In today's cyber society it looks as though there will soon be more computers than people. And just as humans need a doctor from time to time, so do laptops and PCs.
Businesses now rely so heavily on computers that a system malfunction, a virus or a breakage can be devastating – and the sooner such crisis is fixed, the better for all concerned. Trying to fix a broken computer without understanding how the machine works could prove disastrous, which is why a computer repair expert is the first port of call.
Interesting Computer Repair Industry Facts...
- There are two main types of computer repair industry companies that evolved in the mid-1990s- "third party maintenance (TPM) companies which performed service contracts for the second type original equipment manufacturers (OEM) which both manufactured and services computers and peripheral equipment". The industry has since developed to incorporate any individual or business with technical experience. The demand for technical repairers has risen dramatically and continues to be a very profitable market industry to invest in. (Source: AllBusiness.com)
- The computer maintenance and repair industry grew dramatically with sales of $600 million in 1960 rising to $16 billion by 1980, to almost $32 billion in 2003. This conveys a strong and very profitable market industry to consider investing in. (Source: AllBusiness.com)
Invest in the Computer repair franchise industry...
Investing in a computer repair franchise could therefore be a great way to take advantage of this ever-growing demand, and an excellent opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to prove themselves by running their own business.
Computer repair franchise opportunities vary greatly, from office based operations requiring several employees, to one-man home-based franchises that require little upfront investment. There is something to suit all types of potential franchisees.
But of course 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 will be provided by the parent company, such skills cannot be taught in a matter of days or weeks and franchisees must think carefully about whether they have the experience necessary to succeed in this industry.
For those who believe they do however, 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 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 their all important customer base.
But of course attracting customers is not as easy as it sounds and requires a great deal of time and effort. It is probably best for franchisees to focus on local homes, businesses and schools rather than set their sights too high. This way they can establish good working relationships with clients and make sure they come back.
The demand for computer repair and other IT related services is widespread through virtually every market. According to the computer repair franchise Fast-Teks, the US computer services market is estimated to be over $25 billion, with growth expected to exceed $47 billion this year.
Such growth yields an excellent opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to launch their own computer repair franchise and begin making bumper profits.