The Utility Company

The Utility Company® Creates Utility Service Provider “Triple-Digit Club” of Top Performing Franchisees










Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) December 23, 2009

The Utility Company, a leading provider of virtual IT service and support, today recognized its Utility Service Provider (USP) Triple-Digit Club of top performing franchisees for both financial performance and exceptional customer service. 20% of Utility Service Providers made the 2009 Triple-digit Club, which is calculated by annualized monthly profit divided by total investment in the business.

“The attraction of the managed services business model is building monthly recurring revenue. Unfortunately the cost and time to get there has traditionally been exorbitant,” stated Mark Scott, president and founder of The Utility Company. “In the new economy any investment an entrepreneur makes should be measurable and ultimately profitable. Our USP Triple-Digit Club focuses on what’s important – ROI.”

Many of the USP Triple-Digit Club contributed to The Utility Company’s growing list of customer success stories over the past two years – http://www.theutilitycompany.com/success. Key success factors of those franchisees that made the list include:

•Dedication to customer service by playing Virtual CIO trusted advisor role.

•Investment in sales and marketing activity including ongoing top of mind awareness.

•Leverage referrals and partnerships.

•Knowledge-based vertical focus.

“As franchise #1 (December 2006) its great to see The Utility Company continue to evolve our managed services business and look to the future of cloud computing,” stated Mark McIntyre of Greater Toronto Area Southwest. “Being recognized in the Triple-Digit Club is great, but even better is the quality of service we deliver to our customers. This ultimately determines the success of any business.”

USP Triple-Digit Club Webinar Series

The Utility Company will be hosting a monthly USP Triple-Digit Club member to discuss the secrets to their success. This webinar series will mainly focus on managed services sales and marketing strategies and techniques.

To register for an upcoming webinar please visit http://www.theutilitycompany.com/3D.

About The Utility Company®

The Utility Company® is a leading provider of virtual IT service and support for small and medium-sized businesses, delivering the required hardware, software and service for a monthly fixed fee per user. Our Connected Office® service program provides a single point of contact to deliver and manage technology, communications and vertical line of business applications – 95% Remote; 100% Proactive. Customers are supported by local Utility Service Providers delivering on-site service and business-technology consulting to reduce spending and increase utilization – our Beyond Managed Services® franchise opportunity is available by prospectus only. Learn how to make technology work for your business today at http://www.theutilitycompany.com.

For more information contact:

Aaron Bradley

Director of Marketing

1-866-My-Utility ext.7675

abradley (at) theutilitycompany (dot) com

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The Utility Company? Adds Franchise in its Home Base of Ottawa – Former Employee Mike Knol Becomes Utility Service Provider

The Utility Company™ Adds Franchise in its Home Base of Ottawa – Former Employee Mike Knol Becomes Utility Service Provider










Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) March 7, 2007

The Utility Company, the leading provider of information technology as a utility to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), today announced its latest Utility Service Provider (USP) franchise in the Ottawa West region of Ontario. Mike Knol, a former Utility franchise development representative, purchased the rights to the Ottawa West franchise based out of Kanata.

The Utility Company was founded to address the two major problems plaguing businesses today:


    Over-spending – the fact the average SMB spends $ 360 per user per month on technology for an industry total of $ 400 billion annually.

    Under-utilization – the fact that only 15% of this investment in technology is actually utilized by these businesses.

Small and medium-sized businesses tend to look at their information technology (IT) spending as simply a “cost of doing business” or a distraction to their main area of focus and expertise. To help businesses better understand IT, The Utility Company recently launched a free business-technology online assessment service called the Utility Meter Reading. This provides businesses a 360o view on spending and utilization in the five major areas of technology: network/desktop, business applications, Web/Internet, copier/printer and telecommunications.

“I enjoyed working at The Utility Company – and believed in the business so strongly, that I decided to open my own franchise,” said Mike Knol. “Coming from an entrepreneurial family – living and breathing the life of a small business owner for as long as I can remember – I saw this as my opportunity to become an owner-operator and address a growing need for businesses from 5 to 100 employees. I am excited about being able to demonstrate the value that IT can really bring to the small business owner when approached in a new way.”

“Mike has the benefit of having worked for us supporting our franchisees across North America so he understands the value of the Utility model and we are obviously delighted with his decision. His entrepreneurial background and technical expertise gives him the ability to truly understand the needs of the small business owner,” stated Mark Scott, President of The Utility Company. “Our goal with Utility Ottawa West is to provide a consumption-based alternative for computer power-users in the high-technology community, such as start-ups, professional services firms and financial services. In addition, with Ottawa West and the Valley being the fastest growing area in the region, education, non-profit and health care are also key vertical markets we will focus on helping.”

“Utility’s offering is a perfect fit for any business that relies on technology and corporate data,” stated Randy Woods, co-founder of non-linear creations – a Canadian web development company with headquarters in Ottawa. “We recently completed the Utility Meter Reading and started engaging The Utility Company. It’s hard to believe we spend more on technology per employee then we do on rent and occupancy costs. The Utility model addresses this while helping us to better utilize the technology we have.”

The Utility Company Ottawa West launches today at the OCRI Technology Showcase at Scotiabank Place in Kanata, booth #416. Our Connected Office program provides technology service and support for business starting from $ 1 per end user per day. For further information contact Mike Knol directly at 613-963-0044.

About The Utility Company™

The Utility Company is the leading provider of information technology as a utility to small and medium-sized businesses, delivering the required hardware, software and service for a monthly fee per user. Our Connected Office™ service suite empowers people to properly leverage technology to operate, communicate and manage their business more effectively to increase productivity, performance and ultimately profit. Our customers are supported by the Utility Service Network delivering on-site service and business-technology consulting across North America – technology sales, professionals and service organizations can review the Beyond Managed Services™ franchise opportunity on our website. Learn how to make technology work for your business today at http://www.theutilitycompany.com.

For more information contact:

Aaron Bradley

Marketing Manager

1-866-My-Utility ext.26

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