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Big Nate's iPhone Repair

$20 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 2 months
Hello! My name is Nathan Hinckley and I am a senior at Eagle High School. Ever since I was little I always found an interest in technology and engineering, and that interest has spread to many areas of my life. I am a very smart and hardworking student who scored a 35 on the ACT (that's the 99.7th percentile!) and has taken many AP and Honors Classes. I have worked many different jobs ever since I was young and have gained strong interpersonal skills. America was built on entrepreneurs and I think even high schoolers should be able to run a business if they present something valuable to the community!

Today I would like to present to Big Nate's iPhone Repair! A self-owned company that started almost 5 years ago.  Realizing how expensive iPhone repairs were (almost $200) I decided to learn how to do them myself. Using all the resources available to me I was able to learn how to efficiently and accurately work on almost all Apple devices. In the past five years, I've worked on over 200 devices and now have become proficient in Samsung as well! Aside from the experience I also save customers a lot of money. For example, an iPhone 7 Plus repair costs $169 from Apple or Idaho iRepair. I can do that same repair for $90, that's $80 in savings! Plus I provide a unique experience for customers because my business accomplishes repairs remotely, saving gas AND time. I've invested hundreds of hours and dollars into my business plus a lot of research too. Over the past few months, I've seen much growth in my business and an increase in exposure. I serve most of the Treasure Valley including Star, Eagle, Meridian, Nampa and Boise. I also am working with the Albertsons on South Eagle road and other businesses to advertise with.

Here is the list of business tools that I've developed and bought by myself:
1.  A professional toolkit that has all the necessary items to complete a whole plethora of repairs.
2. Suppliers who provide quality parts and warranties so that any device will work as before.
3. A business name and logo from scratch.
4. A professional uniform and attire.
5. Marketing materials: business cards, car magnets, branded water bottles, fliers, etc.
6. A beautiful website to attract customers.
7. A business email address and phone number.
8. A Square account with Bluetooth POS that can accept Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Credit/Debit Cards, Cash, and Check.
9. Google, Yelp, Facebook, and Instagram listing.
10. A proven business model and experience with customers.

So you might ask why the $10,000? Well here are some important items I need to bring my business to the goals I aspire it to be.

1. A work van (namely a Ford Transit Connect) that I can brand and use as my workspace (because my current car isn't well suited for the task).
2. Inside the van is a workspace that includes a desk and other professional equipment that would be difficult to have without space.
3. A large inventory to reduce wait times and to offer same day service (bringing a huge boost in conversion).
4. Fees to convert my business to an LLC and make myself more official and provide all the documents needed.
5. Fee for the exam to become an iFixit Certified Technician (thus proving to people I have the skills to repair phones well)
6. Paid advertising namely through Google, Yelp, and Facebook
7.  Hire a social media account manager to promote my business

Anyone help provided would be much appreciated! I mean really if you think about it, your donation will go back to the community by providing a great service to the Treasure Valley and saving people lots of money. Owning a business is a great opportunity and it has taught me a lot of life lessons. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my business and to help out as well! Please share this GoFundMe and my business through social media and any other means possible!

Also, as a token of appreciation, any donation that follows into the categories below will be given a gift:

$30-$100: A handwritten email expressing my appreciation.
$100-$200: A coupon for a free iPhone or Samsung repair anytime!
$200-$500: An extra coupon for a friend or relative.

Thank you!
Nathan Hinckley

Website:  www.bignatesrepairs.com 
Email: nathanhinckley@bignatesrepairs.com
Phone: (208) 576-4696
Google, Facebook, Instagram, Yelp: "Big Nate's iPhone Repair"


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