Monday, September 5, 2011

Ten business opportunities for September

Even in this harsh economic era, opportunities are there for the brave, innovative and determined. Indeed failure or hard times viewed from the proper prism is just another opportunity for those with a vision.

So, consistent with my personal philosphy - Don't focus on the problem, focus on the solution - I am reposting an article on business opportunities in Africa.

Important Note: Think Global, the world through technology is shrinking.

Below are ten business opportunities entrepreneurs in Africa can pursue in the month of September.

1. Spur Steak Ranches: Reaching new frontiers!

Spur Steak Ranches, the much-loved family restaurant, is seeking to expand and strengthen partnerships in Africa. This serves as a great opportunity for those with a taste for success; who wish to sink their teeth into a reputable business that has grown exponentially over the last 43 years! Read more

2. Interlocking blocks – a cost effective building solution for Africa

Interlocking soil-cement blocks allow for the quick and cost efficient construction of housing units and other buildings. South Africa-based Hydraform’s Interlocking Blockmaking Machines are currently being used across Africa by property developers, entrepreneurs, governments and NGOs. Read more

3. Vending machines: Be your own boss

With Pro Vending as a trusted partner, entrepreneurs in Africa can now run their own full-time or part-time vending machine businesses. Read more

4. Manufacture quality beverages for the growing African market

Soda King, a manufacturer of soft drinks and purified water, is offering business people and entrepreneurs across the continent a unique franchise opportunity to establish a localised bottling plant. Read more

5. Tap into the market for furniture

Furniture manufacturer Outdoor Lifestyle is expanding into Africa and seeking distributors in the rest of the continent. Read more

6. Build a viable business by partnering with Calculus Products

Calculus Products, one of Africa’s foremost manufacturers, is looking to partner with stakeholders on the continent in expanding their capacity. Read more

7. Establish your own ice manufacturing business

Minus 40′s Ice Block Maker gives entrepreneurs in Africa a platform to start their own business by manufacturing and selling ice. Read more

8. Grow your business by investing in bottle filling technology

Aspiring entrepreneurs as well as established food and beverages companies can benefit from using Marefa International’s state-of-the-art bottle filling equipment. We sat down with Marefa’s Peter Vermaak to talk about the company’s products and the opportunities in bottle filling. Read more

9. Start a successful dairy business

Central Milk, a South Africa-based manufacturer of stainless steel equipment for the dairy industry, is able to offer African farmers a complete solution for the establishment of a dairy processing facility. Read more

10. Juice company looking to expand brands in rest of continent

Pacmar, a contract packaging company, is seeking capable distributors in West and East Africa for its own brands of fruit juice. Read more

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