Hello everyone just here trying to get myself back together!
I`m posting this topic, because what happened to me can happen to any small business. PLEASE BE PREPARED, and go with your gut instinct!!! and if it needs to be done, do it! there and then and do not hesitate, or put it off till it happens to you.
Well, here is my story, Easter Sunday [night] my office was broken into, and they basically wiped out the place. After doing the math the total value of items taken was around 23, 000.00 all which was hard earned and of course out of my own pocket. The total of items taken were:
4 Core2 - QUAD-Core Professional work stations with 8 GB DDR2 800, the motherboard alone is $1399.99 all the other nice perks made each computer`s value at around 3,210.00K ( 2 flat 24 inch monitors, NVIDIA nforce 680Sli, dvd-cd writers, 500 GB hard drives and so forth.
3 Dual Core valued at 2,200.00 [ dual flat 30" screens, and the works]
1 MAC PRO with 30 inch monitor $2499.99, Never used it was just set up 4 days earlier but hadn`t had time to use it.
The moral of the story is not to brag about the equipment, it`s to give an example of what can happen to you if you procrastinate, I was in the middle of getting everything insured but was looking for a deal. First mistake!
I was given a good deal two days prior to that but didn`t take it thinking I can bargain the price or perhaps see if I can get a better deal through a friend.
Please don`t wait for this to happen to you: Now I`m 23K out, and not even my bank will give me a loan, Not even DELL, Since I maxed out my credit line purchasing equipment.
PLEASE PROTECT YOUR GOODS, AND IF IT MEANS DISHING OUT AN EXTRA 110.00 A MONTH, DO IT.
CURRENTLY, I`M STUMPED, I`M USING AN OLD 300MB COMPUTER JUST TO GET BY. CAN YOU IMAGINE 300 MB`S?
BOY IS IT SLOW!!
Web Developer / Owner / Consultant
When starting your own business the need to "know-how" is greater than money!