Business Proposals

Business Proposals for Entrepreneurs and Start Up Businesses

Sustainable Timber Farming

                                                                           

” Commercial Forestry” is much like any other farming practice. The crops are considered a renewable resource, used to make sawn timber, pulp, paper, poles, mining timber , matches, charcoal and cellulose – based  products. Specific species of trees are planted, harvested and replanted in sustainable rotation. This ensures that there are trees at various stages of growth and maturity, ready to harvest for generations to come.

Forestry is more than the science of planting, managing and caring for timber plantations. It’s also about looking after the landscape which timber share with other animal and plant species as well as the people and communities that the Foresting and Forest Products Industries touches.

LOGGING

Logging is the process of cutting down and removing trees from the forest. In forestry, the phrase is used to describe log making, which includes cutting the branches off, removing the bark and cutting trees into parts. In some cases, logging may refer to the whole logistical process of felling, processing, removing and transporting trees from the forest to the sawmill.

LOGGING IMPORTANCE

Below are reasons why logging is important:

1. Minimizes competition for resources – Logging is important because it reduces crowding in the forest. Crowded trees must compete for nutrients such as sunlight and water. The younger and shorter trees may not receive the sunlight they need because of the overcrowding of the older trees.

2. Boosts the health of the trees –  Logging can keep trees healthy. When logging, the parts of trees that have diseases are removed and the remaining trees can grow without the threat of any disease.

3. Provides necessary raw materials – Trees are a raw material and is important for our survival. They are useful in making furniture, supply materials for building homes, and are useful for making many everyday items. All of these things require logging.

4. Reduces forest fires – Logging helps to reduce forest fires. If there’s a lightning – triggered fire in a crowded forest, fire will spread rapidly, unlike when the trees have been thinned.

5. Enhances undergrowth – Selective logging is important, as it allows more sunlight and air to reach the forest floor, encouraging the growth of vegetation under larger trees.

Assistance for small – scale timber operations

The timber industry falls under the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Daff), and to assist small – scale timber operations, the department has established the Forestry Enterprise Development (FED) Programme. The aim of the FED programme is to create opportunities for people to utilize forests indigenous forests, woodlands and plantations and forest – based resources for economic growth, income generation/ job creation in a manner that will take people from a subsistence livelihood system into the market economy

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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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HEALTH CARE SERVICES

                                                   

Many public and private hospitals are running these days and fulfilling the needs of the society and generating income. Still, the need for more hospitals and healthcare services are increasing day by day. Specialized hospitals in any medical field are also working in the health care industry like children hospitals etc. The healthcare industry is also becoming selective in the hiring of new employees as they are focusing on trained and specialized staff for the hospital. Starting a hospital is a good idea and a secure investment.  

A hospital business is a technical venture and need proper planning and a strategy. You can’t merely buy a place and hire doctors to start the venture. You must know the number of people you are targeting for the hospital because it will help to develop the strategy. It is important to take advice and help from the experts so that you won’t ignore the basic issues.

The business of hospitals and health care organizations is one of the most emerging industries and globally adopted by people from all over the world. It is a profitable as well as a long – term stable business. As we know health is an essential need of the society, hence the importance of health management services and organizations can never be underestimated.

Starting a new healthcare venture requires a thorough understanding of the national/government as well as public policy. You need to understand how people deal with the matters related to health and what are their requirements.

Health care services and new hospitals are one of the fastest expanding industries in the world. Its growth depends upon the needs of society. The wealth and development of a nation are dependent upon its health.

Healthcare service providers or organizations are a very serious concern in every part of the world. In fact, the healthcare industry consumes a vast amount of a country’s budget because providing the best health care services to people is the most important task.

                                                               

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START A FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS

                                              

A food truck business can simply be classified as a restaurant on the go (mobile restaurant) . A Food Truck is essentially a large truck that is equipped with the necessary gadgets to cook and conveniently sell foods. It is a business venture that has come to stay; a business that is gaining momentum as the years roll by.

Food Trucks are more popular today than ever before. You’ve likely seen them at festivals, birth day parties, weddings, and other special events. In addition, since the Covid – 19 pandemic began, many patrons opt for grabbing meals from food trucks instead of visiting restaurants.

While the restaurant industry has grown about 2% in recent years, food trucks have skyrocketed at an annual growth rate of 8%. The food truck craze shows no sign of slowing down as people view food trucks as a fun and affordable way to try new foods.

More and more people are realizing the growth of this industry and pursuing their own food truck ventures as a result. Here’s why: they require a much smaller initial investment than a restaurant.

While a food truck is typically easier and more affordable to start and operate than a restaurant, it does take some time and effort to ensure success. There are certain strategies that can help you stand out from other food trucks, gain new customers, retain loyal ones, and maximize your profits.

Also, while there may already be a lot of food truck business ideas in your neighbourhood, the market for food trucks is far from saturated. There’s still an idea floating around your community that no one has pursued. It’s something worth exploring. It’s less risky than trying to open a (brick – and – mortar) business or something on a greater scale. Even if you don’t end up being successful with a truck, you could flip it and sell it or you could try something new.

                                                     

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Start a Township & Other Delivery Services

                              

Many niche markets have a need for reliable services, and this is where a small delivery service business can achieve success. One big part of the business is the transportation of cargo. Large and Small businesses alike need to transport inventory, so they need reliable service.

Benefits of this type of Business include:

  • Access to many potential customers.

  • Minimal equipment costs.

  • No requirements for experience or education.

As you think about the deliveries your business will handle, you’ll need to select a vehicle that maximizes cargo space. If you’re moving cargo like medical tests, paperwork or other small items, a transit or cargo van will work well. For larger deliveries, such as furniture, a box truck is a better option.

When you start a delivery service, you may need additional items such as padding, dollies, and straps to secure the cargo. These items may not be available through financing with the vehicle you select, but make sure to plan to buy the necessary items as part of the initial investment. If your delivery service will only handle small packages, a compact car or SUV could offer enough space.

TOWNSHIP DELIVERIES

Fast food deliveries such as Uber Eats and Mr D don’t operate in South Africa’s townships and rural areas and therefore create a huge opportunity for inspiring entrepreneurs to start a small delivery business in these areas.

Electric scooters deliver packages, food and other goods quickly, smoothly, quietly, and very cost effectively. Electric scooters need very little servicing keeping your investment on the road and working for you.

Although it is really hard to pinpoint to a location in these remote areas, you can hire local drivers with intimate knowledge of their communities, landmarks, and the maze of UN-mapped streets which weave through the particular township. 

To limit high petrol costs, electric scooters, who can be fully charged and allow drivers to travel around 90km can be leased from a reliable supplier.

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Running a Solar Panel Mtce Business

      

Regular and proper solar panel maintenance is a vital part of:

  • maintaining solar panel efficiency.

  • generating more electricity from solar and

  • preventing breakdowns or expensive repairs in the future.

While on – demand solar maintenance can be useful – especially after events that may have caused damage -solar installation longevity benefits most from regular, scheduled maintenance. Ideally, a solar panel system should get a professional inspection or preventative maintenance on a regular basis, especially in areas that see significant seasonal weather.

Maintenance

Regular maintenance of any solar panel system should ensure:

  • solar panels are clean, secure and free of defects.

  • no parts have deteriorated/ corroded.

  • vents are free of debris.

  • switches do not have any defects.

  • wiring has not been damaged/ has not deteriorated.

  • electrical checks to ensure all components are operating as intended.

  • confirming fittings and cables are securely attached.

  • reviewing the inverter display panel for recorded faults.

  • checking that access to the isolator switches has not been impeded, and/or

  • making sure the emergency procedures for shutdown and isolation are clearly displayed.

The Solar Panel Maintenance industry has galloped ahead in recent years as a result of the rapid technological developments in our world and favorable government policies. In the coming years, demand for solar panel installations and maintenance services is projected to continue growing.

