If you’re a computer professional who’s able to maintain a small business network, I’m sure you’re aware that you have several Information Technology Careers available to you.
You can work for a large corporation as their in-house network administrator or IT Support rep… or you can try to find employment from a mid to large size MSP or IT Support provider, where you provide consulting service to your boss’ clients.
Either one of these options could make for a fine career… if you are lucky enough to land a position with a strong, healthy company with room for growth and a decent management team to work for.
Unfortunately, we’re all aware how difficult the job market is now and tough it could be to find a solid position with ANY company, let alone one that can provide you with security, growth options and a truly pleasurable work environment.
The good news is that someone with your skills, where you’re able to maintain a small business network, has one of the absolute best Information Technology Careers available to you.
You could start your own computer business and reap the full benefits that come with being your own boss.
Starting a consulting business is actually one of the easiest businesses to get off the ground today.
Startup investment is truly minimal. The utilities you will need to provide an outstanding level of service to your small business customers, such as round-the-clock network monitoring and remote computer support are incredibly affordable. Many excellent utilities can even be had absolutely free!
Your services are also in great demand right now as well. Small businesses have never been more open to finding affordable, reliable ways to support their computer systems… and an Independent Computer Consultant represents the absolute best, most cost-effective IT Support option available.
If you follow the correct MSP business model, it can be very easy to put together an IT Marketing strategy that presents you as a very attractive IT Support solution to your prospective small business customers.
If a small business owner is looking for ways to maintain the network, the options are to do it himself, which is not cost-effective at all, if he’s even technically capable of doing the work… he can have one of his employees pull double-duty doing the IT work in addition to the regular daily tasks that are their primary role (also very cost-inefficient and odds are this employee won’t be able to do all the required IT work very effectively)… he can hire an in-house network administrator, which can be very expensive… or he can outsource to a large MSP or IT Support Firm, which will also probably be somewhat costly and unless this business owner proves to be a very lucrative client for the IT Firm, the client will likely not receive the dedicated level of care they would hope for.
An Independent Computer Consultant however is able to provide the same level of managed support that a larger MSP could provide, but with a greater level of attention to the client and at a much lower cost.
This is because the Independent Computer Consultant can operate very profitably with a small client base, and can work with much lower overhead than with his larger competitors.