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"The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it."

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SD Tech is now accepting applications for Franchise Strategic Partners

Our proven system can work for all types of entrepreneurs. In fact, many of those who have never considered themselves especially entrepreneurial simply lacked the kind of support system that can help create a secure and exciting future for themselves and their families. Don’t see yourself as one of those tech types? That’s OK!

Our 1Team approach is designed to leverage diversity of experience for maximum strategic advantage.

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Managers and Executives

Feel like a cog in an overworked machine?

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You know what it takes to be successful in business, and how tough it is to start almost anything from the ground up. You know that Steve Jobs was right when he said, “you’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology.” But you’ve undoubtedly seen how reliable cutting-edge technology and communication systems provide a competitive edge for businesses that aim to get to the top and stay there.

While our centralized help desk approach enables an SD Tech franchise to be operated by a motivated individual, you’ll have the leadership skills and know-how you need if you decide to hire specialists for delivering best-in-class support to your customers.

 You’re also well-positioned to evaluate the SD Tech franchise opportunity and to recognize the value of our thorough initial and continuing training programs.  Our 1Team approach enables franchisees to focus on what they do best. Technical expertise is not required, and we’ll be there throughout to help assure your success.

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Sales Professionals

Feel like your employer benefits more from your drive and determination than you do?

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Direct customer contact has been the challenging daily curriculum you’ve learned from, and it will help guarantee success in leading clients to YOUR team for all their business IT needs.

As an SD Tech franchisee, you’ll have the 1Team centralized support system, and will be able to focus on outreach, showing others how to maximize the sales and communications opportunities that leading edge technology enables. Our development programs will assist with establishing your franchise territory, and with training to support the exacting requirements of small to medium-sized businesses.

Endless qualified prospects. Sound like Sales Nirvana? But think for a minute about the variety of businesses you deal with in a typical month. Were there some that used technology to provide their product or service better than they could otherwise? Were there, conversely, some that let you down because there was an issue with network or communications systems?

 As you might imagine, we hear stories of both kinds on a regular basis, some about how businesses have radically improved their operations using technology—and the other kind, about how recurrent issues prevented efficient delivery of a product or service. 

Here’s one of the upside-of-tech types of stories that a long-term client of ours related to us recently: 

“Because of Covid, it had been over a year since I'd been on the inside of our long-time veterinarian's office. But during several hours sitting with 105.6-degree Sissy this week, I got a close look at all kinds of new and helpful GGCs (Gadgets, Gizmos and Contraptions) that they’ve integrated into their operation. I was impressed, and it occurred to me: Veterinary offices that are still swimming in paper, that can’t bring up the X-Ray and the bloodwork test results on the swivel-screen in the individual exam rooms, or that have persistent glitches with their POS systems, will be slowly and painfully put to sleep. Same with other kinds of businesses as well, except they won't have pentobarbital handy when it's time.”

That’s just one example of a customer experience being affected by technology, and it’s easy to imagine the negative version being told—with more expletives—about what a nightmare it was. You have experiences like that yourself, and doubtless hear about them from others as well. With your SD Tech franchise antenna operational, you’ll be ready to share what you can do to help small to mid-sized businesses maintain their current capabilities...or catch up with the competition.

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Marketing Professionals

Feel like tackling a new challenge, making your own mark, optimizing your opportunities for a change?

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The Brand’s the thing, right? You’ve seen firsthand how critical it is to build a brand that creates an instantaneous connection: the customer recognizes a need, and your product or service is THERE, right in the front part of the brain where it needs to be.

Whether your priority is the flexibility provided by supplementing or replacing your current income, or you’re ready to be your own boss (and fire the one you have now) becoming an SD Tech Franchise Strategic Partner could be the key to your most important long-term marketing plan. That’s the one focused on branding YOU.

It’s easy to miss how ubiquitous franchise businesses are these days, and some of the most successful concepts fly way under the radar. We won’t go into, um, loads of detail here, but suffice it to say that Doody Calls currently has 57 units in operation, all around the country. Savvy marketing, it seems clear, had a lot to do with their success, and with the success of every brand you can name. Based on that, it’s a good bet that your expertise can help build your brand as an SD Tech franchisee.

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Technical and/or Communications Support Specialists

Feel like applying your understanding of our most current and advanced technologies to help yourself and others?

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While it’s true that a technology background, certifications and/or specialized training are not required to be an SD Tech franchisee, you’ll have an advantage when it comes to guiding clients to optimal IT solutions. Your experience has taught you how vital reliable IT and communications systems are, and how important expedited troubleshooting is when issues arise.

Now you’re able to apply much of what you’ve learned working for others to a business of your own. As a Franchise Strategic Partner, you’ll become a valued member of our team, and will be able effectively to network with those that have similar skills and interests. (We’re always on the lookout for friendly folks who love tech like you do!)

Call ‘em what you want, experienced technicians have built the infrastructure that keeps business IT (and the makers of Monster) operating at maximum capacity.  But have you ever asked yourself, “if I’m so essential, why do people who don’t know a RAM from a Romcom make so much more money than I do?” As an SD Tech franchisee, you’re able to earn an ownership stake in the future, taking full advantage of your expertise and your initiative.

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Our dedicated team is here to enable businesses to focus on what they do best.

We help maximize the advantages that leading-edge technology provides—from the ground up. We specialize in equipping businesses with reliable, secure IT and communication systems, then helping to make sure they stay up to date with the latest advances in hardware and software.

For everything from buildout and wiring installations to remote and in-person support, we’re there with the highest quality systems and services available anywhere.

