Society today is definitely cyber. And just as humans need a doctor from time to time, so do laptops and PCs.
Individuals and businesses now rely so heavily on computers that a system malfunction, a virus or breakage of any kind can be devastating. Trying to fix a broken computer without understanding how the machine works could prove disastrous, which is why computer repair experts are in a state of unparalleled demand.
There is something in the industry to suit all types of potential franchisees. Computer repair franchise opportunities vary greatly, from office-based operations requiring several employees, to single person home-based franchises. Computer repair franchisees also have the choice of offering a wide range of services, including general hardware repair and upgrade services, virus removal, data recovery, and more.
Franchisees will have to compete against original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and third party maintenance (TPM) companies like the Best Buy Geek Squad. But the pie is big enough to share. Annual revenue for the electronic and computer repair services industry has been well over $20 billion for more than the past five years.
To run a computer repair franchise it is essential that franchisees either have solid leadership experience to be able to manage a group of technical experts, or the technical knowledge themselves to be hands on in the repair work. While full training is often by the franchisor, such skills typically cannot be mastered in a matter of days or weeks. Potential franchisees must think carefully about whether they have the skills necessary to succeed in this industry.
One advantage of investing in a computer repair franchise as opposed to setting up a business from scratch is that franchisees can work under an already established brand name. Since computer repair is an industry where quality often matters more than price, consumers tend to go for companies they know and trust. Franchisees will also benefit from ongoing marketing and advertising support, making it much easier to reach out to potential customers.