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Cook up a business with a combination of culinary and business skills.

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Bakery

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

A bakery can be established as a retailbusiness from a storefront location selling baked goods to consumers,or a bakery can be established as a wholesale business selling bakedgoods to food retailers and institutions. Additionally, many bakerieswill operate both as a retail and wholesale business to increase thesize of their potential market as well as revenues and profits.Establishing a bakery is a very straightforward process with oneexception–the best bakers possess bakers trade papers–so be preparedto hire a qualified baker, or take the time necessary to become one.The profit potential is good for a bakery, especially if the businessfocuses on both retail and wholesales baked goods sales.

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Hot Dog Cart Business Opportunity

Selling this concession food could be one juicy business.

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Business At A Glance

  • Business: Hot Dog Cart
  • Start-up Costs: R2 000 – R10 000
  • Part Time: Can be operated part-time
  • Online Operation? No

Business Overview

The biggest challenge to overcome in terms of starting a hot dog vending business is to secure a vendor’s permit in your local community. However, even if you can’t get one, you can still operate a hot dog cart on privately-owned property and cater to functions such as flea markets, auctions, sporting events and fairs.

This is a terrific business to operate on a full- or part-time basis. Secure a good location or local events to cater to. Read more on Why the V&A Food Market is a Great Place to do Business.

Currently, new hot dog vending carts are retailing in the range of R4 000 to R8 000 each, depending on the features. However, as a method to reduce start-up costs, consider purchasing a secondhand hot dog cart – they’re typically half the cost of a new one.

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  • Business: Vending Carts South Africa
  • Head office: 13 Beatrice Str, Stanger, 4450, South Africa
  • Visit: www.vendingcarts.co.za
  • Call: 083 228 2332

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Grocery Delivery Service Business Opportunity

Busy people across the country will appreciate not having to go to the store for their groceries.

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Business At A Glance

  • Business: Grocery Delivery Service
  • Start-up Costs: Minimum
  • Home Based: Can be operated from home.
  • Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
  • Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

You have a few options available in terms of starting a grocery delivery service. The first is to simply contract with local grocery stores to deliver customer orders for a fee. The grocery store would bill the customer, market the service and manage the deliveries.

You simply deliver the groceries. The second and more lucrative option is to establish a buying account with a grocery wholesaler and resell groceries to your customers at a profit.

Related: UberEATS Is Coming To South Africa

This method means you’ll have to create a catalog of the grocery items you stock as well as market the service. However, once again the potential to generate more profit is greatly increased.

Grocery delivery services are often very profitable business ventures, as the convenience of home delivery makes getting customers very easy.

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Peanut and Nut Sales

Cash in on the peanut-crunching crowd.

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Peanut and Nut Sales

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

You can start making money by purchasingpeanuts and other assorted nuts in bulk and repackaging the nuts intosmaller sizes and sell the packaged nuts to retailers on a wholesalebasis. Or alternately, a consignment and revenue share basis or fromvending machines that can be installed at locations like malls, pubsand sports complexes. The vending machines will initially cost a fewthousand dollars to purchase. However, the return on investment isquick providing the machines are installed in busy areas.

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