Where would we be without computers? There’s undoubtedly a computer – maybe even two or three – within a few feet of you as you read this. They’re an essential part of our lives, both at home and at work, and if you are savvy in your business dealings, there are huge opportunities to be had for those with an entrepreneurial spirit.
There are approximately 5.4 million SMEs in the UK. And, while those companies operate in a number of different fields, sectors and industries, there’s one thing that they all have in common; they use computers on a daily basis. However, most SMEs are run by individuals that do not have a firm understanding of how best to manage their computer systems. This means they could be working inefficiently or could have computers that are riddled with viruses.
And what about cyber crime? Beaming recently reported that almost three million UK businesses were the victims of cyber attacks in 2016 and that those virtual assaults cost in the region of £29.1 billion. That’s an incredible sum of money, and given that many small UK firms are struggling financially, it’s an issue of vital importance to many business owners. Are you the person to give these small companies peace of mind? Could you help make their systems more secure, and give them the breathing space they need to grow?
IT and computing are absolutely integral to nearly every business in the UK. Without the ability to store data, communicate with people across the globe, and carry out transactions digitally, numerous companies would be unable to survive.
There are many possibilities for those looking to open a franchise in the computer sector. Perhaps you want to help manage IT systems and assist SMEs with computer maintenance? If so, a franchise like A&0 IT or SME WIZARD might be for you. Or maybe you’d like to train people so they can work more effectively online? If that sounds like your thing, then a company like Eye Train could be your calling.