Computer & IT
The computer industry took a large hit in the early 2000s, but there still remains opportunity for those interested. Global demand has been rising since 2010.
Software and services grow much more easily than hardware services. Spending by companies is starting to grow, but consumer spending is typically stronger.
Many emerging economies are also growing, increasing demand in nations such as China and India. Demand for remote services should continue to grow in strength in the near future.
Computer and IT Business
If you're interested in a computer and IT business for sale, there are many opportunities. Just remember most future growth will be in services and software. Big companies have saturated the hardware market.
Once you've started or purchased your business, develop a website. Advertise in absolutely every way possible. Publish brochures and newsletters. Start a blog. Hand out business cards.
Contact every local small business that may need your services. Leave your information at their front desk.
Ensure all transactions occurring at your website are reliable and secure. Make sure you have an online customer support system. Allow customers to create online tickets.
Offer a wide range of services to start. Common ones include virus removal, spyware removal, increasing system performance, and resolving networking issues. Be very responsive to every customer inquiry.
Create promotions and incentives targeting customers you would like to have. Create a referral program offering bonuses to current customers that recruit future customers.
Hire honest, hard-working, reliable, and friendly employees. The difference between good companies and great companies lies in self-motivated staff.
You may even consider virtual assistants to help with your call center duties.
Provide training programs to employees to keep their skills sharp. Pay for top employees to receive advanced certifications.
Aim to resolve customer issues on the first try. Continuously analyze important company metrics.
Finally, continuously monitor the competition so you can stay a step ahead. Have one of your representatives approach them with typical issues you face each day. See how they resolve the issue, and revise your strategy if they do it better.
If you're looking at buying a computer and IT business, these are some strategies to help you get a good start. Growing demand in the industry means selling a computer and IT business should become increasingly easy.
About the Author
This Wiki was written by Andy White, CEO of Biz Trader .