HOW TO START A COMPUTER SCHOOL BUSINESS IN NIGERIA
A computer school business is one of the highly promising businesses in the country today with huge prospects of making profits for years to come. It’s not really a new business but it is one that increasingly growing and gaining prominence in the country. Since the advent of technology, almost everything has become digital and the need to become aware and knowledgeable on how to operate the computer and also perform some specific functions on it is increasingly growing. A large amount of people still do not know how to operate the device pretty well and that makes the business a really nice option for business owners who want to start the business.
The business involves opening up or setting up a place where individuals will be able to come and learn and be equipped with basic skills relating to the computer. It can be set in a school format or just a regular training center. At this place, individuals can learn how to properly operate a computer or laptop and how they can go about some of the functions that the device has. Since the invention of computer, and especially in this 21st century where everyone is required to have a good knowledge of these kind of things, the need for this kind of training has become increasingly important and it offers individuals with a chance to get it done in a conducive atmosphere without any issues.
The world today, has given a lot of importance to the need to get equipped with basic computer knowledge. Most of the jobs that would normally not require the need for it have started migrating to the use of it and it has become a neccesary requirement to be a computer literate before you get such jobs. Teachers, Engineers, Bankers and almost every other profession now makes use of the device to go about their normal daily activities. This leaves individuals who do not posses these basic skills with no other choice than to learn it to be able to keep their jobs. Computers and its functions makes things very easy and that is why many companies are now applying it at their place of work.
One of the main advantages of this business is of course the demand for the services gotten from this kind of school or training center. We are in a time where if you can’t operate or do some certain things with the computer, you might not be able to get a job or if you already do, your position is under threat especially if someone comes along the the line with better computer knowledge than you. Computer literacy is becoming very important today and individuals are always advised to learn even the smallest of things when it comes to computer and operating it. There will come a time when almost every job or activity will require a computer literate and as such it makes the training school idea really nice.
Another thing is that together with the physical training center, you can also have services for people who are far away and can’t really come to the physical center. This might involve how to operate the computer and other advanced things that people would like to know regarding the computer operation. The business is also really lucrative judging by the level of demand for the service from the business.
In the past, the business might’ve not been as lucrative and many things could still have been done without computers, but as we go deeper into the computer or technological age or era, the business becomes very important for people without basic computer knowledge or skills. Starting the business is not really a difficult thing to do. Capital might be a little on the high side since to you’ll be getting a physical location and you’ll also be getting a couple of things. Once capital is ready, almost everything else concerning the start of the business is made easy. It doesn’t require much and can be started by anyone with a good knowledge of computers and how they can be operated.
In the next sub heads, I’ll be discussing the steps involved in starting a computer school or training center and some of the important things or factors that will prove useful during the course of the business and to also ensure that you make your profits and you’re successful at what you do.
No matter what you’ve heard someone saying about a business and how well success is assured or how lucrative it would turn out, always try to do your own research. The research will not cost anything except your time and that time will prove to be well spent when the business starts and the successes starts coming in. It is important to do a thorough investigation about the business since you’re going to be investing your money into it and you’ve never been involved in the business. Some hours of research won’t hurt.
The research is always meant to give you an idea of what to expect and the challenges ahead to be faced. It teaches future entrepreneur how the business works and what success means. It shows the risks involved and the ways to tackle them. It also gives ideas on how to sustain the business and work towards more success. Imagine missing out on any of the mentioned points, it’s more like being less equipped about something especially something you plan to spend money on.
There are experts in the business, of course, so also look to advise from these individuals as they are most likely the best bet for reliable information on the business. Take note of even the smallest things during the research period and pay close attention to how to stay and survive in the business. The research is as important as anything in the business.
- WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN
A business plan needs no introduction. It is equally as important as some of the other processes or things involved in the business. After a comprehensive and thorough research has been conducted, entrepreneurs must now put all their ideas into paper after, of course, deciding to start the business. The business plan will cover things like the way you plan to operate, the cost of several things, how you plan to market your business, future projections and also contingency plans.
The business plan serves a number of purposes. In cases where individuals might need to get investors or even get a loan, it will prove useful as it will contain all that needs to be known concerning the business. It is also going to serve as a point of reference for the proposed business.
- CAPITAL AND LOCATION
Capital is a very important factor to the start of any business. It is like a pivot for the other things to be done during the course of starting the business and without it, it’s almost impossible to start your business. You can create a budget and use it to estimate the capital required to start this business. The cost of starting the business is going to be quite high as you’ll be getting a location where the school will be and you’ll also get computers and laptops and several other gadgets that will be useful at the computer school. You might also need to get workers. The location can be a low budget place with high turnout of people and also located away from competitors. You’ll also need to get the business registered.
- GETTING THE EQUIPMENTS
Depending on the capital available, you can decide to start small and by starting small, you’ll just get a few equipments needed. If the capital is large enough then there is no problem. The main thing needed for the business are the computers or laptops which will be used to teach your students. Other things like printer, scanner, and the likes can come after but they’re not even important in this case as the main goal of the business is to make profits from teaching people how to use computers.
You can have banners positioned at designated spots in the area you’re locating the business. You can also use social media to advertise. Word of mouth referrals will also play a huge role in getting you customers and making your money.