As an aspiring entrepreneur who is ready and committed to build a business that will survive in the future, you should build your business along the line of new technology. One of such businesses that can be categorized under new technology is the solar panel installation and maintenance business.

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Set up a Equipment Mtce Business

     

The technical meaning of maintenance involves:

* functional checks.

* servicing.

* repairing or replacing necessary devices, equipment & machinery.

* building infrastructure, and supporting utilities in industrial, business, and residential installations.

Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) include the following:

1. Preventive Maintenance, also known as PM.

2. Planned Maintenance, where equipment is repaired or replaced after wear, malfunction or break down.

3. Predictive Maintenance, which uses sensor data to monitor a system, then continuously evaluates it against historical trends to predict failure before it occurs.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE (PM)

This is a routine for periodically inspecting, with the goal of noticing small problems and fixing them before major ones develop. The main goal is for the equipment to make it from one planned service to the next without any failures caused by fatigue, neglect or normal wear.

Main Objectives:

# Enhance Capital Equipment productive life.

# Reduce critical equipment breakdown.

# Minimize production loss due to equipment failures.

PLANNED MAINTENANCE

Planned maintenance or scheduled maintenance, is any variety of scheduled maintenance to an object or item of equipment. Specifically, planned maintenance is a scheduled service visit carried out by a competent and suitable agent, to ensure that an item of equipment is operating correctly and to therefore avoid any unscheduled breakdown and downtime.

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

Predictive Maintenance techniques are designed to help determine the condition of in – service equipment in order to estimate when maintenance should be performed. This approach provides cost savings over routine or time – based preventive maintenance, because tasks are performed only when warranted.

When companies does not take care of their assets, machines, and equipment efficiently they may end up in a loss situation. This can be avoided if equipment maintenance is done. It also create huge opportunities for entrepreneurs that want to start their own successful and sustainable businesses and to cater for this market.

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Start your own Container Business

 

 

             

Containers are used to establish a variety of business ideas worldwide. Containers are mobile and versatile and offer a wide range of possibilities for innovative entrepreneurs. These include – but not limited to:-

RETAIL

Containers can provide enough space for a variety of retail options. Retail shops that are doing well in a container – sized space are clothing, antiques, gifts, and used book shops to name a few. Multiple containers can also be placed or linked together to make a “shopping mall” for a variety of retail shops. They also ideal in the rural communities where people are far from their nearest shopping centre.

RESTAURANTS

Containers are easily converted. Doors, windows, counters and desks can affordably and effortlessly be added to make the container more user friendly. Considering this, running a small, or large, restaurant from a container is a unique, Eco – friendly and quirky  option for someone who doesn’t want to over-capitalize on building or rental costs.

RENTALS

Investing in containers to rent out can be a lucrative business option. Containers make ideal tiny homes and can be kitted out either as a permanent rental or for holiday lets.

FARMING

Containers can be an excellent asset to farming entrepreneurs by earning farmers extra revenue. Hydroponic vegetable growing systems have been successfully installed in containers. These organic growing systems in a 40ft container can produce up to an acre’s worth of crop yields. Being compact and movable, containers can also be placed close to crops and plantations where they can serve as a farmer’s marketplace for freshly produce.

EVENTS

Mobile performance venues have become very popular in South Africa. A single container, which can be converted to have drop-down sides, makes an ideal stage for music and other type of performances. Not only is it easy and affordable to set up, but it also makes a perfect mobile unit.

                                

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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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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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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – HOW TO START?

                

The software development industry has grown in the space of a century from an almost non – existent industry to one that is not only a billion dollar industry but an indispensable one , especially as software form the basis of modern gadgets & devices.

The software development industry has room for growth as there is considerable demand in the industry with more businesses adopting software programs that will allow for improved efficiency and lower operating costs; this was so as to look for ways to not be affected by the economic downturn.

Software itself is the set of instructions or programs that tell a computer what to do. There are the following types:

System software – provide core functions such as operating systems, utilities, disk management, hardware management and other operational necessities.

Programming software – give programmers tools such as text editors, computers, linker, debuggers, and other tools to create code.

Application software – (applications or apps) – to help users perform tasks. Office productivity suites, data management software, media players and security programs are examples.

Embedded software – Embedded systems software is used to control machines and devices not typically considered computers – telecommunication networks, cars, industrial robots and more are examples.

A software development company is where software is not only developed but distributed for different purposes such as instructional, calculation, entertainment, and assessment purposes. Before one can start a software development company, there are basic things that one needs such as knowledge of programming, technical support skills, the necessary experience of managing a company and some funds.

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FURNITURE MANUFACTURING – HOW PROFITABLE IS THIS?

                

Furniture is a major part of our lives and there is hardly any facility that you will come across that you won’t find a piece of furniture in it. This goes to show that the furniture manufacturing industry is indeed an important sector of the economy of any country.

Businesses in this industry mainly manufacture or make household (living room, dining room and bedroom) furniture, coffee tables, sofa tables, sofas, chairs, bookshelves, ottomans, display cabinets, consoles and TV stands. Outdoor and office furniture like desks, home office goods, lamps, recliners etc are also manufactured.

Tips to set up your furniture manufacturing business

1. Find your niche

Decide what kind of furniture you will create, such as home furnishings, office furniture or cabinetry. Specify the materials you intend to use, such as wood, metal and upholstery. Decide on your target market i.e. if you going to sell to the residential, resort or commercial customers.

2. Store or on – line type of business?

You may choose to rent a store front with a workshop and sell your furniture to walk-in customers. Alternatively, you might choose to develop a website and take only online orders.

3. Location

If you plan to open a store, find space that suits your customer needs. If you making customer cabinets, find space that’s large enough to display different options. Or, if your target market is residential choose a space that’s easy to find and that will be able to accommodate parents with children.

4. Business Structure

Make sure that you choose the right business structure such as company, partnership or a sole proprietor.

5. Obtain Licenses

Find out exactly what type of license/permit is necessary to operate your business in a specific municipal area.

6. Write a Business Plan

If you want your furniture – making business to be successful, you must invest time defining your marketing strategies, developing financial projections and organizing and managing your business.

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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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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.

                  

WHAT IS STOPPING YOU TO SET UP A PROFITABLE BUSINESS LIKE THIS AND THEREBY ALSO CREATE SOME JOBS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED?

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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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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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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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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 TO START A PURIFIED WATER BUSINESS?

                                 

A water purification company is a business that converts waste or impure water into clean, crystal clear water that is healthy for drinking, cooking and useful for other uses. A water treatment business offers a lucrative way to improve health and quality of life. The residential water purification market is a multi-billion dollar industry that has grown and diversified over the years, as water softeners, media filtration systems and carbon filters are common fixtures in South African homes.

Clean water is essential for every human being, for drinking, cooking and other daily uses purposes like: bathing, brushing, washing clothes etc. It not just make our life healthier but also fulfills the hygiene purpose.

There is a growing demand for purified water. Apart from the initial cost of setting up a water purification business, you spend less on the everyday running of the business. This is because water which is your number one raw material can be sourced from anywhere at a very cheap cost or even free, depending where you source it from.

BENEFITS OF PURIFIED WATER

Better flavorSome contaminants can effect drinking water flavor, like a metallic taste or other unpleasant taste. Purified water removes contaminants and enhances the flavor of drinking water without the need to boil it. Moreover, most water delivery services offer flavored bottled water as well.

Lower risk of diseases – Chemicals and toxic materials can find their way inside water sources, thereby increasing the risk of getting cancer or some other diseases. Getting rid of these by purifying your drinking water will go a long way in lowering the chance of getting cancer associated with these chemicals and toxic materials. 

Save Cost – Buying bottled water gives households the assurance that the water you are drinking doesn’t have contaminants. Technically, if you choose to install a purification system, there might be costs of maintenance and replacement etc.

