Background of the Study
Nowadays, internet café business is indeed very popular and demand business because of the fast changing technology that the people embraced. It is one of the establishments made indispensable in an increasingly interconnected world. The people today are very busy and would want to do their jobs in a fastest way they can, that could satisfy their needs and lessen the time that consumed. Internet Café was started with the opening of the first cyber café in London (UK) on September 1, 1994 and was founded by Eva Pascoe. This are located worldwide, and many people use them when travelling to access web-mail and instant messaging services to keep in touch with family and friends. Apart from travelers, in many developing countries Internet Cafés are the primary form of internet access for citizens as shared-access model is more affordable than personal ownership of equipment. The establishment of such kind of internet café facilitate to users to entertain and grasp information at a time. Hulog Piso Bernie Gutierrez Internet Café is owned by Mr. Bernie Gutierrez and started last 2010. It is located at Rosalina Village I Puan, Davao City. HPBG derived from the name of the owner Bernie Gutierrez. It has 16 units. And the owner wants to provide everyone to access the internet.
The following are the common problem of HPBG internet café: 1. Competition
3. Owner’s or employee’s work attitude
4. Interconnection and other computers problems
5. Allowing utang in the internet cafe
Mission and Vision of HPBG Internet Cafe
We value our customers and employee. Our mission is to operate in a responsible manner and to provide every in Puan with access to a computer. It is our goal to be the best internet café operator in Puan, promoting healthy culture and entertainment information services. Objectives
The objectives of HPBG internet café are the following:
* Educating the community on what the Internet has offer. * Providing better services at a reasonable price.
* Affordable access to the resources of the Internet and other online services.
HPBG Strategies in Putting up Internet Café
1. Finding places
2. Building infrastructure
3. Human resources
4. Give free bonus
5. High speed internet access
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Internet Cafe is still a good business In the Philippines an icafebusiness.com special documentation March 26, 2009: Yahoo-Nielsen Study on Urban Philippines Internet users: Key Highlights The potential in setting up an Internet cafe business in the Philippines is huge. Access is low at only 9%. This means that only 7.8 million of the 87 million Filipinos have internet access. The other 91% or 79.2 million is a big market! What does this mean to you as an OFW or a Filipino immigrant? This kind of business may earn you extra money. Not many people can afford to buy their own PCs so they are turning to the Internet for information or to solve problems. Putting your business to capture them will set you apart from the rest. But be careful. The market is so huge that it is easy to fall into the pitfalls of failure. I used to think that it is as simple as buying computers and opening your I-cafe to users. It is better to prepare and see if this business fits you. For Your Internet Cafe Business Who comprise your target market - school children, high school or college students, girls, boys, office workers, parents? Each market has specific needs. For example, male students use the internet for research, but they also play online games. Knowing your market helps you decide on what services to offer. The Internet is not for surfing the net alone. Most I-cafe owners say online gaming makes up 70% of their businesses. The other 30% comes from surfing, chatting and emailing. How about scanning, printing, typing, CD/DVD burning services? Good...