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Hope all is well. Any business looking for larger dollar amounts should take a look at the SBA as a strong option. Where will the center be located?
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You should definately explore the possibilities of an SBA loan however securing that source of funding for a startup in this market is easier said then done. Don't get me wrong, it is not impossible by any means. But most lending institutions are becoming more and more risk averse every day and that probably won't change for a while...so you might want to explore other options. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 704.900.7003 if you'd like to discuss things at greater lengths.
Best of luck in your project!
Data Center Startup Business needing advice, Welcome
How soon do you plan on starting this Data Center Business?? Where are you located??
What is your background?? Are you working NOW??
Do you have a Business Name?? How about a LOCATION??
Have you developed a Business and Marketing Plan that I can read??
I have a DataCenter With around 1000 SQft. Can anyone advise what industry attractive services can be offered to start with. What Datacenter Infrastructure Equipment do I Need. Appriciate your Advise.
I am looking to set something up similiar here in the UK. I have been in the Industry for 10 years in Senior sales roles for the major Data Centre companies out here in Europe. To be honest I pretty fed up closing large deals and seeing someone else take the benefit. I have recently put together a business plan and detailed cashflow to take to Investors and I have the clients ready to commit to long term contracts. I am looking at a 50% pre-let with a similiar if slightly hire EBITDA.
The DC will be in London or just outside and occupy around 10-15,000 sq.ft net tech space.
I would be happy to share ideas, thoughts, experiences etc.
Look forward to hearing from you
Are you still working on this venture?
I would be very interested in hearing some more.
I'm interested in starting my own data centre too. I work in IT and I'm in datacentres half the time. I want to create a facility with the sole purpose of co-location. Other value added services such as Managed services could come later once I get clients into the facility.
I need advice, on all things data centre i.e business plan, design of the facility, etc. Your experiences will really asist me. Thanks.
Not sure where you are located - but seek out local help - try SCORE (score.org) or find a Small Business Development Center (SBDC). These are free services and will help you with all that you need.
Can also get started on a business plan by searching for 'sample business plans' - use this as start.
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If anyone is UK based here, please touch base with me by sending me your details... Would be good to discuss ideas and potential business opportunities.
I'm not UK based, I'm based in Republic of Ireland. I'm actually thinking of starting a datacentre business in Africa becuase there is an on-going boom in telecoms and IT in Africa. The little research I've done shows that there is very little co-location activity in most African countries. A few ISPs in some country offer web-hosting and some complete IT infrastructure co-location but due to the cost of punitive penalties to be paid if SLAs are not met, alot of co-location even for global companies is done outside Africa due to the lack of Tier 3 or Tier 4 facilities. Apart from that, most business still keept their servers in primitive storage rooms located in their offices which is something similar to Europe of US in the 80s.
Sounds like a potential opportunity there...
Wouldnt mind talking to you a bit more offline, if you like drop us your details?
Drop me a mail at email@example.com and we can discuss a little more. Cheers!
Would you be willing to share the business plan you referenced? I am looking to build a data center and don't want to reinvent the wheel.
Hi Guys, I am newbee here and I dont think I am in the correct forum :). My manager plans to startup a Data Center Business here in Saudi Arabia, he will be putting up the location 35 kilometers from Riyadh. We will be needing datacenter experts from startup to operations and he really is pushing me to look for experienced Engineers and planners for the job.
If you can recommend some guys specially from the Philippines or from Europe please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you ever get your data center up and running? I would be interested in talking as I'm looking to start one as well.
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I am currently looking at starting my own Data Center business. I do have cash for the deal but not all of the cash required to get it going. Would an SBA loan be my best option for getting the cash for this project? If so could a contract help leverage the amount of cash you would need. Example my the contract would be for 100K a month and has an EBITDA margin of 25%. This DC would only be 30% occupied with more space for future growth. The DC will cash flow once it is up and running the problem is during the construction phase it is going to need cash to get it going. I am looking at leasing most of the gear and spending the cash on installation of the gear. Cash required for the current contract would be in the 1.5M to 2M dollars. This give you working capital too for the first 3 months once the Tenant is in and running. Great opportunity do not want to see this thing get away.