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How to start a Kota Business?

                                                                  

 

Almost everyone in South Africa loves a Kota / Bunny Chow. There is a huge demand for this product in South Africa and they are sold at almost every township.

You can operate this kind of business from a shack, container or a professional space depending on Where you want to start and operate your business from. Containers work fine if operating at a township or cbd. You will need operating premises, equipment, some utilities and stock. Equipment that you will need include:

  • Deep Fryer.

  • Potato Chipper.

  • Frying Pans.

  • Fridge and

  • Microwave.

Stock

A traditional Kota usually consists of Bread, Polony, Mangola, Atchar, Vienna, Cheese and Eggs. A modern Kota will also include things like lettuce and bacon amongst others. Decide which ingredients you will use on your Kota menu and buy them from wholesalers at lower prices and not from huge retail stores.

Marketing

You need to make potential customers aware that you are selling Kota products. Set up your Kota business in a visible area and then brand it to attract customers. To attract customers and make your business competitive offer and provide excellent customer service. Ensure you only sell high quality products that your customers will like and come back for more. Word – of – Mouth advertising will work better if customers are satisfied.

Kota business is a profitable venture in South Africa and does not require huge start up capital. The number of Kotas you sell will determine the profitability of your Kota business. Market your business properly and you are sure to get a large share of customers.

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How to start a Manufacturing Business?

                                 

“Manufacturing” refers to a large – scale production of goods. The goods converts raw materials, parts, and components into finished merchandise using manual labor and/or machines. The finished goods can be sold directly to consumers, manufacturers or wholesalers.

A manufacturing business is any business that uses raw materials, parts and components to assemble finished goods, Manufacturing businesses often employ machines, robots, computers and humans to produce the merchandise. It typically use an assembly line, which enables a product to be put together step by step.

Manufacturing Types:

There are 3 main types of manufacturing production:

  1. Make – to – Stock (MTS).

  2. Make – to – Order (MTO).

  3. Make – to – Assemble (MTA).

Make – to – Stock – (MTS) is a traditional manufacturing strategy that relies on past sales data. The data is used to forecast consumer demand and plan the production activity in advance. The drawback of this strategy is that it uses past data to predict future demand. This increases the likelihood of the forecast being off, leaving the manufacturer with too much or not enough stock.

Make – to – order – (MTO) – This allows customers to order products that are customized and manufactured to their specifications. The manufacturing process begins only after the order is received. So, the waiting time for the customer is longer, but the risk of excessive inventory is cut out.

Make – to – Assemble – (MTA) – This is a strategy that relies on demand forecasts to stock the basic components of a product. Assembling starts after the order is received. It’s a hybrid of MTS and MTO approaches. Customers can customize the products and receive them quicker because the manufacturer has the basic components ready. However, if orders don’t come in, the manufacturer is stuck with a stock of unwanted parts.

To reduce risks, any type of manufacturing business should focus on keeping production costs low. Also, maintaining good quality control and investing in excellent sales management.

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Battery Recycling

                

It is evident that batteries comprised of various hazardous ingredients. This could be incredibly damaging to the environment when dumped. If we do not recycle them, the hazardous materials are sure to wind up in rivers, soil, and air. .

Batteries are expensive and have a relatively short life span. As discarded batteries grow by the tonnage, entrepreneurs are enticed to start a business in recycling. The primary objective of building a good battery is long life, safety and low price.. Recycling is an afterthought and manufacturers do little to simplify the retrieving of precious metals. The recycling business is small compared to the vast battery industry, and only lead acid can be recycled profitably.

Lead – acid batteries are an environmental success story with more than 90% of all scrap batteries successfully recycled in South Africa. This is compared with 70% of beverage cans, 65% of news papers, 30% of plastic, and 26% of glass.

Every day thousand of batteries are produced to service everything from industrial machines, automobiles and even golf carts. Anything that needs mobile electricity needs a powerful battery. The problem is that defunct batteries pose an environmental conundrum. If not dealt with correctly the hazardous materials end up being cast away and negatively impact the environment.

Common materials for recycling includes bottles, paper, towels, aluminum cans etc. Niches available in the recycling industry are:

  • Metals recycling.
  • Plastic recycling.
  • Electronic recycling.
  • Water recycling.
  • Oil recycling.
  • Glass recycling.
  • Furniture recycling.
  • Garbage recycling.
  • Tyre recycling.
  • Construction waste recycling.
  • Paper recycling.
  • Battery Recycling.
  • Cartridge recycling and
  • Industrial waste recycling.

According to experts, all sorts of used scrap metal maybe profitable. The waste and recycling sector is a broad one though, and there are lots of areas that remain unexploited.

            

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Start a Matches Manufacturing business

                   

Matches (Matchsticks) are a very handy tool used in starting a fire. They are used in the kitchen to light ovens, kerosene stoves and cookers. Other application involves starting a fireplace, industrial burners, camp fires or to light candles. Matchsticks are made from plastic material, wood or cardboard strips.

Matches are sold in quantity. There’s the wooden type, which are packaged in boxes. There are also paper matches, which are clustered in rows stapled into matchbooks.

Because matches are used in almost every home and every industrial establishment, the demand for matches is always high.  This means there is huge profit potential in the matchstick production business.

Billions of matchboxes are used all over the world in a day for different purposes. These include: to light cooking gas, fireplace, incense sticks or cigarettes etc. This creates a huge demand for a matchstick manufacturing business. The production of wooden matchsticks is a great option to select. Any individual can initiate a matchstick manufacturing business on a small scale with maintaining strictly safety measures. Matchsticks are a consumer durable product and the demand is growing day-by-day.

Manufacturing  Process

The manufacturing process consists of several stages:

  1. Preparing of wood – Wood is cut , into small matches, soaked in fire retardant ammonium phosphate and left to dry. Striking end of the stick is then soaked in hot paraffin wax. This will provide small amount of fuel to the wood, enabling it to burn more easily.
  2. After matches are transferred to the conveyor belt that is filled with holes in which sticks are inserted. Then they are carried to the tanks that contain two mix of chemicals. One to serve as a base, and one as a finalized layer of match head. Conveyors then move matches away from the tanks, allowing them to get dry.
  3. Packaging and storing.

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Start a Cosmetic Business

        

When starting your cosmetic / beauty products business, you need to have a “niche” and that niche cannot be organic or natural. There are many untapped niches in the beauty industry for instance:

  • Skincare for the elderly.
  • Skincare for certain types of athletes (swimmers, runners etc).
  • Skincare for teenage boys/girls.

You need to find the niche that works for you and then target that niche with your unique brand.

The cosmetics / beauty industry is in  a state of flux. Traditional brands ( Revlon, L’Oreal, Lancóme, etc) are viewed as old. The consumer is looking for more holistic and healing benefits from their skin care products. They are no longer content with just the appearance benefits offered by traditional brands. Today’s consumer is more informed and more inquisitive about the benefits of their personal care products. Their skin products needs to protect them from the sun damaging rays. Also moisturize their skin and reduce the effects of aging.

Manufacturing

You need to decide whether you will be producing your beauty/cosmetic products yourself in your own lab or home lab, using a contract manufacturer or opting for private label products.

The cosmetics industry is one of the growing industries in the country with a number of industries. Unisex beauty cosmetics with many branches, and other small businesses have joined the industry. Despite the increase in cosmetic industries, customer demands are not fully met due to the increasingly growing population. Poor delivery of cosmetics to customers also add to the problem.

Cosmetic and beauty products include but not limited to: perfumes, make up items, hair care products, face creams, lotions, deodorants nail polishes etc. The cosmetic industry is one of those businesses which are not affected by economic downfalls or unpredictable incomes as every woman and some men use some type of cosmetic product to maintain a healthy and fresh look.

    

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TOURISM – STILL PROFITABLE?

         

Tourism refers to all activities related to the short -term movement of people to locations away from where they reside. Tourism is one of the largest industries and the economies of many nations are driven, to a large extent, by their tourist trade.

Tourism remains a key driver of South Africa’s national economy and contributes to job creation. The Tourism industry is a major contributor to the South African economy and employment of citizens. The Tourism sector contributes about 9% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

The Tourism sector can also contribute positively to youth employment targets and, importantly, also to transformation. This is because it has shown to absorb higher numbers of women than other sectors. Research by WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council) reveals that female share of employment in this industry in South Africa is 53,7%. This is higher than the proportion of total female employment in the economy (43,7%). A trend echoed in 10 other G20 countries.

Tourism Industry Sectors:

Transportation – Airline, Car Rental, Water Transport, Coach Services (travel) Railway.

Accommodation – Hotels, Shared Accommodation, Hostels, Camping, Bed & Breakfast, Cruises, Time Share.

Food & Beverage –  Restaurants, Catering, Bars & Cafés, Nightclubs.

Entertainment – Casino, Tourist Information, Tourist Guides & Tours.

Connected Industries – Financial Services, Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Online Travel Agencies, Tourism Organizations, Educational.

Tourism Equity Fund

The Travel & Tourist department announced the creation of an equity fund. The equity fund aims to support all small – scale stakeholders in the tourism industry. The travel *& tourism sector continues to reel as a result of the global Covid – 19 pandemic.

The Tourism Equity Fund (TEF) will provide financial assistance to majority black – owned enterprises. The R1,2 billion fund, financed by Government and SA major banks, is now accessible to disadvantaged travel & tourism operators.

       

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HOW TO START A GINGER FARMING OPERATION?

                   

Ginger is used to produce ginger wine, ginger beer, cordials, pickles and pharmaceutical preparations. A daily intake of 5g of ginger is reported to protect against coronary artery disease (CAD) and normally afflicts individuals who habitually consume fatty foods. Ginger is also used for soft drinks and different medicine preparations.

Planting

The ginger rhizome is broken into smaller pieces and these are used as plant material. The pieces should be about 50 to 75 grams in size and are planted into the plant area at a depth of 15cm.

Spacing

Ginger plants should be spaced 25cm apart in rows that are 30cm apart. This equates to approximately 100 000 to 120 000 plants per hectare. Paths for the tractors and other implements are left every few rows and this depends on the width of the tractors or implements that are used.

Growth

Ginger takes 8 – 10 months to produce a god – sized rhizome or tuber for the harvesting of mid – season ginger in April and May for the fresh market. Late ginger is harvested almost a year after planting in June and July. Late ginger is sold fresh but is also dried and ground or used to extract the oils.

Irrigation

It is a good practice to apply mulching along the plant rows. This keeps the soil from losing moisture and controls the growth of weeds. Ginger does well in high rainfall regions – so irrigation is important over the entire growing period. An irrigation schedule of between 45 and 50 millimeters per week is advised.

Fertilization

Fertilize the plant each six to eight weeks, using organic fertilizer like seaweed extract or fish emulsion. he necessary nutrition it needs to grow ginger are:

Nitrogen – Essential for chlorophyll, proteins, and amino acids.

Phosphorus – It performs a vital part of respiration. Phosphorus is also critical to the evolution of enzymes, phospholipads, and nucleic acids.

Potassium – Necessary for yeast activation, osmosis, transpiration, also the opening and closing of the stomates of the leaves.

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SUCCESSFUL OKRA FARMING

                 

Okra is an economically important vegetable crop of many countries in Africa including Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt and many others. It has the nickname “lady’s finger” and is sometimes called “gumbo” in most other places. Farmers growing Okra for profit do so to meet both domestic and foreign market demands.

Okra is easy to grow and use and looks lovely throughout the growing season due to its beautiful flowers. It is also rich in Vitamin A and low in calories, which makes it a great addition to any diet.

Planting

Okra likes fertile, well – composted soil and needs moisture and warmth to thrive. Although okra typically has no problems with diseases or pests it is very sensitive to frost. Heat – loving okra is capable of withstanding dry periods once established. Okra can grow around 75cm wide and 120 – 180 cm tall.

Growing

The key to maintaining okra production continuously throughout summer is to harvest regularly. Only 3 to 4 days are required from the time the okra flower opens until the pod reaches harvest maturity. For this reason, okra must be harvested at least every day during the growing season.

Crop Rotation

Since Okra is very susceptible to damage by nematodes, one should follow a crop rotation, using such crops as grasses and small grains, which prevent a building of nematode populations. Okra should not follow vine crops, such as squash and sweet potatoes because these crops tend to increase nematode population.

