Scope of a Startup IT company

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Scope of a Startup IT company

Post by mtaib » Fri, 21 Jul 2006 7:33 am

I am planning to open my own IT Company in Singapore. It is not in software industry, but Data networking and Tele communications. I will not be stocking and supplying any kind of hardware/costly devices.

Mainly I will be doing Consultancy and providing technical solutions to IT Infrastructure. We (I and my partner) are planning for a startup company. Please let know me how much minimum I will need to invest for office rent, advance payment, furniture, tax or any other expenses like corporation fees, etc.. I believe any of you must have gone thru this process.

Also if any IT business guys are over there let me know what the scope of this business area is. Here what exactly we plan to do:

1.WAN connectivity, Mainly Cisco and Juniper Devices. Almost all Connectivity methods and Protocols.
2.Advanced Campus data Switching (both L2 and L3)
3.VoIP and Quality of service, Enterprise.
4.Cisco IP Telephony
5.Unified Messaging (FAX, voice Mail, E-mail and SMS)
6.IP based Contact center Solution (Very soon I will have a integration SAP CRM)

7.Windows Server OS and Server Applications (MS Exchange, SQL, SMS, MOM)

8.Wireless Networking (Mainly Campus Networking)
9.Building Access Control System.
10.Contract Based Network Management support.

I think the above list can be a handful for a startup company, and some of the areas like item # 3, 4, 5 and 6 are rare skills available in Singapore. Please correct me if I am wrong. I don’t expect these kind of projects to come every often.

I wish to receive a feed-back from anyone who is running a business or working in these areas.

Awaiting your kind response.



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Post by jpatokal » Thu, 27 Jul 2006 8:31 pm rent, advance payment, furniture, tax or any other expenses like corporation fees, etc...
If you're doing pure consultancy, then why do you even need an office? Work from home and save a bundle. Setting up a company costs precisely S$315 if you do it yourself, plus another few thousand/year if you get a corporate secretary and accountant.
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Post by Gamey » Mon, 31 Jul 2006 4:18 pm

#3 #4 #5 #6
Are simple chores

I am a poly grad and i can do those...........

But the market maybe quite saturated

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