How to Start an Appliance Repair Business

Do you have the appropriate technical knowledge to start an appliance repair business? If not don’t despair there are lots of technical institutions, online courses for beginners. Here are some steps to start a repair business.
Start an Appliance Repair Business
1. Get Trained
The first step to becoming a technician is to get trained. You could register at an appliance repair school or become an apprentice. Other ways is through online courses, books and trade workshops.
Appliance Repair Training
2. Legalities
Register the repair business as a limited liability company. You need a business name and liability insurance. File a tax identification number and create a brand identity.
3. Appliance Repair Tools
Every technician needs different tools to deliver quality service. Common tools are apps, online manuals, tutorials, websites and YouTube videos.
Others include manuals, troubleshooting books, video courses and repair wizard tools. Another powerful tool is a patented tablet computer with 800,000 pages of reference by Uncle Harry.
Top equipment are screwdriver set, gloves, adjustable wrench and multi-meter. Others are needle nose pliers, safety goggles and channel lock pliers
  • screwdriver set
  • gloves
  • adjustable wrench
  • multi-meter
  • needle nose pliers
  • safety goggles
  • channel lock pliers
4. Business Tools and Pricing
Business tools include complementary cards and a website. Get a good domain name, host plan and include products and services.
Add a contact address, terms of service, rates and location. You need a toll free number, invoice and receipts.
Use appliance repair forums and stock appropriate tools. You should charge a flat rate based on your geographical location. The flat rate is for outcalls and a markup based on scope of work.
5. Inventory
Try to stock basic spare parts that are always in demand. Stock switches, belts, thermostats, and fuses. Others are defrost timers, valves, motor couplers and universal outlets.
  • Switches
  • Belts
  • Thermostats
  • Fuses
  • defrost timers
  • valves
  • motor couplers
  • Universal outlets.
6. Promote the Business
To promote the business advertise in electronic and print media. Use sign boards, posters, banners, billboards and flyers. Print complementary card and distribute to stores I your area. use newspaper publications and build a website. Advertise on classified websites and add your business to yellow pages or directories. Use lead services, home warranty companies and get referrals.


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