Fertilizer

Okra grows best on soils that have a pH of 5.8 to 6.5. A “soil test” will indicate if lime is required and will also specify the amount of fertilizer to apply. If lime is recommended, use “dolomitic” lime. Apply it 3 or 4 months before the crop is seeded. If a soil test is not available, general recommendations are to apply. Use 600 to 800 pounds per acre of a complete fertilizer such as 6-12 or 5 -10 -15. This can be mixed under the row or applied in a band to the side.

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DRAGON FRUIT FARMING – HOW TO START

               

Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit of the climbing cacti (Cacta cease) family. It is also known as pitaya or strawberry pear and is a native species of Mexico, Central and South America. Dragon Fruit is mainly eaten fresh and is best served chilled. The thick skins are easily peeled to reveal white or pink to red flesh, dotted with tiny black seeds

Varieties

There are three most commonly farmed varieties of dragon fruit:

1. pink – red skin with red flesh.

2. rare yellow skinned dragon fruit with white flesh and

3. pink – red dragon fruit with white flesh.

Dragon fruit is best propagated from cuttings. The plants prefer well – drained and composted soil in warm areas with a rainfall of at least 400 mm and up to 1500 mm per year. High – density planting of up to 1250 plants/ha is easily managed, with a spacing of 4m x 5m x 2.5m, depending on trellising systems. The thick fleshy stems can grow up to  4m, in a single growing season and must be trained and tied onto a single pole or trellis system of about 1.8m high. Precast concrete poles are widely used and three to four plants can be trained onto one pole.

Harvesting

As the fruit develops, it starts changing colour at 26 – 30 days after pollination. It should be ready to harvest in about 30 – 34 days, a few days after the fruit has changed colour. After harvesting by hand, dragon fruit is washed in a food – grade disinfectant and size – graded by weight. The fruit is then sorted according to superficial damage, e.g. ants or fruit flies, shrivel, skin colour as well as the colour and condition of the bracts (scales). The plants bear fruit two years after planting and is in full production within 5 years. Depending on the cultivar and condition of the plantings, yields of 15 – 35 tons/ha can be expected.

Dragon Fruit Uses

Dragon Fruit is primarily grown for the fresh eating market and it often sold at farmers markets in South Africa. The fruit can also be processed into many value – added products such as dried fruit rolls, fruit bars, ice cream, jams, juices, pastries as fruit pulp and in yogurt.

Benefits

* Helping to boost immunity.

* High levels of Vitamin C.

* Speed up metabolism and the digestive process.

* Regulate blood sugar.

* Helpful in diets for diabetics.

* Contains vitamins B1, B2 and B3.

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SUCCESSFUL KALE OR BORE COLE FARMING

                     

Kale – also called Bore Cole, is a cool season crop that belongs to the Brassicas family. Its leaves , which are rich in  vitamins and essential mineral elements are widely utilized alone or mixed with other vegetables, pulses or meat. It is an all-year crop and has the potential to reduce poverty levels.

BENEFITS

* High in iron which is essential for good health.

* Rich in Vitamin K which helps in protecting the body against various cancers.

* High in fiber, low in calorie and zero fat.

* Has anti-inflammatory properties which helps in fighting against asthma, arthritis etc.

* Rich in Vitamin and C.

* Good source of calcium which helps in preventing osteoporosis and bone loss.

Kale is typically grown like other greens, making it easy for existing growers to incorporate it into their farming systems. Kale has a similar flavor to traditional greens, and there are multiple ways to prepare it. Its growing popularity is linked to its perceived health benefits.

VARIETIES

Basically, there are 3 main varieties, dwarf (below 40cm), medium (40 – 80cm) and tall (above 80cm). Tall variety sheds the leaves early and has less production. Main dwarf type varieties are dwarf green curled scotch, dwarf moss curled, moss curled and hamburger market (medium to tall).

SOIL

The Kale crop prefers well – drained sandy loam soil with good organic matter. It can be grown on a wide range of soils having good drainage conditions. This hardy crop tolerates salts in the soil. the ideal soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5 (slightly acidic) will result in a good yield.

HARVESTING

In Kale leaves cultivation, harvesting starts from November and continues up to January. For better quality, it should be harvested at the right vegetative stage. Harvested leaves should be bundled, packed and marketed.

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STARTING A QUAIL EGG PRODUCTION BUSINESS

                       

QUAIL is a general name that is given to a generation of mid-sized birds generally placed in the order Galliformes. There are loads of poultry’s that raise quail for meat and eggs and they are making huge profits from this type of farming operation.

There are loads of opportunities in the poultry farming industry and quail egg production is one of them. In recent time, quail egg production is known by all and it has evolved from small scale to a global industry in most countries where it is carried out.

Quail is a bird about the size of a plump pigeon. Quails reach adulthood in six weeks and start laying eggs almost immediately after this. That means you can start selling a portion of the eggs and get a quick return on your initial investment. Quails lay around 350 eggs a year and females don’t need males to lay eggs.

Once you’ve started selling your quail eggs, you can also consider selling quail meat. The meat is delicious and also healthy. Quail meat and eggs are quickly gaining popularity because the products provide important minerals and vitamins. The meat and eggs are low in fat and high in protein which makes it very popular. It can help with the treatment of diseases like diabetes, tuberculosis, liver disease, hypertension and a host of other ailments.

Quails don’t eat much and will thrive on a special mixture of corn, wheat calcium carbonate and sunflower seeds. They even eat chicken feed, other grains, leaves and insects. Some quail farmers feed the quails weeds from their garden and therefore doesn’t require high maintenance. Your main concern would be to keep the birds well fed and watered.

Breeding

For successful breeding purpose, you have to keep male and female quails on a proper ratio.The most effective ratio for successful breeding is 5:1.That means, one male with every 5 female quails. Quails don’t hatch their eggs so you can also plan to purchase an incubator for hatching their eggs.

Quails are highly disease resistant unlike chickens. Diseases and other health issues are less in quails. By proper care and management, you can keep your birds healthy and productive and free from all types of illnesses or health issues.

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HOW TO START A DRONE RENTAL BUSINESS?

             

If you are interested in the drone technology industry and you are looking to launch a business as an aspiring entrepreneur, one of your best bet is to launch a “drone rental” business. The right time to star a drone rental business is now because this business concept is presently at it’s growing stage.

Setting up a drone rental business could be fun, profitable and interesting for someone who is smart and with a positive outlook. With the right location , reliable drones and good marketing skills, you can attract loads of clients. Whether drones are controlled by a remote or accessed via a smart phone app, they posses the capability of reaching the most remote areas with little to no manpower needed and require the least amount of effort, time, and energy. This is one of the biggest reasons why they being adopted world wide, especially by sectors like: Commercial, Agriculture, Personal and Future Technology.

Surviving in the business world as a drone rental operator requires more than having reliable and easy to use drones, your expertise, creativity, and knowing how to deliver etc but also how to network with key people that matters; entrepreneurs/farmers that can rent your drones.

There would always be clients who need to cut cost of running their business , hence the need to rent drones. Income can be generated by offering:

* Renting out reliable and easy to operate drones.

* Sales of used and brand new drones.

* Repair and servicing drones.

A drone rental business requires significant capital, solid planning, and attention to detail in order to keep your business profitable. The drone rental line of business is very open to any aspiring entrepreneur who has the capacity to open and run the business as long as they have all the required permits and licenses.

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HOW PROFITABLE IS A AGRO – TOURISM BUSINESS?

                              

Agro – tourism receives massive support from Government because it gives farmers and other stakeholders in the industry a opportunity to generate additional income and an avenue for direct marketing of their produce to consumers.

Agro – tourism is a booming line of business in any country. Agro tourists can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables, riding horses, tasting honey, learning about wine and cheese making, or shopping in farm gift shops and farm stands for produce or hand crafted- gifts.

Some of the factors that encourage entrepreneurs to start their own agro tourism business could be that the business is easy to set up and the start up capital is indeed affordable.. You can actually start your own agro- tourism business from a small farm. However, you need to ensue that you have things in place or activities that will compel people (tourists) to travel from far to tour your farm.

Agro – tourism is defined as a form of commercial enterprise that links agriculture production or processing with tourism in order to attract visitors, with a number of financial, educational and social benefits for tourists, producers and communities. Travelers are stepping off the beaten track and treading new paths, embracing local culture, food, flora and fauna. Agro – tourism caters to this rising demand for valuable experiences, by offering insight into (often unseen) industries. In doing so, it can also become a key contributor to the local tourism economy, attracting a higher volume of visitors and increasing the length of their stay.

Agro – tourism can offer guests new insights and experiences that in most instances, strengthens their connection with the environment. Whether it’s cut-flower gardens offering bouquet workshops, dairy farms inviting guests to milk cows, or those providing temporary accommodation facilities, it’s a great way to fuse travel experiences for guests with agricultural benefits for businesses.

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HOW TO START A SUGARCANE FARMING OPERATION??

                                 

Sugarcane farming is known to be a profitable business and over the years, it evolved from uncoordinated to a global industry in most countries where it’s carried out. With the recent advancement in technology, farmers can now comfortably grow crops such as sugarcane in a country where such crops can hardly survive and in places where there are few farming lands.

Soil

Sugarcane grows on almost all classes of soil, but it needs fertile, well – drained soil. Humid soils from 100 to 150cm deep with good drainage are most suitable. It grows well in deep well-drained soils of medium fertility of sandy loam soil textures with a pH range from 6.0 to 7.7. The optimum soil pH is about 6.5 but sugarcane can tolerate a considerable degree of soil acidity and alkalinity.

Planting

There are 2 methods of planting, namely manual and mechanical. The cane setts are manually placed end to end (or overlapping) together with fertilizer in the furrow and then covered with soil. With mechanical planting, the three operations of opening the furrow, planting the setts and applying fertilizer are conducted simultaneously.

Row Spacing

Closer spacing tends to result in higher yields, provided there is adequate moisture in the soil. Row and plant spacing for manual planting is 1.0 to 1.3m x 0.5m. For normal mechanical operations, the best row spacing is between 1.4 and 1.6m. The setts are planted at a degree angle or laid horizontally in a furrow and thereafter are covered lightly with soil until they sprout then the sides of the furrow are turned inwards. Optimum cover is 50mm of soil.

Depth of Planting

Furrows for planting should be approximately 100mm deep. Sets should be cut into five bud lengths.

Utilization

Sugarcane is used for sugar production, a raw material in human food industries, as a fertilizer and as livestock fodder. The primary use for sugarcane is to process sugar, which is then used in producing an infinite number of products. The type of sugar produced by sugarcane is called sucrose. Sucrose is used as a sweetening agent for foods and in the manufacturing of cakes, candles, preservation’s, soft drinks, alcohol and numerous other foods.

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HOW TO START A VINEYARD FARMING OPERATION

                       

A vineyard is a plantation of grape- bearing vines, grown mainly for wine making, but also for raisins, table grapes and non – alcoholic grape juice. The science, practice and study of vineyard production is known as viticulture. A winery is a licensed property that makes wine.

So, a vineyard can have a winery that produces wine from the grapes it grows, but it can also sell its grapes to outside wineries and purely act as a grape-grower. Vineyards are often located on hillsides and planted in soils that are of only marginal value to other plants.

The wine making process includes growing and harvesting grapes, crushing and pressing grapes into unfermented wine and fermenting the wine. The industry also makes wine blends, brandies and wines from other fruit sources.

Viticulture

The wine industry is undergoing an exciting period of change, both in the vineyard and in the winery. Wine makers are experimenting with new varieties of wine, as well as new clones of existing varieties such as chardonnay and Cabernet sauvignon. Large – scale experimentation with root-stocks is taking place to establish which planting material is particularly suited to conditions In most South African vineyards harvesting is carried out by hand, although machines are used on some farms. The grapes are picked into baskets and transported in bins to the winery where vinification begins.

Soil

Wine producers are focused on identifyng and selecting sites best suited to particular  grape varieties. In addition, new clones and root – stocks which particularly well adapted to the local soil and climatic conditions are being selected.

Wines thrive in poor soils and are capable of putting down roots to a depth of several meters in search of nutrients and water. Good quality grapes, however, are not produced on badly drained or very shallow sites.

After growing the grapes, you can sell or export them to wineries who are involved in producing the wine. You can also decide to start and own a winery where you can produce the wine and distribute them to consumers. Another option is to do both by having an estate winery where you grow the grapes and produce the wine.

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SHOULD I START A CAR WASH BUSINESS?

