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Learn How To Start Your Own Popcorn Business & Win A Free Popcorn Machine

Learn How To Start Your Own Popcorn Business & Win A Free Popcorn Machine

The Popcorn business today is one of the most lucrative businesses you can think of. With a little amount of capital, proper planning, a good marketing plan and a bit of dedication, you too can actually make millions selling popcorn.

Popcorn is a very affordable and tasty snack that is made from corn which is grown and harvested in Nigeria, making it a very affordable commodity. It is high in several important nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and polyphenol antioxidants. It is also one of the world’s best sources of fiber, making it a very sought after snack by children and adults and as a result of its popular demand over the years, it has grown to become a very lucrative business venture.

Almost everybody loves popcorn as a snack whether it is sweet or salted. There is a huge market for all flavors and your popcorn brand should not be the exception especially if it is affordable, tasty, and packaged nicely. So what could possibly be stopping you from starting your very own popcorn business especially when Wetinuneed has decided to give away one brand new Popcorn making machine to one very lucky soon to be popcorn business mogul.

Before we go any further, let us look at the basic things you would require to start your popcorn business.

ACQUIRING KNOWLEDGE:

Other than acquiring a popcorn machine, one of the most important things you need to succeed is knowledge about the business you are about to venture into. Notwithstanding the fact that it is quite simple to start, you will still require some basic knowledge on how to start and sustain your new business. This will include knowledge on how to set up, where to set up, how to market, and how to actually prepare your own Popcorn using your machine.  Fortunately, a lot of this information can easily be found online and all you have to do is take some time out and research it. You can also speak to someone who is already in the business or take up a short course on this subject but if all else fails, you can always do some research on this subject.

GET A GOOD LOCATION:

Like every other successful business, Location matters a great deal and your new Popcorn business is no exception. If you want to succeed, you will need to identify and understand your target market because there is no point setting up your business in an area where you are least likely to get customers. Having said that, you need to target locations that are close to universities, secondary/primary schools, shopping malls/complexes, petrol stations, garages, markets and other areas that are generally highly populated with a lot of foot traffic. You may also consider looking at areas that are not too far from your home as this will save transportation cost or even better still a place where you can lock up your machine and little bits and pieces rather than carrying them home and bringing them back on a daily basis.

THE NECESSARY MATERIALS:

A Popcorn Making Machine

This is the most important tool for your new trade because it is this machine that produces the popcorn. Buying one to start up your business is therefore a necessity. Depending on how much you can afford, you can get one for as low as N20,000. If you do not have enough money, you may consider buying a fairly used one just to start off with. If you decide to go for a fairly used machine, be sure to check that it is in good working condition. There are quite a variety of machines to choose from; ranging from the locally made ones to the imported ones.

However, bearing in mind the electricity issues we face in Nigeria, it is also advisable that you buy a machine that works in the absence of electricity; you can look into ones that work with both electricity and gas so that you can easily switch to the gas option in the absence of electricity. In order to cater to the different needs of your customers, be sure to get one that allows for the production of both sugar and salted popcorn because you will be having customers with different taste requirements.

Raw Materials & Ingredients

Corn is the major raw material needed for producing popcorn. You may want to consider buying your corn in bulk and directly from a Corn farmer as this will reduce your costs a great deal and help maximize your profit. You may need to purchase sugar, honey, salt, butter/oil and a few other ingredients that you will be needing to produce your popcorn. When purchasing ingredients, try as much as possible to buy them in bulk because it is a much more cost effective option.

Packaging

You will need to package your popcorn when you sell to your customers. Your packaging depends on your budget but we suggest that as a start-up, you may want to consider buying the smallest sized nylon bags and as you start to grow and make a profit you can improve on your packing. Make a conscious effort to always buy your ingredients in bulk so as to maximize your profit.

Your Marketing Strategy

Your marketing strategy is extremely important because it will help make your business a success and your brand popular. When you draw up your marketing plan you will need to consider something known as the marketing mix (The 4p’s).

