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TFF-65 – Should You Start a Computer Business

2013-06-26 :: Rick
Length: 40s

We celebrate the seventh anniversary of The Force Field Podcast by asking a very important question that is often never considered by techs who want to start their own computer business. We also evaluate the results of a recent poll about Windows 8 and read some comments from listeners of the show during the last [...]…

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Episode 64 – Inside The Force Field

2013-04-08 :: Rick
Length: 27s

We go inside The Force Field and discover some of the resources available for entrepreneurial technicians. We’ll also learn about some changes coming soon to the show and the site to help you make the most of these resources. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:16 Billboard 1:51 News and Comment segment 6:26 The Force Field [...]…

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Episode 63 – The NCSP Report Panel Discussion

2013-01-27 :: Rick
Length: 38s

We talk with three IT service providers and ask them if they think the data in the National Contractor and Service Platform Survey Report is a fair assessment of the state of the IT service industry. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:18 Billboard :48 News and Comment segment 7:13 The FCC wants everyone to be [...]…

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Episode 62 – The National Contractor and Service Platform Report

2012-11-22 :: Rick
Length: 46s

We will find out what IT field service technicians really think of national contractors and web-based service platforms and how they rate specific companies from best to worst. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:19 Billboard :52 News and Comment segment 6:37 Intel announced the introduction of two new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor families November 12. [...]…

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Episode 61 – 20 Tips To Improve Your Computer Business Part 2

2012-09-11 :: Rick
Length: 38s

We conclude our talk with a computer consultant who wrote an e-book with helpful tips for other computer business owners and is giving it to them FREE. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:17 Billboard :33 News and Comment segment 8:33 Work Market is expanding into Canada. The Force Field is conducting the National Contractor and [...]…

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Episode 60 – 20 Tips To Improve Your Computer Business Part 1

2012-07-16 :: Rick
Length: 33s

We talk with a computer consultant who wrote an e-book with helpful tips for other computer business owners and is giving it to them FREE. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:18 Billboard 1:34 News and Comment segment 2:53 AMD was awarded $12.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for two research projects. MakeUseOf is [...]…

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Episode 59 – ScreenConnect Part 2

2012-05-21 :: Rick
Length: 38s

Today we are going to conclude our discussion with a professional from a company offering a self-hosted remote support solution and find out how we can customize this remote support software to help our own businesses become more profitable. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:18 Billboard :37 News and Comment segment 6:54 The US International [...]…

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Episode 58 – ScreenConnect Part 1

2012-04-15 :: Rick
Length: 32s

Today we are going to talk with a professional from a company offering a self-hosted remote support solution that not only helps you service your customers, it can also be customized to promote your brand. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:17 Billboard 1:14 News and Comment segment 5:22 Microsoft officially ended mainstream support of Windows [...]…

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Episode 57 – ACRBO Magazine

2012-03-07 :: Rick
Length: 26s

Today we’ll talk with an IT service provider who launched a new publication for computer business owners and find out how you can subscribe to it FREE. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:18 Billboard :48 News and Comment segment 4:19 AMD signed a deal to acquire SeaMicro. Google upset privacy groups after it instituted new [...]…

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Episode 56 – The Platform Pricing Tool

2012-01-27 :: Rick
Length: 29s

Today we will talk with an IT professional who created a tool to help techs calculate the pricing of work orders on web-based service platforms and find out how you can get it free. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:17 Billboard 1:11 News and Comment segment 4:12 ACRBO announced the launch of a new magazine [...]…

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Episode 55 – The Computer Business Kit

2011-12-11 :: Rick
Length: 31s

Today we will talk with an IT professional who created computer business forms, legal documents and marketing templates for his own business and created a kit so you can use them in yours. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:20 Billboard :51 News and Comment segment 2:13 Microsoft announced that it plans to release Windows 8 [...]…

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Episode 54 – Welcome To Work Market Part 2

2011-10-23 :: Rick
Length: 29s

Today we will conclude our talk with an entrepreneur who created a new kind of platform that could change the rules of engagement between Buyer and Provider to bring balance, trust and profitability to all sides. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:18 Billboard :37 News and Comment segment 5:56 AMD announced the release of its [...]…

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Episode 45 – Buying a Franchise

2010-08-29

Today we will talk with an IT service provider who bought into a franchise, learn how a franchise works and find out if joining a franchise is right for your business. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:19 Billboard 1:24…

