to multiple customer calls and needs.
For the first three months, Jack will be in charge of all aspects of the business. In the third month, when another tech is hired, Jack will shift some of his energy from directly responding to customer needs, to training and managing others to do this work effectively. Jack will maintain direct control over inventory ordering and bookkeeping, and will try to do as many of the on-site calls as possible himself. Part of our brand recognition strategy is to identify PC Repair with Jack’s efficiency, friendliness, and technical expertise. The easiest way to associate the two is for Jack to be a major part of many customers’ experiences with us. He will delegate technical repairs later in the year to the techs working in the leased office space, and will also train them in his method of direct phone support.
Jack has worked extensively with computer technicians and support staff in the past, and knows that they work best when given free rein within a set of mutually-agreed-upon guidelines. The first week of each tech’s employment will be dedicated to helping them understand PC Repair’s guidelines:
- the customer needs help, and we’re here to help them;
- the customer is frustrated, upset, or confused – but that doesn’t make the customer a problem;
- the customer needs reassurance as well as solutions.
Within this framework, the techs can solve the customer’s problem the best way they see fit – Jack is not a micro manager
|Part Time (0.67)||$30,000||$30,600|