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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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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: 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.

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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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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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Cookie Sales

Get people to line up for your addicting desserts.

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Cookie Sales

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Do your family and friends tell you that youbake the best cookies in town? If so, putting your cookie bakingtalents to work for you has the potential to make you rich. Massproducing specialty or gourmet cookies is a very easy business to putinto action. Simply rent or secure commercial kitchen space, perfectthe cookie baking process, design interesting packaging for thecookies, and you’re in business and ready to start profiting. Specialtycookies can be sold to food retailers on a wholesale basis, or directlyto the public via a cookie sales kiosk located in a mall or publicmarket. Also, for the truly enterprising entrepreneur, vending machinescan be purchased and installed in high-traffic areas throughout thecommunity to sell the cookies. Once established, the profit potentialcould prove to be outstanding for the creative and clever cookie maker.

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