HOW TO START A SHAWARMA STAND BUSINESS IN NIGERIA
1. ACQUIRE THE KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE
Before you delve into this business, you must learn how to prepare a shawarma first. Not just any type of shawarma, one that’s classic and tasty..more than every other shawarma in town. If possible, work under a seller for at least, a week. This will enrich you with experience and also boost your confidence. Starting a shawarma stand business is easy especially when you have the knowledge and experience it takes to operate.
2. BUSINESS PLAN
Every business needs a plan, a map that guides the owner how the journey will go. Not having a business plan before starting is like testing the dept of a water with your two feet. If you can’t write your own business plan, perhaps you can contact a business plan writer to help you out just for a little fee. Your business plan will help you determine how much you need to start with and the overall weakness and strength of the business. A business plan will give you an overall analysis of factors that affects the business, whether in a positive or negative way.
This is the crucial aspect of it all. Shawarma stand business is best when it’s located in an open place with heavy pedestriann traffic. Don’t expect to make it in this business if your stand is hidden from potential customers. The demand for shawarma is high, but you won’t know if your business is badly located. Make sure you know the factors that makes a good business location before you settle down. Staying close to a school is also a good strategic position.
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4. REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS NAME
If you have big vision your business, then you have to secure your business name immediately. If you start your shawarma business in a small scale, there’s high probability that it will expand tremendously six months later. Shawarma business growth is fast because of how high demand is, and the profit potentials therein.
5. STAND OUT
This is also another crucial aspect cause you’re not the only one in this business. To beat your competitors, you have to stand out in all remifcation. You have to make sure that your shawarma taste great.. You have to make sure that the server is presentable and neat. Your environment matters too.. It must be clean and relaxing. You can compliment your stand with a slow background music. In such an atmosphere, your customers won’t mind paying for whatever price the shawarma cost..
PROFIT POTENTIALS IN SHAWARMA STAND BUSINESS
After an amazing research, I discovered that this business is not just lucrative, it’s a goldmine. Shawarma goes for N2000. The cheapest you can get it anywhere in Nigeria is N1500. It’s intriguing to note that it doesn’t take more than N600 to prepare one shawarma. If you sell about 10 shawarma a day at the price of N1500, that’s over N15,000. Shawarma stand business is a lucrative venture any day. Imagine making N15,000 per day.. The good thing is, you can sell more than 10 shawarma in a day. Like I said, I know someone who makes over N200,000 a day.
EQUIPMENTS NEEDED TO START A SHAWARMA STAND BUSINESS
Fry Pan and Pots
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The cost of these materials vary.. But with N500,000, you’ll be able to start this business and realise your startup capital in three months time, depending on your location and how hard you work.
IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT BOOST SELLS
Shawarma stand business is lucrative, that’s only if you do it well. Below are most of the things that help attract customers thereby boosting sales.
=> TASTE: If your shawarma taste great, no one will leave it for another.. That’s why it’s good to acquire the skill, to know how to prepare a good delicious shawarma.
=> PRESENTATION: The way you package your good, yourself and space affects customers’ responses.
=> HYGIENE: The server, environment, everything and everywhere have to be clean and tidy. No one will like to patronise a joint or spot whose owner isn’t hygienic.
=> PRICE: The price also play a huge role.. If others are selling at N2000, please sell at N1950.. That little difference is what you need to beat your competitors.