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I Need Help

Rocky36 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Over the past 15 years I’ve been working at a fast food restaurant and it hasn’t been too bad but over the last 4 years I’ve nearly been fired twice being overlooked consistently on promotion not having someone sit me down and say right you’ve been here for x amount of years let’s get you sorted absolutely no support what so ever I do have one main interest/expertise and that’s to become a pc servicing and technician problem is it’s very hard to get into anywhere unless you have really good credentials which I don’t have but I have over 20 years experience and have repaired countless pc/laptops people have even said to me that I should think about starting my own business but agin I would have no idea on where to start with that any advice would be most welcomed 

many thanks 


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rocky36 and welcome to the community! If you haven't already, then there is information on trying self-employment, along with some websites/organisations that provide grants for starting up a new business. Hope this helps :) 
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member Posts: 12,454 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again @Rocky36 - I've replied on your first post that Scope may be able to help. Please see: https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/71659/hi-my-name-is-rocky36#latest  perhaps giving this a try.
    I often wondered why my son didn't do the same as he's good with computers.....builds his own; sorts mine out....he can sort out hardware problems, etc.
    Whilst it must be difficult to be self-employed right now, people need their computers more than ever. Having been self-employed, then our son having taken over the business (between us we had nearly 25 years running a secondhand book shop), there are some organisations that may help, as well as Scope.
    The Federation of Small Businesses: https://www.fsb.org.uk/                & my son found the following helpful: https://smallbusinessbritain.uk/ 
    Then, as I'm sure you know, look into facebook for your local community, & advertise with Google:
    It was different for us, as we had a physical shop, but I hope some of the above has given you some ideas to explore. :)