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Episode 44 – Call That Girl!: A Marketing Success Story Part 2

2010-07-30

Today we are going to continue our discussion with a computer support professional and find out how the methods she used to market her company can be used to make your business successful as well. Part 2 of a two part series.…

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Episode 43 – Call That Girl!: A Marketing Success Story Part 1

2010-06-29

Today we are going to talk with a computer support professional who created a unique brand for her business, learn how she did it and how the techniques and tools she used to market her services made her business successful. Part 1 of a two part series.…

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Episode 42 – Forming Your Business Part 2

2010-05-14

Today we will continue our discussion with Tony Mancuso, an expert on business formation and learn about starting various forms of business entities for IT such as sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs and corporations. Part 2 of a two part series.…

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Episode 41 – Forming Your Business Part 1

2010-04-05

Today we are going to talk with Tony Mancuso, an expert on business formation and learn about starting various forms of business entities for IT such as sole proprietorships, partnerships and LLCs. Part 1 of a two part series.…

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Episode 40 – Planning Your Business Part 4

2010-02-21

Today we are going to continue our discussion with Tim Berry, a business planning expert who developed an application for use as a guide in business planning, learn how it works and find out how it can help you create a plan for your business.…

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Episode 39 – Planning Your Business Part 3

2010-01-15

Today we'll talk with a business planning expert and find out just how important it is to have a plan for your business. Part 3 of a four part series. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:17 Billboard :26 News and Comment segment 4:39 The Force Field.…

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Episode 38 – Planning Your Business Part 2

2009-12-10

Today we're going to continue our discussion with an IT service provider who created a business plan, learn how he did it and find out how his business plan helped his business become more successful. Part 2 of a four part series.…

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Episode 37 – Planning Your Business Part 1

2009-11-04

Today we're going to talk with an IT service provider who created a business plan, learn how he did it and find out how his business plan helped his business become more successful. Part 1 of a four part series.…

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Episode 46 – Call That Girl’s Guide to Social Media

0000-00-00 :: Savoia Computer
Length: 32s

Today we are going to talk with a Service Provider who discovered the secrets of using social media to market her business and find out how her new step-by-step guide can help you successfully market your business as well. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro…

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Episode 51 – Opening a Computer Store Part 5

0000-00-00 :: Savoia Computer
Length: 33s

Today we’ll talk with the owner of a computer store who recently expanded and moved his storefront to a new location. We’ll learn how he did it and what he had to consider before he made the critical decision to invest in such an expansion. Te…

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Episode 50 – Opening a Computer Store Part 4

0000-00-00 :: Savoia Computer
Length: 33s

Today we will continue our discussion with an IT service provider who opened his own computer store and find out how setting up a real brick and mortar store can make your business profitable – if you do it right. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:17 B…

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Episode 49 – Opening a Computer Store Part 3

0000-00-00 :: Savoia Computer
Length: 35s

Today we will continue our discussion with an IT service provider who opened his own computer store and find out what it can cost to set up an real brick and mortar store of your own. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:17 Billboard :30 News and Comment se…

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Episode 48 – Opening a Computer Store Part 2

0000-00-00 :: Savoia Computer
Length: 34s

Today we are going to continue our discussion with an IT service provider who opened his own computer store and talk about some important things you need to know before you sign a lease and set up a storefront of your own. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro…

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Episode 47 – Opening a Computer Store Part 1

0000-00-00 :: Savoia Computer
Length: 33s

Today we are going to talk with an IT service provider who opened his own computer store, learn how he did it and what you need to consider before making that move from working out of your house to opening a storefront of your own. TechPodcasts Promo Tag …

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Episode 52 – Opening a Computer Store Part 6

0000-00-00 :: Savoia Computer
Length: 33s

Today we will continue our talk with the owner of a computer store who recently expanded and moved his storefront to a new location. We’ll learn how he planned and managed the expansion, some of the issues he had to address when making the move and …

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Episode 53 – Welcome To Work Market Part 1

0000-00-00 :: Savoia Computer
Length: 35s

Today we are going to talk with an entrepreneur who created a new kind of platform that could change the rules of engagement between Buyer and Provider to bring balance, trust and profitability to all sides. TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10 Intro 1:19 Billboard…

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