A big part of my life was spent in the Royal Australian Navy as a communications technician and later we were called avionics technicians. It was a strange way to grow up. I joined when I was 15 years old. We were taught to do what we were told and thats what I did for 18 years. When the time came to move on from the Navy I found myself in a position that I wasn’t familiar with. I had transferable skills but no idea of what they were worth or how to market them.
I created The Gecko Corporation Pty Ltd and started looking for work. I joined a consulting, labour-hire firm and worked in a position with Ord Minnett. A stockbroking, finance firm in Sydney. I think I was able to get the position mainly because the guy that was hiring and his boss were both Ex-Navy. I found my new home for a couple of years.
I was then headhunted to join another consulting firm Acumen Alliance. I had the idea that with their help we could build a great tech support team and consult to some of the big financial institutions in Sydney. This started to work, but things changed in the firm with the acquisition of C3, another Tech firm.
It ended up with court battles and the seven tech guys in my team without jobs. This eventually turned out to be the best outcome, with some of the team going to become VP’s of Multinational Corporations and others creating their own enterprises that have been working and growing successfully for the last 16 years.
My bride and I started working in our tech support business and to this day still, have the same customers that we started with. Caroline, my bride, has taken a position with an insurance business that recognised her amasing talents and she is busy working hard but enjoying the social side of the business in a more corporate environment, Plus having a regular pay cheque helps.
Now that I am back on my own, I am looking at other opportunities to grow a home based business. I still look after the customers that I have always had, but I can’t successfully grow a tech support business on my own, You need a dedicated team to support more customers. I like looking after the small number of businesses that I support.
I am now looking at a business that I can develop on my own. Mobile App development seems to be the path that has chosen me and I enjoy. I am always being asked if an app idea could be developed, and now I am putting those ideas into production. Let me know what you think of our first creations. https://dartFrog.cloud.
Understanding Internet Marketing is an important part of my new career. It is what will determine my success or failure.
Welcome to my journey. Hope you enjoy my story.