Cellphone Repair Shop Business Guide – Cell phones have become a necessity throughout the country. Opportunities now exist for entrepreneurs to start their own cellular phone repair shop.
To start this type of business, it is a must to have a background knowledge on electronics repair, hire a qualified technician to start your business, or enroll yourself in a cellular phone repair course.
Here are some tips in starting your cellphone repair business:
With the exception of obtaining the necessary licenses from government agencies (see registration requirements) to make your business legitimate, there is not much to spend for your business to become fully operational. To minimize rental costs, you can establish your business at home with your neighbors as your initial target customers. Later on, as you expand your business, you can locate inside malls or commercial spaces accessible to a larger target clients. The basic equipment you need (see tools and equipment) is also not that expensive. You can start with second-hand tools or equipment.
There are many ways to advertise your services –distribute leaflets, flyers, brochures, business cards to friends, family members, neighbors, or go door-to-door around your barangay. Post a sign outside your home so that people are aware that you offer such services.
With the fast pace of technology development, it is important to keep your knowledge or your technician’s updated. One way is to search the internet for information or purchase manuals or tool kits that will help hone your skills or your technicians’ in your repair shop.
Estimated Costing and Pricing
Current market repair/servicing fees of cellphones vary. They range from P100 to P500 or higher depending on the defect/damage and model of the phone. High-end phones may cost more to repair. Cellular phone system defects may include but are not limited to the following: no power, no signal, not charging, defective user interface (e.g. LCD, keypads, etc.), and software related troubles.
I. Registration Requirements
For Single Proprietorship
Business Name Registration Certificate
Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) within NCR
a) 2/F, Park N’ Ride, Lawton, P. Burgos Avenue cor. Dr. Basa St., Ermita, Manila
Tel. No.: 536.7153
b) 12/F, Trafalgar Plaza, 105 H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Tel. No.: 811.8231 loc. 208
c) G/F, Highway 54 Plaza, EDSA,
Tel. No.: 706.1767
d) 5/F, Araneta Square Mall, Bonifacio Monumento Circle, Rizal Avenue Ext. cor Samson Road, Caloocan City
Tel. No.: 332.0854/332.0829
DTI-Provincial Office where the business is located or log on to Website: www.bnrs.dti.gov.ph for online registration
Validity: 5 years
BUREAU OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (BMSMED)
5/F, Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. Makati City
Tel. Nos.: (02) 897.1693 / 897.7596 / 890.4968
Fax No.: (02) 896.7916