Studies have shown that the global water purification market has been growing at a steady pace and will continue doing so.  The industry is powered mainly by the growing needs of a burgeoning world population.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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Veterinary Clinic – How to start one Successfully

                           

Why start a Veterinary Clinic?

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.

This industry also includes establishments such as laboratories that provide diagnostic testing services for the establishment of veterinary practices.

It has been projected that in the coming years, more pet owners will be able to afford costly procedures such as surgery for their pets, especially as more pet owners were purchasing pet health insurance. Also, veterinary clinics are likely to receive a boost as pets are starting to live longer which means more trips to the clinics.

                                  

To ensure that your veterinary clinic start up is a success story follow these tips and be on your way to building a thriving veterinary clinic/animal hospital:

1. Research

Like any major life decision, it’s good to know what you’re getting yourself into – Are you ready to be the boss? Are you fully aware of the financial and legal obligations involved in starting a veterinary clinic?

2. Develop a airtight business plan

You should think of a business plan as your road map to success, and the framework for your entire clinic – and this will also help to secure lenders for your business. If you are unsure of how to do this and develop a professional business plan rather obtain and use the services of a professional and experienced business plan consultant.

3. Determine your resource needs

One of the more challenging aspects of running your animal hospital/clinic is anticipating its needs before you open your doors. Some new clinics fail by taking on too much too quickly, so it’s best to start slow and build your animal practice as it expands naturally.

4. Funding required

Obtaining financing isn’t usually a problem for veterinarians for one simple reason: veterinarians are a good investment and banks/investors consider veterinary clinic/ animal hospitals low risk educated borrowers. This knowledge gives you leverage with lenders, so shop around for the best terms for your loan.

5. Finding the right location

For a veterinary practice start up, an optimal location can mean the difference between a revolving door of customers and a ghost town. So, when searching for and securing a suitable veterinary office space, make sure that you consider all the factors of having the right location i.e. foot traffic, target market, competitors, accessibility to clients etc.

6. Stick to your budget

Your business plan should include a proposed budget for every facet of your veterinary practice development including operational cost, ancillary support services, veterinary equipment, office rent, insurance payments etc.

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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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HOW TO START A NURSERY OR COTTAGE SCHOOL

            

Nursery schools provide preschool education services for children aged 3-5 years, combined with day care. Most businesses in the nursery school industry are private but may get funding from a variety of sources, including state grants.

Getting affordable, quality child care, especially for children under the age of 5, is a major concern for many parents, particularly in recent years with the rise in families with two working parents. As the need for child day care has increased, the child day care services industry began to fill the need for non-relative child care.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT LOCATION

If you are going to open your business on a commercial site, it should either be close to where parents work or where they live. This could be in a residential neighborhood near a school , a concentration of office parks or sharing a facility with another community organization.

OPERATING FROM YOUR HOME

There are may role-players that must be consulted if you decide to operate your business from home. First and foremost will be your own family who will have a business operating around them and possible encroaching on their space. The neighbors will also have to be consulted about the potential noise and extra traffic. Its important to explain how you will keep the inconvenience and disruptions to a minimum. You may also have to find out from your local municipality whether your home needs to be zoned for business rights or special concessions.

RULES & REGULATIONS

If you are going to accommodate six or more children , you have to register your business with your local municipality, who follows the rules set out by the Department of Social Development.

Your application must contain the following:

Your particulars – identity number, address and telephone numbers.

The physical and postal address of the operation.

The number of children that will be accommodated.

Your qualifications, skills and experience.

A description of the programs and services to be offered, including the aims and objectives.

You must also submit:

1. A business plan containing:

– the business hours of the facility;

– the fee structure;

– the day-care plan;

– the staff composition; and

– the disciplinary policy.

2. The constitution containing the:

– name of the care facility;

– composition, powers and duties of the management.

3. An original copy of the approved building plans.

4. An emergency plan.

5. A tax clearance certificate.

6. A health certificate from the municipality.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

A safe playground that meets the requirements of your municipality.

Insurance – At the very least, you should have public liability insurance, accident and equipment liability insurance.

Compliance – Once you are set-up, the local authority will come assess the premises and the playground.

To serve food you will need a Certificate of Compliance for Food Preparation.

                     

STARTING AND RUNNING A COTTAGE SCHOOL.

Unlike home schooling, a cottage school is where a group of children gathers at a venue and receives education together from one or more teachers. Contrary to popular belief, these are not the same as home schools. “Cottage Schooling” – often called “cooperative schooling” – is an alternative form of education in which children are taught by one or more teachers at a location outside the home for a limited time during the week. Cottage schools can be started by a group of parents or by a teacher.

If you are considering a cottage school but are unsure where to begin, here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Figure out all the legalities – just as public school curriculum vary from state to state, so too do the rules about cottage schools;

2. Decide on an approach.;

3. Tap into your school community;

4. Be patient.

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How Profitable is Macadamia Nuts?

                             

Macadamia nuts are quickly becoming an important crop in South Africa and are possible the fastest growing tree crop industry in the country.

OPPORTUNITIES

The volume of Macadamia nuts exported has grown tremendously over the past few years and is expected to increase in the future. South Africa is tapping into new markets in China and Hong Kong. A number major growers have already received accreditation for Global GAP and the rest of the industry is aware of the need to follow fast in their footsteps. Worldwide demand for Macadamia nuts exceeds supply and the market is expected to even grow further. The use of Macadamia nuts in as an ingredient in confectionery and baking presents a huge opportunity.

PROFITABILITY

Macadamia nuts are hard to beat when it comes to the most lucrative crop per land area used in South Africa. According to statistics from the SA Macadamia Growers Association (SAMAC), the average export price for macadamia kernels in 2017 was R224.15/kg. The price for nuts in a shell was an average of R75.58/kg. 

A single mature macadamia tree can produce anything from 16 kilograms to 32 kilogram of nuts in the shell depending on the variety. That is a yield of R1200 per tree – at a minimum. At around 312 trees per hectare, that should deliver R374 400 per hectare.

CAPITAL NEEDED

Apart from the land and housing you will also need money for the following:-

* trees, land preparation and tree establishment;

* a shed for storage, post harvest handling and drying;

* an irrigation system including piping and under-tree sprinklers;

* a tractor – about 90hp;

* a slasher;

* a  trailer: and

* a boom sprayer for herbicides.

SOIL

Macadamias grow on a a wide range of free-draining soils but perform best on deep, well-drained soils, rich in organic matter. For successful commercial production, a minimum depth of 0,5m of friable, well-drained soil is essential. A depth of 1m is preferred, as this minimizes the risk from trunk canker disease and tree decline. However, be aware that extremely well-drained spoils may be a problem in drought years, if not irrigated. Avoid soils with heavy clay or rock bars within 1m of the surface.

WIND PROTECTION

Protection from strong winds is desirable, either through natural forest surrounds or planted windbreaks. Macadamia trees are brittle and breakages occur easily, particular during storms in highly exposed sites. Wind can also slow growth in young trees and may cause premature fall of young, immature nuts.

FIRE RISK

As macadamias are highly susceptible to fire damage, take the fire risk of surrounding bush-land into account when purchasing land. This can be minimized by preventing the build up of long grass in dry years.

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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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HOW TO START A SUCCESSFUL BAKERY

                       

In order to start a successful bakery you need to possess the qualities of an artist, an ingenious financial manager and a marketing wizard. Should any of these qualities be lacking in your make-up, then the only way to succeed is to bring in people who are rich in the areas where you are lacking. This is according to Pierre Malan who heads up the bakery at 7- Eleven’s Head Office in Epping Cape Town. The most essential ingredient in starting a successful bakery is a love and passion for the industry. It is a tough business that has been complicated by the fact that until now there has been nowhere for people to study and qualify for baking in South Africa.

