The franchise fee for a Netopia Internet Cafe depending on the number of workstations ranges from P150,000 to P300,000.
What is the term of the Netopia franchise?
The term of the franchise is 3 years with the right to renew.
What are inclusive of the fee?
- Netopia Online Billing System
- System Transfer-Network Configuration
- Site Evaluation
- Training and Ongoing Field Support
- Customized Operational System
- Operations Consultancy
- Use of Netopia Trademarks and Logos
- Continuous Research and Development
- Wide Range of Computer Rental Services
Who will look for the site?
Once you have passed the evaluation, we'll assist and advise you in choosing a location. To ensure the success of the franchise, the prospective franchisee should look for sites based on our site selection criteria.
What are the criteria in selecting a site for Netopia?
Netopia requires a 40-100 square meter area to adequately service its large and growing clientele. It should be located preferably in high traffic commercial/residential areas accessible to both pedestrians and motorists.
How long will it take to recover my investment?
Financial viability depends on various factors such as sales, investment and ability of the franchisee to effectively manage his expenses. This will be discussed further during the franchisee interview.
How many people will I have to hire? Who does the hiring?
A typical Netopia branch will have at least 3 employees including the Branch Manager. We will provide the franchisee with a set of qualifications and will assist in the screening of potential employees.
Do we need to form a corporation before applying for a Netopia franchise?
Netopia awards franchises to individuals only. If he/she so desires, however this individual can form a corporation where he/she is a majority owner.
I already own another franchise, can I still apply for a Netopia franchise?
Yes, subject to Netopia franchise agreement. As the principal/majority or owner of the Netopia franchise, you cannot be involved in direct competition.
Who will provide the building plans? Who will do the construction?
Netopia will design your Internet cafe and have it built by one of its accredited contractors. This will assure you of accurate and consistent compliance to tried and tested design specifications. The Internet cafe will be constructed at a cost to be carried by the franchisee. Cost to acquire building permits, the professional fees and other incidental costs will be shouldered by the franchisee.
Is training for the franchisee and his employees provided?
Netopia will provide the franchisee, free of charge, with 4 weeks of hands-on training covering administrative, operational, and marketing matters. From time to time, refresher and developmental training programs will be given.
What marketing and advertising support will I receive?
Store advertising & promotions materials within Netopia's budget will be provided.
What are the qualifications required of a Netopia franchisee?
We require our franchisees to be business oriented. They do not necessarily have to have experience in managing a similar business, however they should have the capability and willingness to learn the business. Their active involvement in the operations of the Internet cafe is important. A Netopia franchisee enjoys working, communicating and relating with employees and customers.
What are the responsibilities of a franchisee?
- To operate the business according to Netopia standards
- To provide the highest quality, reliability and efficiency of service to all customers
- To protect all proprietary Netopia materials from scrutiny or casual review by competitors, visitors and the general public
- To abide by the terms of the franchise agreement
- To submit all required reports accurately and on time
- To provide thorough training and opportunities for professional growth and learning to employees
- To be prompt and prepared with the proper equipment and supplies to meet customer needs.
How long will it take to get a Netopia Internet cafe operating?
Once the site has been approved, the franchise agreement signed and all the related fees paid, it will take approximately 2 to 3 months for a Netopia Internet cafe to be ready for operations.
How do I start?
If you're ready to take the first step, contact us at 638.6742. We will then arrange a meeting with you for a mutual evaluation to determine if a franchise is right for you.
Requirements for Interested Applicants:
1. Letter of Intent
3. Map of proposed site
Ms. Emilie Dalisay, email@example.com - MM East, North Mindanao
Ms. Regina Alcasid, firstname.lastname@example.org - MM East, South Mindanao
Mr. Lawrence Lao, email@example.com - MM West, Visayas
Ms. Cecille Jimenez, firstname.lastname@example.org - MM North, NE Luzon
Mr. Jack Coson, email@example.com - MM North, NW Luzon
Mr. Ricky Vibandor, firstname.lastname@example.org - MM South, South Luzon
Mr. Joseph Yu, email@example.com - MM South
Head office: 638-6742
Full details: www.netopia.ph/franchise.htm