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Start & Run a Rural Computer Consulting Business

Start & Run a Rural Computer Consulting Business    
Format Softcover + CD-ROM
Catalogue No. 1-55180-725-4
Pages 166
Language English only
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Written by John D. Deans.
Published by Self-Counsel Press, 2006.


Start & Run a Rural Computer Consulting Business is a step-by-step guide for the IT professional working a high-stress job who dreams about moving out of the city, but still wants to make a living working with computers. It can be done! This is exactly what author John Deans did in 1999 when he left one of Houston’s most successful IT companies, moved his family to rural Texas, and started a home-based computer consulting firm.

Small towns are a relatively new niche for computer consultants, but they offer ample opportunity for starting a successful small business. To excel in this environment, you must become a jack-of-all-computer-trades and enjoy working closely with many clients every day. Owning your own business in a rural environment that may be unfamiliar to you presents challenges—but the rewards are definitely worth it.

Topics covered include:
  • Evaluating and expanding your IT skills
  • Preparing financially for the move
  • Choosing the right small town
  • Preparing your family emotionally for the move from the city to the country
  • Creating a successful business plan
  • Setting up a home office and a mobile office
  • Marketing your services in a small town
The companion CD-ROM contains checklists and worksheets in MS Word, Excel, and PDF formats, for use on a Windows-based PC.

System Requirements:
  • CD-ROM drive
  • MS Word or compatible word processor
  • A current web browser
  • MS Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, or XP
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