September 09, 2011 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, Va. - Geeks on Call, the Virginia based IT service provider to small and mid-sized businesses and residential customers, is once again making franchise opportunities available to entrepreneurs hoping to tap into the nation's growing need for affordable technical expertise and access to more affordable phone and Internet services.
"We took two years to build a new model, and we believe the result is an opportunity that is unique to our industry and attractive to entrepreneurs," says Rich Artese, President of Geeks on Call. Artese says millions of business owners and residential consumers need a dependable trusted advisor to provide support and advice for all of their technology needs.
"Being part of the On Call Holdings International family of companies, Geeks On Call is able to arrange cost-effective telecom and Internet services from a broad array of reputable companies," says Glenn Davis, CEO of On Call Holdings International. "That's good for small business owners because they are able to work with one knowledgeable technical team for all their IT and communications needs. And it's great for the Geeks on Call franchisee because he can count on a residual monthly income stream, which enhances the long term value of his company."
In addition to the trusted Geeks on Call brand, the company supplies its franchisees with back-end support including national brand marketing, sales advisors, a national call center, access to a national network of technical experts and partnerships with several telecom and IT Service products. These relationships, training and on-going support offers entrepreneurs with little or no technical experience the opportunity to build a business in the ever expanding world of IT services.
The cost to acquire a new Geeks On Call franchise is just $20,000 for a single territory. There is no royalty fee based on revenue. Rather, Geeks on Call charges a flat monthly membership fee of $500.
"You do not have to be a technology expert to be successful with the new Geeks on Call," says Artese. "You just have to love sales and helping others by creating solutions that make technology work for them. The relationships we have with technology experts and major telecom companies throughout the United States make Geeks On Call a truly unique opportunity. These relationships enable our franchise owners to provide support and service that is a cut above other IT service companies thereby enhancing the client relationship and franchisee profit potential."
At its height in 2007, Geeks on Call had more than 300 franchisees across the country and was routinely ranked among the top franchise business opportunities in America. The company, under new ownership, has reformulated the franchise offering and is excited about bringing its well established brand back to the market.