Marketing ideas for a food business

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  1. Anusiju

    Anusiju New IL'ite

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    Hi there,
    My name is Anu. Found this website a place to get some ideas from housewives who have some great ideas, but don't know how to make it work as a business. Am planning to convert a family talent into business. My grand mom n mom are great cooks ESP in making authentic Kerala sweets,pickles n snacks. Their Ada payasam ,Aravana payasam,unniyappams are on par with best you get in Kerala. There are so many other items to add to this list. How do I sell these items,start a shop or run it home based?

    How do I make it work in this city? Need ideas.
     
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    ramyacse4989 New IL'ite

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    first of all,i would like to appreciate your good idea :)
    prepare the food and pack it nicely by means of aluminum foil or do good wrapping of those items..
    start a small shop nearby colleges/schools ... or else ask permission from the college management to start a small canteen like environment :)

     
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    Anusiju New IL'ite

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    Thank u soo much for replying,ramya....will definitely consider ur idea....do you think to start off,I must get feedback from people by supplying in events?....for free of course...
     
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    Shivani2009 Moderator Staff Member Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Anu
    Grt idea and the best way to put your skill to best use . Since you're planning to start , I would advise you to give it a shot on trial basis , and operate from home in and around your area without incurring expenditure on infrastructure , Ones you see it rolling , then ofcourse sky is the limit
    Best Wishes
     
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    Anusiju New IL'ite

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    Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion,shivani....
     
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    orion80 Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi Anu,

    You can start by asking among your friends or even a poll in IL which homemade items they would like to purchase, if available. That would give you a fair idea of what items to start with.

    You can also provide people with a list of items you can make on order. If there are many orders coming for that item, you can keep a regular stock of that too.

    Make sure your packing is very good without leaks or spills. A proper air-tight packing would increase customer's confidence in you.
     
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    Anusiju New IL'ite

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    Loved ur idea....great way to make an initial connection with prospective customers...
     
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    roza New IL'ite

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    In fact, I am also looking for starting home based catering. Would be great if we both can work together.
     
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    Swezeal New IL'ite

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    Hi Anu,

    I liked your idea.. I too was planning to do something like that but than taught how do i start...
     
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    Hi Anu,

    Nice idea. one more time why we can join and do this?
    I am from chennai and i will do all types of snack like ribbon pakoda, mullu murruku some sweets and all.
    Where r u staying ? I stay near metro.

    Radha.
     

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