Starting a Computer Maintenance Service

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: October 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Computer maintenance services are typically contracted by small business and home computer owners to diagnose, maintain, upgrade and repair computers. Services offered include hardware repairs and component installations, network and server set-ups and support, virus checking and removal, data transfer, system recovery and broadband installation and system upgrades. In addition to PCs, Apple Macs and laptops, many computer maintenance services now cover mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Although computer maintenance services usually attend call-outs to their clients' homes or premises, online technology enables them to access a client's computer and run diagnostics or repairs remotely.

This profile provides information about starting up and running a computer maintenance service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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