  • Product: What are you selling?
  • Place: Where are you selling it?
  • Promotions: How do you intend to promote it?
  • Price: How much do you intend to sell it for?

If you are able to answer all these questions, effectively, you are on your way to becoming a successful popcorn business owner. Once all of this is in place then find out what documentation is required from the government, local government or the premises you intend to sell from. As you start to make money, you will need to name your Popcorn Business, List it in the Wetinuneed.com Business directory and register it with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). There you go…you are now a proud business owner!

In a bid to encourage small Business start-ups, Wetinuneed is giving away a brand new Popcorn Making Machine to one lucky individual and this person could be you. All you have to do to qualify is share this post on your Facebook Wall, send us a screenshot via email to [email protected] with one reason why you should win. Keep checking wetinuneed.com/diary where our lucky winner will be announced. We will deliver the machine to him/her no matter the location in Nigeria.

86 Comments

  1. abajemu funke says:

    Pls am interested in the machine pls help me

    • Oyeleye Bernice Idowu says:

      I am interested

    • Nzubechuku says:

      Good afternoon sir am so grateful because i gain more knowledge in the above article i thank you for enlighting on the tips about popcorn business, am already in the popcorn business but am doing my own in small quantity because I am making use of pot and stove am so happy about the popcorn business because am making income through it and by special grace of God whenever i purchase the machine i will expand it more Thanks.

  2. Nkechinyere Gift Raymond says:

    Please I need the machine to start the business I had bought some things I need to start popcorn business I just need the machine to start.Thank you in anticipation

  3. Abigail says:

    Thank you so much for the great tips. Yes I would really love to start up my popcorn making business as I have prepared for it, coupled with your great tips here but not having the machine has been a major limitation and I have been out of job since this pandemic.
    Thank you for your concern.

  4. Princess Gimoh says:

    WOW! Nice reading have always wanted to start up this popcorn making business, will be glad and grateful if I could win the machine, thanks to wetinuneed for this great hints

    • Gbemmisola says:

      Please I’m very much interested I was just giving a space to start something and it’s a school this will really help me to start this fresh popcorn business. I will be glad if I win. This will also make me save for my education by having a means of income daily.

  5. Kemi Ajayi says:

    Please am interested in the machine

  6. Aderibigbe shakirat remilekun says:

    Already have an account with zenith

  7. Pls I need the machine very important

  8. Eyebiokin Damilola says:

    Please, I need help, I’m interested in the business

  9. Ajayi kehinde says:

    Thanks for the tips,am much interested

  10. Doris says:

    Please I need the machine.

  11. Oluwagbemi Abigail says:

    Pls am interested in pop corn machine pls help me oooo am just using cooking pot to make bt it is not fresh like machine own

  12. Uko Kalu Uko says:

    This is a good opportunity to create an income from Popcorn making. A means of also employing one or two persons. Thereby creating job opportunity.

  13. Anny says:

    Great one. Interested

  14. Success Ogaga says:

    Tanks 4 dis I need d machine if u can help me wit it.God bless u.

  15. Makinde Oluwatoyin Mowumi says:

    Thanks for this important info.God bless you so much.
    Please,am interested in the machine.

  16. Ozoh Dorathy says:

    This is so educative, thank You so much, I will love to start a pop corn business soon. Please consider me

  17. Ikuomola Elizabeth says:

    This is awesome. An opportunity have been waiting for ever since this Pandemic. Please I need this machine to support my family. Thanks

  18. Ibukun Uthman says:

    Please I need the machine

  19. Arirguzo Onyedikachi Sylvia says:

    I am already in popping corn but now my machine is faulty, please I need your help to start again…..
    I need the machine please……help me.

  20. ESTHER AGBOCHINI says:

    Please I’m interested in the popcorn machine, and I already know how to make popcorn if you can help me with this l will be paying back the money instructmatal to enable me start up the business.

