Types of Computer Businesses

by Bonnie Conrad; Updated September 26, 2017
The computer world includes many specialized niches.

Computers are everywhere in today's society, and that means a wealth of opportunities for business people and entrepreneurs with the skills computer owners are looking for. From Web development services and computer sales to troubleshooting services after the sale, the computer world includes many unique business opportunities.

Website Development Business

Many small businesses are looking for a way to get their firms online. Web development businesses specialize in giving those businesses the resources they need to get their websites up and running. A website developer determines the needs of each client, designs a website for that client, and provides ongoing support and troubleshooting once the website goes live.

Computer Retailer

Computer retailers buy computers and related equipment at wholesale and sell it at their retail stores. Computer retailers run the gamut, from chain stores and large electronics retailers to small independent shops that sell custom-built computers and provide support services as well as computer sales.

Mobile Repair Shop

Mobile computer repair shops travel from place to place to solve computer problems for both home users and businesses. This eliminates the need for computer owners to disconnect their equipment and take it in for repair. Some mobile computer repair technicians specialize in business support, traveling to various businesses to troubleshoot and repair business PCs, servers and other critical pieces of equipment. Other mobile repair shops specialize in the home-user market, helping new computer owners get their computers connected and on the Internet, and helping existing users resolve problems with viruses, spyware and malfunctioning hardware and software.

Business Computer Support

Many small businesses do not have the resources, or the budget, to create a standalone IT department. As a result, these companies often rely on a handful of computer savvy employers to make sure their computers are protected from viruses, spyware and other threats. These same workers often are responsible for troubleshooting and resolving computer problems as well. Although that setup works for some businesses, at times more support is needed. Computer support businesses provide support as it is needed, either in person or remotely over the Internet. Small businesses contract with these computer support businesses to receive the computer support they need.

About the Author

Based in Pennsylvania, Bonnie Conrad has been working as a professional freelance writer since 2003. Her work can be seen on Credit Factor, Constant Content and a number of other websites. Conrad also works full-time as a computer technician and loves to write about a number of technician topics. She studied computer technology and business administration at Harrisburg Area Community College.

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