22-year-old boots up technology repair business in Forsyth

22-year-old starts technology repair business

When you were in your early 20s, chances are you looked everywhere for your first entry level job.

But that's not the case for 22-year-old Jordan Harbin. He already owns his own business -- Harbin Repairs -- in Forsyth.

Always having a passion for technology, Harbin says he loves taking things apart to see what makes them tick.


"We wanted to give him a plastic lawn mower, like all little four and five year olds would get with the bubbles and stuff, [but] he didn't want that, he wanted a real lawn-mower to work on," said his father Steve. 

Five years ago when Harbin was 17, he decided to start an technology repair business transforming his bedroom into his workshop.

"This is something I have always wanted to do. There's never been a job in this field that related to the type of work I wanted to do, so I decided to create my own job," said Harbin.


Little did he know he would turn the $200 he started off with into a full-time job.

Harbin is completely self taught and loves challenging himself every day.

"I was like 'There is no way you can fix the board inside of a MacBook...all of those thousands of tiny components, there's no way,'" he said.

But that impossible task is now something he fixes regularly. 


He says he can fix anything from laptops, to cell phones, and even drones.

Harbin says he hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams.

"I honestly believe that everyone my age should be doing this because it's 2017. We have Google. [There are] so many resources. We have so many things that we didn't have 10, 15, 20 years ago, and we should be taking advantage of it," said Harbin.


He says there will be times when it feels like an overload, but says you have to keep pushing because like disassembled computers, the pieces can always be put back together.

Harbin Repairs has been open for more than a year and he is already looking for a new space to expand.

He says things have been going so well that he is looking for new employees to help handle the amount of business.

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