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How to Start Snacks Selling Business in Nigeria

Starting a business of selling snacks is a great venture to do as it can be quite profitable with a high chance of making appreciable profits.

This is a business that can be very successful with a high growth rate if enough time and dedication is put into it and the business is properly managed.

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The business entails and involves the selling of snacks like meat pie, sausage, doughnut and lots more to people to eat. You can decide to make your snacks or purchase them from a person who makes them and then sell them to people.

How to Start Snacks Selling Business in Nigeria
different types of snacks – photo source; bakeryandsnacks.com

This is good for people who have no jobs or have lost their jobs, also it is good for people looking for small businesses to do that they can excel in.

It is also good for people who have retired, looking for a business to do that can fetch them some money.

Basically it is a business that can be done by most people either young or old provided they have the necessary tools and expertise to do the business.

Another great thing is that this is a business that can be started on a small scale as with little amount of money can be used to start it. You can even start from home to help you save more money there by reducing your cost and expenses as you start.

Normally the more money you invest in a business, the more chances you have for the business to become successful when properly managed and this also applies to the business of selling snacks.

If done properly this is a business that be expanded and grown to become an eatery , restaurant or a large fast food outlet, but for those who do not have much money they can start by investing in selling snacks and besides the business itself can grow also to be a bigger snack outlet not necessarily a restaurant or eatery.

Reasons Why This Business is Hot!

High Demand

People like to take snacks a lot which makes it a product that is always in demand. People take snacks anytime of the day and some people even take it as a meal during the day especially if they are too busy at work or they do not have enough time to cook some food to eat.

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A good thing about snacks is that it can be taken by anyone, adults and children take it. It is given by parents to children to take to school, people take them in their homes and offices.

Has Various Uses Purposes and Uses

Snacks are served as various occasions and events. Generally Nigerians like celebrations and that is why we have a lot of parties going on from birthdays, weddings and other events. At such events people serve and offer these snacks for people to enjoy.

We often hear of “party snacks” or “small chops” for parties and events referring to snacks and there are a lot of people that believe that an event is not complete without these snacks.

Requirements for the Business

Decide How You Want To Start and Operate

As stated you can start the business by either making the snacks yourself or purchase the snacks from a person and sell.

If you decide to make the snacks, you will have to learn the art of baking and making them. To achieve this you will have to enroll at a catering school or institute to get the needed and required knowledge and expertise.

If incase you will not be able to afford the fees of the school, you can look around for someone who can teach you for a fee much less or you can be fortunate to get a person to teach you for free. Which ever way try and make sure you learn from a good place to make your business a success.

If you chose to by and sell them make sure you buy from a place that they make nice and good snacks. This is important because it is the quality of your snacks and how good they are that will keep people coming back to patronize you.


This is a business that can be started from your home. If you do not have enough money you can start making and selling your snacks from your home. You can start by selling in your neighborhood to your neighbors and children around and at the same time introduce your business and services.

If you can afford it, you can rent a small stand or shop or build a small stand with a show glass to put your snacks.

When choosing a location make sure your stand is in a place where there are a lot of activities with a lot of people to patronize the business.

Equipment and Materials

Depending on how you intend to start the business you will need the following:






You will need other materials as you go on, make sure you do a research on the materials needed depending on how you start.


Either at home or from a shop you may need at least one person to assist you especially when you get an increase in patronage. Make sure you get a person that is experienced to help you operate and grow the business easily.

As can be seen this is a good business to do. Ensure you do a feasibility study and register your business especially if you have plans to expand in the near future.

Also as this is a food business you will have to get approval from the relevant government authorities who will come over for inspection to make sure all is in order with the business especially when you are expanding.

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Ifiokobong Ibanga

Ifiokobong Ibanga is the founder of InfoGuideNIgeria.com. You can get in touch with him on Instagram @ifiokobong. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly send a message. Much Love!

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