The South African Chamber of Baking is putting together training courses that will be offered in technicon’s around the country. This will give the Industry a much needed boost. Highly qualified people will be more readily available. Therefore, it will be possible to maintain  high standards in the industry. When starting a bakery, like any other business, it is vital to understand exactly who your target market is. Is the focus of your production going to be in up-market confections, mass production of bread or perhaps something in -between. Once you have a clear understanding of the direction you wish to take it is time to profile your market. This will also help in selecting a good location.  

As with any retail outlet the importance of a good location cannot be over-emphasized. In choosing a location, a number of  aspects need to be taken into account. Not only is it essential to have a high level of passing trade, it must also be thew right kind of passing trade. An upmarket confectionery for example, cannot be successful in a low-income area. Common sense must be exercised when selecting a site. No doubt a confectionery store situated between weight loss outlet and a gym will not be very popular. If the focus of your bakery is the mass production of bread then the best location will most likely be in an industrial area, at a railway station or taxi rank or any other position that is close to the population you wish to service and can be seen by them. An excellent location may not be enough. You cannot always rely on passing trade. It is too dependent on the time of the month. You have to look for business elsewhere to supplement your turnover.

Coffee Shops, food factory shops, wine farms, guest houses and tea gardens are all potential clients for an upmarket confectionery. With an active sales drive and one driver it is possible to more than double the turnover of an outlet. This can make the difference between success and failure. If the focus of a bakery is bread production, the turnover could possibly increased by supplying more exotic breads in addition to the standard loaves.” South Africans are becoming more and more adventurous when it comes to bread”, says Malan. People are starting to experiment with some of the continental breads.

Display counters, fridges, and lightning are all critically important. This is the important place to invest your money. If your products look good and are well displayed you will feel the impact on your bank account. Once the bakery is up and running the quickest way to chase all customers away is to try and save money by using low quality ingredients or selling products that have passed their expiry date. Word of mouth can be the best advertising but also has the power to destroy your business. Every single client must be delighted. For people who have always dreamed of starting a bakery, but do not have the necessary experience and knowledge in either baking or business, there is a range of franchise opportunities available.

BAKERY REQUIREMENTS

Marketing

Generate interest in the “bakery” before opening by putting up a sign and distribute pamphlets as soon as possible. This way you can promote the opening by offering a special offer for opening day and also promote the products you are planning to sell.

Health Requirements

  • No business can sell prepared food to the public until they have a health certificate.
  • During a health inspection the council will check:-
  1. Sinks and tables in the food preparation area – these should preferably of stainless steel, which is easy to clean and does not harbor dirt and bacteria.
  2. Ceilings, walls, and floors (for cracks where bacteria might breed).
  3. Ventilation and lightning. (to avoid damp and dark).
  4. Storage facilities like fridges and deep freezers – to ensure everything operates at the right temperature – bacteria thrives between seven and 65 degrees.
  5. Clothing and equipment – such as headgear, overalls and gloves – to be worn by staff who prepare and handle food.

Equipment

  • Mixers and ovens depending on what you intend to bake.
  • Wrapping material, bags, boxes etc for customers who buy goods to take home.
  • Cooling racks for the food.
  • Display cases so that your customers can see all of the goods you have available.
  • Baking dishes and pans in different shapes and sizes.
  • Mixing bowls to accommodate any job.
  • Chemical detergents and sanitizers to keep your kitchen clean and safe.
  • Various cutlery and utensils that you will need to make the baked goods.

Buying Ingredients

Look for local Wholesalers for goods such as flour, sugar, eggs, milk, chocolate and other baking ingredients. Once you find a few, give them a call to check prices. You can also set up accounts with the wholesalers or pay cash on delivery. If you want a successful operation, do not compromise on quality. The cheapest ingredients may not have the quality you want.

Setting the right price

Ongoing costs, such as ingredients and raw materials, packaging and promotional expenses must be factored into your budget. Prices should take into account things such as employee labour and the cost of the premises including rent and utilities such as water and electricity in addition to the cost of the goods to make the finished product.

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LAND & PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT: How to get involved.

         

LAND DEVELOPMENT

Before you invest in a piece of land, look carefully at the total expenditure you will be incurring and assess your financial requirements. These go beyond the simple purchase price of the land: there will be other costs like transfer fees, legal costs and many other items that will inflate the capital sum needed.

Purchasing the Land:

The first item of mayor expense is the land itself. Before making an “offer to purchase” investigate the prices obtained in recent sales in the same area and compare them with the amounts that sellers were originally asking. Do not base your assessment of the land on the official municipal valuation, as this is used only for purposes of estimating rates and taxes and has no bearing on the actual market value. 

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The majority of people in South Africa are located in the rural areas, and the majority of them being women and children. Women, especially those in the rural areas, are marginalized in the development process regardless of the new focus on women in development literature. Most women are not involved in the decision-making process, and the few that are involved only appear at the implementation stage where there is need for manpower. Development projects which are geared towards poverty alleviation are planned by men for men and women are very seldom in the planning stage. Women are therefore objects and not subjects of the development process. Most policy makers are not gender sensitive and women often find themselves left behind.

Rural Development projects also seem to be devoid of the attention to local needs and local preferences are therefore sometimes irrelevant. Many rural development projects do not achieve their intended objectives and others even produce unwanted results and perpetuate the existing socio-economic bottlenecks experienced in the rural areas. It is believed that rural development projects will not reach their intended objectives if women continue to be marginalized.

 PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

What often intimidates the first-time owner/builder is the very thought of taking the first step and taking sole responsibility for all major projects. But you will not be alone: you will need to assemble a team and work closely with it over a period of time. This is the real challenge. As the head of that team you will have to organize, co-ordinate, control, motivate and, ultimately, success will depend on your personal leadership qualities. Whatever activities you get involved with, some of the basic guidelines that apply are:-

  • Prepare or ask a “professional consultant” to prepare a proper business plan that will also include a strong financial plan.
  • Be realistic in terms of what you can afford.
  • Plan all your projects in as much detail as possible.
  • Do not begin construction work until the land has been registered in your name and the building plans have been approved.
  • Undertake a thorough cost analysis, or have a computer costing prepared before you start ordering material and building.
  • Supervise the construction work closely, or have an experienced person (i.e. project manager) do this on your behalf.
  • Be careful not to overpay for work done, or to pay for work that has not been started.

Construction Schedule

A detailed schedule will help you to plan – indeed, it is essential to – the administration and execution of the planned projects. The more thoroughly and accurately the program is drawn up, the better the chance of minimizing delays. Among the specific advantages of the schedule are that it:-

  • Makes you think the job through in a logical manner;
  • Helps you schedule the ordering and delivering of materials;
  • Helps you co-ordinate labor, subcontractors, plant hire etc.

Order of Work

Begin by listing all the major stages in the entire program, as follows:-

  1. Procurement of the land.
  2. Obtaining sketch plans.
  3. Obtaining detailed drawings & approval.
  4. Making finance arrangements.
  5. Construction.
  6. Fencing, garden etc.

The construction phase will thereafter have to be broken up into various segments, in enough detail to enable you to co-ordinate the work effectively. The precise sequence will differ slightly from project to project according to individual needs and circumstances. Consider having the schedule drawn up with the aid of a computer, using either the Critical Path Method (CPM) or the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). These programs will calculate the “critical path” and identify the critical activities on this path.

 REMODELING & RENOVATION

Remodeling and renovation of old homes could be another option but can be expensive and time consuming, but with some perseverance and patience it can be done. If you interested in following this route keep the following in mind:-

  • Dream. – Dream simple, recognize your needs and estimate the simplest solution.
  • Research – Go to the library/ local bookshop and look at magazines appropriate to your needs.
  • Hire an Architect.
  • Knew your strengths – and your limitations.
  • Don’t delay decisions.
  • Don’t change your mind (too much).
  • Think “restore” not “redo

 STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

There is now an expanding market for private, comfortable off-campus student residences. These offer state-of-the-art facilities such as WIFI, Internet access, laundry, gym and entertainment lounge. Thousands of students registered at higher education institutions search for such accommodation to reside for the duration of their studies but can’t find them. The demand for student accommodation with the right facilities in the right areas still outstrip supply.

