10 Lucrative Food Business Ideas with Zero Capital

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People may stop using clothes, they may stop the use of jewelries but to sustain themselves they have to keep eating, which makes the food industry very lucrative and one of the best industry you can venture into;

So if you’re interested in this particular business let’s see together that which you can do;

1. Weight Loss or Dietary Foods

There is a trend involving foods that help people lose weight or at least don’t make them fat, because almost everyone hates adding up much weight they just want to get slim. You can do very well in the food sector if you can specialize and come up with foods that have weight loss effect.

2. Food Blogging

This a part you can set up with no money at all. Your blog can focus on suggestive ways to develop usual food preparation and cooking techniques. Coming up with an innovative pasta dish and see your blog traffic surge. You can make money from your blog through Google Adsense, selling advert space, selling your own products or selling other people’s product.

3. Food Retailing

You can retail raw food or processed food stuffs. I mean food stuffs such as yam, rice, beans, flour, maize, etc. Your aim here is to source for the food stuffs at a wholesale price and resell for a profit. You can even take it a step further by sourcing it from the producers or farmers and resell.

4. Become A Food Producer

To make pounded yam, you will definitely need yam and to offer vegetable salads, restaurants need lettuces, potatoes and some sorts of fruit; which in turn are produced by the farmers. The amazing thing about this part is the fact that you don’t need any cooking skills and extensive business plan to become a farmer. If you can grow crops or raise animals like cow, snails, grass cutter, rabbits, pigs, turkeys or chickens, you will surely find buyers both locally and internationally. You can also establish large scale plantations such as palm oil plantation, plantain, orange, pineapple etc.

5. Food Processing

If you are the type that has enough money to venture into this particular part and there is even no limit to the foods you can process and package, you can always process yam into yam flour, cassava into cassava flour, palm seed into palm oil, cocoa into beverages, raw cow milk into refined milk, fresh tomatoes into canned or sachet tomatoes, fresh pepper into grind pepper etc.

6. Frozen Foods

This is also a business that can make it way out in any area or part of the world, because not everyone can pass the stress of killing and preparing animals for consumption, so by creating a ready-made frozen foods such as Chicken meat, goat meat, pig meat, turkey, gizzard etc. and make you money very well.

7. Food Cart or Stand

One of the top food business ideas for those with small capital is to use a food cart or stand. You can operate for free or for a small fee. Selling food is probably one of the problems for people who want to start a food business. The reason is because most people don’t have the needed capital to invest in restaurants or fast food joints. If you really want to sell ready to eat foods, you don’t need a space with a high monthly rent. The success or failure of this business depends on your location. You don’t even need to push the cart around, you can just concentrate on cooking and employ people to push the cart and sell the food.

8. Roving Food Van

If you don’t want your food business to be stationery, you can use a vehicle such as a van to go around the city offering your food products. It is more expensive than a food cart but you can reach more people and you wouldn’t have to rely on passersby.

9. Fast Foods

Fast food shop is another profitable idea to look into, even with the popularity and dominance of companies such as KFC, Domino’s, Mr. Biggs, Tantalizer etc.; you can still breakeven if you will be willing to find a small niche and serve it.

10. Restaurants

This one of the business that many are getting on this on daily basis and the market is still very much open to as many as who still want to invest into this industry.  You can start this business on a small, medium or large scale. You can also choose to serve local or continental dishes.


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