Do you have a flair for cooking and baking, do you have the interest in making nice snacks and meals, if you do then there are a lot of opportunities open to you which can be quite rewarding and profitable to you if well planned and managed.
So if generally you like the catering business and are looking for something to start on a small scale then you can start by producing and selling chin-chin as this is a product that is liked and appreciated by a lot of people.
Chin- chin is a snack that is made for people to eat as it is favorite snack for a lot of people.
The business involves you making the snack chin-chin and selling to people and get a fee for the job done.
This is a good business for you to do if you have been looking for a small business to do that will not require a lot of money to start.
The business requires you know how to make chin-chin very well as this will go a long way in making you sustain the business and retain your customers when you start the business.
There are a lot of people that like eating chin-chin. In Nigeria, people see and consider chin-chin as a great snack to have and are sometimes eaten to hold off hunger until people are ready or have the time to eat a proper meal.
Another thing about chin-chin is that it can eaten and taken by any one. Adults take it at home or in the office or any where they are. The same applies to children as it is also one of their favorites and that is why most parents give their children chin-chin to eat.
As it has been stated, people like chin-chin a lot that is why its demand is quite high. With this in mind there are a lot of options available to you to sell the product.
You can decide to sell to homes as people store chin-chin at home to have it available to have it as a snack to eat at home or take to their offices.
You may also decide to supply shops, stores and super markets who are interested in selling chin-chin to their customers.
Another great way of making money from the business is supplying events and occasions. A lot of people plan and hold a lot of parties regularly as people celebrate a lot and different things. There are birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and lots more.
At such events and parties the organizers usually like the idea of having chin-chin at their events and therefore look for a person to supply them.
So if you are good at what you do then this is another opportunity you can tap into as this can be another business on its own.
In the business of chin you can decide on the type of chin-chin you will like to make. You can make some in different flavors, tastes and sizes depending on the need and request of the client.
Before starting the business, you will need to learn and know how to make chin-chin. It will not be good for you to start the business if you do not have the skill to make chin-chin.
Even if you feel you know you are good in making chin-chin, it will not be a bad idea for you to brush up your skills and learn it some more as this will go a long way in helping you grow the business.
You can learn the skill and process of making chin-chin by enrolling in a catering school. If you will not be able to afford the fees you can take up the option of approaching someone who knows about it or who is even involved in the business to teach for a lesser fee or for free.
Another option for you just incase the other options are not possible is you can go online and get materials that will help you in learning how to make chin-chin.
#2. Chose a Good Location
This is a business that can be started on a small scale which means you can start the business from home if you do not have enough money to rent a shop.
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Ensure you get a space that you can use and that can accommodate your equipment and materials like pans, containers or bags for packaging and utensils properly.
If you do decide to rent a shop, make sure you get a shop in a busy area with a lot of activities taking place with many people around so you can be easily seen by a lot of people.
This is a great business for you to do especially if you have the passion and interest for the venture. This is a business if you manage it well can be grown and expanded to a bigger and more successful business.
For example as you expand you can include other products like cakes and other pastries and start running a confectionery business.
You can advertise the business by introducing your business to stores and supermarkets around you and make contact with event planners and sell your business to them.
As the business grows you can also give out flyers to people or at events to further promote the business.
As you start and grow the business make sure you and your staff treat your clients nicely to make them patronize you regularly.
Ensure you do a feasibility study to be sure of what you will need in the business like equipment and number of workers to employ.
Register the business and meet all requirements laid down by the authorities.