Key Factors

Before investing in a student housing property certain key factors should be taken into consideration. It is very important to properly evaluate students’ day-to-day essential requirements. Key factors to consider are:-

  • Location –   Students prefer accommodation that are not too far away from campus.
  • Accessibility – Most students do not own cars and rely on public transport to get around. The property where they reside, therefore, needs to be close to main routes for access to public transport.
  • Security – A secure property is of utmost importance so that students can be assured of a safe environment.
  • Maintenance – Regular maintenance is vital and it is therefore better to have a full-time caretaker on site to handle any minor issues.
  • Other Features – Going the extra mile to ensure tenants are taken good care of is critical as this goes a long way towards ensuring that good tenants renew their lease.

If you are going to need funding for your project it is always better to obtain the services from a “professional business plan consultant” to ensure that your chances in getting finance are much better.

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DO YOU WANT TO START UP IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY?

                

The local motor industry is accepted by all as a cornerstone of the economy as a well-organized sector. It has grown over the years, while general manufacturing has shrunk. Government is committed to ensuring that this sector grows and develops. Starting an automotive business does not necessarily require experience in this field, although it is helpful. Above all, you should have a passion for cars. In some parts of the automotive aftermarket, there is a significant advantage in purchasing a franchise rather than going it alone. There could be a high standard of technological innovation required or benchmark standards for quality, reliability and performance that have taken an established brand many years to work towards. As with all franchising businesses, the greatest benefit is the opportunity to be be your own boss without the risk involved in starting your own business. Bear in mind that most automotive franchise businesses involve a busy atmosphere and a lot of interaction with people, so this kind of environment should suit your personality. Picking the right opportunity comes down to what you want out of the business, so be sure to do thorough research into the options available and also scrutinize the franchise document of the business you are keen to invest in. A successful franchise requires demand from the market, the ability to attract and retain customers and, but not least, a good location.

WHO ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS?

At some time during the life of a vehicle, various parts are going to wear out and will need replacing or fixing. Operators in the auto aftermarket look to supply the solutions either by targeting consumers directly, or by supplying independent workshops and specialist repairers, garages, fleet operators, or retail and wholesale parts stores.. No matter the client, the focus is always on keeping their vehicles on the road, and finding a quality, cost-effective solution to any problem that arises. The automotive industry is not going anywhere soon. As the trend continue, there will be both old and new business prospects on offer, so it’s worth keeping abreast of the market to spot any gaps. At the end of the day, as long as people drive cars, there will be a demand for maintenance, repairs and body service, and an array of opportunities for potential auto-entrepreneurs.

WHAT YOUR CUSTOMERS WANT?

To set your business apart in this highly competitive marketplace, operators should pay special attention to customer needs and provide customer service levels above expectations. The good name of the industry has been tarnished over the years by fly-by-night operators and dodgy dealers looking to cut corners by supplying inferior parts. Know your products so that you can speak knowledgeable to your customers and steer them in the right direction if they ask your advice. Develop clear procedures that all employees must adhere to when dealing with customers – from greeting them to how to handle complaints. This will all help to create and establish relationships with your customers that will hopefully not only result in a purchase, but will see them coming back time and time again. Extra touches can make all the difference and will influence how your customers view your business. So, after the repairs or service has been carried out; return the seats to their correct positions, and make sure that the car is clean. Stock control is important too. By ensuring you have the right parts on hand you will be able to provide a quick and effective service.

HOW TO START YOUR CAR REPAIR BUSINESS

If you’re mechanically inclined and skilled at troubleshooting mechanical malfunctions in automobiles, you may be interested in starting your own small car repair business. By having the knowledge and abilities for car repair work, the most significant needs of such a business are already met. The steps that remain are mainly organizational and administrative tasks.

1. Scope

Determine the scope of your business. Some mechanics specialize in particular types of automobile repair. Consider whether or not you wish to limit your business to what you’re most skilled at or prefer to do and open it up to all types of repairs. For example, some repair businesses specialize only in transmission work or engine rebuilds. Some shops do only oil changes and basic tune-ups. Other shops work exclusively on exhaust issues or brake systems. However, many individual mechanics who own their own businesses choose to work on all types of issues.

2. Business Plan

Write a business plan that not only includes the scope and direction of your business, but also provides detailed information about financing, number of employees, planned operating hours, plans for supply/parts ordering and any other details that show your garage will be a viable business. If you are having trouble with this step, make use of a reliable and competent consultant that can assist.

3. Permits

Be sure to acquire all necessary permits in order to open a shop. These will vary from region to region, so you’ll need to investigate local laws and make sure you’re covered with all the permits you need.

4. Location

Find a suitable location for your car repair business. If you already have a garage set up that suits your initial purposes for start up, don’t relocate your business. However, if your location doesn’t suit your needs in size, (drive by traffic counts) or any other aspects, consider moving to a new spot. Your new location should be accessible for customers, provide a waiting area and a restroom they may use, and have enough room for you to work and store your tools.

5. Organizing

Organize your garage to fit your needs. Create proper storage for your tools and supplies, along with an organized parts room for spare parts. If you need additional tools or new equipment for your new business to function efficiently and effectively, purchase them. Be mindful of your budget and do not exceed it with extravagant and unnecessarily items.

6. Office

Establish an office for your business. Set it up so that you can keep detailed records about your customers, jobs and billing. Keep in mind that not only do you need a functional accounts receivable bookkeeping system, but you also have to have a reliable accounts payable system. Purchasing accounting software, a computer, telephones, filing cabinets and other office tools that will help you keep things organized.

7. Marketing

Create a flyer with your business name, address and contact information. Hang the flyer up around town on free bulletin boards, hand it out at a parade and distribute it as a insert with your newspaper or local free shopper, if your budget allows. Advertise on the radio and in the newspaper. One cost-effective way to advertise is to buy an add in the classified section.

8. Stay Current

Stay current on auto repair. As new makes and models of vehicles come out every year, the technology for them increases more and more. If you stay up to date by attending workshops and reading material abouth the new technology, you help to ensure you are able to work on new vehicles, as well as older ones.

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WHY IS MOBILE VENDING SUCH A POPULAR CHOICE?

                                    

The basic premise behind mobile vending is that you take your business on the road with you, going to where the people and likely consumers are. Sport events, beaches, flea-markets – these are all popular venues, especially when considering the types of products franchisor’s sell.There’s the summer refreshers, such as frothy juices and flavored ice; the winter warmers, such as pancakes and coffee;and, of course, the all year rounders, such as hot dogs, chicken, pies, french fries and even pizza. Most of these tasty treats are combined with unique sauces to tantalize the taste buds. It doesn’t stop there, however, other products include traditional meals such as Pap ‘n Vleis, or even toasted sandwiches and salads, which enable vendors to widen their scope to the city areas, where business folk may pass their stalls during lunchtime.

As a potential operator, there is a huge variety of rewarding mobile businesses – service or product-oriented – to choose from. You can set up just about anything from an ice cream cart to a car wash, landscaping or vehicle repair service. Container – based businesses are also a growing sector, especially in our informal settlements. Old shipping containers are used to house small businesses – anything from hairdressers to cellphone shops. They’re cheap and sturdy, though not as mobile as the carts mentioned above. While there’s nothing new about operating from a kiosk or cart, those available today can be sophisticated as you want and can come fully kitted with the storage and equipment needed to run just about any type of business.

FRANCHISING OPTION.

