Welcome to Informationhood, today we will be talking about how to start a snack selling business in Nigeria. A snack is a light meal usually smaller than the regular meal eaten most times between meals, comes in different form and sizes, can either packaged when cool or served hot.
How to Start a Snacks Business in Nigeria
The consumption of snacks in Nigeria does not regard age, class, tribe or religion, it is eaten by everyone because is a major food in Nigeria. People who are too busy to get a regular meal prefer to take snack to sustain them pending when they get a regular meal. Snacks is served everywhere such as in ceremonies, meetings, birthdays, corporations and organization. Starting a snacks business is a really good option.
I call it a good option, since, you are unemployed and need to get yourself employed here is one, and you are employed and you need to earn more, here is a right option because you will be serving a huge market at large, the progression in this business is obviously high because is one of the fastest growing business you could start with a little capital, move from being unemployed to being self-employed and also be an employer of labor and earn more every day. Due to the high demand of snacks, there is always an opportunity of maximizing your profit either sales of a single snacks or selling varieties of snacks like chin chin, doughnut, small chops, fish rolls, plantain chips, meat pies, and other snacks that are highly consumed.
One exciting thing about this business is that no matter the hardship of the economy the business is not affected because people will always eat snacks everyday even when the prices increase due to the price of the raw materials. Thinking of what kind of snacks to start with here are some you could start with; puff puff, pop corns, meat pies, muffins, buns, sausage rolls, pizzas, cookies and many others varieties of snacks.
Here are the steps to building a successful snack business in Nigeria:
Get a Good Location:
Getting a good location for your business is very essential in starting and having an effective management. As a starter you may not want to invest in buying shops to start.
Have your Capital:
Since you have location for your business, set up your capital and write out your budget and expenses for your business. The more you plan big the more investment you require, so you need to decide how much you are willing to commit to your business.
Get Necessary Equipment or Tools:
Getting your tools like fry pans, bowls for mixing, round dough cutter, rolling pins, baking sheets, pastry brush soaps and a table. Getting these tools is really important when running your business. These tools could be gotten easily around you.
Get your appropriate ingredient:
Getting your ingredients like flour which is one of the major ingredient of making snacks in Nigeria, salt, butter, water meat, fish, onion, garlic, carrot, potatoes nutmeg, thyme, curry, pepper, groundnut oil, egg. Getting these ingredients and adding them appropriately into your snacks also counts.
As soon as you start your business, you will need helping hands, and the more it grows it becomes really stressful for you to handle alone, so you need to employ more people that will help you out with the job so as to ensure smooth running of your business.
Having done all this you are good to establishing your own snacks business with the assurance that it will operate well more profitable.