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How to start Internet business?

Internet shop (computer shop or cybercaf) is a place where a person can use a
computer with Internet access, usually charged per hour or minute and sometimes one
can have unmetered access with a pass for a day or month.

Costs in starting Internet Business

I. Estimated Investment Costs
Qty. Descriptions (minimum specifications) Amount
1

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
2G DDR2 RAM, 160GB HDD
512MB Video Card
10/100 LAN Card (or built-in)
CD or DVDRW Drive
56K modem or ISDN (internal or external)
19 LCD Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse
Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR)
30,000.00
9 PC Workstations (not branded)
Intel Dual Core, 1GB DDR2 RAM
512 MB Video Memory
LAN Card 10/100
160G Hard disk, 1.44 Floppy Drive
17 LCD Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse
Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR)
27,000.00 /pc =
243,000.00
2 Printers 15,750.00
1 Laser Printer 3,950.00
1 Ink Jet Printer
Other Peripherals
10 Headset @ 600.00 /pc. 6,000.00
10 Web Camera @ 950.00 /pc. 9,500.00
50m LAN Cable /UTP/CAT5 @ 50.00 /m 2,500.00
20 RJ45 Connectors @ 10.50 /pc. 210.00
1 Switch Hub // Router Wireless 3,000.00
10 UPS 500 VA @ 2,000.00 each 20,000.00
1 Scanner 3,150.00
Total

337,060.00





Software Requirements
Operating Systems (Windows XP Professional) for
10 units @ 6,750.00 per license 67,500.00
Any Anti-Virus Software, Anti-Spy software will
eliminate or minimize treats and system breakdowns 16,000.00
Any Application Systems for operation Word
Processing, Spreadsheets and Gaming Software 14,000.0
TOTAL 97,500.00


*Estimated investment costs based on 2009 prices
Direct Costs*
Particulars Cost
Supplies and Materials (Papers, CDs,
Diskettes, Printer Cartridges, Pens) 5,000.00
Telephone 1,500.00
Internet Service Provider (ISP)/DSL 4,500.00
Total 11,000.00


* Monthly cost assumption
Indirect Costs
Particulars
Cost
Labor Cost
(P382.00/day min. wage x 30 days x 2 staff) 22,920.00
Water and Electricity (P250.00/day x 30 days) 7,500.00
Contingency Cost (10% of direct costs) 1,100.00
Total 31,520.00

Other Products and Services:
- Gaming
- Web Designing
-Wireless Connection
-Router
- Desktop publications (e.g., calling cards, invitations, etc.)
- Other computer-related services
- Food, coffee, beverages, schools and office supplies, etc.








Procedure in starting Internet Business
Online business must have a network connection or connectivity between your
computer and the Internet, a network, or another computer. A network is a group of
computer systems that are connected together. Sometimes a computer is connected to
a local area network (LAN) which connects computer systems that are close together,
such as in one room or on one floor of a building. A server controls most of the
networks. With Network Connections, you can gain access to network resources and
functionality, whether you are physically located at the location of the network or in a
remote location.
Small Internet and Computer Services Business should have Personal Computer (PC)
Server and PC Clients.
Server a computer that carries out clients requests. It is the main computer or device
on a network that manages network resources and handling network files, printers,
database, and other devices. Servers are often dedicated that they perform no other
tasks besides their server tasks.
Client an application that runs on a PC or workstation and relies on a server to
perform some operations.
There are different network connection types. The most commonly used by Small
Internet Caf Business are Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connections or broadband
provided by Internet Service Providers (ISP) companies. Some are still using Dial-Up
connections with subscription plans.


Hardware Requirements for Network Connections
Depending on your configuration, you may need some or all of the following
hardware:
1. Network adapter with a Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) driver for
LAN connectivity;
2. One or more compatible modems and an available COM port. A 56k modem
or Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) adapter if you are using an ISDN
line;
3. DSL or cable Modem, typically connected to an Ethernet network adapter;
4. Analog telephone line; and
5. A multi-port hub/adapter, which may improve performance for multiple
connections.

Selecting your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a company that provides Internet access to other
companies or individuals. An ISP maintains connections to other networks and ISPs, acting as a
router for Internet traffic between a customers computer and any other machine also
connected to the Internet anywhere else in the world. ISPs can provide access to the Internet in
many ways. Most ISPs in the country are into subscription plans and provide good packages for
home use and small businesses.
Download a sample of Computer shop feasibility study.
- Sample 1
- Sample 2



Chapter 1
Project Summary

Introduction
Computer shop business is one of the most in demand businesses here in Bulacan. Nowadays,
internet cafes are really in demand because of the fast changing technology that the people
embraced just like here in the Philippines. Some have their own laptops and bring it tocoffee
shops so that they could relax and at the same time prepare their assignments and
paper works. The people today are very busy and would want to do their jobs in a beautiful
andinnovative environment that could satisfy their needs and lessen their stress due to
busyschedule.

Name of the Firm

The proposed name of the firm is AC COMPUTER SHOP. The owner will register thefirm with
the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Local Government Unit (LGU)concerned. The
firm will be registered as single proprietorship. The business is about computer shop.

