By Mathieu Pipe-Rondeau, SherWeb
Subscription-based services are growing in popularity, and the IT industry is certainly no exception. With the managed services provider (MSP) market projected to be worth $282 billion by 2023, you’re not alone if you’ve been contemplating jumping on the subscription or managed-service bandwagon.
Like any serious business venture worth your time, starting an MSP isn’t as simple as flicking a switch and declaring that you’re open for business. Becoming an MSP requires careful planning and hard work. Fortunately, plenty of advice and pointers exist to help new market entrants get up and running.
5 Steps for Starting an MSP
Again, there are tons of tips and tricks out there for how to start an MSP. Below are five of the most important steps you can take, aimed at those looking to start an MSP from scratch.
#1. Define Your Business Plan
This first tip is arguably the most important. Any successful business requires a well-thought-out plan. More specifically, new MSPs should make sure they have the following three areas covered: