Is Mission Repair a franchise?

Hello everyone –

I hate to even put my business name in the same sentence with the word “Franchise”.

As the sole owner of Mission Repair, LLC I am proud to say that we are NOT a franchise of any other business, nor are any of our locations franchises.

These are two different roads, but in the same neighborhood.

For years I have been approached by many investors and “idea” men telling me that I should franchise my business. Does this mean that I think all franchises are wrong? No…I support and use franchise businesses every day as a consumer. However that’s where my support for franchises ends.

I’m going to be honest with you. I personally might be able make a lot more money if I franchised Mission Repair. Heck, let’s put one in every city across America and I’ll charge each location a startup fee and a monthly royalty. I know others in the industry that have done it, but there is something lost when doing so. I’ve seen it first hand.

The issue that I have with franchising my business is that I’d lose the personal connection. We wouldn’t have a relationship. Yup, I’m talking about you and I, because franchise owners tend to put their “spin” on “their” business…which makes each of them just a little bit different. When each of them are different, you will see different prices, different repair quality, different parts (we know because we sell parts to a franchise here in Kansas City, funny huh? We even do some of their repairs as well!) and could receive a different experience.

Who’s the Owner of a franchised business? Well if there are several, hundreds, or thousands of stores…there could potentially be thousands of owners…all competing with one another as separate businesses. It’s clear that starting up a franchise is costly and not without rules and limitations and an extensive legal contract. Additionally bad management manifests itself everywhere in a lack of common vision systems, standards, motivating, communication, measurement, accountability and enforcement; as each location is directed by an entirely different team.

Franchising offers many advantages to those desiring fast growth. But it’s not without risk and it’s certainly not easy. And to me, it could potentially affect the good will and good name of Mission Repair which I have worked so hard to maintain.

The last thing that I’d like to point out is that when you call Mission Repair and ask for a price on a repair- it’s the same for EVERYONE in the country. We don’t ask “What state are you in? I’ll look up that price”. Our website is clear, concise and gives you all of our pricing up front and it’s for everyone.

Interested in a Mission Repair franchise? Sorry, we’re not offering them. Interested in a career at Mission Repair? Email us: jobs@missionrepair.com

Take care, Ryan

iPhone 5S Screen Repair – $149 installed!

Good morning,

We’ve received a huge supply of iPhone screens.

When I say “huge supply” I know it’s hard to read exactly what I’m saying. I’m purposefully vague about our numbers around here at Mission Repair for several reasons (one of which is that we are a privately held company), but I will say that we’ve received the biggest supply on these screens to date and they are in stock and ready for installation. When the freight truck pulls up and the driver asks us for a forklift; that’s a big shipment!

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The iPhone 5S is a fantastic device, but for those of you that have worked on these personally…you know the dangers of working with the home button cable and with the logic board itself. These are very critical and touchy parts and quite frankly extremely hard to replace or repair if damaged. Trust me, we know…we have learned the hard way.

There’s a point at which you might want to trust the professionals, and at Mission Repair we have a fantastic solution for you if you have a cracked iPhone 5S screen. Parts in stock and at a price that you can afford. One of the best parts about using our service is that we will keep your data in tact and you’ll receive your phone back with all of your pictures, contacts and apps just as you left them. You can’t even get this from Apple themselves if they replace your phone for you!

Mission Repair for iPhone 5S repair. The Intelligent Choice.

Take care, Ryan

June is right around the corner, and the Mission Repair Newsletter is too!

Good morning!

Now that you’re here reading the Mission Repair Blog – which has won awards and been voted one of the Top Tech Blogs for many years now – isn’t it time that you signed up for our Mission Repair Newsletter? Do it here!

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I promise that we won’t clog up your email inbox with junk. We strategically send out Newsletters to your email inbox with specials, news, deals and products that you might not see anywhere else. We like the newsletter because it’s fun, reaches an unbelievable amount of people (we will celebrate when we reach 1 million subscriptions) and is typically “themed” for a particular holiday or event.

Very soon, the June Edition will release and I wanted to remind those of you that haven’t already done so…sign up now. This month’s edition is full of great services and deals that will help you save money if you’re in need of an electronic repair of any kind. Well, “any kind” may be taking it a stretch too far; let’s stick to devices like iPads, iPods, Mac Laptops and Smartphones.

Subscription is easy – and if you don’t like it, you just simply unsubscribe. We don’t sell your email address to anyone, for any reason. It’s stays right here with us on our Mission Repair Secure Servers so you can rest assured that your email address will be safe with us.

For those of you that are already signed up and have been receiving our newsletter: Good news! Check your email inbox this afternoon. I know you’ll be impressed!

Take care, Ryan

Own a “vintage” phone?

