How to Start Computer Hardware And Networking Business in India

September 15, 2009 16 Comments

Computer has become a household item in most Indian cities. Its utility to the masses not only lies in research and communication but also in the field of entertainment. Needless to say, services in the field of computers have opened up in a big way. With increased usage of computers prospects in this field look very bright. So, if you have a penchant for dabbling with software or hardware, a computer business may be the most appropriate field for you.

You need to be a computer literate person to start a computer business. Business minded people who have space in their house are setting up computer rental shops with Internet access.  They get a steady flow of customers who help them earn good profits.

How to Start a Computer Business?
To get started, you need a business plan and capital. Your plan must encompass the following:

  • Choose the Right Location: The location must have features like easy accessibility, low competition and demand in computer usage.
  • Budget: Plan the items which need to be purchased within your given means. Have a scheduled payment for six months ready. Don’t count on profits for the first few months.
  • Consider the Hardware: Try to have high end computer technology installed. You need to be more advanced than your competitors.
  • Original Software: To avoid legal issues always use genuine software. To bring down the expenses in purchasing documenting programs download open source programs like Open Office from the internet.

Start Computer Hardware, Repair, Maintenance and Business
To succeed in computer hardware business you need to have the skill of assembling and servicing computers. To succeed in this business you also need to be good in customer relations, accounting, inventory control, software troubleshooting, purchasing and time management.

Your own house should be the best location for your business. At least at the beginning stages this can save you a lot of money. You must choose right vendors for buying the computer peripherals.

You need to know which vendors are good at what. You must also take very good care of after sales service. Advertising is also very important. Begin by distributing leaflets and by adopting other small methods.

How to Start a Computer Networking Business?
Computer networking business is dependent upon promotion. Following promotional strategies will help you stand out from the competition.

  • Word Of Mouth and Networking: Create relationships and try to help them. The same businesses will help you in future.
  • Advertise: Apart from mutual help and referrals networking business depends hugely on advertising. Good advertising opportunities are provided by Internet and e-mails. Give due consideration to radio, yellow pages, newspapers, and television to reach specific markets.
  • Publicity as Free Advertising: Publicity is an important free tool for a computer networking business.  When you start your business it will stand you good if you send articles to the local newspaper on the importance of networking, or press releases to a newspaper or magazine editor. Media information can drive people to your business.

16 Comments »

  • mufaddal said:

    We have started a internet business in India, we want people who are interested in taking our franchise or agency, we are actually a software developer and developing softwares for cyber cafes, we want more people to join for our business, can you guide us how do we go ahead?

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    S S Reply:

    Hello, Thanx for guidelines. I would like to start my own business which related to IT. I am thinking about Web Site designing. I have good knowledge for the same. But i don’t know how to start. Can you suggest me and how much fund will be required to start the business?

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  • Ganesh said:

    Can you please forward me more details of following Queries?
    1) I want to know can I do Computer hardware business from home in part time or in full time? I will be more conformable working in flexible hours
    2) How do I do the Marketing of my Computer hardware business? How do i let people know I have started this service?
    3) The last question, what is the Future of the computer hardware sales and services, what is the scope of career in this field.

    All suggestions given in this article are really helpful; I must say many thanks for this.

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    Scott Wilson Reply:

    OK, here are the answers to your questions

    1. If you are doing you own business I’ll say that you will have flexibility to work on your own time, but the thing you have to manage is if you commit time to your customer, you have provide server at that time, otherwise you may lose your clients.

    2. For marketing there are various ways, if you are starting new computer hardware and networking business, I’ll say you start doing word of mouth advertising, then as your business grows you can distributes leaflets, you can do news paper ads etc

    3. There is good future and scope of career in the computer hardware servicing business rather than selling.

    If you have questions, you can reply this comment by using following link

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  • Deepesh said:

    Respected Sir, I want to know how we get computer equipments to assemble a PC. So that we can sell it by assembling it. Which are the sources from which we can buy the computer equipment in bulk. i.e in a wholesale. I want to start a business of PC assembling and selling it. Please help me in this situation.

