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IT Business Plan

"IT" Seems Like Everyone in the IT Industry has Plenty of Reasons to Smile BIG These Days.

Information Technology is perhaps the greatest growth business you can get into. It is exciting and constantly changing. New technologies and new ways of thinking are shaping our world. Be a part of this growing market with your own IT business. Be sure to start small and grow into it. Many businesses in this field start out as subcontractors to larger successful companies, which enables them to focus on their services and products while limiting their marketing costs. This sample IT business plan is modeled after such a business.



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2.0 Company Description

ITS strives to foster and grow empowered relationships with prime government contractors. While small in size, the ITS team of experts has collectively has over 60 years experience in computer problem solving and solutions. With its corporate office located at 1327 S Mint Street in, Charlotte, North Carolina, ITS easily targets local prime government contractors. ITS is established as a WOSB, that is a Woman Owned Small Business as classified by the Small Business Administration.

ITS seeks long term contracts with a focus on database management and application and development. Rather than casting a broad net, ITS targets two distinct government sectors: energy and healthcare. By specifically targeting these areas of interest, ITS is the industry expert and can truly not only understand its customers’ needs but can identify solutions that are just as dynamic as the technologies and industries themselves. In turn, it is ITS belief that its customers will return time and time again for additional projects and long term contracts. ITS has future plans for some diversification and in the next ten year horizon plans to diversify its markets by incorporating the defense industry as well. In addition, the company plans to ultimately become a prime government contractor and at that time will also hire a full-time RFP (Request for Proposal) writer to win the contracts.

ITS believes that because it is already established as a WOSB, this further enhances its position in the government contract market. The federal government has both prime contracting and subcontracting goals for small businesses. More specifically, 23% of federal prime contract dollars are currently awarded to small businesses, with individual prime and subcontracting goals for certain identified small business groups. Further, the federal government must award 5% of its prime and subcontract dollars to WOSBs.

 

2.1 Ownership

Originally formed as a sole proprietorship, ITS recently changed its status to a Chapter S Corporation. ITS is wholly owned by Sara Jayne. Sara Jayne is the President, CEO and CFO. Ms. Jayne graduated from Duke University with a degree in Sales. She is also the Project Manager for all government subcontracts. It is her proven extreme attention to detail and commitment to these contracts that gets the awards time and time again. She has ten years of experience in the technology consulting industry as a Network Engineer and ten years of experience as a Database Administrator with Cap Gemini. Ms. Jayne is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. She is also 6 Sigma certified, meaning she has received extensive training in business process improvement.

2.2 Legal Form

ITS is a Chapter S Corporation formed in 2010 doing business in the State of North Carolina.

2.3 Start-Up Summary

N/A - ITS has been operational for two years.

2.4 Location and Facilities

The corporate office of ITS is located in the heart of downtown Charlotte at 1327 S Mint Street, Charlotte, North Carolina. The city has a population of over 11,555 according to the 2010 U.S. Census Report. The residential population in the immediate area is comprised of a mixture of single family and multi-family housing. The median household income is $38,895. Major employers include Bank of America, Wells Fargo, U.S. Airways, Carolinas Healthcare System, and Duke Energy.

Charlotte has a strong technology base and unlike it peers in other technology hubs, the lower cost of living and warmer climate make Charlotte the ideal location to find (and employ) talent.

Households by Income

The company leases 1,200 square feet on the third floor of a 34,000 square foot high rise office building. According to Charlotte’s Chamber of commerce, the area comprising of zip code of 28202 employs some of the largest employee concentrations in the greater Charlotte MSA and is comprised of 2,388 establishments and employs a total of 51,825. Of these employees, the majority or 18,688 work in the service industry while 12,717 work in Finance/Insurance/ Real estate field. 4,560 are retail employees and 3,164 are employed in manufacturing. With easy access to Interstate 77 and U S Highway 74, the location provides easy access in the greater Mecklenburg County.

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