An ideal Franchise Strategic Partner does NOT have to have a technical background, and our training system is designed to help make sure you’re comfortable sharing with your clients about IT solutions and options. There are, of course, characteristics that ensure success in any business venture, and several questions that can help you decide if the SD Tech opportunity is a good fit for you:

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Are you willing to work as hard for yourself as you have for others?

Do you have an appreciation for technology and the way it can help businesses succeed?

Do you have experience with leading and encouraging others, especially when it comes to understanding the importance of fast, friendly customer service?

Are you motivated by helping people just like you overcome obstacles on the path to success?

And maybe most important, and the only question that really matters:

Are you ready for a change?

The Team
20+ years in the world of managed IT solutions

Our experience in the world of managed IT solutions has been based on a simple idea: technology should make it easier to provide your product or service to the public; all the whiz-bang in the world won’t help if customers don’t have consistently great experiences. We’re here to be your reliable partner in making those great experiences happen—now for your clients.

SD Tech franchise partners aren’t required to have a technical background or certifications. Our thorough training plan is designed to give you the confidence it takes to share with potential clients how integrated technical and communication systems keep them ahead of the competition.

FOUNDER/OWNER AND CEO
Wes Ulmer

Recognizing a need for quality personalized tech support in the San Antonio market, Wes founded SD Tech in 2000. Over time, he developed a reputation as the tech guy the tech guys called when they were stumped. He specializes in network administration, voice and data wiring, home theater, website programming and more.

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CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Shane Mishler

Shane has served as Vice President of SD Tech since 2019. From 2014 to 2019, he held the position of Risk Management Coordinator for Kohl’s Department Stores in San Antonio. Prior to that, he served as Senior Operations Manager for Pace Americas between 2010 and 2014. He currently specializes in network administration and mobile device management.

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Laura Esquivel

In 2020, Laura Esquivel accepted a position as Bookkeeper for SD Tech.  From 2017 to 2020, she served as the staff accountant for Signal Peak Silica, a Houston-based Frac Sand company with facilities serving clients in the Permian, Eagle Ford, and Mid-continental basins.  Her previous experience included serving as an assistant store manager for Walmart from 2012-2017.  Laura leads the SD Tech operations department, handling a wide range of logistical issues, including product orders, number porting, and the administrative tasks that keep things running smoothly.

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SD TECH

Now you can take advantage of our comprehensive support system to get your SD Tech franchise up and running

Use our 20-year track record of success to create your best future

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Bring a team approach and leverage your unique experience

Team Approach

Our focus is on freeing you up for outreach to small & medium-sized businesses in your franchise territory—but remember, ONLY those that use technology and/or communications systems to do what they do!

Obviously, there are very few businesses these days that don’t rely on technology to get customers, keep them, and deepen their relationships.

In fact, the possibilities are limitless. And once you start actively noticing how central technology is for all kinds of business, it’ll be an easy transition to communicating about the services you’re able to help provide as an SD Tech franchisee. Best of all, most issues that arise for your clients will be handled by our 1Team help desk; in the few cases where remote assistance isn’t practicable, we will work with you for on-site troubleshooting.

Team Projects

There may be situations in which a project you identify a need for is beyond your staffing options or isn’t a fit with your expertise. That’s when SDTI will help plan and execute the necessary work to make sure your customer is up and running ASAP.

Team Operations Center

SD Tech provides 24/7 network and hardware monitoring for your clients. This includes on-site and off-site back-ups, plus weekly network optimizations. Issues and alerts discovered during monitoring will be resolved on your behalf for your valued clients.

Team Distribution

Worried about spending your days wrangling with vendors for the software and hardware your clients need? We take care of that, too, and by consolidating the purchasing for the entire network, we’re able to pass along significant savings. In addition, centralized purchasing enables us to assist with preconfiguring the items you buy so that they’re ready to use right away.

Team Billing

Your time is valuable. We know that, so we do everything possible to enable you to focus on meeting the IT needs of your customers—and on finding new ones. Centralized billing is a big part of this and includes direct correspondence with your clients regarding any outstanding account balances.

1Team Approach

Our focus is on freeing you up for outreach to small & medium-sized businesses in your franchise territory—but remember, ONLY those that use technology and/or communications systems to do what they do!

Obviously, there are very few businesses these days that don’t rely on technology to get customers, keep them, and deepen their relationships.

In fact, the possibilities are limitless. And once you start actively noticing how central technology is for all kinds of business, it’ll be an easy transition to communicating about the services you’re able to help provide as an SD Tech franchisee. Best of all, most issues that arise for your clients will be handled by our 1Team help desk; in the few cases where remote assistance isn’t practicable, we will work with you for on-site troubleshooting.

1Team Projects

There may be situations in which a project you identify a need for is beyond your staffing options or isn’t a fit with your expertise. That’s when SDTI will help plan and execute the necessary work to make sure your customer is up and running ASAP.

1Team Operations Center

SD Tech provides 24/7 network and hardware monitoring for your clients. This includes on-site and off-site back-ups, plus weekly network optimizations. Issues and alerts discovered during monitoring will be resolved on your behalf for your valued clients.

1Team Distribution

Worried about spending your days wrangling with vendors for the software and hardware your clients need? We take care of that, too, and by consolidating the purchasing for the entire network, we’re able to pass along significant savings. In addition, centralized purchasing enables us to assist with preconfiguring the items you buy so that they’re ready to use right away.

1Team Billing

Your time is valuable. We know that, so we do everything possible to enable you to focus on meeting the IT needs of your customers—and on finding new ones. Centralized billing is a big part of this and includes direct correspondence with your clients regarding any outstanding account balances.