My company is a one man company. Of course I have associates that I work with closely but all of my clients work directly with me. I like it this way because I am able to provide every client of mine the personal attention they deserve.
I started my solo technical career in Germantown, MD in the backroom
of my own restaurant developing web sites and repairing most name brand
hardware and computer systems. As funny as that may sound it was not
nearly as amusing as the business that it was bringing in.
I was able to take the skills that I acquired from my past employers, IBM and Continental Resources INC., and apply them to a basically un-tapped market in the Washington, D.C. area, one that offered smaller businesses the same services for their computer equipment that the bigger companies in the area were getting.
To make a long story short, I closed my restaurant in 2000 and began to focus on my new goal of providing high tech services at low tech prices for the masses. While in the Washington, D.C. area, I was able to provide service contracts to larger companies such as Polysonics Corp, COM21 and Randstad North America, to name just a few. At the same time I continued to focus on small business and home users, offering them the same services at the same low prices.
Not only was this a big hit with the larger companies because they were getting better attention and lower prices from me than they were from the bigger companies such as IBM. It was also a big hit with the small business and home users because now they could get the same service that only larger companies could afford and also have that service delivered quickly, on-site and on their schedule.
It was not until 2003 that I began to focus solely on web page design. This decision was made when I noticed that tons of small businesses could benefit from the exposure of the World Wide Web. Since then I have built a fairly large base of clients ranging from a nationwide restaurant franchise, real estate brokers, private investigation companies, doctors offices and many more.