Location

The business will be renting a space along Hi-way near to Government Office, andschools. The
target consumers are students, teachers, office workers, and nearby neighborhoodespecially
those people whose relatives or loved ones are abroad.The two hundred (200) meter radius
requirements as provided in the existing zoning code andother applicable rules and regulations
wherein computer shops and other similar establishmentsand places of amusements should be
put up or constructed at least two hundred (200) metersaway from the church, schools,
hospitals and other government offices shall be strictly compliedwith.

Long Range Objectives of the Project

The AC Computer Shop looks forward to be the most competitive shop in Bocaue and
nearby towns of Bulacan. The proponent dreams of making profit and staying long in
the business.For operating and establishing AC COMPUTER SHOP, I am having some
objectives.
1.To earn profit at less investments.
2.To satisfy our customers providing best quality service at effective price.
3.Providing the service at low cost by providing the best quality at affordable price.4.To know a
fair return on the capital invested by the owner


Service Description
AC Computer Shop will provide its customers with full access to the Internet andcommon
computer software and hardware. Some of the Internet and computing servicesavailable to AC
Computer Shop are listed below:
Surf the web at warp speed!
Chat online using Instant Messenger, Yahoo, IRC or Pal Talk.
Have a video conference with a business associate, family member or friend.
Experience hot Internet games like World of Warcraft, Warcraft III, Counter-Strike,Battle
Realms and Dance Audition and autojam (3Mbps downstream and upstream) withoutrageous
ping times.
Hook up your laptop to our Internet connection via Ethernet cable. You can even send a print
job from your laptop to our network color laser printer.
Rent AC Computer Shop for your late-night or all-night gaming party.
send and receive email using your home or business account, or set up a free emailaccount
using Yahoo, Hotmail or any other web-based service.
Create your own greeting cards, flyers, school reports or presentations using Print
Shop,Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft Publisher and print them in color.
Download shareware programs in the blink of an eye and copy them to a CD or Zip Disk.
Scan a picture using one of our self-service photo scanners and send via email.
Plan your next vacation or print out driving directions.
Listen to music clips and watch videos from your favorite performers with iTunes, YahooMusic
or RealVideo/RealAudio.
Type resumes, letters and term papers with Microsoft Word.
Send and receive faxes on AC Computer Shops color fax machine.
Find that dream job using CareerBuilder or Monster Jobs.
Check out continuously updated news, sports highlights, weather, and stock quotes.
Enjoy quiet online board games from Yahoo. You can even join a Yahoo league!
AC Computer Shop will also accept computer repair.You'll appreciate surfing and gaming at AC
Computer Shop. It has super-fast Internetconnection; you'll be visiting all your favorite sites in
record time. Multi-player gaming

quicker and more exciting when you and your friends are able to do battle with no lag and plentyof
bonding for everyone.My friendly staff is ready to help with your computer needs


Internet Connection
The major cost of a computer shop is the internet connection. For providing better service, the
proposed project will use a high band width connection for better speed as the project is going
on to provide service of video chat. It is recommended that the internetconnection should be
taken from the best internet service provider

Recommended Connection
If the project is set up in area, where DSL Internet connection is available, it isrecommended to
use DSL Internet connection instead of any other Internet connection. This willimprove the
speed of internet, which will improve the performance of video chat and will alsoreduce the
telephone expense
Market Growth
The market for the services AC Computer Shop will offer is growing rapidly. Thecomputer shop
hasn't come to this area yet, but similar services are growing rapidly on a globalscale. Large
cities that cater to large numbers of traveling business people have been saturatedwith
businesses offering the services AC Computer Shop will offer. Business people use theInternet
services to catch up on email and communications with their family. My area supports
a population that has many of the same needs and interests of this larger group. The
student population continues to grow as the University grows in popularity with high-school
graduatesfrom out of state. These students tend to have money and an interest in up-scale
social centers.AC Computer Shop will target these groups with the use of fliers and tarpaulin.


SWOT Analysis
The SWOT analysis provides us with an opportunity to examine the internal strengthsand
weaknesses AC Computer Shop must address. It also allows us to examine the
opportunities presented to AC Computer Shop as well as potential threats. AC Computer Shop
has a usefulinventory of strengths that will help it succeed. These strengths include: a
knowledgeable andfriendly staff, modern computer hardware, and a clear vision of the market
need. Strengths arevaluable, but it is also important to realize the weaknesses AC Computer
Shop must address.These weaknesses include: a dependence on quickly changing technology
and the cost factor associated with keeping modern computer hardware. AC Computer Shops
strengths will help itcapitalize on rising opportunities. These opportunities include, but are not
limited to, a growing population of daily Internet users, and the growing social bonds fostered by
the new Internetcommunities. Threats that AC Computer Shop should be aware of include, the
rapidly fallingcost of Internet access, and rising local competitors.
Strengths
1.Knowledgeable and friendly staff
Ive gone to great lengths at AC Computer Shop to find people with a passion for teaching and
sharing their Internetexperiences. My staff is both knowledgeable and eager to please.
2.Modern equipment Part of the AC Computer Shop experience includes accessto modern
computer equipment. My customers enjoy beautiful and convenientunits displays, fast
machines, and high-quality printers
.3.Up-scale ambiance
When you walk into AC Computer Shop or even sit at mywaiting area, you'll feel the technology.
Great sound background, nice lightingthat sets the mood and the whole area was clean
.4.Clear the vision of the market need
AC Computer Shop knows what it takesto build an upscale computer shop. I and my staff know
the customers, thetechnology, and how to build the service that will bring the two together.