Vigen Hovhannisyan
Internet Club and Computer services
Bagratashen Village, Tavush Marz

Project Summary

Before joining to “ZARTNIR” network


In September 2007 the internet club has been established by Vigen Hovhannesyan in the village of Bagratashen. The internet club’s interior was in poor condition as the area has been renovated during Soviet Union period for the last time. The internet club was equipped with 3 old computers of low technical performance that didn’t satisfy the users’ demand. There was a problem with the internet connection quality.
Before joining to “Zartnir” network, the internet club has provided the following services:

  • Internet and games,
  • Print and publishing.

After joining to “ZARTNIR” network

GCCI collaborated with GIZ, Near East Foundation and Armenia Fund USA has implemented a micro franchising project in Tavush region of Armenia. In the frame of this project, GCCI experts has met Vigen Hovhannesyan and after introducing the main aim of the micro franchising project and the cooperation opportunities, Vigen Hovhannesyan has agreed to participate in the business planning trainings. The business planning trainings took place in January 2010 by GCCI experts – with CEFE methodology. In the frame of these trainings, Vigen Hovhannesyan with the assistance of GCCI experts has made researches in Bagratashen community in order to find out the local demand for current and new services in IT sphere. In the result of summarizing market analyzes, Vigen Hovhannesyan and GCCI experts came to the conclusion that it was a profitable business as there were a large demand for new IT services in Bagratashen community. After the Business Plans’ presentation, the loan committee decided to finance Vigen Hovhannesyan’s business lending 400 000 AMD in order to purchase new computers with high performance technical opportunities.
After the end of “Business planning” training, Vigen Hovhannesyan, administrator and trainer of the computer center, participated in IT training, which included “Operation Systems”, “Configuration of Local Network Connection”, “ NetAdmin” to administrate the computers network, “Computer repairing”, “External devices installation”, “Antivirus software”, “MS Office”, “E-views” etc.
Vigen Hovhannesyan and other employees of the computer center also participated in “Business Communication” training in order to increase the quality of relationship with customers.
By the end of IT trainings, the computer center’s stuff was presented “Zartnir” brand and quality, technical, customer etc. standards package.
After joining to “Zartnir” network, the internet club has been renovated furnished by own contribution.
Currently the computer center provides the following services:

  • Providing computers for accessing internet services,
  • Network games,
  • Telecommunication services /a private cabin/,
  • Printing and publishing services etc.
  • IT courses /trainings (“Operation systems”, “MS office”, “E-views”, “E-commerce”, “Graphic Editors”),
  • Computers and software repairing,
  • Website design.

Vigen Hovhannesyan is a qualified specialist and the Computer Center in Bagratashen village serves as resource center for other Computer Centers in “Zartnir” network.
Currently Vigen Hovhannesyan is preparing to create the new website, which aim is to present latest news and events in Bagratashen community, as well as provides live broadcast through IP cameras.

Project Financial Analysis

Project Costs: 
1,170,000
Total Equity: 
1,170,000
Requested Amount: 
0
Profit : 
3,202,000
Profitability of Equity: 
274 %
Current employees: 
1
New employees: 
1

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