Many franchisor’s today sell a combination of vending options, to enable the franchisee to earn profits both winter and summer, as well as to offer a wider variety of products. This is why fast food is such a hit as a mobile vending opportunity – the product is in demand and the meals sold are easy to prepare on the move. One of the key aspects to mobile vending is, of course, the customized trailer. Trailers vary in size, depending on the type of business, but most are made from lightweight, but durable materials, to ensure that they are easy to hook up to a car and take on the road. A few companies are concentrating on the design and manufacturing of these customized trailers and caravans for the mobile vending industry. They assist new and established franchises and businesses to enter this market.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR?

If you’re interested in mobile vending it is very important that you look at the trailer’s technical specifications – i.e. whether it is equipped to serve the food you will be selling. For example, do you need a stove, icebox, cooler, generator, fridge, microwave, plug points, grill or storage space? Another key aspect to consider is branding and signage. Branding is very important as it will draw the crowds and create product awareness. Mobile vending is a low -investment option for those looking to enter the fast food market. Many franchisors request a once-off investment payment only, covering the purchase of the trailer, initial stock, use of the brand name, training etc, without expecting any royalties. It’s a cash business, as the money you make goes directly into your pocket. You don’t need office space, employees or have hefty expenses, that would raise the running costs of the business.

WHY GO MOBILE?

Consumers who are looking for convenience and on-site service are your target market. Time-poor consumers opt to purchase from vendors near their workplace, public transport or on their route to or from work, and will even pay a premium for this convenience. You can also target prime consumer locations such as universities, schools, hospitals, parks and trade shows.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

If you’re looking for a full-time operation that offers flexibility, or a part-time venture, mobile vending may just be right for you. Bear in mind that your income is directly dependent on the amount of hours you work. If you don’t go on the road, you won’t make any sales. This opportunity is low risk, affordable and fun!!!

FOOD TRAILER BUSINESS BOOM

For the person who wants to open a restaurant, the brick and mortar issue can make it an impossible dream, with property and rentals being so expensive and risky. For many years, we have seen food trailers that park on street corners, in events grounds and parking lots as well as business parks. These business people run low overhead operations that are less expensive than rent and easily moved where the revenue will be best. It is like embracing a new food culture. The creativity and personal style of cuisine and the design of these rolling restaurants is a lifestyle which appeals to many a family.Some of these are brightly painted to match the food they’re selling. Investing in one of these little mobile restaurants would present a multitude of opportunities.

What may be a great venue this year fade in time but now you are not stuck with rent and overheads. Pack up and move to the next venue and if this fades down the line there’s the venue somewhere else. People willing to work late hours can profit from the nightclubs too. A well-planned coffee trailer can reap many profits through morning peak hour business. The start-up investment for a trailer is around R25 000. It is possible to do it for less. Then you need to get  proper licenses and permits where required. Look for auctions where you can find great bargains on catering equipment. Keep it as simple as possible – simple menu and manageable productivity and profits.

Mobile food vending offers everything from hot-dogs, burgers, chicken, Chinese, Thai, Mediterranean as well as coffee-on-the-go from a trailer to a fully equipped van. What about more variety of wraps style mobile stalls, for people who eat while they are driving, mobile curry stalls, healthy alternatives, organic variety, salads, Mediterranean style kebabs, soups and ice cream parlor mobile stalls? What about offering decent espresso and a selection of quality pastries, in the mobile market? The options are endless, and there are more than enough experts who can tailor design and manufacture mobile trailer units. Don’t wait for the mega trends from overseas to dominate the market. Follow through on your own ideas and meet the needs of the eating population.  

Where to start? Well, like everything else, it starts with a proper plan. The  bigger the outlay the more detailed the business plan should be. Rather ask a professional consultant to assist.

STARTING YOUR MOBILE FOOD BUSINESS

Many people dream of a work style that gives them independence, enjoyment and, at the same time, a decent income. But it still takes effort, careful planning and diligence. A few things to ponder in your planning:-

  • What are you selling? (ice cream, candy floss, burgers etc).
  • Develop a menu.
  • Who is your target market? (general public or business, trading times etc).
  • Who will operate the stand?
  • Due diligence and evaluate various venues/locations.
  • Select the menu (seasonal or general).
  • Design the correct trailer and research ides.
  • Cooking, serving and storage space requirements?
  • What catering equipment will you require?
  • Source your regular and reliable suppliers?
  • Enquire if you require licenses or permits?.
  • Make sure you are costing correctly.
  • How much capital do you require before turning a sustainable profit?.
  • Do a dummy run.
  • Create a operations procedure.
  • Make sure you comply to Health & Safety regulations.
  • Brand your trailer well.
  • Let the community know of your location.
  • Will you require seating?.
  • Will you require insurance?.

With all this information you should be ready to roll.

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SHOULD I START A COFFEE SHOP?

                  

Today’s coffee shops offer a variety of coffee’s from latte’s to espresso’s, mocha’s to Irish coffee’s. Some also offer a variety of light meals, for the breakfast, lunch or late-night crowd. A coffee shop requires a lot of work, as your hours are from early morning to late evening, depending on where your site is located. If in an office block, you’ll probably be open to welcome the earliest of workers who want to enjoy a cup of coffee before starting the day. If you’re in a shopping mall, or near local clubs you’ll probably stay open till late at night to cater for the late-night movie goers or party animals.

Coffee shops could be very rewarding. There is a quick turnaround on tables during the breakfast and lunchtime sessions, though late at night your crowds will be more relaxed. Quick turnaround means that your kitchen staff and waitrons need to be efficient and speedy workers, but it also means that you will have more customers coming through your door per average, than a restaurant. Of course, this all depends on how popular your shop is, so here you need to market and offer the best quality in terms of product and service.

You also may wish to investigate Franchised Coffee Shopsfirst because you will have the benefit of an established brand, concept and support structure. You can visit their shops and see how busy they are, on average, as it will give you an indicator of what you can expect in a similar location in your area. Also find out how many other competing coffee shops are located in your area and what you will be providing that they don’t in order to pull in the customers.

If you bare doing it on your own, remember to use only the best in terms of equipment and, more importantly, coffee beans. There is nothing as horrid as a bad, cold cup of coffee when you have been longing for it all day. Thin, overheated, flavorless or bitter – these are all unacceptable. Why not take a sip from each new pot, to ensure quality every time. If held in machines , ensure that coffee is replenished, as it’s rather frustrating for customers to try and pour their favorable blend, only to find the machine empty. Your first cup should make them want to come back for more. Coffee shops have a certain vibe that enable customers to relax and enjoy, even when grabbing a quick cup or coming in alone for a working lunch. They are not as pricey as restaurants, even when ordering a meal, and provide quick and speedy service. The coffee sector is taking off in South Africa and is being greatly influenced by overseas coffee concepts, and this could be a great business opportunity for you.

“Nestle” dominates the South African coffee market, followed by National Brands with its House of Coffees brand which is the leading brand within fresh coffee. Other coffee brands are Kenna and Ciro (Swiss Brands) and Jacobs (Kraft Foods). Convenience as well as value for money will continue to be key drivers of growth in South African coffee. The trend towards more premium instant coffee among the upper income groups will continue. There may also be a move towards organic coffee among these consumers as the health and wellness trends takes hold. We are seeing a change in the local coffee culture as South African consumers become more adventurous in trying out new options. More and more coffee drinkers have “bean- grinders” at home, indicating a growing shift away from drinking instant coffee. A number of new independent coffee shops with their own in-house coffee roasters have appeared in the past few years.

The Coffee Shop is determined to become a daily necessity for local coffee addicts, a place to dream of as you try to escape the daily stresses of life and just a comfortable place to meet your friends or to read a book all in one. Based on recent experience good coffee is finally become the norm in offices and boardrooms across the country heralding the dawn of a blue chip, coffee culture that appreciates the best life has to offer. This means that coffee has come a long way from the instant, chicory-laden coffee types of old which has seen South Africa going through something of a caffeine revolution in the last few years which has seen a definite move from over-roasted, milky “cappuccinos” topped with mountains of cream and chocolate sprinkles, to cinnamon roasts of flat-whites and cortados.

SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER

1. Ownership

Determine whether owing your own business is for you. Most coffee shop owners are driven by a passion for what they do. This carries them through the hard times and the risk of failure that accompany all small business ventures. In addition to having a passion for your business, you should make sure that your personality is a good fit for the uncertainties of business ownership.

2. Environment

The environment in which you open your coffee shop has a significant effect on it’s success. It is very important to consider factors such as the location, how fast you can grow the business, and what makes your business different from your competitors.

3. Networking

Talk to other small business owners in the area. Networking with other owners of coffee shops will help you understand more about the process from a first-hand source:-

  • It is a good idea to ask about the challenges and difficulties they face as well as what strategies they use to overcome these challenges;
  • Remember that networking is a two – way street. Make sure you thank all the people who talk with you for their time and input.

4. The Market

You need to decide exactly who your target audience is. Even though most people drink coffee on a regular basis there is no way that you will appeal to everyone. Trying to do so is actually a recipe for failure. Focus on the niche that your coffee shop can appeal to.

5. Set – Up Decision

Determine whether you want to start from scratch or by buying an existing business. Owners of coffee shops frequently look for a new owner to hand the business to. If the business is already fairly successful, taking over an existing business could be a good idea. Another option to consider is franchising.

6. Budget

Starting a coffee shop requires start up capital. How much money you’ll need can vary dramatically, depending on your location, the scale of your venture, and how much investment your property requires.

7. Write a Business Plan

A fully developed business plan will make sure there are no nasty surprises once you begin the process of opening your coffee shop. A Business Plan has many elements. Make sure you have a very clear idea of your shops identity, including what products it will serve, the location and the short term/long term goals.

8. Secure Funding

Once you have a solid business plan in place, you’ll need to secure funding. Starting a coffee shop can be done with just a few thousand rand or it can require several hundred thousand Rands. Don’t borrow or spend more than you need. Speak to a professional consultant.

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FRANCHISING – IS THIS FOR ME OR NOT?

Franchising                                         Franchising 1                                           Business 11

Franchising is represented in most of the economy and the scope of opportunities is vast. It is not vital that a potential franchisee be experienced in all the technical aspects of a particular franchise system. Although a potential franchisee should posses some basic managerial expertise and industry knowledge, he is entitled to rely on the franchisors  expertise and ability to train him and all of his staff.

Some questions you should ask yourself before even thinking of starting a franchise should be:-

  • Does franchising have what it takes to satisfy your ambition?

  • Do you, and your family, have a fair understanding of what franchise ownership will demand and offer?

  • Will owing a franchise, and the growth opportunities within the network, be aligned with your financial and career expectations?  

Some other important questions to ask (your own research will always remain your most important tool in assessing a franchise opportunity)according to Simone Cooper – Head of Franchising – Standard Bank:-

Do you have strong people skills?

Successful franchisees always have excellent interpersonal skills and can effectively interact with their employees, customers and the franchisor. These skills are integral to building a sustainable business.

Do you have a stable support system?

Managing a franchise is a full-time job. You will have to sacrifice a great deal of your personal time with family and friends to ensure that your business is run efficiently.

Will you enjoy the franchise?

Many people view a franchise as a quick way to make money without actually considering whether the type of business they are entering into suits their personality and aligns with their passions. You need to have a natural affinity with the applicable franchise brand that you select so that you are able to enjoy what you do.

Can you afford the franchise?

Although the franchisor will be able to guide you in terms of start-up and running costs, these will vary due to building rental leases and other acquisitions you will require to run your business effectively. Ensure that you have sufficient start – up and working capital to sustain  you for your first year in business, as you typically will only see a return on your investment after the first year.

Are you able to work within the boundaries of a set system?

A good franchise company has invested years of trial and error to find the best model for operating a sustainable business. The franchisor also has spend some time investigating various systems and processes to find what works best. They are not looking for prospective franchisees who want to come in and re-invent the wheel.The key to a successful franchise is the consistency in the product or service that customers find from one franchise store or restaurant to the next. Buying into a franchise and displaying the logo tells customers that you prescribe to a certain brand’s set values and standards.

 Are you willing to take full responsibility and manage your own business?

One of the misconceptions about franchising is that buying into one and running it is easy. This is simply not true. Although the franchise system will offer start-up training and full support, as the owner you must be willing to run and manage the business properly. Most successful franchises have owners who are hands-on. You will probably work harder, longer hours, doing everything from managing staff to dealing with customers and even mopping floors.

Are you willing to pay royalty/management service fees to the franchisor?

Buying into a franchise system, means that you are buying into a proven concept with an established brand. The franchisor has spent years developing and building the brand. In order for you to trade under their umbrella, you will have to agree to pay a certain amount in royalty fees to the franchisor. This is an ongoing arrangement for as long as you are using the franchisor’s brand.

When investigating a franchise, don’t forget to speak with Franchisees already in the system to get the real picture. Make sure to check out the following important issues:-

  • Initial Training Programs.

You need to determine how well the initial training programs prepare the franchisees for opening and running their new business.

  • Opening Support.

Find out how easy the Franchisor made the process of getting the first unit open  and operating. Was there assistance in the site selection, lease negotiation, construction and design assistance etc.

  • Marketing Programs.

Most Franchisors collect marketing rand’s from every franchisee to put into a pool spent to promote the brand. You need to determine whether the franchisees are happy and supportive of the way this process is handled.

  • Purchasing Power.

Does the Franchisor use the collective buying power of the total system to get discounts on supplies and inventory beyond what an independent operator could achieve?

  • Relationships.

Determine how the franchisees feel about their relationship with the franchise company in general. Is the franchisor supportive, caring, focused on their success, responsive, effective, organized and trustworthy?

To start any  franchise operation  successfully or to obtain funding from an Investor it is vital to develop a “Professional” Franchise Business Plan that you can present to any lender. We can help you with this and also want to warn you against the services of some “cheap” so called business plan writers. Also see our FAQ’S section for more information on this issue.

Purchase an Existing Franchise.

With the downturn in the economy a number of existing franchises are for sale. One’s initial reaction is if a business is for sale it must have problems. While this may be true in many cases, there are some good opportunities to purchase a viable existing business at good value. If you are contemplating purchasing an existing business/franchise you need to carefully consider the following:-

Why is the business for sale?

Just confirm that the business is for sale for a valid reason. Some valid reasons are that the owner wants to retire or immigrate or the owner has an illness that stops him being able to run the business. Often a new franchisee purchases the business with new enthusiasm and the hard work results in increased sales and profit.

Is the site still optimal?

Geographic areas change, and often a site changes. Town centers have become ghost towns as the shopping node moves out of town. Shopping centers also change the flow when they make additions and changes to the center. Assuming the site and position in the centre are still correct you must study the lease. How long has the  lease got left, is there a renewal clause and what will the rent be increased by?

Position of the Franchisor

You won’t be able to purchase a franchise unless the franchisor approved you as a new franchisee. We suggest that you visit the franchisor and discuss the purchase with him. Reputable franchisors will want you to be successful so will make sure you don’t over-pay or buy a bad franchise. However, be careful of bad franchisors who will encourage the sale to get rid of problem franchises. Check the position regarding a revamp that can cost in excess of R1 million.

Financials

Make sure the business has a good set of audited financials and that all debtors are up to date. Also check that the VAT payments are up to date. Get an experienced accountant to review the financials with you or get a financial analysis be done by a professional consultant.

7 TIPS FOR PROSPECTIVE FRANCHISEES

Bernard Schoeman of the “Tax Shop” has the following advice for prospective franchisees:-

Look for Commitment.

This should be evident from the franchisor and other franchisees. All parties in the relationship should be fully committed to its success.

 Back up and support.

This is crucial. Most people who buy into a franchise do so because of the support on offer.