  21. Mrs Ido Roberto says:

    Thank you guys for this opportunity to start a business. I am already dancing, God bless you.

  22. Ajani serifat Boladale says:

    Am interested pls am professional popcorn maker but my machine is no more function pls an orphan

  23. Ajani serifat Boladale says:

    Am interested pls am professional popcorn maker but my machine is no more function pls help an orphan

  24. Olosogbo Aishat says:

    Pls I need the machine for popcorn,I av been dreaming of it for a while since I don’t have any job right now,I think it could be of help to me if u can help me with it,thanks in anticipation

  25. I need the machine. Kindly assist me. Thanks.

  26. Ojo Ruth says:

    This write up is very interesting , and encouraging I’m going into.popcorn business

  27. Adukwu Sarah says:

    Am interested in the business. I love making popcorn.

  28. Hannah says:

    This write up has really motivated me alot please i will be so glad if i win this machine so i can start my business thanks alot for the write up

  29. Mary Chinelo says:

    Thanks for this opportunity. I would love to win this Popcorn making machine. As a young lady who recently completed her service and is searching for a new job but is yet to get any(this is due to Covid as many are out of job, and searching for a new job. Companies and businesses were really affected by Covid as well) Also, my parents are both booksellers and their businesses was affected by Covid and the lockdown of Schools. Winning this Popcorn making machine would help make me independent, provide for myself and my family as well. Although I lack the knowledge of popcorn making, but I’m not restricted by this, as I can acquire knowledge on popcorn making online or learn from someone already into the business. Even those into the business were once a novice like me, so there is room for improvement. Thank you once again.

  30. Fukki Andong says:

    I need the pop corn machine

  31. Xavier says:

    I am really wondering if any of these people deserve this popcorn machine because I have read the post and the instructions do not include anyone commenting about whether they want or need the machine. The instructions are clear in the post why don’t you all just take a minute and read instead of just looking at the caption and coming to make silly comments about how badly you need the machine!!!!! That is how all of you fail exam!!!!! Now you are looking for free machine!!!!!GBAM!!!! GO AND READ!!!!!

  32. Muhammed Hurerah says:

    This was helpful.. Been wanting to start this popcorn business.

  33. Maryanne says:

    I have yearned and looked forward to this
    Now is the time

  34. Favour Amarachukwu Okoye says:

    Thank you so much, I’m blessed to be educated this morning.

  35. Zainab haruna Musa says:

    This is so great to help a needy if am the winner of the pop corn machine I will be happy even though am not the one congratulation to the winner

  36. Babarinde kudirat Bolanle says:

    This is great, I have interest in doing this, if you can help me out

  37. Lloyd oleka says:

    Instead of doing that. I’ll suggest u give it at a discount rate …so that lot more could get

  38. Olabanji Ogunniyi says:

    Thanks for this write up, i am highly intetested please, i am based in Ekiti, please, please and please send your whatsapp number or contact me on 08034470655

  39. Ayo Joseph says:

    I need the machine to start making the popcorn am good in making it pls help me to get the machine

  40. Inaboya hassana says:

    Thanks I have already started my popcorn business and I make use of pot, please help me with the machine, wm from Edo state Auchi

  41. Tolulope says:

    Pls I need the machine,have all other materials ready.Thanks and God bless

  42. Thanks so much for your up to date tips and helpful suggestions. May Gos bless You pease s my snakes business has been drastically affected by continues rise in floor groundnut oil and butter so I reall need to be proactive by adding making of popcornpopcorn to it but limited cash to get the machine is my deterrent. Plsease can I get the machine, I really need it.thanks expecting a favorable response from U.

  43. Abokede says:

    Thank you so much for the great tips. Yes I would really love to start up my popcorn making business as I have prepared for it, coupled with your great tips here but not having the machine has been a major limitation and I have been out of job since this pandemic.
    Thank you for your concern.

