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How To Profit From PACKAGED POPCORN & GROUNDNUTS Business

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Popcorn is a household snack made by roasting moistened
yellow corn at certain temperature to form a pop. Popcorn making as a business
has undergone some changes over the years.
Some people add colourants to make it look colourful and
attractive, while some even add sugar to make it tastier. Popcorn is the
easiest snack to make at home, and it can be consumed by both children and
adults.
Same for groundnut which comes in variants – boiled or roasted.
One interesting thing about these edibles is its
marketability. In some exquisite places like parties, hotels and eateries, both
snacks well packaged especially popcorn are sold at outrageous prices.
If you have ever been to the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos for
a cinema show, you will understand what I am talking about. You can make your
popcorn and groundnut stand out by packaging it in specially branded nylon
bags. Well packaged ones cost more than the one tied in transparent nylon bags
and sold by the roadside.
For instance, popcorn and groundnuts sold in places like Sweet SensationMr Biggs or Tantalizers will be
more expensive because of its packaging and the environment in which it is sold.
So if you want to make good profit, make your packaging stand out with creative
label and contacts. Among other things, you should also consider supplying your
products to other target audience like traffic hawkers, students, super
markets, restaurants/eateries, churches/mosques, offices
etc.
There is indeed a huge market out there waiting for you.
However, I wouldn’t advise you to go around the streets
hawking popcorn and groundnut. There are better ways to do that. As earlier said,
you can decide to supply schools and supermarkets in your vicinity or remote
areas and still make money.
Requirements:
·    * Popcorn
making machine which costs around N25,000 – N30,000 (but the locally-made ones
are quite cheaper)
·        * Sugar
and colourant (optional)
·        * One
or half bag of yellow maize
·        * Packaging
materials like nylon bags
·        * Sealing
machine (could be leased for a start)
·       * An
open space in places like bus stops, schools, event centres and commercial
areas that have government parastatals)
·        * Business
name and contact number.
·        * Office
not needed but you need to promote it on social media, Whatsapp and Church
bulletins
Required Capital:
About N50,000 and above should do

Culled from “BUSINESSSES
TO START WITH LESS THAN N50,000.”
Available in local bookshops. For e-book,
call 07039091674
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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.

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