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Repair Business Workshop at ICRS 2013 ¶
Ivan Mladenovic teaches lessons he's learned in mobile repair while growing Preemo. Learn the basics of the mobile device repair business:
John Bumstead tells us how he grew his Mac refurbishment business, RDKL Inc., from concept to reality. Learn about repair business specialization:
There's a $1B market opportunity for mobile device repair in the US. Using iFixit's free business resources and repair documentation, you can start and grow your own repair business. We'll show you how:
Kyle reviews the repair training resources available for new technicians on iFixit.com and the institutional challenges to repair:
Sean Nicholson, Microsoft's OEM 3R Manager, gives a basic overview of the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Programs (RRP).
Computers for Classrooms Tour ¶
If you're starting a computer repair or refurbishment operation, you need to see how such a business works at scale.
Take a tour of Computers for Classrooms with founder Pat Furr. Computers for Classrooms is a non-profit Microsoft Registered Refurbisher that refurbishes donated PCs. Once refurbished, computers are sold at incredible discounts to schools and individuals in need.
Pat opened her warehouse for a quick tour—and we thought we should immortalize it on the internet. Watch once, then watch again to see how this refurbishment operation works.
Macworld 2014 ¶
Kyle and Scott talk about starting repair businesses at Macworld 2014. Listen to their talk.