In any city now you can find some workshops that provide services for repair and maintenance of computer equipment.
Despite its prevalence, such businesses are in great demand. After all, every day hundreds of people buy computers and office equipment that own properties, like other machines, fail. Therefore, having knowledge of the programming and internal structure of computing devices, you can manage your business. And it brings steady income, it is important to follow some rules.
Computer and laptop repair services are organizations that specialize in providing services for the maintenance and repair of computer equipment. This business is quite profitable, because it practically does not cost money for the product. All equipment and equipment purchased once, when opened. They only require replacement if damaged, and this can happen under operating conditions, after 2-3 years. Pay only for rent and salary for employees. The rest – a net profit, which can reach up to hundreds of dollars a day.
The opening of the service may cause some difficulties, which will consist in the preparation of documents and the search for premises. The fact is that for obtaining a license an entrepreneur is being presented with a number of requirements, consisting of a stable financial position and the ability to pay taxes without hindrance. As for the premises, it is quite difficult to find it in the central region, and the landlords are asking for a large fee. If you rent a room in remote areas, there is a risk of being left without customers.
Where to begin? Any business starts with documents. It will be necessary to bypass many instances to sign the necessary contracts and papers. The first step is to register your case as an IP or LLC. In accordance with the law, the owner of a new company receives permission to conduct business. With this paper it will be possible to open several service centers, but only directed at a specific type of service.
In addition to the permit, you will have to pay bribes for getting paper and to the tax authorities. Also, you need an account in the bank, which will be subsequently transferred money for the work done.
As for the financial side, the minimum amount for opening a business of this plan is 30 thousand rubles, without taking into account the rental of premises. This money will go to get permission. To the sum it is necessary to add about 100 thousand more for the purchase of equipment and materials.
The room. The selection of premises for the opening of the service should be approached with particular attention. It is highly recommended that the building is located closer to a busy street and next to a computer store. If possible, you can negotiate with the sales point about sending customers to this workshop. Of course, you have to pay a certain percentage, but any advertisement requires investments.
The premises must comply with the norms of SES and MES. If there is no such permission, then it will be necessary to receive it by inviting the employees of the inspection services for inspection. This, again, will require investments. But, having no relevant papers, the service will be closed at the first visit of the SES or the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
The size of the room depends on the financial possibilities. As a rule, service centers are opened in a small room, which is quite enough for the first time. With a successful business development, the premises can be expanded.
Equipment. The next step will be the purchase of equipment necessary for the full implementation of repair services. You will need, first of all, furniture – tables, chairs, cabinets with shelves. This is a minimal set, which can be supplemented with various shelves, couches for visitors and stands for advertising.
You can buy all this in any furniture store. If the service is open for several people, it is worthwhile to look for a wholesale base where you can get a good discount for purchasing identical items.
After the arrangement of the premises, it is necessary to proceed with the purchase of equipment and tools. This list must include the following:
- Screwdriver Set. To open a computer or laptop, you will need small flat and cross-type screwdrivers. Also, it is necessary to stock up with tools of medium size
- Scalpel. This tool will be needed to clean the wires and open the case. You can buy a scalpel in any pharmacy, and the advantage should be given to domestic producers
- Eraser. The necessary tool for cleaning small surfaces from contamination
- Toothbrush. Will help to clear hard-to-reach places
- Digital multimeter. This is a modern type of diagnostic equipment necessary to identify problems in the computer
- Charging device. It is best to stock up with a universal option, to which you can connect the connectors for different models. Charging is necessary to check the computer hardware. Instead, you can use a USB cable
- Soldering hot air station. With the help of this equipment, the masters will be able to re-solder chips and wires
- Microscope. Helps to repair small parts. Also, a microscope will be needed to diagnose chips
- Board holder. Useful for masters when working with motherboards
- A working computer for Internet access and software downloads
- Accessories for computers – screens, keyboards, spare buttons, USB connectors
- Napkins for cleaning screens and internal parts of computers
All equipment should be purchased from trusted suppliers, which can be found through the Internet or the familiar service centers. After the delivery of tools it is important to inspect the quality of the products. And, if everything meets the stated requirements, it is recommended to establish relations with this supplier. In the future, you will have to change equipment and buy new tools.
Staff. The selection of personnel should be done in advance, so that after the opening of the service staff should be fully staffed. In particular, if it is planned to hire employees without work experience. In this case, it will be necessary to conduct training to improve skills and improve the level of knowledge.
A large service for repairing computers will require several people – masters, an employee to receive orders (he is a consultant) and an administrator. In the future, with the development of business, it will be possible to open a small store selling accessories and spare parts for computer equipment. Together with this, you will need a seller.
In a small service that occupies one small room, it will be enough for one person to take orders and execute them.
Requirements that must be presented to the staff for successful business development are communication skills, courtesy, lack of bad habits and knowledge of computer programming. The master must quickly navigate the Internet and the internal structure of the computer.
Advertising. Like any new business, the service needs advertising to attract customers. At the initial stage, these should be advertising posters hung in crowded places, business cards that can be distributed on the street or contract with a store where they will be located on the public access of visitors. Be sure to put the ad on the Internet, or even better – to create your site.
Another type of advertising is the creation of pages and groups in social networks. The main thing is to come up with an advertising slogan attracting customers. Let it be low prices, discounts for comprehensive services or a reduction in the cost of services on certain days. Such advertising will be a great way to promote your business.
And the most important way to attract customers is quality and quick work. If the user of the computer remains satisfied after the repair, the next time he will turn again and recommend the service to his friends.
Opening any business requires time, initial capital and, so-called, “entrepreneurial veins.” A huge number of service organizations closed at the beginning of the work phase, or did not have time to open. The reason for this is incorrect design of the plan, too fast or slow development of the business. Therefore, for the computer repair service to bring a stable income and successfully develop, it is important to comply with the listed requirements and advice, as well as to bring the case to the end.