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Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Babysho(m): 5:09pm On Mar 10, 2016
Good Evening Nairalanders. My mother just resigned from a Company due to personal reasons and she was hoping to start up a business of her own. She lacks entrepreneurship skills and Info so I told her my nairaland fam might help.
She has two business idea that she wants to realise,so I will appreciate if informed NLs can advise me in relation to these business's capital and profit,challenges: stress, time involved, because my mom isn't that young sha)...it's locations and all other economic related stuff:

((Un)) Porridge Meals-- In my own eyes oh...This one seems like a easy-to-start something and like I always say "Packaging is Key". I believe if the Porridge shop looks Mrs Biggs-ish...she'll probably get customers that buy without caring about the price of the meal but seems stressful for starters. Anyway, this business is the family favourite sha.

(Deux) Daycare Services--This one is less stressful but with lots of capital involved. She'll need a fan, and some kids stuff , mattresses etc. My mom has good customer relating skills so as to 'entice' the Mothers with their kids. Seems profitable, as I heard its charged 10k per kid some places.

So please guys which one of the two should we take under Advicement for a retired Mother Of Two?


Mods, would you mind helping my Mom out?

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by sukkot: 6:24pm On Mar 10, 2016
good question
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by mrphysics(m): 6:25pm On Mar 10, 2016
The first. food business is very lucrative here in Nigeria

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by ShakurM(m): 6:26pm On Mar 10, 2016
Porridge meals: She has to be an extremely good cook to start Porridge business because nobody wants an average taste of food especially porridge. The porridge has to taste great like the one tortoise ate in the popular fictional story. You know your mum's food better than I do so you have to be a critique of her porridge and be honest with her.

Day care business: This one is also a good idea. I advise that care of the children must be greater than the financial returns she get. She has to love it enough not to get paid, she has to love it to be willing to do it for free. She has to get a permit to give the parents that trust they need. Precautions must be taken at all times and install cameras and point it out to them. Reverse psychology!!

All the best.

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by sukkot: 6:28pm On Mar 10, 2016
mrphysics:
The first. food business is very lucrative here in Nigeria
just negodu

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Nobody: 6:29pm On Mar 10, 2016
bet9ja shop is the koko now

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by gbeseun(m): 6:29pm On Mar 10, 2016
Make ur mum start amala and gbegiri shop.

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Nobody: 6:31pm On Mar 10, 2016
Porridge business

Why?

1) Nigerians love their food. You can go wrong with food business provided the location is right.

2) Daycare business would require your mum to offer her services on credit and I don't think that is what you are looking for.

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by dridowu: 6:33pm On Mar 10, 2016
Food business will always be lucrative.
No matter how poor/rich you are you must always find something to eat. The only difference is the taste and quantity.

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Abimbade: 6:33pm On Mar 10, 2016
Anytin food will sell. Only if the environment is neat and with ur inputs about the packaging. But dont let the packaging affect the normal price ooo. Add lots of ponmo,fish,ede,and let it be a little bit pepperish. Thank me now or never grin.

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by thefakestan: 6:35pm On Mar 10, 2016
Daycare!

Porridge beans @ night grin grin grin angry


ThefakeStan

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Sexytemi(f): 6:37pm On Mar 10, 2016
The porridge sounds better and more lucrative if she aint too old for the stress that comes with cooking for large number of people.

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by thunder74(m): 6:38pm On Mar 10, 2016
Food is better. No matter how bad the economy is people must chop.

The risk of the day care business is high. Kidnapping, sick children death in your care etc.

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Ewatomi26(f): 6:38pm On Mar 10, 2016
Food Business would make a right choice. A location close to banking malls, would be lovely too. I wish ur mum all d best.
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by omobusayo(f): 6:40pm On Mar 10, 2016
Porridge business will be good for mummy,Day care is not dat easy,it is capital intensive and requires all your attention.No one will put there kids in an unconducive place. As the porridge business is a family business, she has an edge there already.

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by binbass(m): 6:42pm On Mar 10, 2016
Food business is hot cake in Nigeria.
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by saintfaculty(m): 6:43pm On Mar 10, 2016
Go with D food biz
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by fireforfire: 6:45pm On Mar 10, 2016
thunder74:
Food is better. No matter how bad the economy is people must chop.

The risk of the day care business is high. Kidnapping, sick children death in your care etc.
U hv said it ALL

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Lousymouth(m): 6:47pm On Mar 10, 2016
Food Business na the Realest....
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Goldenheart(m): 6:48pm On Mar 10, 2016
Moi MOI business tho

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by bengems(m): 6:50pm On Mar 10, 2016
I would advice you to have a full focus on food business. It may seem hard to start and manage but as you know, nothing good comes easy. make it number one as priority.


