Solutions KB: Self-Owned IT Consulting SMB

May 15, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Back in 2008 after closing my startup (Amikoo) I went back to university to finish my degree but worked part time in IT related consulting projects. I started a small digital agency called Solutions KB in Mexico City. Having full responsibility for sales and project development was a very enjoyable experience because I was able to oversee and tweak any important variable to make sure my clients were always happy.

Thanks to all the contacts I made when I worked on Amikoo I was often asked to help with projects by either sharing advice or being outright hired for their development. More often than not a conversation with friends and clients ended with the proposal of a bigger solution than what they originally had in mind. The focus was never about what products could do but instead about what problem they needed solved and what the best technology to do that could be.


Solutions KB home page 2008-2012

The company had a very lean structure; a team would come together for a project and disband once it was delivered. Save for a few core engineers we practically had a new mix of talent for each project. The types of clients we focused on were small and medium businesses in Latin America.

Over the course of 4 years our client base eventually spanned customers from over 15 different nationalities and located across geographies in Mexico, Colombia and the U.S. (Miami). After graduation in 2011 I focused all my energy on growing our portfolio until I joined Google in 2012.

Among the range of products and services that we sold were:

  • Website design, development and maintenance.
  • Adwords campaigns.
  • Social Media assets and community management guidelines.
  • Google Apps deployments.
  • Point of Sale hardware and training.
  • Brand identity, especially logo design.
  • Wholesale and retail sales of computer hardware and network equipment.
  • Office and home network deployment and configuration.
  • IT education and training.
  • General tech support and troubleshooting.