              

Starting a car wash business is one of the ways to hit good money really fast. This is because of the way people use them. However, care has to be taken so that one sets up something quite unique and different from the conventional car wash centers.

In the car wash industry, you will also find customized services such as full and self- service car wash services, as well as truck and bus washes and vehicle detailing services. The industry is open to both small entrepreneurs (neighborhood car wash) and big time investors.

A car wash business is perfect for someone who wants to start his own business. You do not have to have much capital to start. You can start small and gradually expand as your finances improve. To stand out from the rest of the car washes in your neighborhood, you will need to put in some extras in addition to washing cars. Think of selling snacks that your customers can munch on while they wait.

Just like in any other business, you must know your target market. While it is clear that your target market are vehicle owners, you need to know their lifestyles in order to attract them to your car wash. You must find out how much they spend on taking care of their cars and decide on a reasonable fee. Also check the kind of cars the majority of prospective customers drive.

MARKETING

The marketing and advertising side won’t cost you too much money to create awareness of the existence of your business. The business needs to be visible and you can also personally tell people about your services. Wherever you go nowadays, you are always approached by individuals wanting to wash your car. This is how easy it is to sell your services.

Before you even begin to look for funding, you will at this point need to create a detailed business plan. No institution will give you funding without one. Sourcing funding for a start up can be a bit of a challenge if you do not know where to go or what they are expecting of you.

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HOW TO SET UP A MOBILE FUEL STATION

                       

The concept is known as “Containerized Mobile Service Stations” or Mobile Fuel Stations. Mobile service stations are a complete service station closed and specially fitted into a ISO container. This is for the storage and dispensing of 18,000 to 24,000 liters of 1 or 2 products i.e Diesel/Petrol. These can be easiliy moved and are easy and fast commission with a much reduced set cost.

The flexibility of the Mobile Service Station containers is being reflected by the diverse fields of application of its use. The Mobile Filling Station can be used for the refueling of cars, trucks, construction or mining machinery as well as for yachts and boats. Once empty, the container units can be reinstalled at a different spot without problems and pretty fast. The construction time for a mobile fuel station is comparatively short compare to a conventional one.

KEY FEATURES

* Portable/Mobile Service Stations can be used due to high costs of investment to build a fixed petrol station.

* Lack of proper equipment and facilities in some rural and remote areas and difficulty in fuel supply.

* Can simultaneously fuel 4 vehicles.

* Ideal solution for areas with less developed infrastructure.

* Container is protected from any weather condition and lightning, leakage etc.

* Easy to transport from site to site.

It takes more than 7 months from doing a feasibility study to construction before any service station is operational. The advantage of a Mobile Fuel Station is that it takes 6 weeks to manufacture and to begin operating with the average cost R700 000. Mobile Service Stations can be set up in rural areas and in addition they can be relocated and operational within 2 weeks.If the site where the unit is positioned is not profitable or has been sidelined by a new road, the unit can be disassembled and re-erected in another more profitable area.

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START A TYRE SHOP BUSINESS SUCCESSFULLY

                                        

There are some businesses that someone can start with little schooling and no serious business background and training necessary. One of them is a tyre retailing shop. The basic things you would need to have in place to make a success is a good location, easy access to the supply of quality tyres and good customer service skills.

The automobile industry is ever evolving, but tires have remained consistent – and a tire shop is a proven and effective business model. Many different niches exist within the tire industry, ranging from retail to repair.

LOCATION

The location for your tire business will require space to house some vehicles and/or trucks. At least one garage bay is required but multiple bays with high clearance increase your earning abilities. Purchasing the space is ideal as an investment, but leasing is common, especially for a new business with limited capital. A high visible location increases natural foot traffic.

MARKET RESEARCH

Always do proper market research before investing in a location. Assess the population base, vehicles on the road and the competition. The tyre business is often safe because every vehicle on the road requires tyre service. It is however important to understand the dynamics in the local economy. For example, a small town with a stable tyre business is a difficult market to penetrate while an urban or growing area with high traffic has more potential. While conducting market research, assess the pricing offered by competitors and work through your pricing strategy.

SERVICE OFFERINGS

The tire business has niches that include repair, retail, mounting, balance and alignment. Some shops even offer some mechanical work to varying degrees. Brakes, U-joints, idler arms and front end parts are often in need of repair, and the shop can quickly examine and quote the additional work while increasing billable hours and profit margins.

MARKETING

When your tyre business is set up, licensed, and launched, you may receive some traffic, but proper marketing will increase traffic, sales and revenue. Advertise locally, set up a website and get the business listed on GOOGLE’S local business search. Customers will find you, utilize your service and leave reviews through this platform.

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SUCCESSFUL STRAWBERRY FARMING

                    

Starting a strawberry farming business, is good news because you can’t get it wrong due to various species of strawberries that are consumed fresh by almost everybody and all over the globe.

Strawberries and strawberry flavorings are a popular addition to dairy products such as strawberry milk, strawberry ice cream, strawberry milkshakes, and yogurts to mention a few. Although farmers have been quite reluctant in participating in strawberry farming stating that the industry is not very developed, those looking into venturing into the practice are highly encouraged because of the huge income potential.

Planting

Strawberries can be grown from seeds, or using transplants (runners) from already existing strawberry plants. It is however more difficult to start with seeds and therefore runners are mostly used.

Cultural Practices

Mulching – after planting the strawberry plants, mulching the beds with pine needles, shredded leaves or straw helps to keep the soil temperature down, mitigate the weed problem, and also keeps the fruit cleaner by keeping the strawberries off of the dirt.

Irrigation – water is critically and essential when growing strawberries. The plants need a lot of water especially when the runners and flowers are developing. Drip irrigation is highly recommended as it waters at the root.

Pruning – this is majorly aimed at increasing fruit production. Flowers should be pruned off immediately they appear.

Fertilization – application fertilizers an manure boost production. However, if too much fertilizer is applied, this promotes excessive leaf growth and poor production of flower stalks. Too much nitrogen results in soft and easily – damaged strawberries.

It is important to state that strawberry farming comes its own fair share of challenges, but that does not rule out the fact that it is indeed a profitable business venture. An aspiring entrepreneur can either choose to start on a small or on a large scale depending on their financial status.

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HOW TO START A OSTRICH FARMING BUSINESS?

There are a huge growth potential for the ostrich market, even though the industry is yet to gain a 1% share of the total meat market. Having at least a 1% share in the total meat market would mean that that more ostriches (numbering about 4 million) would need to be farmed and slaughtered to be able to meet the growing demand.

Ostrich is characterized by 3 product phases, i.e. meat, leather and feathers with the current main source of income meat and leather. The value of a slaughtered ostrich is broken down into 45% skin, 45% meat and 10% feather. This contrasts with Europe, where the breakdown is 75% meat and 25% skin. This is because of the popular healthy aspects that ostrich meat contains the lowest fat and cholesterol and is rich in protein and iron.

VALUE CHAIN

Ostrich products (leather, meat, feathers and curios) are marketed locally and exported through a free market system.The main market for ostrich meat is restaurants, wholesalers, supermarkets and food-service suppliers. The market for ostrich leather includes the clothing, fashion and upholstery industries and for the feathers the household, fashion and carnival markets.

Ostrich farming is much more profitable than raising other traditional farm animals. Ostriches are loving birds, they are quite easy to raise and require little maintenance from farmers. One of the reasons why ostrich farming is such a lucrative business is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.

Ostrich Products

Meat – The meat is red with  lower fat and is also a good source of iron and protein.

Eggs –  The eggs are about 6 inches long, 5 inches wide and weighs 2 kg. Ostriches can lay about 15 – 45 eggs per season. 1 ostrich egg is equivalent to 5 chicken eggs.

Feathers – The feathers are extremely valuable and durable. The feathers are used to make dusters for cleaning, hat and home decorations.

Skin (leather) – Ostrich leather is of high quality being thick, soft and durable. It is used to make handbags, carpets, clothing, books etc.

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WHY A CHICKEN EGG HATCHERY?

 

There are loads of business opportunities in the poultry industry and a chicken egg hatchery business is one of them. A chicken egg hatchery business comes with its own fair share of challenges, but that does not rule out the fact that it is indeed a profitable business. An aspiring entrepreneur can either choose to start the business on a small scale covering a small community or on a large scale depending on their financial status.

Breed

There are more than 200 varieties of chickens available today. There are many things to consider when determining the best breed for your flock. These factors include climate, breed temperaments, egg production levels and whether you want a “dual-purpose” bird that is good for eggs and meat or purely an egg producer. There are some breeds that work out better for a smaller farm or homestead. Combining multiple breeds in one flock is fine. They will get along, and whether you have one breed or seven, they will establish their pecking order.

“Laying hen” is a common term for a female growing chicken that is kept primarily for laying eggs. Some chickens are raised for meat, while others are raise to produce eggs, and some are dual – purpose. People may use older laying hens for food, or rise roosters alongside hens but dispatch the roosters as young, plumb birds for the table. Raising laying hens is a different process than raising chickens for meat. Most laying ens will live five to seven years, laying eggs nearly daily for out three of those years.

The Poultry Raising Industry has experienced positive trends in the demand for artificially hatched chicks and eggs. Increasing health consciousness among South African meat consumers has boosted consumption of white meat such as chicken, which is also more affordable than beef or pork.

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HOW TO START A PLASTIC BOTTLE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS

               

Plastic bottles are used by everyone and every day. A plastic bottle manufacturing business is indeed a very profitable business that any aspiring entrepreneur can start successfully and grow from scratch to profitability.

Plastic bottles are one commodity that are used mostly in the retailing industry for packaging water and liquid in general. There is indeed a very large market for plastic bottles in the world and many investors are interested in investing in this industry.

Businesses in the plastic bottle manufacturing industry are involved in the manufacturing of a wide range of bottles from various plastic compounds based on their end use. These bottles are then sold to beverage, food and chemical manufacturers to be used as packaging for soft drinks, milk, condiments, household and automotive chemicals.

Once bottles have become trash, entrepreneurs around the world are turning them into printer ink cartridges, fence parts, roofing tiles, carpets, flooring and even face shields, to name a few items – even some houses have been constructed from bottles.

With environmental concerns arising in more and more countries, important players have boosted their investments in research and development to tackle environmental concerns and make plastic bottles safer to use.Plastic packaging has been witnessing an increasing inclination from consumers over other products, as plastic packages are light in weight and easier to handle. Similarly, even the major manufacturers prefer to use plastic packaging solutions, adding to their lower cost of production.

The fact that plastic is used in the packaging of various staple consumers products, from vending machine sodas to family- sized bottles of detergent make this a viable industry to invest in. Nevertheless, the prevalence of plastic containers and bottles has not immunized the plastic bottle manufacturing industry to economic volatility.

The Plastic Bottle Manufacturing industry is a profitable industry and is open to any aspiring entrepreneur to come in and establish his or her business. You can choose to start on a small scale or you can choose to start on a large scale with standard manufacturing factories both in South Africa and other countries.

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HOW TO START A HAND SANITIZER PRODUCTION BUSINESS?

                      

If there is any product that is in high demand in all Pharmacies and Supermarkets, then it must be alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The fact that alcohol- based hand sanitizer is one of the antidotes to any virus, bacteria and germs means that the product is bound to sell well.

Starting a business whose products are used on a daily basis is the sure way to go if indeed you want to be profitable. In essence, starting a hand sanitizer production company is a business you should seriously consider as an aspiring entrepreneur.

Hand sanitizer i alcohol – based or alcohol – free liquid, which is used for cleaning hands to maintain personal hygiene and thereby decrease the risk of infectious diseases by killing germs present on the hands. It typically came in liquid, gel or in foam form and recommended to use when soap and water is not available to wash hands.  Hand – sanitizers are now being used (especially during Covid-19) on a daily basis in schools, hospitals, supermarkets and public places to disinfect the hands and kill the germs. The alcohol – based hand sanitizers contain 60% to 90% alcohols to kill the bacteria and viruses present on the hand.

Hand sanitizer is said to be more effective than soaps due to its ability to eliminate most microorganisms. Public awareness campaigns by global health authorities such as the WHO (World Health Organization) also plays a significant role in promoting the use of hand sanitizers. Increasing consumer awareness about hygiene coupled with such government initiatives are driving the hand sanitizer market. The hand sanitizer market is projected to cross $2 billion by 2025.

Some of the factors that encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to venture into this kind of business is the fact that the market is pretty huge and not seasonal. This makes it easier for entrepreneurs who are interested in the business to come into the industry at any time they desire; the entry barriers are quite affordable and any serious – minded entrepreneur can comfortably raise the start – up capital.

Hand sanitizers are a front line of defense and will be for a long time. Every health agency worldwide is urging more use of them.This trend is expected to continue for a ling time, even after vaccines are available to contain the spread. Aspiring entrepreneurs can therefore tap into this market with great confidence and success.

                  

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SUCCESSFUL AND PROFITABLE ALFALFA FARMING

                       

Alfalfa is a crop that is widely grown throughout the world as forage for cattle, and is mostly often harvested as hay, but can also be made into silage, grazed, or fed as green – chop. Alfalfa usually has the highest feeding value of all common hay crops. Alfalfa farming has been in existence for many years but does not in any way make the industry to be over saturated. Farmers are now exploring new technology to continue to improve the cultivation process. The fact that there is always a ready market for alfalfa makes the business highly thriving and profitable.

Alfalfa is commonly inter-seeded with small grains, such as oats, wheat, and barley, and it grows after the grain is harvested. The Alfalfa variety nitro can be used as an annual cover crop because it is not very winter-hardy and usually winter-kills under northern conditions.

Planting

Those living in cooler climates can plant Alfalfa in spring while milder regions should opt for fall planting. Since Alfalfa roots quickly, it doesn’t require deep planting- only about a half inch deep. Merely sprinkle the seeds evenly onto the soil and cover it lightly with some dirt. You should begin to see sprouts within 7 to 10 days.

Harvesting

If planting alfalfa for livestock, it will need to be harvested and cured prior to flowering (known as early- bloom stage). It becomes more difficult for animals to digest once the plant matures. Harvesting in this early – bloom stage also ensures the most optimal nutrient percentages, which is often found in the plant’s leaves.

Once harvested the ground will need to be turned before the next seasons planting takes place. Alfalfa has few pest problems, however, the alfalfa weevil can cause some serious damage. In addition, the stem nematode can infest and weaken stem buds.

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HOW TO START A PLUMBING BUSINESS

                      

The plumbing industry provides general maintenance and repair services to residential and commercial customers, including plumbing and electrical repairs, appliance installation and repair etc.

Emergency repair work like unclogging drains or repairing burst water mains represent a significant source of industry revenue. Plumbers can also supply plumbing appliances and coupling products for construction projects as a means of increasing income for the business.

Some key points to consider:

Know your niche -Do some research to know which plumbing areas are least covered by other companies. Your niche may be commercial maintenance, hospitals, nursing homes or large scale buildings and warehouses. Whichever it may be, make sure that you pick a niche that you can handle well.

Training & Experience – Without knowing a particular field of plumbing inside out, your business will go directionless. So, get a first-hand experience of the work in which you want to branch out. This is especially important if you are not a licensed plumber yet.

Business Cards – One of the key things you must have for your business is a business card. The card should have all of your contact details such as a phone number, fax number, website address, email address, company location etc. This comes in handy when a client wants to contact your company for your services.

Business Plan – A Business Plan is like your guide that helps you keep on the right track. Do not mistake the plan for merely chalking out some financial resources here and there. It is not a randomly created list of Do’s or Dont’s. The fact is that the plan involves all things that you are going to do in the next many years even a decade related to your business. Merely having a company logo design for your plumbing business is not enough. If you need any help in this area it is better to make use of a professional business plan consultant that can share his experience with you.

Unique Logo – A uniquely designed logo does many things for the advancement of any business including your plumbing start – up. A logo is not just a symbolic representation of what your company makes or sells. It is not just a trademark to legally identifying your business. More than that, it is a visual that attracts your potential customers to your offerings or services. They will identify and verify your services by checking your logo.

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SUCCESSFUL KIWIFRUIT FARMING

                   

Kiwifruits, also known as simply “kiwis” are a popular type of edible berry that grows on vines in temperate regions. Large areas of South Africa’s interiors are suitable for gold kiwifruit production, as the vines can tolerate temperatures as low as -15°C in midwinter. South African growers produce good quality yellow kiwi, and they produce it at a time when they can go into a market in Europe ahead of any other Southern Hemisphere player. During the 2018 season the return for New Zealand kiwi fruit growers was approximately R1,3million / ha.

KIWIFRUIT TYPES

Common Kiwi

This is the type of kiwifruit typically found in groceries stores. It is a brown, fuzzy fruit with a thick skin and green pulp. For optimal growth, it requires about a month of cool weather with temperatures ranging from 30 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 – 7°).

Golden Kiwi

Another popular type of kiwi, the golden kiwi is sweeter but more delicate compared to the common kiwi. It is closely related to common kiwifruit but is less fuzzy and more yellow.

Kiwi Berry

This name usually refers to two different kiwi species, the hardy kiwi and the super – hardy kiwi. These kiwifruits are much smaller compared to common and golden kiwis and have a thinner, smooth skin. As their names suggest, this type of kiwi is the most cold – tolerant and can be grown in areas that experience harsh winters.

Growing Requirements

Kiwi fruit vines need deep, friable, fertile, free-draining soil to thrive. They can be planted in full sun or semi shade and need to be kept moist (but not waterlogged), as this could lead to root rot. Mixing organic compost into the soil will improve growth. Vines should be protected from strong winds.

Harvesting

The fruit ripens in November , and harvesting can start when the fruit begin to soften. It can be picked off the vine by hand, or clipped off, close to the base of each fruit. Firm fruit can be kept at room temperature for up to eight weeks. Ripe fruit will last for a week or more if kept in the refrigerator.

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START YOUR OWN PROFITABLE CATERING SERVICE

                                  

South Africans love of dining and entertaining has created a tremendous market for off-premises caterers all across the country. A wide range of social and business events are providing an opportunity for caterers to cook up tasty dishes. Social catering has seen some of the strongest growth in the overall food – service industry in recent years, and that trend is expected to continue.

From a cost – to – entry perspective, catering is probably the most flexible of all food businesses. While you need a commercial location, you can start small and build your equipment inventory as you need to. You may even find an existing commercial kitchen that you can rent and operate from till you can move into your own premises.

The catering industry attracts a broad range of entrepreneurs. If you’ve been wondering how to stat a business in catering you’ve got plenty of options. Maybe you’re an excellent cook, maybe you love throwing parties, or maybe you’re interested in event planning and want to get the ball rolling by catering.

If you want to be successful in this type of business start by following these steps:

Step one Choose Business name and type.

Once you have decided on the type of catering business you want to start, you can move on choosing a suitable name for your business. Make sure your business name is available by checking the name with the applicable authorities.

Step 2 – Write a Business Plan.

This will take some time and work to do, but it will pay off in the long run because if you have a plan to fall back on it can help you to know what to expect while running your business. If you struggle in this area you can always make use of the services provided by experienced consultants.

Step 3 – Obtain license and clearance to start.

You need to obtain a business license from the authorities local government, as well as a food handling license. You also need to pass the required health inspection, so consider looking for a commercial kitchen that has already been approved.

Step 4 – Decide on Pricing.

Pricing your work/services depends on where your business is located and what type of catering you do. Pricing will varies when you do buffets, plated dinners, simple appetizers and events where you just drop of food and customers served it themselves.

Step 5 – Employ Staff.

It’s highly unlikely you can cater an event all by yourself, so some staff will be a requirement. You may be able to find staff easily, either by word – of – mouth, or your own network. But you might also need to reach out on food service – oriented job seeking sites, or look into how your competitors find their staff. You also need to ensure that all your staff receive proper and ongoing training.

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ANIMAL FEED PRODUCTION – HOW TO START

                     

Animal feed is a kind of feed prepared for oxen, cows, sheep, goat, poultry etc reared for their milk, meat and eggs. It contains protein, minerals and other nutrients which are useful fr milk, eggs, and beef production as well as survival and growth of the animals. Animal feed can be prepared from agro-residues, cereals, molasses, minerals and vitamins etc.

With the increased demand for livestock products for domestic consumption as well as export, farmers realize the importance of maintaining the health of their animals with proper feeding and management. The proportion of crossbred animals increased over the years. This has necessitated higher demand for balanced feed. Feed supply could not keep pace with the growth in various species of cattle and other animals.

Steps to start a Feed Production Business

1. Market Research – You need to do thorough research on your local market. At, first, you should identify the demand of the livestock and other farmers in your area and then select a particular category of animal feed with which you will continue further. Also, look at your competitors who are formulating the same type of animal feed. Study their strengths and weaknesses.

2. Business Plan – Next you should craft an effective and comprehensive business plan to get success in your venture. You need to consider every aspect of your business like objectives, start-up expenses, financial and marketing plans etc.

3. Feed Formulation – There is a specific formula of animal feed for each type of animal and you have to identify the right one for the feeds you are going to produce. If it is not properly produced by mixing the raw materials in exact ratio, you will lose your customers as they would not get the expected results after using the feed.

4. Raw Materials – After generating the appropriate formula or feed, you should buy the essential raw materials that you will need to use.These ingredients may comprise of maize, wheat offal, corn, noodle wastes, minerals, common salt etc.

5. Equipment – The next step is to purchase the equipment that are necessary for the production process.The equipment might include blenders, choppers, cooker, conveyors, weighing machine, bag sewers, pulleys, packaging bags etc.

6. Advertising – The final step is to do proper advertising and promoting of your production business by following effective marketing tactics. This step is quite challenging to perform if you are a beginner. You can hire a sales representative who can help you in promoting your business. You can also make use of the internet by means of a professional website to promote your business.

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CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS – HOW TO START

                                  

The construction industry is growing steadily from year to year. Starting a construction business is an excellent way of enjoying long-term returns on your investment. A construction business is capital intensive simply because of the type of heavy duty equipment that is required to carry out various construction projects and also the cost of managing a large workforce. Despite the fact that the construction industry requires huge start – up capital the industry is highly profitable, especially if you have the expertise and capacity to deliver quality jobs.

The success of a construction company to a larger extent depends on their relationships with the biggest clients in the industry, the government of any country. No doubt there is always enough construction contracts to go around (even small ones) as long as a construction company is competent and well positioned.

The construction industry can comfortably boast to be responsible for the infrastructural development of the world. As such, the development of any community, city or country can be said to be the handiwork of construction companies and other stakeholders. In other words all the bridges, dams, roads, estates, shopping malls, office complexes and massive structures that you see around are all products of the construction industry.

 STRATEGIES TO EXPAND

Bring your business online

The construction business is no doubt an offline business; you cannot provide your services online ever. But you need to come online because your customers are spending most of their time online. Therefore, you will need a professional website design.

Build a Brand

Your website gets more credibility by customers as well as search engines if you present yourself as a brand. To build a brand name you need to get help from a professional graphic design service.

Advertising

Don’t get overwhelmed while creating an advertisement for your construction business. Advertise one of your skills at a time. Advertising in small fractions keeps your audience engaged and increase their chances of turning to you for availing your services.

Similar to any other start up business you will need a solid and well structured business plan when establishing an construction business. A business plan allows you to lay down the blueprint for your company from start to finish.

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CAN ANOTHER SECURITY CO IN SOUTH AFRICA WORK?

                          

Basically, a private security company is any company that provides both armed and unarmed security related services and expertise to both private and public clients at an agreed fee. The security industry is an integral part of our world especially in periods such as this when crime and terrorism has been taken to an all-time high.

More and more businesses look for ways to keep their properties and interests safe from violence, robberies, and other crimes. With security concerns rising in South Africa , there are more business opportunities opening up for entrepreneurs who want to start their own security company.

HOW TO START SUCCESSFUL

1. Decide on what type – When starting a security company you should pick a category of services that will fit in with your target market. Do not start offering an entire gamut of services for which you do not have sufficient funds and other resources. It is very important to pick the right type of security business you want to start.

2. Get Permits and Licenses – You will need some crucial licenses and permits to operate your security business successfully. You also need to be registered with PSIRA and complete their training for all security staff.

3. Business Logo – Your business symbol plays a crucial role in building a brand identity of your company. Therefore, ensure that the logo design of your security business start – up is unique, memorable and stunning.

4. Business Plan – Your  business plan should give a clear picture of the market and your customers. Furthermore, it should tell how you would be moving forward in establishing your security business. If you struggle in this area rather get help from a professional business plan consultant.

5. Secure Income – Security companies tend to have a range of prices, depending on the services they’re offering. The best way to ensure a stable monthly income is to obtain security contracts that will include both short and long – term contracts from established businesses, government, local government etc.

The average private security company can go as far as providing advanced special operation services for special clients when they demand it.

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VERMICULTURE FARMING

                                                   

Vermicompost (vermiculture) is the product of the decomposition process using various species of worms,usually red wigglers, white worms and other earthworms, to create a mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials and vermicast. Vermicast (also called worm castings, worm humus or worm manure) is the end product of the breakdown of organic matter by earthworms. Vermicompost contains water – soluble nutrients and is an excellent, nutrient – rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. It is used in farming and small scale sustainable, organic farming.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VERMICULTURE & VERMICOMPOSTING

Vermiculture” is the culture of earthworms. The goal is to continually increase the number of worms in order to obtain a sustainable harvest. The worms are either used to expand a vermicomposting operation or sold to customers who use them for the same or other purposes.

“Vermicomposting” is the process by which worms are used to convert organic materials (usually wastes) into a humus-like material known as vermicompost. The goal is to process the material as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Potential Benefits:

Why should an organic farmer be interested in vermiculture and/or vermicomposting?:

* Vermicompost appears to be generally superior to conventionally produced compost in a number of ways;

* Vermicompost is superior to most composts as an inoculent in the production of compost teas;

* Worms have a number of other possible uses on farms, including value as a high-quality animal feed;

* Vermicomposting and vermiculture offer potential to organic farmers as sources of supplemental income.

Vermicomposting is increasingly being adopted by businesses, institutions, farms, and municipalities for managing organic waste. Organic materials can be vermicomposted on-site or transported to a centralized facility.

Any aspiring entrepreneur having knowledge of the manufacturing process can initiate a vermicompost organic fertilizer production business. Rural areas with a predominance of agriculture suburbs of cities and peri -urban villages are considered ideal locations for setting up of vermicompost units on a large scale from the viewpoint of availability of raw material (cow dung) and marketing of the produce.

Based on the high-end trend of vermicompost technology it is getting increasingly popular among local entrepreneurs for the reason that it is considered profitable maximizing the yield.

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HOW TO START A GRAPHIC DESIGN BUSINESS

                    

Over the years, the graphic design industry has experienced tremendous growth; from the use of crayons, colors, paints, markers and pencil, to the use of desktop publishing and graphic art software. Beyond every reasonable doubt, a graphic designer cannot be effective and efficient in this dispensation without the use of computers and computer software applications.

Everyone will quite agree that the graphic design industry has come to stay and of course it is one industry that plays key roles – not only in the business world, but also in nearly all the aspects of what goes around in our world today. For instance; organizations with top notch logos hire the services of a graphic artist.

PORTFOLIO

Creating a strong portfolio is the best possible way to attract clients in the graphic design industry. It’s a chance for you to display some of your best work and get recognized by people who need the services your business offers. However, in order to get there, you first need to do some graphic design work and create graphic’s you can feature in your portfolio. It’s a good idea to do some pro – bono work or come up with your own projects that’ll allow you to showcase your skills.

FINANCE

You can’t start a business without money, simply as that, graphic designers now use expensive equipment and investing in the finest tools is a must if you want to stay ahead of the pack. The best way to obtain finance for your business is by developing a professional business plan to enable you to obtain a business loan for your business.

CONTRACT

According to the pros, some clients take work and don’t pay the graphic designer who did it. This happens even more now since the most or all communication with your clients is done through the web. Therefore, make sure that you design a contract that includes all variables, key dates, and payment terms before you even start doing any work, specially if it includes using expensive equipment.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is the perfect place for graphic designers to showcase their work. After you’ve done creating your website, we recommend creating pages on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and using them to attract new clients.

The graphics design business has really opened up over the years and this can be especially attributed to the advent of the Internet. A whole lot of things have really caused the business to boom and in turn attract people to start the trade as well.

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HOW DO I START A LAUNDROMAT BUSINESS?

           

Given the constant and growing need for clean clothes this is a very lucrative business to get involved in. Laundromats make it easier to get laundry done when customers either don’t have a washing machine at home, need to wash more clothing than their machines can handle at home or have to cope with severe weather conditions. Laundromats also sell detergents and soaps, dryer sheets, and other related items to help customers get their laundry done.

CUSTOMERS

Preferred clients are businesses and government institutions with long term services contracts. However, a laundromat also service the general public that provide a stream of revenue. Ideal customers are those living in apartments or poor neighborhoods where there are no on site laundry service or washers and dryers for self service.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

One of the best ways to make your business more profitable is to offer additional services like:

– Shoe repairs;

– Dry – cleaning;

– Sell detergents;

– Sell dry cleaning bags; and

– Laundry bags.

You can also offer free or discounted wifi internet services for customers to help them ipass the time while they wait for their laundry.

LOCATION

Your location can make or break your laundromat operation. Being too near other laundromats could effect your ability to attract customers. In addition, being near a major road, having visible signage, offering lots of parking and located in a busy shopping centre will help you gain attention. Also consider the demographics of the area. A neighborhood of wealthy families is less likely to need a laundromat than an area with many apartments and young people.

MANAGEMENT

If your laundromat isn’t well maintained, you will battle attracting new customers and gaining any repeat customers. So, it is vital to hire staff that can clean and maintain your laundromat daily, or do it yourself. Furthermore, it is important to attend to all customer complaints personally and promptly.

ADVERTISING

You won’t be profitable if customers don’t know that your laundromat exist and that you offer great services. Consider placing advertisements and building an online presence to attract attention and to communicate with your customers. To maximize your laundromat’s profitability, create a smart business model and business plan. With hard work and prudent planning, you’re sure to find success.

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SUCCESSFUL SUGAR BEAN FARMING

                           

Sugar beans have a very huge market because  they are consumed by almost every household and large institutions such a boarding schools and prisons. Sugar bean farming can be a very rewarding venture if the appropriate crop is planted in the right regions and at the right time with the right inputs. Sugar bean farmers should follow proper procedures on growing the crop starting from land preparation to harvesting.Like any other crop, sugar beans need basal fertilizers and respond to basal manure and fertilizer application.

Beans may be grown on a wide range of soils, but they generally prefer soils with some clay (>15%), and they are sensitive to soil acidity.. Beans are best grown during the cooler months of summer (January to April) on the Highveld or in winter in the Lowveld with irrigation. In the Highveld, sugar beans can be grown after frost occurrence.

VARIETIES

A number of varieties are available, from speckled sugar beans ( S.C. Bounty & S C Sharp types) to white broad beans. It is important to select the right variety for the intended market, as there are definite market preferences. The most preferred is the speckled type.

PLANTING

Plant when the soil is moist. Planting in rows has many advantages like:

 – you use the correct plant density;

 – weeding is easier; and

– harvesting takes less time.

1. Plant in rows which are 20 – 30cm apart. Within a row, plant seeds at 5 – 7cm apart.

2. Plant seeds at a depth of about 5cm.

3. Fill gaps one to two weeks after planting and when plants have emerged.

                             

APPLYING FERTILIZER

Sugar beans needs phosphorus at planting. Good fertilizer types for sugar beans are SSP or compound L. Although sugar beans can fix nitrogen, it often benefits from a small starter dose of nitrogen from fertilizer. Fertilizer types that supply both phosphorus and nitrogen are compound L, compound D or NPK.

HARVESTING

Start harvesting sugar beans when the leaves and pods are dry and yellow brown. Harvest by handpicking dry pots or by cutting the plans at ground level using a sickle. Leave the roots on the farm to improve soil fertility.  Dry the pods or the plants with pods in the sun on a clean surface like a mat, plastic sheet or tarpaulin, or on a raised platform. Dry for about one day and do not dry the pods on the soil.

LAND SELECTION.

Select fertile to moderately fertile land with no water logging. Sugar beans does not tolerate acidic soils. Think about the rotation scheme for the field you want to plant. To prevent diseases do not plant beans in the same field you used for beans last season.

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HOW PROFITABLE IS A CONTAINER SMALL BUSINESS?

         

Containers are made of steel and built to withstand all kinds of weather, heavy stacking etc. A typical container work lifespan is approximately 10 years. Containers are designed specifically to be portable. You can transport almost any container and place it just about anywhere. A container is cheaper than building a brick and mortar building from scratch. A used container is the least expensive option, although for a better look, a new container is recommended. Either way, a container can easily be painted to blend with your surroundings.

Due to high construction costs more and more companies are turning to non- traditional facilities for their business operations. Containers in particular can be very utilitarian and cost effective.

CONTAINER BUSINESS IDEAS

Coffee Shop – The container and space can be used as a coffee shop where you can serve a variety of beverage options as ell as take away food.

Clothing Retailer – Containers can provide the space you need to run any kind of small retail business like a clothing boutique. If you need more space you can even stack the containers.

Restaurant – An increasing number of enterprising business owners are housing restaurants in remodel led containers. They serve as cost – effective premises that are easy to modify and transport.They’re secure and weather resistant, and provide novelty value.

Meal Prep Service – Another very popular type of food business is to create prepared meals that can be sold directly to consumers on site or as take away.

Hair Salon – Simply, one-on-one service businesses can also work in containers. Containers and the space necessary could be used to set up your own hair salon operation.

Office Containers – Whether you are looking for additional office space or temporary on-site offices containers can provide an affordable solution. These can be fully customized and fitted with the required amenities. Containers are also ideal for student accommodation and school facilities as can be seen below.

                  

Furthermore, “container homes” are quick to set up, sturdy, and much cheaper than building your average brick – and – mortar houses. If successfully implemented, container houses might decrease the significant housing shortage problem currently faced by so many families across the country.

Even though container homes have been around for years, it has only been the last 5 years that the building technique has become a viable alternative option. Through innovative insulation techniques, latest building materials and expertise built up over years, the container home is now a beautiful sustainable way of building your dream house.

Container homes are fast becoming a popular and more affordable to normal housing, which is priced beyond what the average South African can afford. A customizable and transportable container home can start from as little as ZAR 100 000. It also create huge opportunities for real estate developers/entrepreneurs to enter in a very lucrative market.

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SUCCESSFUL PINEAPPLE FARMING

                       

Pineapples are sweet, nutritional and can be used in a variety of ways in home cooking. Moreover, pineapples are regularly purchased in bulk by food manufacturers who turn the fruit into various beverages, sweets, baked goods and other food products.

Pineapples rank second on the list of the most consumed fruits in the world and constitute up to 20% of the world’s production of all tropical fruits. Since the 1960’s, the level of pineapple farming has increased dramatically. The fruit popularity in the world can be explained by the breeding of new species, in particular one that is referred to as “Gold“. The fruit is now prepared, canned and consumed in various forms such as pineapple chunks, slices, juices, jams, marmalade, crushed and dried pineapples. Pineapples are also used in cereals and as a snack food. Pineapple fruits are also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B6, Copper and Manganese.

SOIL

The soil for pineapple farming should b well drained and slightly acidic in nature with pH levels around 4.5 to 6. The soil has to be light and can be sandy, alluvial or lateritic but not heavy clayey soil. The fruit is suitable for cultivation either near the seacoast or inland areas but the minimum temperature ranges should be in between 15.5 to 32 degrees C. The plants flower from February till April and bears fruit from July till September.

                         

HARVESTING

Pineapple plants get ready for harvest in 2 to 2.5 years. Flowers appear after 12 months from planting and fruits appear after 15 or 18 months. The ripening of fruits occur after 5 months from flowering. The fruits for table use are harvested when completely ripe whereas the fruits for canning are harvested at an early stage. Each variety has a different eye color in the fruit indicating its maturity or ripening level.

PINEAPPLE VARIETIES

Kew – It is a leading commercial variety valued particularly for canning. Its fruits are big sized (1.5 – 2.5 kg) oblong and tapering slightly to the crown. The fruit with broad and shallow eyes becomes yellow when fully ripe.

Gian Kew – The variety is synonymous with Kew except for the size of plant and fruit which are larger than Kew as the name signifies.

Charlotte Rothschild – The fruit is similar in taste and other characters to that of Kew.

Queen – Its fruit are rich yellow in color, weighing 0.9 – 1.3 kg each. The flesh is deep golden – yellow, less juicy than Kew, crisp textured with a pleasant aroma and flavor.

Mauritius – It comes medium in size, its fruits are deep yellow and red. Yellow fruits are oblong, fibrous and medium sweet compared with red ones.This is ideal for table purposes.

Jaldhup & Lakhat – Both are under the Queen group with fruits smaller than Queen. Lakhat is markedly sour in taste, whereas Jaldhup has its sweetness well- blended with acidity.

Generally, commercial pineapple farming demands sufficient area of land and proper irrigation facility. In addition to that, the farm must have proper arrangements for plant protection. In this business, you can expect a substantial ROI and quick payback but you will need a well-structured farming business plan to get you going.

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HOW TO START A PET GROOMING BUSINESS

              

Starting a pet grooming business is not only a relatively easy business to start up, it can also be quite profitable especially if you have strategies in place that make you stand out from your competitors. The demand for other pet services have grown as owners now also want their pets to live long, stay healthy as well as happier.

Popular Pet Services:

* Dog training.

* Pet behavioral consulting;

* Pet portrait photography;

* Pet Sitting; and

* Upscale and holistic spa services.

Another very popular service is “Mobile Pet Grooming”. This service involves the use of specially equipped vehicles that travel to pet owners homes. It allows groomers the ability to perform a full range of services right outside the customer’s door. This is a very in -demand service because:

It’s convenient for the customer.

– It reduces potential stress on the pets.

– It’s perfect for home – bound older people who have companion animals.

On the downside, initial start – up costs for such an enterprise are hefty. Those in a position to make an investment in this are virtually guaranteed high business growth dividends.

                                

Pet Health Insurance

Sales of pet policies have begin to accelerate in recent times. This trend is expected to proliferate dramatically and offer the enhanced potential for pet business growth due to a number of factors:

* People increasingly regard their pets as beloved family members;

* Pets (like people) are living longer, requiring more complex and extended medical care.

* Advances in the veterinary technology have resulted in more costly medical care.

Considering that pet parents are expected to spend even more on their companion animals in the future, the sky’s the limit for those who have a good head for business and genuine love of animals. Remember that for the most part, customers will be entrusting a beloved pet to your care so you should always make sure that you treat their animal with respect at all times and never make any negative remarks about its condition or appearance.

Your Market

Customers are likely to include:

– Owners of breeds that require regular grooming. Many owners will have neither the necessary skills not the time to groom their pets regularly and so prefer to have a professional do it for them.

– Professionals and enthusiasts who breed and show animals – particularly dogs and cats.

– Owners who are not physically able to groom their own pets.

– Owners of animals that need flea or other parasite treatments.

– Owners of animals that have been referred to you for grooming by a vet.

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CHICORY FARMING – IS THIS PROFITABLE??

                                             

Chicory is a woody, perennial herbaceous plant and it is a member of the daisy family of plants called “Asteracease”. Chicory produces tubes or roots in the first year and develop a flower only in the second year.

Chicory root has a lot of health benefits on the human body, because of its ingredients. Chicory is an excellent source of potassium, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. In South Africa, Chicory is grown almost solely for the root. This is cut into cubes which are dried, roasted and milled and used for blending with coffee. Chicory is also consumed fresh, usually in salads or as a cooked potherb. The leftover parts of the root which are too small to be cubed are sold as stock feed.

Growing Chicory

Chicory prefers fertile, well-drained soil rich in organic malter. Loams, silt loams and clay loam soil often produce higher yields than lighter textured sandy soil as the latter has lower water retention ability and the crop suffers moisture stress sooner. Chicory is a cool – season plant. It grows fastest when conditions are warm and the monthly temperature does not exceed 25 grade Celsius. The plant can survive moderate but not severe frost.

Cultivars

There are 3 main types of Chicory gown for their leaves:

1. A bitter – tasting loose – leaved form is grown as a green winter vegetable, especially in southern Italy.

2. A narrow – leaved, witloof or Belgian form has a compact, elongated head (chicon) which is blanched for use in salads or cooked dishes.

3. A broad – leaved (usually red) form produces cabbage – like hearts. These are generally less bitter than the other forms and are eaten raw or cooked. These forms are often used as a winter salad crop.

                 

Water Requirements

Chicory requires 75 to 90 mm of water per month for 160 000 to 180 000 plants per hectare, and then increasing 120 to 140 mm per month during the last 2 months before harvesting.

Planting

The best time to plant Chicory is in the spring season. Seed should be sown in a fine-textured seed bed, at a depth of not more than 6 cm in rows spaced 45 – 60 cm apart. When the plants reach the four-leaf stage they are thinned to stand 20 to 25cm apart in the row. The plant density is about 150 000 plants  per hectare. Ideal planting time for sandy coastal regions (dry land) is from Feb. to May. Up country dry land plantings can be planted from March to middle September.

Irrigation

Chicory irrigation periods should not be longer than 4 hours at a time; 3 to 4 hours are ideal. Some more irrigation is needed for Chicory in drier areas.

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SUCCESSFUL BARLEY FARMING

                                

Barley is mainly produced in the Western Cape under dry land conditions. Two-thirds of our barley is produced in the areas around Caledon, Bredasdorp, Napier, Swellendam, Heidelberg and recently, patches of the Swartland region too. The remainer of the barley production is in the Northern Cape under irrigation – Vaalharts, Douglas, Barkley West and Modderrivier. Barley is also grown by some small-scale farmers at Taung in the North West Province.

The barley marketing season in South Africa commences on 1 October and ends on 30 September the following year. After wheat, barley is the most important small grain in South Africa. Its main uses includes:

* production of malt – used for the brewing of beer;

* animal feed; and

* pearl barley.

Planting

The planting equipment used for wheat is also suitable for barley. Do not plat barley seed too deep, as this can affect seedling emergence. Planting density can range from 65kg/ha to 100kg/ha depending on the state of the seedbed, planting date, irrigation method and planter used. The average recommended planting density is 80kg/ha, given a 100% germination capacity as well as a 1000 kemel weight of approximately 40kg. Aim to establish 130 to 140 plants/m2 at harvesting. Between 65kg/ha and 80kg/ha seed ought to be sufficient under centre pivot conditions with optimal seedbed preparation.

In -expensive and easy to grow, barley provides exceptional erosion control and weed suppression in semi – arid regions and light soils. It also can fill short rotation niches or serve as a topsoil protecting crop during droughty conditions in any region. It is more  salt tolerant than other small grains and can sop up excess subsoil moisture to help prevent saline seep formation. Barley prefers cool dry growing areas. As a spring cover crop, it can be grown farther north than any other cereal grain, largely because of its short growing period. It can also produce more biomass in a shorter time than any other cereal crop.

BENEFITS

Weed Suppressor

Quick to establish, barley out-competes weeds largely by absorbing soil moisture during its early growing stages. It also shades out weeds and releases allelopathic chemicals that help suppress them.

Pest Suppression

Barley can reduce incidence of leaf-hoppers, aphids, army-worms, root – knot nematodes and other pests, a number of studies suggest.

Nurse Crop

Barley has an upright posture and relatively open canopy that makes it a fine nurse crop for establishing a forage or legume stand. Less competitive than other small grains, barley also uses less water than other covers crops.

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LOGISTICS / TRANSPORTATION – CAN THIS WORK?

                      

The Freight Packaging and Logistics Services Industry is an industry that is responsible for providing packing and crating services for the transportation sector of the economy. The industry comprises of businesses that provide consolidation of freight consignments, trade document preparation, packing, crating and otherwise preparing goods for transportation and logistics consulting services.

Some of the key factors that will contribute to growth in this industry include the growth in the manufacturing sector, consumption, international trade and also the increase in technology reliance will provide new opportunities for logistics consulting and advisory services, particularly for distribution chain networks and logistics.

While a fair amount of investment is being made by various stakeholders to upgrade the country’s rail networks so as to be sufficient to meet future demand, currently the transport of goods and services is still largely reliant on the road transport  – and this is a massive opportunity for FMCG logistical and transport companies.

One of the most important things to do to run a successful logistics and transport company is to understand your costs. Don’t take any short cuts and remember quality controls as well as stringent maintenance to all vehicles is crucial.

Besides the capital outlay for equipment and vehicles, other expenses have also to be considered:

– Garage or other facilities for vehicles stored;

Additional security features;

– Routine servicing and maintenance of all vehicles;

– Repairs to scratches, wear and tear (tyres);

– Fuel costs;

– Cleaning of all vehicles;

– Parking costs for business use;

– Toll charges for business use;

– Traffic Fines;

– Marketing and Advertising costs.

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Recycling – Can I make money from this?

                                         

The recycling industry has become an integral part of modern society not only due to its social and economic impact but also because it plays a vital role for the future of our planet.

Most people think a recycling business is all about collecting soda cans, bottles and old paper, but in fact, most profitable recycling businesses concentrate on other items and materials, such as the gold found in computers and cell phones, used tyres, or re-selling household goods.

The current growing population and economy, results in increased volumes of waste generated. This puts pressure on waste management facilities, which are already in short supply and cannot handle the demand for service provision. Inadequate waste services lead to unpleasant living conditions and a  polluted, unhealthy environment.

Recycling Business Ideas:

Recycling of Aluminum Cans.

Recycling of Scrap Gold.

Recyclable Waste Collection Centre.

Recycling of Construction Waste.

Garbage Recycling.

Cartridge Recycling.

Electronic Waste Recycling.

Cooking Oil Filtration & Recycling.

Home Items Recycling.

The waste management sector evolves every year as South Africa makes steady steps towards a greener and more sustainable future. Opportunities for businesses and investors are constantly growing and appearing as new technologies and methods of waste management are discovered.

The recycling business is very competitive, and much of the competition is from large, established businesses. Therefore, market research is absolutely essential. You need to investigate what and how many recycling businesses already exist in your area where you will be able to sell your products and for how much etc.

The amount of money that you will need to start your recycling business will vary greatly depending on what kind of operation you planning to run. Expenses might include:

Vehicles to haul recyclable’s;

A  space to store/sell recyclable’s;

Machinery to process recyclable’s;

Money to pay people for their recyclable’s;

Working capital.

All of the research you have done to plan your business will come together in your business plan, which is a formal document that outlines how you will develop and run your business.

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FIG FARMING – WHY SHOULD I START?

                    

Figs are an ancient food source and were one of the first fruit trees cultivated along with the olive and grapevine. It is known for its adaptability and high productivity whilst being easy to prune and maintain. This make the fig tree a valuable addition to farming and a rewarding long-term investment. There is almost no limit to the use of figs; figs can be eaten fresh, canned, dried, and made into an assortment of preserves. Foodies find them lovely with cheese and figs could also be roasted and added to coffee for an interesting twist.

CULTIVARS

Black Mission

This is a classic pear – shaped fruit with a purple to black skin and red flesh.

Adams

One of the oldest fig cultivars in South Africa. Large fruits, with purple skin and dark red flesh when ripe, ripen late in the season.

Cape White or Kaapse Wit

Very sweet french fig. The small flat fruits with green-yellow skin and straw – colored flesh ripen early.

Kaapse Bruin

One of South Africa’s oldest figs. It ripens early to mid-season with a uniformly brown skin and pink flesh. Resists the attentions of flies well.

 Eva

A unique South African cultivar with small, egg-shaped fruits, greenish purple skin color and straw-colored flesh.

Cape Black or Koffievry

Another unique South African cultivar and popular in domestic gardens. It is a small, black early fig with straw- colored flesh. Can be eaten with the peel.

Tiger or Tiervry

Striking yellow and green stripy fig, fun to grow in the garden. The flesh is reddish pink.

Kadota

An old Italian cultivar with a prominent, fleshy stalk and typical drop of sugar in the “ostiole” or bottom opening when ripe. The skin is greenish yellow with white flecks and the flesh yellow-pink.

White Genoa

This is an early fig that ripens end of January to early February, with an abundance of large, sweet fruits. Skin is yellow-green and the flesh pink.

Brown Turkey

These figs ripen late in the season with light brown to red skin and dark red flesh.

                                            

HEALTH BENEFITS

Figs are nutritious, calorie- dense fruit and contain high levels of potassium, calcium, vitamins B & E, as well as dietary fiber. Eaten fresh or dried, figs are an ideal food source for increasing energy, strengthening immunity and aiding the digestive system. 

SOIL

The fig can be grown on a wide range of soils; light sand, rich loan, heavy clay or limestone, providing that there is sufficient depth and food drainage. Sandy soil that is medium- dry and contains a good deal of lime is preferred when the crop is intended for drying. Highly acid soils are unsuitable.

