Mobile 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:
Start up costs
With the exception of obtaining the necessary licenses from government agencies (see below for 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 below for tools and equipment) is 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.
Estimated Investment Cost (based on 2009 prices)
Tools and Equipment
Hot air soldering tool - P3,000
Power supply variables - P4,000
Soldering iron with stand - P500
Desoldering tool - P300
Tweezers - P100
Screwdrivers (assorted) - P1,000
Soldering lead - P100
Personal Computer - P20,000
Multi-tester - P1,000
Pliers (assorted) - P500
Software flasher - P4,000
Magnifying glass with lamp - P1,500
Total = Php36,000
Estimated Costing and Pricing
Current market repair/servicing fees of cellphone var. 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 detects may include but are not limited to the following: no power, no signal, not charging, defective user interface and software related troubles.
Sample Monthly Computation
(Assuming that you can repair 5 phones in a day with an average service fee of P200 per phone)
Gross sales = Php 20,000
(5 phones @P200 x 20 days)
Less: Operating Expenses
Salaries and Wages (P382 x 20 days) - P7,640
Electricity and water - P2,000
Supplies - P1,000
Miscellaneous - P1,000
total - Php11,640
Estimated Monthly Net Income = P8,360 (P20,000 - P11,640)
1. For Single Proprietorship - Business Name Registration Certificate from DTI
For Partnership/Corporation - Securities and Exchange Commission Certificate from SEC
2. Mayor's/Business Permit from the local municipality where the business is located.
3. Tax Identification Number (TIN) from BIR
4. Social Security System Certificate
5. Department of Labor and Employment Registration
Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection for accreditation of service repair shops
National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)