Thank me later.
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by mamajaz(f): 6:51pm On Mar 10, 2016
thunder74:
Food is better. No matter how bad the economy is people must chop.

The risk of the day care business is high. Kidnapping, sick children death in your care etc.
You are reasonable and rational. A family friend of ours wanted to start that business (daycare) in there rented apartment which was in a secluded area two years ago, I had to discourage her because if big boys should visit that place they might cart away people's children

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by darlenese(f): 6:54pm On Mar 10, 2016
Daycare is stressful my dear , I think the porridge business would be less stressful ,if well packaged, it 's gonna be unique business . daycare business has too many risk.
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Nobody: 6:56pm On Mar 10, 2016
Babysho:
Good Evening Nairalanders. My mother just resigned from a Company due to personal reasons and she was hoping to start up a business of her own. She lacks entrepreneurship skills and Info so I told her my nairaland fam might help.
She has two business idea that she wants to realise,so I will appreciate if informed NLs can advise me in relation to these business's capital and profit,challenges: stress, time involved, because my mom isn't that young sha)...it's locations and all other economic related stuff:

((Un)) Porridge Meals-- In my own eyes oh...This one seems like a easy-to-start something and like I always say "Packaging is Key". I believe if the Porridge shop looks Mrs Biggs-ish...she'll probably get customers that buy without caring about the price of the meal but seems stressful for starters. Anyway, this business is the family favourite sha.

(Deux) Daycare Services--This one is less stressful but with lots of capital involved. She'll need a fan, and some kids stuff , mattresses etc. My mom has good customer relating skills so as to 'entice' the Mothers with their kids. Seems profitable, as I heard its charged 10k per kid some places.

So please guys which one of the two should we take under Advicement for a retired Mother Of Two?


Mods, would you mind helping my Mom out?


Duuude, if you are sure of a secure place, a daycare would be more profitble. The food business is over saturated. The thing is if she can really gain the trust of parents, before u know it she can open branches, establish branches close to big companies (chevron) where rich nursing mums can just pop in since its close by.....

She can innovate and make her daycare have cameras where parents can just login and see how their kids re doing, the possibilities are endless before u know it she has a business she can hand over to you her children.

She can create an agency where she would train nannies to be hired, she would collect the money nd pay the nannies salaries the same way security outfits do theirs... Can u see how big it could get??

Porridge on the other hand is bleh cos most people dont eat such food outside nd its like buying yellow beans.

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Danfuster(m): 6:57pm On Mar 10, 2016
I would say your mom go for the food business, running a day care is way stressful as you have to be on the move trying to pamper every kid till the parents come to pick the last kid but in the case of the food business, all the major stress are for cooking and she get to relax through the rest of the day. She used to work with a company you say...she can advertise and persuade her colleagues to drop by to try out her delicacy,
Packaging: don't you cheap takeaway pack, install bug zapper, if she can't afford AC at the moment endeavor to install heat expeller and install big size fan. If you need anymore ideas, you sure know how to reach back.

In other news I have a two industrial size refrigerator(the kind you find in shoprite) I just offloaded from my container at a very affordable price, you can package the eatery with this instead of the conventional local eatery. Bellow are the pics.
PM if you'd like to discuss further. God bless your hustle.

Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by justmenoni: 7:09pm On Mar 10, 2016
Op you never mentioned if you need advice in the areas of Risk so make I keep shut
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by rawtouch: 7:09pm On Mar 10, 2016
You can never go wrong with food business if the taste is good and price is right because people must always eat
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by dammytosh: 7:15pm On Mar 10, 2016
Day Care please.
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by delishpot: 7:15pm On Mar 10, 2016
Op, pottage or porridge? I just want to be clear on which one for sure.
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by emymeeky: 7:27pm On Mar 10, 2016
Non of the above .

First of all , porridge is generally not a delicacy that'll appeal to many . You have to go extra mile in order to arouse the appetites of the eaters .

Daycare . Hmmmmm. Your mum has to be patient to handle the rate at which she changes diapers . Children can shyte even when they don't feel like shyting. They'll force it out somehow while looking at the caretaker with a suppressed laughter .


In terms of cost, daycare is way cheaper in the sense that she can use her home instead of renting an apartment . The only costly thing there is the pampers cause a child with a running stomach can finish one bundle in an hour . She's got a telly already . she'll buy some story books and toys.

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Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by aamstih: 7:42pm On Mar 10, 2016
Brotherly, put me through.

Thanks


Yomieluv:
bet9ja shop is the koko now
Re: Porridge Meals Vs Daycare Services: Which One Is Preferable As A Business? by Ishilove: 7:45pm On Mar 10, 2016
sukkot:
just negodu
See as you're flexing igbo grin

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