HARVESTING

The fruits may be picked from the tree or gathered normally or by mechanical sweepers after they fall on the ground. Harvested fruits are spread out in the shade for a day or two so that the latex will dry a little. Then they are transported to processing plants in boxes.

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MORINGA FARMING – HOW PROFITABLE IS THIS?

                                   

Moringa is frequently referred to as “the miracle tree” because all of its parts – from the leaves to flowers, seeds, bark and roots – have nutritional and medicinal uses. Seed pods are oil-rich, yielding 38% to 40% of buttery yellow oil. The oil is highly sought after by cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies, and can be used in cooking, for engine lubrication, and more importantly, as biodiesel.

Even when grown for  biodiesel, Moringa adds for food security. It’s one of the top three most nutritious vegetables in the world and was identified by the World Health Organization as a famine- busting plant.

Moringa oleifera leaves contain  more Vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas and more protein than eggs and milk. The plant has primarily been used for its medicinal and nutritional benefits. For example, in Africa, Moringa has been used by breastfeeding mothers as a supplement due to its ability to increase lactation and to assist them in managing childhood malnutrition, thus decreasing the mortality rate amongst young children (Saambou 2001).

Moringa oleifera is a deciduous tree which within the first year of planting can grow up to 3 meters in height and can subsequently grow as tall as 15 meters. During the first 6-12 months, the Moringa tree can produce fruit, however, on average, it takes a period of 2 years to produce seeds. The favorable conditions under which to grow Moringa oleifera are temperatures between 25 – 30 degrees C, although the plant is capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 48 degrees C.

                                  

The Moringa pods are a good source of calcium and phosphorus. The oil extracted from Moringa oleifera seeds contains a approximately 13% saturated fatty acids and 82% unsaturated fatty acids. It is also has a particularly high level of oleic acid (70%) in comparison to other vegetable oils, which usually contain approximately 40% oleic acid.

The roots of the Moringa oleifera are characterized to have medicinal properties. However, consumption in high dosages can be fatal due to the presence of spirochinalkaloid, a fatal nerve paralyzing agent (Nellis 1997).

Several studies have been conducted in exploring the use of Moringa for various industries. The most well-studied and exploited uses of Moringa oleifera are medicinal and nutritional in nature. However, in recent years other uses of Moringa oleifera have been studied and their application explored in other industries such as water treatment and animal feed.

The Moringa oleifera leaves are harvested once a week. During harvesting, care is taken to minimize contamination and remove any residue that may have accumulated on the leaves by washing them three times with clean water. The leaves are then dried and farms employ different drying methods. When the drying process is complete, the Moringa oleifera leaves are milled and then packaged as various products such as capsules, tea and powder.

                                                          

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AFRICAN HAIR & BRAIDS – HOW TO START SUCCESSFUL

                                 

Hair extension retail stores includes stores that mainly specialize in selling wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions for both aesthetic and medical purposes. Just like most businesses in the retailing industry, it depends on strong consumer spending to spur the demand for industry products.There are hair businesses that someone with little education and no serious business background and training can start. One of such businesses is to open a “hair extension” retail store. The major things you need to succeed in this kind of business is a good location, easy access to wholesale supply of quality “hair extensions” and good customer service skills.

The truth is that if your store is located in an good area with good human and vehicular traffic, and you have quality hair extensions, wigs and related products from different brands, you will not struggle to get customers visiting your store and make a purchase.

              

The wig and hair extension retail store industry is a very profitable industry and it is open for any aspiring entrepreneur to come in and establish his or her business. You can choose to start on a small scale on a street corner or you can choose to start on a large scale with several outlets in key places.

In setting up any business, the capital needed will depend on the approach and scale you want to undertake. If you intend to go big by renting/leasing a big facility, you then would need a good amount of capital because you need to ensure that your employees are well taken care of, and that your facility is conductive enough for workers to be creative and productive. This means that the start-up can either be low or high depending on your goals, vision and aspirations for the business.

According to a documentary aired on hair extensions, it was found that the reason why more people were wearing hair extensions was due to the fact that the extensions helped add volume and length to one’s hair and could also dramatically change one’s look. This is why customers are willing to spend thousands of rand’s at  one spot, just so they could get a hair extension.

The demand for hair extensions has increased dramatically especially as celebrities have now joined the target market. The reason for the boom asides from the celebrity factor is due to the fact that new technologies for applying these hair extensions have emerged for users.

                          

A well-structured business plan is a very important business document that you should not take for granted when launching your own hair extension retail business. Should you need professional help and assistance in this area contact us now at: (27)84 583 3143 or money@global.co.za

HOW TO SET UP AND RUN A COMMERCIAL FARM

                   

The Agriculture industry of which “commercial farming” is a subset of, is no doubt amongst the leading industries in most countries of the world. Commercial farming is all about mass-cultivation of crops and rearing animals, fish etc for the sole aim of making profits. In most cases it is referred to as mechanized farming.

With the recent advancement in technology farmers can now comfortably grow crops in a country where such crops can hardly survive and in places where there are few farming land. People can even make use of the rooftop (basement) of their houses to cultivate crops even for commercial purposes.

One thing is certain about commercial farming. If you are able to conduct your market research and feasibility studies; you are more likely not going to struggle to sell your farm produce because there are always food processing companies and consumers out there who are ready to buy from you.

With commercial farming, you can afford to combine crop cultivation and animal husbandry or you can decide to only specialize in the cultivation of crops or rearing of animals. The bottom line is that if you have enough land (space) and you are interested in maximizing commercial farming, you are sure going to make huge profits from your business.

                    

Commercial farming/Agriculture, or otherwise known as agribusiness basic characteristics is that high doses of modern inputs are used for higher productivity such as high yielding varieties, fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, weed killers and so on. In commercial farming, crops that are in high demand, i.e. crops that need to be exported to  other countries or are used as raw materials in industries are produced mainly. In addition, the extent of agriculture marketing differs from region to region.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO START A COMMERCIAL FARMING BUSINESS?

After all that has been done, there will be the need to draw u a “farming business plan” . Starting your farming operation with a business plan in place is one of the best things that could possibly happen to any business. This is so because of the clear cut direction which a business plan gives. It enables you to follow a guided path that is growing and summounting business business challenges. Writing a professional business plan might not come easy as it requires that one goes technical/financial in some sub sets of the business plan document. This is the areas where an expert comes in. There are business plan writers who are specialized in the business of helping rookies draw up business plans.

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Growing Guavas Successfully

                              

Although guavas are found throughout the country, the growing regions are in the Western Cape and Mpumalanga. The “Fan Retief” cultivar, created in the Western Cape, currently accounts for 90% of the commercial plantings.

Various Cultivars

* Fan Retief – the fruit is pink inside.

* White guava – the fruit is white inside.

* Cherry or Chinese guava – this variety grows into a small bush.

Guavas are eaten as a fresh fruit, dried fruit, are canned, or processed into pulp and concentrate, or even juiced.

Cultivation

The guava is successfully cultivated in a wide range of growing conditions. It is fairly well adjusted to different rainfall while soil pH ranging from 4.5 to 8.2 is proper for desirable plant performance. While guava trees tolerate poor soils, fruit production is substantially enhanced when grown in rich soils under proper management. As a general rule, guavas require very little attention. Nevertheless, guava trees can be grown as cordons on wire fence. Trees can be planted from 2.5 to 8m in any combination of rows and tree spacing.

Pruning & Fruit Thinning

Regular pruning of bearing guava trees are essential. Most guava trees, whether propagated from seed or grafts, produce an abundance of suckers which should be removed from trunk up to 50cm above ground. A framework of four branches representing four quarters of the tree should be established. The crotch angles between the branches and the main stem should be wide enough to facilitate adequate light penetration and provide physical strength to support fruit load at maturity.

Harvesting & Storage

Immature guavas do not ripen off the trees; fruits may soften, but never develop abundant color, and typical flavor associated with good eating enjoyment. Over-ripe fruits drop. There are no visible physical appearances or chemical indices of fruits that consistently reflect the appropriate stage of fruit maturity for harvest. Fruit harvesting should be carried out when the fruit is fully developed, matured, and began to show signs of color change from green to yellowish. Guava fruits should be packed in the natural posture (with the pedicel end of the fruit kept upward) in order to retain better quality for longer periods of time.

A clever marketing campaign for guavas has helped remind consumers about the health benefits of this unpretentious fruit, and opened new opportunities for farmers by reviving the demand for fresh guavas in supermarkets.

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Starting & Running a Transport/Trucking Business

                                  

Truck owner operators operates in the trucking/transport industry and it is a known fact that the transportation/trucking industry plays a very important role in the economy of the world. They provide essential services to the economy by transporting large quantities of raw materials, machines, equipment, dirt, rocks, building materials and finished goods over land – typically from manufacturing plants to retail distribution centers and from warehouses to construction sites. As a matter of fact heavy duty trucks are indispensable in the construction industry.

Why start a transportation/trucking business?

The transportation/trucking industry is responsible for the majority of freight movement over land, and they are a major stakeholder in the manufacturing, transportation and warehousing industries. The trucking/transportation industry is not restricted to trailers or large trucks hauling goods from distribution to another via highways, it also involves smaller trucks that help transport smaller quantity of goods from one destination within a city to another destination within the same city. Transportation/trucking businesses is not only about transporting goods over long distances.

The following represent some of the many possible types of transportation/trucking businesses you could decide to start. It all depends on what your personal interest is and what skills you want to employ in your business:

1. Owner/ Operator trucking

There are two basic forms of operating, with the key difference being how you get drivers to fulfill those contracts:

(a) Subcontract drivers – Drivers in this case, are independent contractors who likely own their own equipment. You’ll spend your time on two key coordination pieces – getting the contracts and accounts with the manufacturers who needs goods transported and then finding drivers who can fulfill those contracts or schedule.

(b) Privately owned drivers – In this scenario , you own the trucks and the drivers work for you. You have total control and retain all the profit – and you pay all of the expenses of employees and equipment, which means higher start p as well as higher operating costs.

2. Moving van business

Starting a small moving business is relatively easy – which also means you need to keep in mind that you’ll likely b competing with some college students who use a rented box truck. Your ace card will be that you’ll set up and conduct your business professionally, perhaps offering add-on services such as space for temporary in between moves storage facilities.

3. Specialty Transportation

Specializing in a specific kind of unusual transportation – extremely large items such as airplane parts, or modular houses, or refrigerated perishables – can provide a healthy income. You’ll likely have fewer clients but can charge higher fees for the expertise you have or gain from specializing.

4. Livestock Transportation

Although you don’t need any specific licenses for transporting animals for customers, you will effeminately need equine or bovine experience for potential clients to trust your ability to transport their animals, and you need to familiarize yourself with the livestock transport regulators.

5. Medical Transportation

Medical transport is an important business in the transportation arena. There are several ways to focus on in this business. Some requires no more than a regular vehicle, drivers license, and a solid driving record. You could focus on transporting seniors to medical appointments or driving people long distances to specialist appointments at big hospitals.

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How profitable is a Computer Training Center?

                         

The computer training services industry is made up of centers that offer vocational and technical courses. They also provide courses in computer programming, which includes curriculum’s for software packages, computerized business systems, computer electronics technology and local area network management. It is important to state that computer training centers also train their students via online platforms.

Why start a Computer Training Center?

If you are interested in starting a business in the ICT industry, one of the options open to you especially if you are interested in imparting knowledge is to open a computer training center. In order to capture a fair share of the available market in your location, you would need a good website that is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) compliant. The truth is that your website ensures that your business remains visible to your customers. You can even ensure that your customers get to book online so as to make it more convenient to them.

With the right experience, a computer training business can be a great option for someone looking to start a business. Setting up a computer training center is not a daunting task once you have become aware of what you need to prepare. The requirements for a computer training center are not as complicated as you might think. Here are the important things to consider when starting a computer training center:

1. Computers & Software

You would need at least 10 personal computers in order to start a computer training center. The number of computers actually varies according to the space you have available, as well as your budget. Aside from computers, you need to have the necessary software in which your students will come to learn about. The computers should also be up to date with the latest processors and operating systems as much as possible.

2. Good Teachers

Teaching is a talent, not a skill that is learned at school. In a computer training center the knowledge level of your students range from the ignorant to those with background but wish to learn more. Because of this, you need good teachers that have the skill to deal with different kinds of students.

