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Community Restaurant Guide

Cash in on connecting diners with your local restaurants.

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Community Restaurant Guide

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Starting a business that creates andpublishes a monthly community restaurant guide is a verystraightforward business venture to set in motion. The guide canfeature information and articles about community restaurants,restaurant specials and coupons, as well as forthcoming community eventinformation. Furthermore, the restaurant guide can be distributedthroughout the community free of charge, and revenues to support thebusiness can be gained by charging the restaurants featured in theguide an advertising fee. Additional income can also be earned byproviding restaurant owners with menu printing options, as well aspaper placemat advertising and printing options.

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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.

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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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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Pizza by the Slice

Portion cheesy pizzas for individuals and watch them line up for more.

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Pizza by the Slice

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

Business Overview

There are a lot of advantages and benefitsto opening a small pizza by the slice takeout restaurant, as opposed toa full-service, sit-down pizza restaurant that provides customers witha varied menu and delivery options. These benefits include a smallerinitial investment, lower monthly operating overheads and shorteroperating hours. Ideal locations for opening a pizza by the slicetakeout restaurant include food courts in malls, storefronts in officedistricts and kiosks in large family entertainment centers. Supplyingthe pizza slices on a wholesale basis to factory and school cafeterias,as well as providing a free lunchtime delivery service of pizza slicesin office districts can also be used as a method for boosting sales.

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