One of the biggest misconceptions about franchising in the IT industry is that prospective business owners have to be techies. What’s more important, though, is a desire to take control of your own destiny, become a fixture in your local community, and learn more about the needs of other small to medium-sized businesses.
The Cybersecurity Opportunity
At CMIT Solutions, our franchisees serve as trusted consultants and reliable partners to businesses in their communities. Cybersecurity has become one of the most critical business concerns, and many companies are looking for someone who can help keep them safe and secure during day-to-day operations. Global spending on cybersecurity has risen from $3 billion in 2004 to more than $250 billion in 2021—and that number is projected to double to $500 billion by 2025.
With such a strong opportunity at hand, CMIT Solutions has built a dependable business model that’s easy to adopt for new franchisees. This model is based on recurring revenues, which allow you to plan your finances in advance while building an enduring asset. We also provide extensive training, support, and coaching geared to each step along your entrepreneurial journey so you can set yourself up for success.
Defining Your Own Success
Some of the most successful franchisees at CMIT Solutions come from a wide variety of industries: finance, sales, marketing, project management, and business development. In fact, approximately 50% of CMIT Solutions’ top franchise owners had limited IT experience before joining CMIT.
We empower new franchisees from day one to leverage their background and expertise to benefit their clients while learning the IT industry as they go. That’s possible thanks to the turnkey operations, finance, and marketing systems we provide. And all of that is backed by a collaborative network of more than 250 territories and 900 technicians spread across North America.
The broad range of experiences our franchise business owners bring to the table help CMIT Solutions extend its specialized reach to even more vertical markets. This reinforces the overall success of our brand as well since franchise owners in different parts of North America can consult with their peers and colleagues when new opportunities in new markets arrive.
You Might Be a Good Fit if You Have…
- Executive, management, or business ownership experience.
- An affinity for technology and an understanding of its critical role in running a business.
- Basic financial, management, and relationship-building skills.
- Sufficient capital to invest.
- Entrepreneurial ambitions.
- A desire to help local small-to-medium businesses grow and succeed.
In short, what you’ve done in the past isn’t as important as what you’re willing to do in the future to build your business.
When you join CMIT Solutions, you’re getting the best of both worlds: the freedom to run your own independent business, as well as the support, expertise, proven systems, and partnerships of a national brand. You own your business, but you’re not a business owner left on your own.
The Right Opportunity At CMIT Solutions, you can take control of your hours, your lifestyle, and your ambitions. You get the chance to tap into a vast, underserved market: the more than 30 million small and medium-sized businesses in North America that desperately need a trusted cybersecurity advisor and technology consultant.
The Right Time Unlike other businesses that can go through cycles, the IT services sector continues to grow—in fact, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, cybersecurity has been one of the fastest-growing industries across the globe. Time and time again, it’s proven that technology is truly recession-proof—and that cybersecurity often represents the only obstacle standing between success and failure.
The Right Start-up Costs With CMIT Solutions, you can launch and run a successful small business from your home office—no need for a lease or a brick and mortar in this uncertain business real estate market. As a member of a North America-wide network, you don’t have to worry about investing heavily in start-up inventory. And you can begin your entrepreneurial journey with just a few employees.
The Right Level of Risk—and the Right Potential for Reward Work-life balance is more important than ever these days, and CMIT Solutions franchisees typically work family-friendly Monday-Friday business hours. Some successful franchisees are happy to operate at a modest, easy-to-understand level, while others set lofty goals for growth and expansion. Depending on your background and your future strategy, you can capitalize on that potential as you see fit.
The Right Industry Leader by Your Side CMIT Solutions has spent the last 25 years responding to the dynamic changes in the technology and cybersecurity space. We are regularly ranked as a #1 franchise in the technology space, and we’ve built a supportive network of independent franchise owners who share information, encourage each other’s dreams, and all contribute to the overall growth of the brand.
The Right Support, From Day One to Year Ten We have a comprehensive training and launch system program that is designed to prepare you for success. A pre-launch program is followed by on-site, workshop-based training at our Austin, TX. headquarters and training facility. After graduation, franchisees participate in our specialized launch coaching program. After that, the true relationship with the CMIT family is only the beginning. Ongoing coaching and support come from business experts within the home office, as well as the nationwide network of CMIT franchisees. Mastermind groups provide peer-to-peer feedback with brainstorming sessions, mentors, annual business limelight reviews, collaboration, and feedback. Our franchise management teams conduct regular “success checks” of each franchise business operation, reviewing the results to plan and create an agreed-upon road map.
Our business model is solid, and the market opportunity we meet is growing. At CMIT Solutions, we are looking for professional and personable people who are ready to be their own boss while dramatically changing the way IT services are delivered to small and medium-sized businesses around North America. If you’re ready to control your destiny while helping others understand how IT can be a strategic asset instead of a headache, contact us today.