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December 26, 2016 No Comments

Featured article by Calvin Paige, Independent Technology Author

Tips 300x170 Tips for Succeeding with an IT BusinessDo you want to go it alone and start your own IT business? It’s a daunting prospect, especially if you come from a technical rather than business background. However, many technical experts have made the transition from working in IT to becoming a business owner with relative ease. You can do the same, but there are certain factors you need to consider before you take this step. Below are some of the most important things you need to do before you can create a successful IT business.

Develop Your Skills

When you decide to start your own business, you will need a wider range of skills. You may already have the technical ability, but you also need excellent business and communication skills. This will ensure that you stay on top of your finances, control your business properly and deal with everyone associated with your company in a professional and effective way.

Becoming a business owner is one of the main career paths for MBA graduates, so you should consider this type of business course. Other MBA careers include management, financial control, and planning, and each of these skills can also be used by a business owner to benefit their company.

Make the Right Connections

Without the right contacts, it’s very difficult to survive in the modern business world. From the start, you need to build up a list of business contacts. You can start by contacting people you may already know in your industry. Attending local business meetings, starting online business discussions, and introducing yourself to potential clients are all effective ways to enhance your profile and build these business relationships.

Tools and Systems

In most industries, you and your employees need a wide range of tools and systems so that your business can provide the best possible products and services. This is particularly true in IT, where a wide range of security, productivity, marketing and financial tools and systems can make all the difference.

Build a Great Reputation

As soon as you set up your business, everything you do will be scrutinized by your clients and the people who deal with your company. You must focus on creating a great reputation for your business and you can do this by being reliable, by providing value for money, and by providing excellent customer support. If you do these things on a consistent basis more customers will want to deal with you and the word will spread about your IT business.

Hire Professionals

If you really want to hit the ground running with your new venture, you need to hire professional, efficient IT experts. They should have all of the experience required and be able to represent your organization in a positive way. You have a number of options when it comes to the people you hire. If you have the finances you could hire full time staff, but if money is tight, you may need to start off by hiring freelancers.

You’re probably aware of many IT companies that become a huge success. However, some IT businesses never get off the ground and become a complete failure. You can avoid this situation by taking the time to address each of the points made above.

SOURCE: http://mbaonline.pepperdine.edu/resources/news-articles/five-career-paths-and-job-opportunities-for-mba-graduates/

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