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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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Computer System Installation and Maintenance

Estimated startup costs: $250-$500
Estimated first-year revenue: $40,000-$50,000
There has been a great deal of consolidation in the marketplace of small firms servicing corporate networks. Along with the outsourcing of formerly lucrative chief information officer jobs, those large companies and firms have shifted away from the small computer services firms to more corporate, better-branded service providers such as Geek Squad.
Yet there is still a tremendous amount of business for computer technicians who are willing to develop a sound pricing structure and service smaller but ever-needy businesses with a computer network. There are no longer the same lucrative markups on equipment sales; most ...

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