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    Scott Wilson Reply:

    Thank you for asking question, and for the business you had mentioned about, specify the place (where?). And for best options you should search in local media and yellow pages web site. Searching these sources is very easy task, so don’t worry and start your business. But when you find the whole seller prepare a purchasing policy. And for any other help, please ask question. We are here to guide. Thank you.

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  • SN said:

    I am working as a HR-Manager one of the leading software company in Bangalore. I am planning to open a Computer training center+ TOEFL Exam center (30 Computers) + TOEFL Coaching in my native place. I am looking finance from my local banks, for that I need a very good project report from you people. What all the details required for this project report.

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  • N M said:

    Dear sir/madam, I am planning to open a computer hardware shop. But I am confused what can I do in my initial starting steps. I have knowledge of hardware but not expert in this field. Can you suggest me what can I do for starting this business.

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  • S R said:

    Hi, I want to start a computer and peripherals shop in HY. How can I become dealer of computer and hardware for different products in my area, I am ready to invest for this business and really want to know how to take distributorship for computer hardware related products?

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  • K K said:

    Hello, right now I am in a Government Job and simultaneously joined BCA in distant education. I am working in this organization for 7 years. Now I want to start my own business. What type of business I can do after completing BCA for 3 years?
    Can you tell me how to start a computer selling center. Thank you.

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  • RV said:

    Dear sir/madam,
    I am planning to open a computer hardware shop. But I am confused what can I do in my initial starting steps. I have knowledge of hardware but not expert in this field. Can you suggest me what can I do for starting.
    Thank you.

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  • KT said:

    Hello
    I have done with My studies and I don’t want to do a Job anywhere. Basically my dad is into Business (Fast Moving Consumer Goods Distribution/Stockiest-ship) here in Goa but I don’t find it interesting for myself because all the time I’ve to be seated in the office and supervise everyone, I’m a Huge Tech-Junkie. I first assembled a PC back in 2006 and used to troubleshoot the problems myself at Home/Office and thought of starting a computer business after education. Fast Forward to 2011, Maths was not a piece of cake for me so it was a NO for Computer Engineering,

    Since I’ve the interest n skills to assemble & Repair Computers, I’m thinking of taking it ahead, I have a Lot of Time & also the resources but i have no idea where to begin with. We have a 30sq mtr double height shop right in the main city which we have leased to a Fast Food hotel, The upper half is not in-use, So i was thinking about setting up my base up there the main question which stands is “WHERE DO I BUY THE COMPONENTS” there is a south Indian Guy (RK Enterprises) who brings Parts from Bangalore at very low costs and sells it here marginally 10-20% less than any other Computer Shop, Can you suggest me some wholesalers from Bangalore ? and is there any other legal steps i need to take before starting this business, i’d give 24X7 Service to my clients since i find this job too interesting.

    Thanks in Advance

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  • Hambirrao Sarnobat said:

    Hi, I want to start a computer and peripherals shop in HY. How can I become dealer of computer and hardware for different products in my area, I am ready to invest for this business and really want to know how to take distributorship for computer hardware related products?

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  • mastercc said:

    I am thinking of starting a business of computer hardware selling repairs and networking in Zimbabwe and possibly expanding into the sub sahara content. I would like to know what I can do to get an edge of already established players. There a number of companies especially in South Africa which will tight to compete with. I am thinking of a quick partnership with some established company to kick start the project.

    comments?

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  • shardindu kumar said:

    Dear sir/madam, I am planning to open a computer hardware shop. But I am confused what can I do in my initial starting steps. I have knowledge of hardware but not expert in this field. Can you suggest me what can I do for starting this business.

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  • Shyam said:

    Dear sir/madam,

    I am planning to open a computer hardware shop.

    But I am confused what can I do in my initial starting steps.

    I have knowledge of hardware but not expert in this field.

    Can you suggest me what can I do for starting this business.

    Thank you.

    Shyam Athawle
    city- Jintur
    Dist-Parbhani (Mah)

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