This blog is boarderline ridiculous.
In a nutshell it basically says :
Don't offer any services you might have to be held accountable for if things dont go perfectly.
Example-Don't offer HIPAA compliance because the issues that can go wrong if your client fails an audit? How about If you are going to offer HIPAA services...KNOW YOUR BUSINESS and then also have insurance or contracts that support any mishaps. A must have for almost all companies.
Same goes for almost anything on this list...You just can't offer these services-that is correct, but each of these services are needed and if you choose your spaces and make sure you are competent , they all can also be lucrative spaces in which to help you clients.
The Author is a Linux expert. I could just as easily say that one of the offerings you should avoid is consulting around Linux. I mean it is open source and certainly you dont want to get into a position where you have put a system into a client site that does not have normal support...right? WRONG. If you have expertise in Linux....you can certainly show value by implementing and supporting such systems.
I would say that with the exception of offering payment plans (bad for your business) and laptop screen repair (only because it is a shrinking business) I disagree that any of the spaces on this list are things that you can make a blanket statement to avoid. A few of them I would say are outright silly.
Video security is one of the fastest growing sectors showing no signs of slowing down (I am not in this space). Hosted offsite backup is a very large and growing space. Additionally, to state that you should not get into it because there are services like Mozy and Carbonite that work tells me the author does not really understand the business side of offsite backup. These services will not meet the goals of most organizations that have any data size at all.
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