Starting A Small Fruit And Vegetable Business: Everything You Need To Know
If you have a green thumb and are looking to start a small business, either around your current job or as a full-time venture, then why not sell your own fruits and vegetables?
If you love gardening, growing, nurturing and selling your own fruits and vegetables, can be incredibly rewarding. Plus, it’s easy to do, won’t cost too much to set up and can bring in a good income. Especially, if you sell your produce at a good price.
If you want to find out more about what starting your own fruit and vegetable business entails, have a read of this.
Increase your fruit and vegetable production
If you are aiming to supply your fruit and vegetable stall with all of your own produce, then you may need to increase your production. Perhaps you could invest in more land and make larger areas for growing produce.
An essential investment you will need to make is a HydroGrow LED light. These lights are fantastic for increasing the growth rate of your fruits and vegetables without having to use chemicals. Making them ideal if you are an organic fruit and vegetable grower.
Get a stand
The best way to make a profit off of your fruits and vegetables is by getting a stand in a market. Although the idea of working on a market may not be a very appealing one, it’s a place to start. As your business grows and develops, you can always move upwards and sell your produce in a different way.
If the idea of working on a market is not doable due to your job or other commitments, consider hiring someone to man your stall for you.
Think about the cost
As well as renting a stand at a local market and investing in special lighting, you will also need to think about other costs you may entail. For instance, if you plan on transporting your produce to the market each day, you may need to invest in a van or truck. Is this something you can afford?
If money is tight and you are struggling to come up with the cash you need to start your business, then you could consider looking for an investor. Or, perhaps you could apply for a business start up loan?
As with any business, advertising is crucial to your success. While your stall itself is an advertisement for you business, it is also important to invest in other forms of advertising.
If money is tight and you can’t afford to hire an advertising company to deal with your new businesses advertising, there is no need to worry. There are plenty of simple ways you can advertise yourself. Two of the best ways you can advertise are via social media and word of mouth marketing.
Keep on the right side of the law
Get in touch with your local council, to find out what the lawyers are on selling home grown produce. Do you need a special license? Do you have to have public liability insurance? What do you legally have to do?
It’s important that you find out what you need to do to keep your business venture legal. Otherwise, you could end up getting yourself and your business in