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Step 1

Step #1


The first step toward opening your own device repair shop is to determine if it's for you. Some questions to ask yourself:

  • Where do I want to open the shop

  • What type of shop do I want to open (mobile / kiosk / store front)

  • Who are the major competitors

  • Have the funds to open a shop OR

  • Have good credit

  • Be able to obtain and maintain all licenses necessary for the store operation

  • Understand the need to be involved in the day-to-day operation of the shop

Now you need to ask yourself if your ready:

  • To work 6-7 days a week

  • To work retail hours

  • To adapt to customers' needs

  • To live & breathe this business for the next few months to year

Step 2

Step #2


This step happens right here and only takes a few minutes. The application process is easy, after submitting your application our team will review your information. If everything looks good, we will send you a registration packet and schedule you for a training course.

Step 3

Step #3


The CIR Training Program is located in Orange County, CA for a four to six weeks immersion training course.  This 'hands-on' training takes place in an actual repair shop and teaches you everything you need to know about running a business while learning how to repair. The course will include:

  • Diagnostics & Repair

  • Shop Operations

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Customer Experience & PR

  • Sourcing & Inventory

  • Planning & Strategy

Step 4

Step #4


Once the training course is complete, you will head back and begin preparations to opening your own shop. Elements to prep before your shop opening: 1) Location; 2) Lease Terms; 3) Inventory; 4) Store POS & Management; 5) Staffing; 6) Licenses & Permits; and 7) Marketing.


CIR will provide on-site support* and can provide additional consultation services to guide you through the next few months before your grand opening. ​

Step 5

Step #5


Time to cut the ribbon and get repairing!

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