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Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise Development Week (Smed Week) 2013 Presentation …

Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise Development Week (Smed Week) 2013 Presentation
Philippine Trade Training Center
 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. cor Roxas Blvd.1300 Pasay City
July 20, 2013 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

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  • 1. How to Set Up an Internet Café Changing Business Conditions of the Internet café Industry in the Philippines Mr. Gener Luis Morada Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise Development Week (Smed Week) 2013 Presentation Philippine Trade Training Center Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. cor Roxas Blvd.1300 Pasay City July 20, 2013 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • 2. Internet Café – a business enterprise that provides internet access, digital and computer related services to its customers Services offered by internet cafes: • Internet Access • Computer Rentals • Printing • Computer Repair and Maintenance • Digital Literacy and Training • Computer Related Services such as encoding and data recovery.
  • 3. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE INTERNET CAFÉ INDUSTRY A. Introductory Years – Middle of 1990’s • Mostly were LAN shops offering LAN games such as Counter Strike and encoding services. • Were mostly located near schools • Some offered internet through dial up connection – generally slow • First online games were introduced • Prices of services generally high since there are only a few players – huge investment since computer units were very expensive
  • 4. B. Growth Years - early 2000 • The growth of the industry was fueled by the introduction of a fast internet connection. • LAN shops became a full service internet cafes that offered online services like online games, video streaming, uploading, ect. • Falling prices of PC’s made it possible for invest in the business • Further growth was brought about by the introduction of free to play online games and social networking sites such as Friendster and Facebook • Increase in the number of internet cafes brought stiff competition among internet cafes. • Falling prices for services
  • 5. C. Maturity • Internet Cafes are now an accepted form of business enterprise. • Competition is not only among the industry players but also with other similar technologies: • ISP - providing affordable DSL plans to private homes • Computer manufacturers - prices of new computers are much lower than the old ones. • Mobile – smart phones and tablets provides alternative access to the net • Malls and other establishments – offering free WIFI connections. • Innovations in internet café operations are being introduced in order to maintain market share.
  • 6. Basic Computer Operation Skills Entrepreneurial Mindset Knowledge of the existing policies and procedures in establishing a business enterprise People Oriented Person/ understanding of the market Essential Qualities and Skills needed by an Internet Café Operator
  • 7. Equipment in an Internet Cafe
  • 8. Basic Requirements – Computer Desktop 1. Processor : Min - Dual Core 2.0GHZ 2. RAM : MIn – 1GB Preferred: 2 GB 3. Video Card : Min – 1GB 4. Mouse : Optical 5. Monitor : 14 inch LCD/LED 6. Webcam : Optional 7. Speaker : Headphones or speaker system 8. Hard Disk : 500 GB 9. Operating System: Windows 7 professional edition with Rental Rights Agreement
  • 9. Software Licensing
  • 10. Basic NetworkingInternet
  • 11. Essentials of a Successful Internet Café Business 1. Location is the Key • Must have optimum consumer traffic • Accessibility • Cost • ICT Infrastructure • Support/ Business Environment Condition • Allowance for future expansion
  • 12. 2. Number of Computer System • Computer gamers would like to play in large groups. 3. Reliability of computer systems and speed of internet • Computer systems are well maintained • DSL speed is a major consideration
  • 13. 4. Ambiance • Success of an internet café is dependent on its ability to attract all type of customers . • Gone are the days wherein internet cafes were dark, hot and foul smelling. • Successful internet café operators are usually those who provides an atmosphere that is conducive to their customers.
  • 14. 5. Integration of other Digital Services
  • 15. Internet Cafes in the Different Parts of the World -Japan
  • 16. Korea
  • 17. UK

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