Suppose you want to set up a computer network for a small business you are launching. The business will provide bookkeeping services for other businesses. You will maintain an office for yourself and one other employee. Your employees will also sometimes work remotely, either at their homes or at the clients’ locations. Do some research on the process of setting up a computer network for a small business. What types of equipment might you need? What types of security precautions should you take to protect your clients’ financial information?
You are working with a local entrepreneur who wants to open an organic food store in your town and is asking you for help in finding relevant demographic information to help determine appropriate pricing for some of their products.
- What internet sources might be appropriate for this research?
- Where would you begin your search?
- How would you determine the key competitors for the business?