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Help employers keep their employees happy with a coffee service.

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Coffee Service

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Billions of cups of coffee are sold annuallyin the United States, and securing just a small portion of this verylucrative market can make you rich. We are a nation of coffee drinkers,and to reinforce this statement you do not have to look further thanany commercial district to realize there is a coffee shop on everycorner. However, a coffee service is not to be confused with a coffeeshop, as a coffee service is a mobile business that supplies medium- tolarge-size companies with free coffee-making equipment in exchange forthe company purchasing coffee and coffee filters from the coffeeservice. The profit potential for a coffee service is outstanding,providing the service operates on a large volume basis.

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Hot Dog Cart Business Opportunity

Selling this concession food could be one juicy business.

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  • 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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Chuck Wagon

Start a mobile restaurant business to bring food to your hungry customers.

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Chuck Wagon

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Purchasing an enclosed trailer or deliverystep van that can be converted into a chuck wagon is the first steptoward starting your own mobile restaurant business. Chuck wagons, ormobile food concessions, are everywhere and initiating this type ofbusiness venture is easy.

As mentioned, you can purchase an enclosedtrailer or step van and convert it into a food concession on wheels byequipping it with commercial restaurant equipment such as fryers andgrills. Or you can purchase a mobile concession truck that has beenprofessionally designed and constructed. Typical chuck wagon menusinclude french fries, hamburgers and hot dogs. One of the best aspectsabout starting this business is it offers flexibility in terms ofoperating hours and location. Good locations include outdoor auctionsales, parades, beaches, fairs, parks, sporting events or any otherbusy community event. You will need to acquire a vendor’s permit andhealth board certificate to operate. The profit potential isoutstanding as it isn’t uncommon for mobile food concessions togenerate sales of $1,000 per day or more in the right location.

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