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9+ Small scale business ideas in Nigeria with little capital

Having a small business is good. It can support your 8-4 or 9-5 office job giving you extra income apart from your regular monthly pay check you receive. For the unemployed a business will help solve the  problem of unemployment and if managed properly it can expand and become global. These are just a few of the many benefits accompanied with starting a small scale business.

Small Scale Business Ideas in Nigeria

Zobo, Kunu, soybean milk etc:

If you know how to prepare zobo, Kunu, soy bean milk etc, what are you waiting for make and trade them to people. A bottle of zobo just cost N50 (depending on your location), I mean who can’t afford this amount. You make a huge amount of money if you start because the business require low  capital to start and a common Nigeria can afford to buy it.

Fruit sales:

The very first time I saw this trade, I was amaze. This is not the conventional fruit sales we all know of, it involves the mixture of different fruits, cutting sizably to fit into container. Liquid milk is added to it and a pack is sold for N200. Imagine selling 20 packs a day that is N20,000 just for a day.

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Learn production:

Learning to produce FMCG like soap, bleach, detergent etc, can be a huge step for you. Forget about the high names in the industry. Due the economic situation of the country people are looking for ways to cut cost. Help them solve this problem and also make money from it.

‎Mobile Restaurant: 

Food tops among the essential needs to humans, everybody needs food to energy to carry out the daily task. Most workers specifically in cities like Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt rush out of their houses without taking food.

You can start this business and make money from this workers. In fact, the even come to look for you, all you need to do is to find a location where offices are located pitch a tent and start your business and please note beware of environmental those kind people can spoil market for you eh.

Starting this business

To start this business, you need discipline it entails waking up early, going to the market to buy ingredients. Use your old cooking utensils; wash them clean, get a gas stove, cook, package in a cooler, get your neat and stylish plates and spoons ready, get disposable packs for customers who may want to carry their food back to their offices, buy a wooden bench, like 2 or 3 for a start, buy this umbrella and then start your business like I earlier said beware of environmental.

Make sure you know how to cook rice and stew, afang soup, vegetable soup, egusi soup, white soup, draw soup. In addition know how to make apu, dodo, amala, semo, garri, pounded yam etc. If you don’t know how to cook some of the mentions above, look for someone who can.

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Snack Bar or Spot:

This involves selling majorly snacks like doughnuts, meat pie, fish pie, egg and bread with tea. You can make it big in this business, makers of snacks can come and supply their products to you and then you finally sell them, you get your commission. Really easy and profitable too

Food Stuff Business

if you truly want to make money look for a problem in your community and solve. Save people the stress of going to the market every time to buy food. Look for a good a location rent a shop or raise one. Stock the shop with various kind of foodstuff but concentrate more on stockfish, dried fish, beans, rice, ugu, meat etc. in large scale/small scale depending on your startup capital.

If you can manage this business well, you will become wealthy and rich because solving the problem of the hassle people face when going to the market to get these foodstuffs for themselves.

Hair Salon both male and female

This is the real deal. People both men and become employers of labor this business. Making it real big in this business depends on your location. I know for men having a location inside the town is very good. You can charge customers up to N1500 or more just for a simple hair cut

The most lucrative is that of the women. Guys can learn how to make weaves too.

All you need is a good location, know your job…be jovial and free, and the money will definitely come to you

There is nothing that is impossible, you can learn any trade at any time. Just be determined, add manicure and pedicure. Makeup too is good.

Start marketing a product:

Starting a marketing company is good and viable. It mostly thrives in busy cities like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. If you have a Twitter page with a good number of followers, you can advertise products and get paid.

Meet with company owners directly and tell them you want to market their product and that payments should be commission based. They will be happy to give you the Job. Every company wants to make sales and if you volunteer to help out to market their product, they will be happy to give you the Job. Since they know that no sales, no salary.

To start this business organize friends that have like minds like you. Enter into the market talk to people and make sales. Please note for you to be able to market a product well, that product needs to be Juicy. Discuss with Product owners how they can offer a discount or reduce their prices.

You can market car tracking devices, Car speed limiters, Insurance services, Real estate etc.

Start a Blog

Blogging is good. In the past year along the number of internet bloggers in Nigeria has increased to make real good money from a blog, first, you have to choose a niche, write quality contents that will keep your readers engaged, and optimize your site for Google search and the run third party ads like Google AdSense. You can also make money by selling a page on your website to companies to market their products. Although you need to a huge amount of traffic to do this.

READ ALSO: why you don’t make money from blog niches

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About Tony Ekuri

My name is Tony Ekuri and I am an entrepreneur into value chain distribution believe me or not, having control over your finances is the best and sustainable way to create and grow wealth.

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