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Starting a Computer Repair Business

 

How to Start a Computer Repair Business - Free Book


Are you considering starting a Computer Repair Business? if yes, you'll find this free book to be extremely helpful.

This is a practical guide that will walk you step by step through all the essentials of starting your business. The book is packed with guides, worksheets and checklists. These strategies are absolutely crucial to your business' success yet are simple and easy to apply.

The Single Most Important Ingredient for Business Success

The first and most important thing you need to acquire in order to succeed in a small business is... knowledge.

Sounds exaggerated? Listen to this...

According to research conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 90% of all small business failures can be traced to poor management resulting from lack of knowledge.

This is backed up by my own personal observations. In my 31 years as a business coach and consultant to small businesses, I've seen practically dozens of small business owners go under and lose their businesses -- not because they weren't talented or smart enough -- but because they were trying to re-invent the wheel rather than rely on proven, tested methods that work.

Conclusion: if you are really serious about succeeding in a business... If you want to avoid the common traps and mistakes... it is absolutely imperative that you acquire the right knowledge.

"Why Invent Mediocrity, When You Can Copy Genius?"

That's an excellent quote I picked up from a fellow business owner a few years back. What this means is that you should see what is working and try to duplicate it. Why go through all the trouble of inventing something new, that you don't even know will ever work, when you can easily learn from and duplicate something that has been a proven success?

[ Note: One of the BIGGEST mistakes almost all new businesses make is that they WASTE tons of valuable time, energy and money on trying to create something "new", that has never been tested or proven... only to find out later that it was a total loss. Don't make the same mistake! ]

Hi! My name is Meir. I'm the founder and president of BizMove.com, a successful Internet based information business. I'm also the author of numerous books, mostly in the area of small business management.

I've been involved in small business for the past 31 years of my life, as a business coach, manager of a consulting firm, a seminar leader and as the owner of five successful businesses.

During my career as a business coach and consultant I've helped dozens of business owners start their businesses, market, expand, get out of troubles, sell their businesses and do practically every other small business activity you can think of.
You see, I have been there .... done it ... and bought the Small Business t-shirt! -- This free book contains techniques and strategies I've learned during my 31 year small business career.

Here's what you'll discover in the 'How to Start a Computer Repair Business' book:

How to determine the feasibility of your business idea - a complete fill in the blanks template system that will help you predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas.

A detailed manual that will walk you step by step through all the essential phases of starting your business

A complete business plan template. This fill-in-the-blanks template includes every section of your business plan, including Executive Summary, Objectives, SWOT Analysis, Marketing Analysis and Strategy, Operations Plan, Financial Projections and more (a similar template is sold elsewhere for $69.95).

All this and much much more.

Success Tip: Setting Goals

Good management is the key to success and good management starts with setting goals. Set goals for yourself for the accomplishment of the many tasks necessary in starting and managing your business successfully. Be specific. Write down the goals in measurable terms of performance. Break major goals down into sub-goals, showing what you expect to achieve in the next two to three months, the next six months, the next year, and the next five years. Beside each goal and sub-goal place a specific date showing when it is to be achieved.

Plan the action you must take to attain the goals. While the effort required to reach each sub-goal should be great enough to challenge you, it should not be so great or unreasonable as to discourage you. Do not plan to reach too many goals all at one time.

Establish priorities. Plan in advance how to measure results so you can know exactly how well you are doing. This is what is meant by "measurable" goals. If you can’t keep score as you go along you are likely to lose motivation. Re-work your plan of action to allow for obstacles which may stand in your way. Try to foresee obstacles and plan ways to avert or minimize them.

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Here's a Sample 'Executive Summary' for a Computer Repair Business plan:

Purpose
The purpose of this Business Plan is to:

  • Set a course for the Company's management to successfully manage, operate, and administer the business.
  • Inform financing sources of the capital requirements being requested by the Company, in addition to its history, its projected future, and how the requested funding would give the Company the ability to add value to the local economy, generate tax revenues for local and federal government, and help put people back to work.

The Company
[Company Name] is a start-up venture located in Franklin County, OH. The Company offers various computer hardware and accessories items as well as professional repair services. The Company will have a highly visible storefront location to attract walk-in customers as well as members of its community. Furthermore, [Company Name] will expand its exposure through effective marketing as well as introduce the area to market segments that have not yet discovered the Company.

The Market
[Company Name]' target market strategy is based on becoming a destination for people who are looking to purchase PC’s, PC parts, accessories; as well as those in need of repair services within the Pickerington, OH community. These customers prefer certain quality of products and services, and it's the Company's duty to deliver on their expectations.

Financial Consideration
In addition to diligently following this Business Plan to maintain the safeguards for successful business operations and achieve the financial projections herein, the current financial plan of [Company Name] includes obtaining funding through one of many financing programs in the amount of $400,000. The Company hopes to secure the requested funds sometime in the third/fourth quarter of 2011. It will use the funding for the purpose of doing advertising; covering lease and utility expenses; purchasing inventory and showroom equipment; and doing business development. The Company's revenue is projected to increase during the next three years, from $320,766 to $625,000, while its monthly break-even stands at $29,682. 

The major focus for grant funding is as follows:
1. The Company is a minority owned business
2. It will provide local jobs within its community

1.1 Objectives

[Company Name]’ main objectives include:

  • Providing a variety of computer products and services.
  • Be the best in class customer service.
  • Gaining support of the local community as their technology provider and resource.
  • Presenting a competitive advantage by locating in Pickerington being that there are no other significant PC stores in the area.

1.2 Mission

[Company Name]' mission is to provide the best services and products related to computers, IT, and technology in general including small electronics, gadgets, and accessories to the suburban community of Pickerington.

1.3 Keys to Success

[Company Name]’ keys to success involve:

  • The owners experience and longevity in the technology industry
  • Having no significant competition.
  • Being in the Pickerington area, which is a growing community that has no significant PC store.
  • Poised to have a wide variety in technology offering netbooks, iPads, tablet PC’s, along with used equipment reselling.

Company: [Company Name]
Contact: [Name]
Address: [Address]
Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Cell: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Fax: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Email: [Email Address]

[Company Name]’ is a start-up computer hardware retailer located in the Pickerington, OH community. The Company offers various computer hardware and accessories items as well as professional repair services. Furthermore, the business was founded by [Name], an industry professional with collective experience in technology and IT. Mr. Salaberrios has pooled his resources to develop a new strategy for reaching and serving business clients. 

2.1 Company Ownership

[Company Name] is a S-Corp business established in Franklin County, Ohio. [Company Name] is a minority-owned business. The owner of the Company is [Name], who has 100% ownership of the Company.

2.2 Start-up Summary

The following table and chart shows the start-up costs for [Company Name]. The Company's start-up expenses consist of legal, lease, payroll, as well as utilities expenses. The start-up assets consist of key inventory.

Table: Start-up

Start-up

 

 

 

Requirements

 

 

 

Start-up Expenses

 

Legal

$2,000

Utilities

$4,000

Lease

$4,000

Payroll

$35,000

Total Start-up Expenses

$45,000

 

 

Start-up Assets

 

Cash Required

$0

Start-up Inventory

$40,000

Other Current Assets

$0

Long-term Assets

$0

Total Assets

$40,000

 

 

Total Requirements

$85,000


3.0 Products and Services

[Company Name] offer the retail of whole PC’s, PC parts, accessories, upgrades, network cables, repair and professional services. The Company will sell within the Pickerington community from a store on RT 256 on the east side suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

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