I've been investigating this market for several months now and it's really beginning to take off. The recent popularity of home remodeling shows, consumer device and pc price drops, as well as the steady growth in the home building market have really opened the door for these services. There are two approaches, specializing in one type of service or having a broad range of services. I've opted for the latter. Currently, I'm building a business plan to gain more capital needed for marketing. My business caters to residential services - a lot of companies in the industry are too busy with small to medium sized businesses to focus on home technology. I've gotten some great leads and I'm considering going full-time with it along with adding more service offerings. I've started with PC/game console/ media server networking, PC repair, and consulting.
I'd like to move into structured wiring. Does anyone have any experience?
This forum has a lot more potential than its demonstrating. With more and more IT workers losing their jobs to outsourcing, advice on starting a business (and entrepreneurship in general) is becoming more and more important.
Well, this is as good a place as any to post your questions and/or advice about making the transition from "IT employee" to "IT entrepreneur". So, let's hear what everyone has to say! Don't be shy--speak up!
I'll even start by providing you with this one piece of advice:
"Look at the market before you choose the specific business and/or niche you want to get into. Most people choose the business first--and then go looking for customers. That can be an expensive mistake!"