In this post, I will show you how to start kunu drink business in Nigeria. Kunu also called Kunu Zaki is a non-alcoholic drink manufactured through millet grains, although, sometimes it can be combined with sorghum and maize.
It normally goes in white colour when maize or millet is used in preparing it, but if sorghum is added it changes to brown colour. From this, you can see that there are two brands of Kunu Zaki.
Kunu is a popular drink in Nigeria and trend so much especially in the northern part of Nigeria. People that know about it cannot stay a whole day without having a taste of it.
The millet used in producing it is well enriched with natural vitamins and other nourishments among which are starch, vitamin B, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. It also provides essential fat for the body. This is a healthy fat and not the one that accumulates to cause sickness in the body.
It is a very cool business for anyone that has eyes for personal business and for the fact that it is much cherished by people, it will not be difficult to get customers once one delves into it.
9 Steps to start kunu drink business in Nigeria
Just like other businesses, it is not what you just jump into without knowing the in and out of it. So in this article, I am going to open your eyes to different steps you need to take in order to start thriving in Kunu Business in Nigeria.
- Learn How To Do It Yourself
When you learn to do the Kunu yourself it will pay you more than when you employ someone else to do it for you especially when you are just starting the business.
The reason is that you can save the money you will pay the person and use it for something else. Another advantage of learning to do it yourself is that you can be to handle it neatly the way you want because it is your business, but when it is entrusted into someone’s care, the person might not really take it as his or her own business and may not handle it to your taste.
Below is listed some of the major ingredients that can be used in preparing Kunu Zaki
- 3 cups millet
- 1 tablespoon ginger ( fresh or dried)
- 1 tablespoon black pepper/cloves
- Sugar to taste
- Vanilla essence ( optional)
- 2 liters of water
2. Meet People Already In The Business
Definitely, those that are already in the business will have more idea about it. Get to meet them and discuss everything about it with them.
Discuss the ups and downs of the business so that you will prepare your heart.
Every business has its own challenge, but when you get to know the challenge ahead of time, it will get you prepared and keep you alert.
3. Set Out A Capital For The Business
When you set out the capital, do well to open an account with a bank where you will be depositing the profits from the business.
This helps to monitor the growth of the business, if you don’t do it this way, you will find it difficult to know when you are growing or going down.
4. Buy Necessary Things Needed
The basic things you need include basins, sieve, cooler, refrigerator, steel spoons. If you don’t have these, you will need to get them.
Even if you have them before, it will be ideal to get another set, so that it will be solely for the business instead of sharing it with your regular kitchen utensils.
5. Get A Brand Name
The next step is to get a name for your business. You can form a business name through your own name or any other name that appeals to you. For example, if your name is Kennedy, you can come up with KenzyDrink.
6. Get Registered With Cooperate Affairs Commission
With the brand name, proceed to CAC to get your business registered. This will prevent other business personnel from using the same name for the product. The name will be solely reserved for you. This will also give the business a kind of security that cannot be refuted.
7. Get NAFDAC Approval
Because you are dealing with what goes into the mouth, it will be ideal to invite NAFDAC to come for inspection and registration. With this, you will get the registration number from them.
There were a lot of cases where people got infected by buying and drinking some stuff from the roadside and it has created fear making some to be scared of buying things like Kunu from outside.
When your business is registered with NAFDAC, it will give people assurance that they are safe with the drink and they will be able to patronize you freely.
8. Advertise Your Product
The next thing is to advertise your business. When you do all these without an advert, you will not have any results. You start your advert by telling people around you, going to local markets, supermarkets, churches, and schools.
Print flyers and stickers and paste on the containers you will be using to sell it. When people drink and drop the container, another person can go through the sticker on the container and get to know about your product and seek it. Always include your number and business location on the sticker.
9. Get on with your Business
If you are the type that doesn’t wake early, this is the time to discipline yourself so you can be able to wake and finish up to meet customers’ demand.
If you are lazy, you will not be able to make it. Discipline yourself in the area of keeping yourself and surrounding clean. This is what would attract customers to you.
With these nine steps, you are well-equipped to start your Kunu business in Nigeria and thrive in it. When the business begins to grow, you can employ people that can be helping you.
Don’t get discouraged if the first market fails to yield what you envisaged, most times, it is like that. As time goes on when people begin to know it, they will patronize you more.
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