Starting A Print Cartridge Refill Business? Here Are Some Things To Consider

Business is about finding opportunity and taking full advantage of it. One of the greatest business opportunities in today’s market is the remanufacturing of printer cartridges. It is an industry that is emerging, environmentally friendly, and best of all profitable.

The biggest challenge the print cartridge remanufacturing industry faces is operators who are out for a quick buck. In order for the remanufacturing industry to gain full acceptance and trust, it needs entrepreneurs who are committed to operating ethically and producing a quality product. If you are someone who wants to build a business based on quality of product and service, you should consider the remanufacturing industry. Here are just a few things to think about before you dive in head first.

There are three kinds of support you will need Business, Technical, and personal.

Business–Accounting, Dealing with the government, employees, vendors, finance, incorporation, you name it; business has many facets. Do your homework before starting any venture. Make sure you have a business plan that outlines what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. Any business project can seem overwhelming. There are many fantastic resources that can help you through. Take advantage of the SBA and local chambers of commerce. These organizations want to see strong local businesses and can help you take full advantage of all help available.

Technical–Just as technology advances with software and computers, printing technology advances as well. Every year, there are new brands of printers and cartridges. If you start an ink and toner business you will need a way to keep up with the latest changes and remain profitable.

Personal–Like any other business, this will have peaks and valleys. When you hit the low points, it is helpful to have someone or something you can turn to keep your mind on the business and give you guidance on what to do next.

One thing you will need to do is learn how to sell. You can be the best ink and toner technician in the world, but that means nothing if you cannot sell your product. If you don’t care for sales, I recommend a partner who can is comfortable with sales or design your business with some type of sales supports system. Sales are the life blood of any business. Selling is a learnable skill. If you are one of the many that is uneasy with sales, there are many books and seminars that can help. Just remember that as long as you are being ethical, there is no wrong way to sell: There are only ways that are more effective than others. You will discover the most effective techniques with experience. Finding a good sales mentor will really speed this process.

This world needs entrepreneurs. It also needs print cartridge remanufacturers that operate quality, ethical businesses. It is true that there are no guarantees in business, but there is plenty of opportunity: The print cartridge refill industry is a great one of those.

Jason Jones reminds you that one thing that is essential for choosing the right printer for you or your business is knowing the page yield of its cartridge. This is knowledge you need to determine cost and performance. Visit for a Free Ink and Toner Page Yield Guide. You’ll be glad you did! Jason is also happy to answer any questions you have about the ink and toner remanufacturing business in general.