How to set up an internet café


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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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How to set up an internet café

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. Equipment in an Internet Cafe
  8. 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. 9. Software Licensing
  10. 10. Basic NetworkingInternet
  11. 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. 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. 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. 14. 5. Integration of other Digital Services
  15. 15. Internet Cafes in the Different Parts of the World -Japan
  16. 16. Korea
  17. 17. UK