3. Business Registration

This is very important. You need to properly register your computer training center with all the relevant authorities. You need to show that your business is qualified to teach the skill of using computers to the public.

4. Find a facility

Once you’ve got the training center established on paper, you can find a facility to serve as its physical location. If you don’t have enough capital to lease or purchase your own center, you can find out if local colleges or community centers with computers can allow you to train people on computers in their facilities.

5. Market & Advertise your training center

It’s important that once your business is established you inform the community about all the services that you provide and what back up will be available for them.

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How successful is a Internet Cafe?

                            

Since the invent of the Internet, a lot of other big things have happened to the information technology (IT). More and more people have taken to trades that revolve around this industry. You too can begin to look at ways to tap into vast opportunities that exists in the information technology (IT) industry.

The “internet cafe” line of business is one business that irrespective of the change in trends, is still managing to survive especially when the business is well positioned in a location like airports, campus, public facilities, hotels etc. Simply put, an internet cafe, which is also known as a “cyber cafe”, is a place which provides internet access to the public, usually for a fee. Most internet cafes usually provide snacks and drinks, ence the cafe in the name. In an internet cafe, the fee for using a computer that is connected to an internet facility is usually charged as a time-based rate.

An internet cafe may be a great opportunity for you to combine your passions and turn your skills into earning money in an enjoyable and profitable way by following and implementing the following ideas/tips:

1. Planning your Internet Cafe

Write down the different amenities and services you want to offer and the audience you wish to cater to. Visit other internet cafe’s in your area and in other cities to help form your ideas.

2. Feasibility

Investigate the area in which you hope to open your internet cafe business. Look specifically at the demand for an internet cafe and competitors in the area.Make a rough estimate of how much money you will require as an initial investment for computer equipment, furniture, software and amenities.

3. Create a Comprehensive Business Plan

Enumerate every detail for your internet cafe from the computers that you will need to purchase to long-term operational costs. Incorporate the results from your previous market research and explain in your business plan how your internet cafe will stay profitable over time. If you struggle in this area you should rather use the services of a “professional business plan consultant”.

4. Start Up Capital

Using your financial plan, determine your projected annual expenses and gross income. You’ll need to have enough capital to cover both your start-up and operating expenses. If you do not, you will need to take out a loan.

5. Find a suitable Location

You will want a place that is likely to attract stable as well as casual customers. Locating near a school or college may attract younger customers, or if you locate near other food cafes or small shops you might be able to catch pedestrians i the area.

6. Choose a name for your internet business

Establish a unique identifier that resonates with customers and sets you apart from other businesses. Do some research and find information about other business names so you don’t choose one that is already taken.

7. Choose an Internet Service Provider (ISP)

Your cafe’s internet connection will most likely need a higher grade, more robust connection than a normal household set up. Negotiate with your ISP as they may offer special deals for businesses, especially internet cafes.

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HOW TO SET UP AND RUN A SPA/BEAUTY SALON

                          

One of the ways through which you could capture the hearts of all and get them coming over and over again, is by helping them de=stress from the hectic day to day schedules. This is one of the things that those who already run a spa and beauty salon have at the back of their minds.

A day spa is a frequently visited place by people who need some relaxation from their stressful life. Day spas facilities offer many services featuring several relaxation techniques and traditions.

Spa and beauty salon businesses is booming all over the world, but entrepreneurs should consider a wise business strategy to start and establish a spa or beauty salon. Here are some tips of starting a successful spa and beauty salon:

1. Select your business structure.

You can choose from structures such as Sole Proprietors, Partnerships, Companies. If not sure get advice from a business consultant or your bank. You should also visit a insurance agent who is an expert in liability issues.

2. Define your brand.

After evaluating your spa/beauty salon competitors and their strengths and weaknesses, make an effort to put something unique on the plate for the customers as any extras will always attract them. In the day spa business, you can offer authentic treatment classes, wellness tips, or it can be as simple as a cup of herbal tea in the hospitality section.

3. Find a suitable location.

Search for a strategic location and get it on a lease. Make sure that your spa location is easy accessible and that it has a good parking place. Then, hire an experienced interior designer. The designer will suggest the right color scheme for your spa/beauty salon to give your customers a pleasant and soothing environment.

4. Find your customers.

Take a look around and identify your potential clients. Make sure that your services target the right customers. Determine if your day spa will look to attract neighborhood residents, or will it be a destination day spa/beauty salon for the affluent and celebrities upmarket.

5. Estimate start up costs.

Proper budgeting is the most vital element for any start up spa/beauty salon business. So keep this in mind and estimate the entire costs to be incurred while getting your feet wet in the day spa/beauty salon business.

6. Get an impressive Logo.

You day spa/beauty salon business will draw the attention of potential customers easily if it has a unique logo. The importance of a business logo is catching the attention of a business and the spa logo design will become the identity of a business.

7. Know your Competition.

A successful business owner knows his competitors in the field very well. Find out all day spa/beauty salons in your area and then develop marketing strategies to pout smart the competition.

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SOYA BEAN FARMING

                 

Soybean production surpassed sunflower in 2012, becoming the country’s most important oil-seed crop (BFAP 2016). Soybeans are mainly cultivated under dry-land conditions., and grown primarily in Mpumalanga and the Free State. Over two-thirds of the country’s soybeans is grown here (DAFF 2015), KZN and Limpopo are also significant soy bean growers, followed by the North West and Gauteng.

Depending upon local conditions, soybeans are typically planted in November through December. The plants react to day/night length ratios which stimulate the reproduction process. Planting in January will result in a shorter plant with lower harvest potential, as the days shorten during growth. On ripening, the leaves turn yellow and the moisture content of the seeds drops – from about 65% to 14% within 14 days – given that the weather is dry and hot

REASONS FOR SOYBEAN GROWING:

  • Diversification away from maize.

  • The growing animal – feed demand.

  • Growing production of soy-food.

  •  Bio-diesel plant from soybeans.

  • Soybeans is one of a few crops that can be planted in rotation with wheat to ensure two crops per annum.

  • Crop rotation benefits include increased yields for both crops, and simplified weed and pest control.

  • Since South Africa has to import soy, marketing is not a problem.

                               

RAINFALL REQUIREMENTS

Rainfall of 500 to 900mm is required for better yields and better seed quality, depending on growth condition. Soya beans are susceptible to drought during the flowering and pod formation stages. They can also do well in warm, dry areas under irrigation.Excessive rainfall prior to and during flowering can result in luxuriant growth and increased lodging. Water logged conditions have a negative effect on the crop yield.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS

Deep, well-drained soil with a fine but firm seedbed that is high in fertility and has good water-holding capacity is needed for good soya bean yields. Soya beans are better adapted to soil types with a lower pH lower than 5.2 impedes nitrogen fixation. Compacted soils should be avoided because the hypocotyl of the soya bean breaks easily during emergence if under pressure. It is preferable to plant in moist soil.

MARKETING

There is a growing interest in soya products in South Africa because of the health benefits attached to them. Soya bean consumption in the country is estimated at 25% for oil and oil cake, 60% for animal feed and 20% for human consumption. The marketing of soya beans has moved away from single-channel marketing to a free market system. The system complies with a free marketing economy, where the producer markets has his own product to his own advantage.

The local price of soya beans is derived from world price levels of oil seed products and if a net local deficit applies, large quantities of these products must be imported. The largest price determinant, however, is the international price level of oil and oil cake. Because of the fluctuation of world prices, one can expect the trading of locally produced oil seeds to be increasingly linked to international prices. The bio-fuel industry will also open doors for the soya bean market.

Food security concerns and the growing global population are particularly highlighted as the main soy bean development agenda. Soy beans present farmers a cover crop that could assist in reducing soil erosion, improving soil fertility as well as diversifying income opportunity and food resources.

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START AN EVENT PLANNING SERVICE

              

The special events industry has grown enormously during the past decade. According to resent research conducted by Dr. Joe Goldblatt (Certified Special Events Professional) spending for special events worldwide is $500 billion annually. “Suffice it is to say, the market is large enough to support and sustain your endeavor”, says Goldblatt. If you’re working in one special events area, there are many directions in you can expand. If you’re just entering the profession of special events, there is a lucrative market awaiting you on many fonts.

WHAT IS EVENT PLANNING?

This question actually breaks down into 2 questions: What kind of events are we talking about? and what is event planning? Generally speaking, special events occur for the following purposes:-

Celebrations – fairs, parades, weddings, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries.

Education – conferences, meetings, graduations.

Promotions – product launches, political rallies, fashion shows.

Commemorations – memorials, civic events.

This list isn’t an exhaustive one, but as the examples illustrate, special events may be business related, purely social or somewhere in between. Second Question: What is event planning? Planners of an event may handle any or all of the following tasks related to that event:-

  1. Conducting research.

  2. Creating an event design.

  3. Finding a site.

  4. Arranging for food, decor and entertainment.

  5. Planning transportation to and from the event.

  6. Sending invitations to attendees.

  7. Arranging any necessary accommodations for attendees.

  8. Coordinating the activities of event personnel.

  9. Supervising at the site.

  10. Conducting evaluations of the event.

WHY DO PEOPLE HIRE EVENT PLANNERS?

The question has a simple answer: Individuals often find they lack the expertise and time to plan events themselves. Independent planners can step in and give these special events the attention they deserve.

TARGET MARKET

Broadly speaking, there are two markets for event planning services: Corporate and Social. The term corporate includes not only companies but also charities and non-profit organizations. Charities and non-profit organizations host gala fundraisers, receptions and athletic competitions, among other events, to expand their public support base and to raise funds.

SOCIAL MARKET

Social events include weddings, birthdays, anniversary parties, sweet 16 parties, children’s parties, reunions and so on. You may decide to handle all of these events or just specialize in one of more of them. The market for social events, especially birthdays and anniversaries, is expected to continue to increase over the next few years, as baby boomers mature. This group has children getting married, parents celebrating golden anniversaries, and their own silver wedding anniversaries to commemorate. 

                     

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WHY TUNNEL FARMING?

               

Tunnel farming has been around in South Africa for almost 4 decades. In the 70’s it was found that vegetables could be successfully grown without soil by using nutrient based solutions. Furthermore, great success was achieved by covering the plants with a plastic-clad semi-circular structure, dubbed a “tunnel”.

Tunnels may also be called, high hoops, high tunnels or poly tunnels. Tunnels are some times confused with “greenhouses”. The key difference is that tunnels are not heated and provide less climate control and are also less expensive. In South Africa, heating is not as critical as other climates such as in European countries. This immediately gives tunnel farming a competitive advantage over establishment costs.

There are many advantages to using this method of cultivating plants. The plants are grown in plastic tunnels in a growth medium other than natural soil. The plants get a constant flow of nutrients as they are dissolved in the irrigated water system thus creating large and high quality crops.

ADVANTAGES OF TUNNEL FARMING:-

  • High quality products.

  • No soil is needed.

  • Plants get a constant supply of nutrients through an automatic irrigation system.

  • Able to produce larger yields of vegetables on a small area of land.

  • Soil borne diseases are reduced or eliminated.

ADVANTAGES OF VEGETABLE PRODUCTION:-

     * Soil preparation and weeding is reduced or eliminated.

      * One does not need good soil to grow vegetables.

     * Water is used efficiently.

     * Pollution of soil with unused nutrients is greatly reduced.

     * It is possible to produce very high yields of vegetables on a small area because  an environment optimal for plant growth is created. All the nutrients add water that the plants need, are available at all times.

The most important issues to consider before constructing a tunnel are the location, available budget and potential crops. When considering where to locate your first tunnel, it is wise to plan for expansion. Also consider the market area and the number of plants you expect to grow. Include space for roadways, parking lots, packaging, storage and sales.

Other considerations include orientation, airflow, shading, windbreaks,weeds, drainage and other pests. Make sure to consider how irrigation and power will be delivered to the tunnel, including during winter months if winter production is intended.

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HOW TO START YOUR OWN GARLIC BUSINESS

                                           

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a hardy crop that can survive low winter temperatures. While temperature and day length influence bulb formation, this is to a lesser extent than demonstrated by onions. Most conditions suitable for onion production also apply to garlic cultivation, with the ideal growth temperatures between 13oC and 24oC.

THE MARKET

The market is not just South Africa. Exporters can handle everything produced here for export to Germany, Australia etc, especially large cloves which travel well and have long shelf- lives. Locally, it can be sold to traders either whole, chopped, minced or flaked. Great strides have been made in the field of medicine a