A lack of certifications should never hold you back in this profession. Most clients don't know what they mean anyway, and you can always get more as you go. When you start working with an IT director, then you may need to consider which certifications are important to them.
Small business owners are hiring you not your certifications. Make sure that you are trustworthy and honest with all customers so that you build a great reputation in your community. To find out more about what you do, and do not, need to know, read the full article (link above).
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