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<<Which brings me to the point of my posting... The more time I spend in this business, the more I can see myself being in business doing this for myself. The company I work for isn't really interested in growing the IT business much beyond 4 employees (currently at 2), and our advertising and marketing has been quite limited.

I'm interested in building a business around providing IT services to small and medium sized organizations, through significant (by comparison) marketing, and creating a diverse skill set by hiring new employees.

But where does someone start this process? Do I talk to organization that does my taxes, and find a good laywer? I have no idea where to go to get legal as it is, in terms of creating a business and legally protecting myself. Anything that anyone can do to point me in the right direction would be much appreciated.



Ooooh! I think this can work very well.

There are lots of books on starting a small business. I'd begin by reading a half dozen of them.

And I'd consider how you would meet the demands of your customers. My guess is that the downside is that when a business computer system is down, they are likely to be out of business or really hurting. That probably means that quick rtesponse 24/7 is important, which can be draining.

And I'd do a lot of studying up on your current employer's business, since that appears to be a model of what yoours might look like in gerneral terms. Study the invoices and charges you write up. Figure out the margin you can charge on parts. Make a list of suppliers and collect catalogs.

Save your money!

Seattle Pioneer
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