For my IT Tech Support company, what rate should I charge for a junior partner?
Posted on 2014-02-13
I have my own business doing IT technical support. Recently I brought on a more junior partner.
Does anybody have experience with this? I have an hourly rate that's published on my website, along with discounts for customers that purchase blocks of hours of my time. I'd rather not publish a whole new rate structure for my partner, although he clearly won't accomplish as much as I can in the same time.
Obviously, lawyers charge a certain rate even though some of the work is done by their secretary. Auto repair shops charge a set rate, regardless of which mechanic is working on my car. But in this case it's a bit different, because I have personal relationships with my customers and my partner will be establishing his own relationships and wants to grow his business.