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Specialty Sauces

Help eateries spice up their menus with some extra condiments.

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Specialty Sauces

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

Have you been selected as the guardian ofage-old family recipes such as barbecue sauces, salsa and saladdressings? If so, perhaps you should consider sharing the familytreasures with others and start a business that specializes in makingand marketing specialty sauces. Once prepared, the sauces can be soldin bulk to restaurants or packaged into smaller quantities and sold togrocery stores and specialty food retailers on a wholesale basis. Themain objective in this type of food processing business is verystraightforward. The sauces must taste good and the packaging must beunique to gain consumers’ interest in trying the product. Additionally,be sure to enlist the services of a product demonstration service togive away free samples of the sauces in the stores that’ll be retailingthe products as a method of promotion.

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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.

Vending cart business equipment

  • 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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Cooking Classes

Cook up a recipe for business success with culinary classes.

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Cooking Classes

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

Does everyone tell you what a good cook youare? If so, perhaps you should consider starting your own business thatteaches people how to cook. The business can be started on a shoestringbudget, yet has the ability to generate a yearly income in excess of$40,000.
Providing you can secure the necessary zoning and licensing,the business could be established from a homebased location, oralternatively, the business could be established as a joint venturewith an existing retail store that sells cookware and housewares. Ifthe joint venture route is taken, the cooking classes could beconducted at night or during nonbusiness hours. Establishing a businessas a joint venture with an existing business that is already successfulis a terrific way to minimize startup investment, capitalize on anexisting client base, and share overhead costs. Joint ventures andamalgamations are without question the business trend of the future.

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