  44. Juliet Adele says:

    Thanks alot for this… You are doing a good job to assist humanity n to make ur world a better place!!

  45. Tina says:

    Am in please
    Very much interested

  46. Odusanya tolu says:

    I’m interesting

  47. Shire Mercy says:

    Great… Thank you @wetinuneed

  48. Ogunde Damilola says:

    I am interested in the pop corn making business

  49. Halima says:

    Am interested in the popcorn business to help me support my household n educate my daughts with the help of popcorn machine. I leave close to school n fuel station. Pls help
    me with the machine. God bless you for the tips about the business.

  50. May God bless you
    Please I’m interested in the machine

  51. Margaret Lawrence says:

    Wow this nice. I’m interested here thanks

  52. Michelle says:

    Please I am so much interested in the popcorn machine, I have been trying to save up to start a popcorn business but I haven’t gotten enough funds, but having this machine will go a long way for me. Thank you

  53. Regina Nwanerih says:

    Thanks so much for all the information. I ‘m intresred to learn how to make popcorn and I want to win that popcorn machine God willing.
    I will share the advert on my Facebook wall.

  54. Destiny says:

    Please sir I need the machine also so I can start up my business

  55. Nzubechuku says:

    Good afternoon sir am so grateful because i gain more knowledge in the above article i thank you for enlighting on the tips about popcorn business, am already in the popcorn business but am doing my own in small quantity because I am making use of pot and stove am so happy about the popcorn business because am making income through it and by special grace of God whenever i purchase the machine i will expand it more Thanks.

  56. Phoebe Ada Egbuchulam says:

    How can I get the machine?
    Am interested

  57. Nzubechukwu Emedike Ejezie says:

    Good day sir please am into the popcorn business but am making use of pot and stove but am i need the machinethanks

  58. Goodness says:

    Hi sir/Ma good day,I really love your helping hands program and also am really interested for the pop corn machine, will be glad if my request is been granted to add more value to my life,thanks

  59. Stella James-Chuku says:

    Love what you are doing

  60. Shaimau sheikh anagha says:

    Pls am interested help me out

  61. Ogoh molayoto says:

    I love making popcorn with the machine I cn take d business to next level

  62. Uhie Chika says:

    I have been desiring to start up this pop corn business for a long time now. I remember how we usually help in our dad’s farm in the cultivation and harvesting of the corn in large quantities , remove the seeds from the cones and the preservation. we normally use pot to pop for the house to eat even give out seeds to whoever dat wants.i can prepare different recipes using my pot and poeple dat comes around loves it and say i should start a pop corn business, but the problem is i don’t have the machine. I need the machine to start off immediately.Thank you.

  63. Adedokun Elizabeth says:

    Pls help me with the machine I really need it seriously so dat it can make income for me and family

  64. Alesinloye Temitope Aminat says:

    Alesinloye Temitope Aminat
    pls i need the machine for please because I have been dreaming of it for a while, If the admin can help me with this, thanks in anticipation

  65. Wuraola says:

    Its really eye opening, just seeing the reality in popcorn business, just hoping to start when I get the machine.

  66. Please I really need the pop corn machine, please kindly help me. thanks

  67. Please I really need the pop corn machine, please kindly help me. thanks

    • Adenike Alabi says:

      Good afternoon, I really appreciate this article am already in to the business; but I supply to schools and market women and shops. But I used local pots, I don’t mind if I can get the machine for more.convenience. Thank you

  68. Margret Olufunmike says:

    This is an eye opener and many people dont see the good in it yet,pls am interested thank you

  69. Nneka Favour says:

    Good morning to u pls I need the machine to start up business pls help a sister

  70. Grace says:

    Pls, l already have a place l want to stay. All I need is d machine. Gas and electric one which one is better.

  71. Pls I need the electric machine, I have a local one that am using presently but doesn’t give me good results

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