Hello friends, I just watched a video on CNN.com that talked about the fad of owning and using a “vintage” cell phone. This was work related, so watching videos while at work is ok in this situation ūüėČ

Apparently there is a new trend in cell phones – one that is making it “cool” to use an older, greyscale, non-smart phone as a sign and symbol of the times. I think that I might be one of the users that would quite possibly lean toward a “less-smart” smartphone – personally I’ve got so many means of communication with the outside world including through this blog I’m writing, that my cell phones seem to be on “offense” at all times. Yes, I have 2 phones, both set up and designed for very different purposes. Gulp.

In fact, I recently removed my email from my iPhone altogether and I’m a much happier man for it. I know, it’s strange…I just wait until I get to the office!

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I find it a bit distracting when I’m out at a restaurant and see everyone swiping their phones; reading, texting, gaming or whatever. In my opinion it’s not a bad idea to take a break from the technology and look up once in a while.

UK manufacturer, Binatone, is making a new “Brick” phone. That’s right, it’s similar to the one that in the picture above, but it’s actually new and you can buy them now. Simple technology and a fashion statement to boot that come in several colors. There’s a caveat – you won’t get the smartphone experience. Not being able to Tweet or visit Facebook might freak you out for a minute but let’s face it, what did you do before Twitter and Facebook were around?

There’s a plus to older phones. Not only are they nostalgic but with the lack of a full-face glass screen they seemed indestructible. I can’t tell you how many times I dropped my old Blackberry on the ground and it NEVER failed. One drop of an iPhone and you’ll need to send it into us for glass repair. It’s how and why we are in business.

Are you willing to lose your smart features? Well that’s your call – no pun intended.

Happy talking, Ryan

IPAD MINI REPAIR SERVICES @ Mission Repair!

Hello M:R Nation –

A lot of people consider their iPad Mini a tool. They use it to place orders for their business, to computer homework or write articles. ¬†And to see all of the ways people use their iPads in general, I would have to agree with ‚ÄúiPad as tool‚ÄĚ notion. If you are at all technical or good with your hands, you know how important tools are to get a job done and when that tool that you need is not working correctly, it can make completing your task all but impossible.

The same goes for the iPad Mini. If it is not working correctly, it is hard to complete that task that you have in front of you. While a cracked screen is the main issue one may have with their iPad Mini, the issues you can experience can run so much deeper. Below, I have spelled out a list of issues that you might find yourself facing and I have provided links to the exact services that you will need to remedy those issues!

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As you can see, we have a pretty large list of services that we can perform for your iPad Mini. So if you find yourself in need of one of the above services, please don’t hesitate to call 866-638-8402 or email sales@missionrepair.com if you have any questions! Its time to get your tool back to tip top shape!

Cheers, Troy

Cracked iPod Touch 4 Screen? Yep, We STILL Repair That!

The ‚Äú4th generation iPod Touch‚ÄĚ, what more can we say about it? It keeps chugging away. Folks continue to choose to repair instead of replace these awesome machines and with good reason‚Ķ they just continue to work!¬†Cracking the screen will not render the iPod touch useless in most cases, rather, you just have to compete with shards of glass when¬†perusing Facebook or snapchatting!

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We at Mission Repair are in awe of the iPod Touch 4s staying power and are proud to be the premiere repair facility for these great devices! Over the last 4 or so years, we have had the pleasure of repairing a plethora of these devices and we are truly do not see an end in sight! There is just something about these that keep people attached.

If you have an iPod touch that looks like the image above, you certainly need our services! Click here: iPod Touch Screen Repair to get started on your repair today!

Cheers, Troy

Duck, duck, GOOSE!

Hello friends-

Tayler (you might have met her working at Mission Repair Express) was managing the front desk yesterday and saw a large bird walking by the front window…only to be followed by an entire army of geese that were apparently unafraid of the traffic, construction and people that occupy the downtown area of Mission, Kansas!

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This is an unusual sight for such a busy street. There are thousands of cars that pass in front of our store each day and it’s not a good place for wildlife in my opinion. These geese were unaware of the apparent danger…either that or they really wanted to do some window shopping in our neighborhood!

Speaking of window shopping, the City of Mission is starting a contest shortly that involves all of the businesses in the shopping district. This will really only apply to our local customers that visit us in Mission, Kansas however if you’re one of the lucky shoppers that enter a drawing (you’ll be able to enter at our shop – Mission Repair Express very soon!) the city will be raffling off $100 in gift certificates to shop in the downtown area every week.

Again, Mission Repair Express will be a “drawing signup location” and there’s no cost to enter the drawing. It’s just for fun and to boost your shopping allowance when you win! More details coming soon about this contest, we’ll be in touch.

Until then, take care, I’ll be back soon.

Ryan