How to Open a Cyber Café

The internet has become a valuable resource for news, entertainment and education. With millions of people logging on daily starting a cyber café is profitable.
Start the business by finding a busy area to establish the shop. Other things you need are fast internet connectivity and many computers.
The scope and size of the business will determine the amount of startup capital you need. Here are a few steps on how to start a cyber café business.
How to Open a Cyber Café
Write a Business Plan
The first step is to write a cyber café business plan. There are free templates online you can use. Another way is to pay someone to write the plan.
Things to consider are location, funding, equipment, staff and advertisement. Estimate the number of computer you need, internet network provider and competition in your area. Study the prices and services they offer.
Secure Funding
The amount of money you need depends on the number of computers, rent and connectivity charges. To rise funds try savings or borrowing from friends and family. You could go into a partnership or get soft loans from thrift and credit society.
Find a Location
You need to find a good location to succeed. Look for areas with little or no cyber café. Make sure the location is busy and in a commercial area. Ideal locations are near schools, residential areas and public markets.
Equipment
The types of equipment you need are desktop computers and CPU. You need a 4G modem, tables, chairs and a printer. Other equipment’s are scanners, photocopy machine and laser jet printer.
Registration
Register the business as a one man business and get a business name. You might consider insurance cover and don’t forget to pay your tax.
Open the Shop
Once you have bought the computer system get someone to do the networking. Once that is completed, check your systems and internet connection. You need a front desk computer to control the others and generate tokens. To attract traffic place a signboard in front of the shop.

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