One of the mobile Telephone Business's I contracted to was about to go out of business, so I seized the opportunity for a shop front.
Originally taking over the business and renaming it "Digifone" and selling mobile telephone's and audio, I branched out into photocopiers, fax machines and office equipment.
As technology progressed the natural order was to start selling computers.
Within 2 years the technology had come so far that the country town I was living in lacked a serious internet provider - the speeds and reliability were awful.
So I started a small internet service.
I then added an internet cafe - the first of its type in the town
Over time the business grew - and we had 3 separate office locations on the Sunshine Coast.
We sold and serviced mobile telephones, faxes, computers, laptops, photocopiers, car audio / radio / CB / UHF, alarms for home and car.
The business grew to a stage where we had to make a choice to sell the office equipment or to move to computers and internet.
We sold off the other 2 locations and pushed forward into the computer and internet industry. and renamed the business OzWide. - its still running today.