That is a great field to get into, I believe that computer & pc repair is going to be around for a long time, while other things may become obsolete. Take your time in references and be sure to have some stability before throwing all your chips in to open a store.
My computer service tech just closed his brick and mortar store. He couldn’t generate enough business in the current economy to pay the lease and utilities. He went back to doing in home repairs and using his house as his office / parts center. He also is turning to remote access to fix some computer problems. So, think long and hard before you invest in a building.
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I think it's definitely a good idea for any computer repair company to be home-based and then go to your customers. This will save them a lot of time (if you can keep your appointments) and will be more convenient, also as they will be able to see every thing you are doing. www.advancedtechinc.com
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There are many things to take into consideration when opening a hard site store. How important will the location be? Convenient for customers? Do you intend to generate walk in customers? etc.
First of all - opening a store location probably takes it out of the "part-time" category - so I would "run some numbers" to see what they say.
I myself have thought of opening a store front. I know a few people that have and there are many pros and cons. The pros are you will have far more exposure which generally means more calls. However, between your lease, and general utilities it could take a few years before you even break even. Next is the location. If the location is not good very little traffic will come your way. http://computech-ct.com