April 23, 2010 // Franchising.com // New York, NY – CMIT Solutions, a leading information technology (IT) solutions provider for small businesses, has proven to be a recession-resistant franchise opportunity, achieving record growth and revenues throughout New York's metropolitan area.
During the past year, CMIT Solutions grew by 100 percent from 12 to 24 offices in key territories such as New York City, Long Island and the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, and Putnam in New York, as well as Bergen, Morris, Essex, Union, and Passaic counties in New Jersey. CMIT Solutions' overall growth in the tri-state area during the past three years is even more impressive, expanding from five locations to 30 since spring 2007.
A talented trio of former high level corporate executives, who transitioned into entrepreneurialism more than three years ago, is leading the effort. Armando D'Accordo and his uncle Armand D'Accordo are area developers for CMIT Solutions in New York's five boroughs and Long Island, while Tony Puzzo is the area developer for the Northern New Jersey and Southern New York State region.
Additionally, Armando is the franchise owner of CMIT Solutions of South Nassau County, and Tony is the franchise owner of CMIT Solutions of Greater Hackensack.
Collectively, they have quickly expanded the company's footprint and revenue by unprecedented numbers throughout the region utilizing their management and professional experience at companies that include Citigroup, Verizon Communications and Cendant Corporation.
"Building CMIT Solutions in Metropolitan New York has proven to be extremely successful throughout the last two years, and we look forward to providing additional support to investors and local small businesses throughout the region," said Armando D'Accordo. "We have grown rapidly in such a short amount of time, which verifies that our IT service cannot be forgotten in business operations even during a down economy."
Although the aggressive growth is impressive, Armando, Armand and Tony are not satisfied. Growth plans include increasing the company's footprint throughout Metropolitan New York with up to eight new locations by 2011. CMIT Solutions offers a tremendous opportunity to become involved with a company that is in the right place at the right time. With strong demand and low overhead, CMIT Solutions has proven to be a recession-resistant business in a growing market segment.
As a strategic and trusted business advisor, CMIT Solutions enables companies to focus on their top priorities—building and maintaining a thriving business by offering business solutions, as opposed to simply selling technology. CMIT Solutions relieves the stress that comes with IT issues by providing unlimited IT support at an affordable monthly flat-fee. This approach increases productivity and decreases business risk. In addition, CMIT Solutions strives to help its clients grow their businesses and reduce costs associated with technology or technology failures.
"As the IT department for many small businesses, we work with our clients to offer them solutions complete with ongoing maintenance and protection against unexpected crises," added Puzzo. "Business owners realize that CMIT Solutions is a crucial component to their business success, and they cannot afford for their computers to fail. Take for example the horrific rain storm in March with record flooding and power outages that had not happened for more than100 years. We were able to keep our clients functioning regardless. E-mails were available remotely through our hosted solution and technicians were onsite providing system recovery well before anyone expected."
Each CMIT Solutions franchise owner operates independently and, unlike local IT consultants, has access to CMIT Solutions' nationally recognized alliance partners and strategic relationships with well-known technology suppliers including Dell, Microsoft, Intuit and Symantec. Being part of a national franchise also provides the opportunity to utilize a large consulting network of experienced business owners and corporate support staff.
Entrepreneurs wanting to own a CMIT Solutions franchise need approximately $55,000 to $80,000 in working capital, plus $45,000 for the franchise fee. CMIT franchisees are given a sizable territory, based on zip codes, and can expect to have 2,000 to 3,000 prime target businesses in their protected territory.
Austin Texas-based CMIT Solutions (CMIT) is a leading provider of information technology (IT) professional services and products to small businesses, and is uniquely capable of supporting them anywhere, coast to coast in the U.S. By focusing on developing and maintaining local, trust-based relationships with its clients, CMIT is able to meet all of their IT needs. CMIT Solutions has 125 franchise territories in 25 states.