|Financing:||Via 3rd party|
|Franchising Since:||1998||Home Office:||Austin, Texas|
|Franchise Gator Top 100 (2014, 2015)|
Launched in 1996, Austin Texas-based CMIT Solutions (CMIT) brings the resources of enterprise-level organizations to the small and medium-sized business at an affordable price. CMIT helps these businesses maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. CMIT franchise partners become the trusted professional advisor to their clients, and franchise partners have the opportunity to supply service offerings that provide stability and security to their clients. Basically, CMIT serves as the IT department for our clients at a fraction of the cost of an in-house IT staff.
Key to the culture of CMIT is our beliefs:
Technology represents a key component of small and medium-sized businesses’ (SMB) strategies to streamline processes, improve employee efficiency, and maintain competitiveness in an evolving business landscape. The International Data Corporation (IDC) projects an increase in IT spending from 2013 – 2016, up to $217B in the US SMB (small and medium business) space. As the technology landscape grows broader and more complex, small businesses need help to consider new uses of technology in their daily operations. Nearly every function, from marketing to billing, customer service to product development, can be made more efficient and effective through the use of technology. As the cost of technology continues to drop, its use by small and medium-sized businesses is accelerating.
CMIT franchise opportunities are available throughout the U.S. Franchisees are able to office from their home, with our online operations tools and remote back office support providing service and support. Each Franchise territory has a minimum of 3,000 businesses with 5-99 employees. Small businesses spend more than $315 billion annually on computer services, support, and hardware, all of which CMIT offers through its network of technicians, 24×7 Network Operations center, and Help Desk. Most importantly, our professional franchise partners provide a collaborative culture allowing our franchised offices to strategically manage the IT infrastructure of any small business. This market is underserved by the typical break-fix approach, and there is a growing demand for proactive, affordable solutions, which is CMIT’s focus.
The size of your initial business investment will vary depending on a variety of factors, including market size, labor costs, local competition, and other factors. You can expect to spend between $127,200 and $173,200 to launch your business, including a franchise fee of $49,950 – $57,700.
Our ideal candidate loves technology and small business. This person has a customer service attitude and understands that relationships are as important as technology. Many of our successful franchisees come from either corporate business development or IT management roles. Those with a sales or pre-sales technology background are natural fits for our business. Project managers (PMP) are also strong candidates. You don't need to be a technology expert, but you do need a strong desire to make a difference and to keep your promises to clients.
To learn more about a CMIT Solutions franchise, fill out the form and one of our Franchise Development associates will contact you to discuss your business interests. Should both parties choose to move further, you will be invited to complete a simple request for consideration indicating your interest in researching a potential fit between your goals and ambitions for a business and CMIT’s vision, mission, and market strategy. Upon receipt of this information, an initial conversation will be scheduled and you will begin the mutual due diligence process.