Once you launch your software consulting firm, a key to establishing a sustainable client base is to build up your credibility. People want to do business with either someone they know or someone that they can trust.
Consider these three simple ways to demonstrate your expertise to your potential clients:
Speak at local business events as a computer expert. A great way to start is to get involved with your local Chamber of Commerce. Check out upcoming events and volunteer to present on a topics of interest to small businesses.
Teach a software course at your local community college. This is a smart way not only to build credibility, but you might also get some good contacts from your students and other computer consultants. Just contact the department head and inquire about opportunities.
Write a column for the local newspaper. This builds credibility and provides an excellent marketing opportunity for your software consulting firm. Write up a few sample columns based on what your own clients want to know and take them to your local editor. Also consider writing for a local business magazine or an organization newsletter.
These ideas can build credibility for your software consulting firm, and also give you important networking and marketing experience. Share your ideas for raising the profile of your IT startup in the Comments section below.
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