The Wall Street Journal reports that next week Best Buy is expected to conclude its purchase of IT solution provider Mindshift Technologies.
Best Buy’s Geeksquad is already doing a lot to help small businesses and others with their tech needs, with this purchase Best Buy’s going to be able to do more.
For small businesses, this is a VERY good thing as their choice of IT solution providers is increased.
For local IT consultants, it might be worrisome as they now have another and stronger competitor, with a nationally recognized brand and stores all over the United States.
If you’re a small business owner and you are NOT happy with your IT consultant, check out Best Buy or ask for referrals from your local IT consultant. You might also find the Smallbiztechnology.com Resources section useful .
The benefit of a local IT consultant who is good is that they personally know you (you’re not just a customer number) and they’ll give you more personal attention.
Some IT consultants I recommend are Help With A Smile, eMazzanti Technologies, Pro Computing Solutions and CMIT Solutions.