We open a consulting company in the field of high technology
Consulting is a very promising type of business if you have unique knowledge, experience or technology and are ready to provide consulting services to those who need it. Representatives of the business class have long come to the conclusion that it is impossible to know and be able to do everything in the modern economy. Therefore, in order to use the services of professionals in highly specialized industries, external expert assistance is needed.
Goals and risks of the enterprise
Nowadays, consulting in the field of information technology is becoming quite popular, so you are offered an approximate business plan of a consulting company that provides consulting services and technical assistance for organizations using computers.
Since it is now difficult to find an enterprise that would not use computer technology in its work, the widest opportunities open up for the activities of your company.
The place of business of the company is the regional center.
The main goal of a consulting firm is to profit by providing services in the field of computer technology. The social mission of the company will be to participate in the activities of charitable foundations in order to thus enhance the reputation of the company and contribute to the development of society. To achieve these goals, the company will use modern technology, as well as the work of competent specialists who make up its staff. Commercial risks that impede the achievement of the stated goals are limited funds used to open a company and high competition in the market.
Office and staff selection
Starting an entrepreneurial activity is often associated with obtaining borrowed funds from credit organizations, but at the beginning of the work of your company it is quite possible to do without them. What will be the costs of creating a company? Registration of your company with obtaining the status of a legal entity and registration with state funds and the tax service will cost you 20-25 thousand rubles. But first of all, you need an office space. Office space is the face of your company. Of course, you can count on the fact that many customers will contact you using communication networks, but you should not refuse traditional communication with consumers of your services directly in the office.
The best option for the location of the office premises of the company is the business center of the city, and the size of the office should depend on the expected scope of activities. In any case, we are not talking about a cramped little room, so renting this room will cost you about 50 thousand rubles. Consideration of the option with the location of the company in a microdistrict distant from the center is possible only if you are sure that this will help you attract organizations located there.
If the company’s premises are equipped with old furniture and non-modern computer equipment, this will create natural doubts about the level of the company and the competence of its employees. So, you have to spend money on office equipment and the purchase of necessary stationery, which will cost around $ 5,000.
The selection of qualified personnel is the key to the success of your company. After all, it is employees who will work with customers and provide services that the company specializes in. For a successful start, you will need 2-3 specialists (best if you know them personally), and if necessary, additional employees in the person of a secretary, courier, cleaning lady, etc. It is understood that you will occupy the position of director of the company, at the first stage of the company’s activities it is better to abandon unnecessary management personnel.
The maximum specified staffing will require a monthly salary cost of about $ 2,500. If you cannot afford such expenses at the beginning of your business, then you can limit yourself to recruiting temporary employees or choose other options for hiring staff.
Do not forget about traditional methods of advertising. Electronic media services and ground-based advertising constructions will be too expensive for you at the very beginning of your business, but print media should not be neglected. In each regional center, there are newspapers for free advertisements, some of which have online versions. The most obvious advertising material for you will be colored booklets that tell about the activities of your company. They can be ordered at organizations that provide printing services, the cost of this product depends on the circulation you need. In addition to booklets, you can order stationery with the logo of your company – they can also be used as advertising.
Be sure to use the location of your company. Many organizations will be happy to use your services if your office is located around the corner.