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It all starts with Tony

The technical aspects of any business can seem more than a little overwhelming for owners, leaders, even its workforce. Tony has a calming effect during those frustrating times.

Why? Because he’s been there — done that!

Like you, Tony is a small business owner and he understands we all have our gifts and talents, and yours are probably not troubleshooting technology challenges. His talents lie in all things technical; defining what will work best for your situation and implementing it for you.

Tony sees IT problems as opportunities.

He enjoys creating safety measures that will protect your data and hard work. He enjoys fixing all those typically stressful problems. Because of his tech knowledge, he can steer you in the right direction for reliable, secure systems. And, when that something goes wrong, he is there for you to make it right—efficiently and effectively.

One-size solutions do NOT fit all!

Tony works with you to find the right path and solutions for you and your business. With his insights and experience, you can turn your technology into a resource that helps you build a stronger business.

With a CompTIA A+ Certification and Network+ Certification, he is well-equipped to serve as your dedicated IT provider. These nationally recognized standards are your assurance of his capabilities and education. Whether you need long-term support or a quick fix, Tony will be there with a quick response and valuable recommendations and service.

Has the pandemic affected how and where you operate your business today?

Tony may have ideas to help with those current challenges. And, if you want to improve your capabilities for remote meetings, he can help with that as well.

Streamlining the processes in your business can be as easy as asking the question. Now you know a pro in the digital world.

From working on teams that manage over 10,000 PCs to consulting for small businesses Tony uses best practices in his own business and when helping business owners like you.

Call 612.408.5315 if you’d like to discuss your IT needs and the rapidly changing business environment.

Meet Tony Knowlton, owner of AK Consulting - Twin Cities IT Solutions

Tony resides in Medicine Lake, Minnesota, and the setting feels like being at the cabin up north even though you’re still in the city.

During the summer season, you’ll find him biking or enjoying the lake with friends and family. He makes a healthy lifestyle a priority, eating well and exercising.


“I’m an independent contractor, so I work from my home, and often I’m in need of IT services. I have used Tony for years and am very confident in his expertise to help me with any IT questions or issues. He’s always just a phone call away, and I wouldn’t be able to do my business as well without his services. Thanks, Tony!!!”


“My email provider was no longer hosting email, Tony was able to move me to a new permanent provider with all my email, contacts, and calendar. I’m a small business owner who has worked remotely with Tony for about 4 years now on various tech problems. He’s always quick, courteous, and solves any issues that arise. I’ve recommended him to some of my other collaborators as well. I would give him a 5/5 star review!”


“We hired Tony at AK Consulting to streamline our IT platform. Not only have we seen our IT costs shrink, but Tony has also customized the support we need to fit all our IT needs! Two years and counting, we continue to work with AK Consulting and highly recommend Tony for whatever IT support your small business requires.”