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Small biz: 10 Small Businesses To Do In 2017

Things are getting really dicey, aren’t they? As days pass by, more bad news is heard on the job market. Is this not the best time to delve into SMEs? SMEs are the mainstay of the famous economies you know today. China, Japan, USA, Canada, UK, India and a whole lot of other countries take SMEs seriously. Here are ten small businesses which could thrive in 2017, according to this author:

  1. Raw Food Stuff BusinessTis is one profitable business that can bring in good returns on investment in Nigeria. Nigerians are people who love to eat more homemade foods than the fast foods, unlike their foreign counterparts. Things like rice, beans, garri, amongst other things are what would be sold.

Call Card Business

This type of business is also known as the recharge card business. There is hardly any adult In Nigeria who doesn’t own a phone. This is one of the reasons why those in the recharge card business are doing so well. You too can join the train as you begin to tap into the market.

  1. Daycare Business

There will always be the need to make a living even after giving birth. This is one of the reasons why da care centers make good money. The services they render is second to none and is indispensable. If you have a penchant for babies and kids, then you can consider starting a day care center.

  1. Dry Cleaning Business

This is one of the fastest growing businesses in Nigeria. A lot of people have done really well in this business and still are doing well. There are a lot of people who are too overwhelmed by work that they may not have the time to wash their clothes. Therefore, you may want to look into starting a cry cleaning business.

  1. Restaurant Business

In Nigeria, the restaurant business have always been on the rise. This means that it doesn’t go out of fashion. If you think that you are a great cook, you can start a restaurant business. You will be required to do a lot in the area of cooking very great meals.

  1. Car Rental Business

Cars all over the world isn’t a luxury but a necessity. There are times however when some people may be in need of car services. This is where a car rental business comes to fore. Be sure you understudy an expert who can make you learn all the ropes within time.

  1. Bakery Business

People all over the world love to eat baked things. Nigeria is one of them. Before you start out it is vital garner all the necessary information that you will need along the line. You will need to go to a school that offers baking services if need be. You will need other things too to get started.

  1. Hamper Business

In Nigeria, there are seasons when the hamper trade is really an all-time high. If you know you have the knack for gifts, then you can look into starting a hamper business. You will need to decide if you want to deal in already assembled hampers, or if you want to be the one assembling it.

  1. Film Production Business

Nollywood is one of the fastest growing film industries in the world. Every often block buster movies are being churned out and those who are the helms of affair when it comes to film production are doing all they can to see that great movies are produced. You too can join the bandwagon when you start a film production business. You do not need any qualification to join the train.

  1. Graphics Design Business

If you are arts inclines and are looking for an arts related business to start, then you can look into the graphics design business. One of the good things about this business is that you can acquire the skills that is involved from the scratch and then expand on what you have



  1. Quite a nice piece…. But I think that with the convenience offered by e-recharge platforms … That biz is gradually fading away and becoming less and less lucrative…. Some platforms even offer 100 to 50% Cashback

    1. It’s true. A lot of people have put their head in it. Still, small shop owners could benefit from it as extra stuff they do. I thought of something yesterday. Why don’t the telecoms companies develop small vending machines which would bend recharge cards in shops and supermarkets?

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