Ongoing training.

Ongoing training is necessary. Your franchisor should offer regular training to ensure that franchisees remain ahead of the competition technically and in terms of service delivery.

Financial standing of the Franchisor.  should be sound. A sound franchise system should be backed by a franchisor with the financial ability to weather difficult times.

Continuity of the franchise provides peace of mind. The franchise should be able to continue operating in the event that the franchisor is changed or discontinued.

Technical knowledge of the franchisor and franchisee should be adequate. No franchise system can thrive if its people are under-qualified.

Franchise culture should not be foreign. For a franchise to be successful, franchisees should be comfortable within the framework of the franchise and its culture.

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN THE PRINTING INDUSTRY

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No matter what type of printing business you want to set up or run, the client’s requirements remain the same:

  • quick turnaround times;

  • competitive pricing; and

  • professional service.

Your client’s loyalty will depend on meeting the above demands as well as the quality of your prints.

SERVICES YOU CAN OFFER:-

Many exciting opportunities exist in the printing industry that include:-

  • Textbook printing;

  • Magazines;

  • Marketing Documents;

  • Printing of Business Cards;

  • Printing Invitations;

  • Advertising Pamphlets.

Value Added Services:-

  • Designing;

  • Binding;

  • Laminating;

  • Embossing;

  • Couriering.

To accomplish this companies started offering:

  1. signage printing;

  2. poster printing;

  3. photo printing; and

  4. t-shirt printing.

Although you could start and run your printing business on your own or with a partner, a better option might be to go the franchise route. Franchise Companies built up a good reputation in the printing industry. They also sourced the best deals for quality machinery and paper products, have good support systems in place and offer training on equipment and even business management. Furthermore, work can be outsourced between various branches and provinces thereby keeping it in the group and building on the group’s reputation as a professional unit.

Technology has enabled printing companies to speed up processes. They can receive material from clients, via email during day/night and then printing directly from the applicable file. The ability to receive files via electronic mail also means that services can be extended nationwide, with turnaround times remaining high. Your best chance and sometimes the only one in securing a job is during the quotation stage. To enable you to calculate a competitive price, you need to know certain facts upfront:-

  • number of pages;

  • whether double- sided printing is necessary;

  • type of paper (weight, grade, color and finish); and

  • if binding is required.

It is also important to enquire if any value added services such as lamination or couriering, is required. The printing industry is a creative one and there are no room for errors, therefore an eye for detail is vital. Furthermore, a prospective printer should be able to work tight deadlines, be able to cope with stressful situations and enjoy working with people.

OFFERING PROFITABLE SERVICES

Choose a Business Location

To start a profitable and successful printing business, you’ll need to choose a location that will work for you. Look for a place that is within your budget and that is easily accessible to customers. You can look at locations online or hire someone to help you find the perfect location for your business.

Turn printed items into products by creating a menu of what you offer.

When it comes to printing, most people or business owners don’t know exactly what they need. For example, a food manufacturer might think they need a traditional vinyl banner for an event but they don’t understand the pitfalls of using it in various scenarios. What they really need is a portable tabletop sign that can be utilized at events, sales meetings, and other public awareness activities. The more customers understand what a product can do, the happier they will be with the finished product.

Promote your new print shop.

Once you start a printing business, you need to get the word out to bring in sales. Join your local chamber of commerce, sponsor community events, and advertise in your local newspaper. Also, don’t forget to promote yourself online by building an effective website, participating in  industry forum discussions, and taking steps to distinguish yourself from local and nationwide competition.

 

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HOW TO START A GUESTHOUSE OR B&B

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1. FORMULATE THE CONCEPT.

Clarify in your own mind the type of establishment you would like to develop.

Decide on your objectives:

  • Is the objective to be host to visitors from abroad?

  • Will local tourist be welcome?

  • Will children be welcome?

  • What kind of accommodation do you intend to offer?

  • Is your objective primarily to make money by taking in guests or are you also interested in the social aspects of the venture?

Factors to be considered:

  • Changes to your daily routine.

  • Intrusion upon your privacy.

  • You will have to be available 24/7.

  • As the entire family will be affected by a business of this nature, canvass the support of family members.

Location of Establishment.

Location is of major significance and factors influencing this include:

  • Proximity to popular tourist attractions, conference facilities etc.

  • Location along tourist routes.

  • Proximity to alternate affordable accommodation.

  • Easy access.

  • Good visibility.

2. CONDUCT FEASIBILITY RESEARCH.

Thorough research should be undertaken before deciding whether to embark on the project. A concise, well formulated feasibility analysis serves a dual purpose –

(1) It marshals the thought and ideals of the developer -:

  • Does the prospective developer have the right temperament to run the enterprise?

  • Were all organizations approached for relevant information?

  • Did the developer carefully consider the cost and other implications of admitting overnight guests to his/her home?

  • Are calculations of expenditure versus envisaged income realistic?

  • Is trained staff readily available or will additional tasks be handled by the developer?

(2) It serves as a document to convince others of the viability of the project:-

  • To obtain financing if necessary.

  • To convince suppliers and possibly a partner/s.

  • To convince the family who will be affected by the enterprise.

The following elements should be included in the feasibility analysis:- (We strongly suggest you approach a small business institute or advisory bureau to assist you)

Competitive Analysis.

  • Do similar facilities exist in the immediate vicinity?

  • Where are they located?

  • At which markets are they targeted?

  • Could there be a market overlap with your envisaged establishment?

  • Is there a market need for your establishment?

  • What percentage of the overall market do you expect to draw?

Financial Analysis.

Clearly determine the objective of the business – project income and expenditure scenarios – investigate the availability of trained staff, if required – approach small business consultants to provide you with advice if at all possible.

3. DRAW UP A WORKING PLAN.

After researching all aspects pertaining to your project draw up a working plan and include the following:-

  1. Daily running of the establishment.

  2. Financing the facility.

  3. Legal Matters.

Daily Running of the Establishment.

In the daily running of the establishment acceptable standards should be maintained. Particular attention should be paid to the following:-

  • Staff must be well trained.

  • Neatness is of the utmost importance.

  • Quality equipment – towels, bedding etc must be provided – also consider extras such as special soap, shampoo etc.

  • Furniture, fittings and fixtures must be of good quality and in working order.

  • Building must be well maintained.

  • Rest rooms and other public amenities should be cleaned regularly and kept tidy.

  • Provision must be made for guest parking. This is of utmost importance to the business and self-drive traveler.

  • Bath and toilet facilities must be serviced daily.

Handling of guests.

  • Aspects such as welcoming, friendliness, warmth and hospitality are the cornerstones and key features of the hospitality industry.

  • Cultural differences must be considered.

  • Language proficiency is an advantage.

  • Knowledge of tourist attractions in the immediate vicinity is an important requirement.

  • Telephone numbers of emergency medical services must be readily available to guests.

  • There must be no confusion with regard to meal times, coffee and tea times, provision of keys and other relevant matters.

  • Courtesy and punctuality are very important.

Financing of the facility.

Three possibilities for which financing may be required:-

1. If the property is suitable for the purpose and meets the requirements, only a small capital expenditure may be needed for furnishings and refurbishing, including linen.

2. If the property does not meet the requirements, structural adjustments may be necessary such as outbuildings, outer doors, etc. It may also be necessary to enlarge or improve the kitchen and dining room facilities and to build additional parking facilities.

3. If the property must still be purchased or developed, a large capital expenditure may be required.

Where necessary, provision must be made for:-

  • Transfer fees.

  • Bond fees – registration etc.

  • Attorney fees.

  • Property Valuation Fees.

  • Inspection Fees.

  • Insurance.

  • Issuing Guarantees.

  • Cost of Drawing up contracts.

  • Purchasing furniture, linen and fittings.

Beware of an unprofitable investment. The potential income must be weighed carefully against the interest on the investment, both in the short and long term.

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