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Mobile Business Ideas

written by: Kristina Dems•edited by: Rebecca Scudder•updated: 4/20/2010

People tend to favor convenience stores that are scattered around near their homes, not so much for the price, but because of their easy accessibility. Here are some mobile business ideas for a head start.

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    Mobile Business

    morgueFile.com The business sector has noticed that there is an ever growing desire for accessibility and convenience from consumers. People will not go far to buy basic goods or obtain basic services if they can easily get it from a store that is just about a stone’s throw away from where they live. This is why many join the mobile business industry. If you want to have a head start, here are some mobile business ideas that may prove helpful to you.

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    Convenience Store On-the-Go

    This market provides a lot of potential for good income since many people set one day of the week aside for doing grocery shopping. Imagine the time consumers can save when they do not have to travel far anymore because the goods that are on their lists – food products, clothing needs, and other personal products – are just within reach. Of course, before jumping on this kind of mobile business bandwagon, you may want to conduct a study on the area where you want to focus. Knowledge of the needs of the consumers and their buying preferences must be a priority.

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    Mobile Canteen

    In public parks, schools, churches and in the workplace, people will always find time to eat. Any business that involves food just might be a good idea for a mobile business. Converting a van, for example and buying cooking appliances could be the first steps to make. You may want to start out with something simple like offering burgers, fries, sandwiches and drinks. As the operation continues, you will surely get a feel of what your customers might need additionally. You may also want to add an upbeat feel to your canteen by adding lively music, colorful banners and beautiful containers. Remember to train your staff to be as courteous as possible while dressing them in eye-catching uniforms. You must also check out local health regulations about selling food.

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    Mobile Advertising

    Advertising is no longer confined to television sets or the radio. Why not attach a billboard on your truck and go around town? This is Mobile Advertising at its best. It provides greater consumer coverage since it doesn’t remain in a fixed location. Keep in mind though, that you need a retrofitted vehicle in order to carry those billboards and this might need a seemingly larger capital outlay than other mobile businesses.

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    Things to Remember

    You will always need a good location where your target customers are located. This is an optimum requirement for your mobile business to succeed. Residential areas, dormitories or far-flung work places are some of your options. Do not put up your business in areas saturated with grocery stores, fast food chains and restaurants since it will be doubly difficult to sell your stuff.

    Follow the rules and regulations required by the law on starting up, and running, a business. Obtain the necessary permits and licenses and pay the applicable fees to prevent problems later on.

    Find a good supplier that will provide you with the best bargains. Your profit will also depend on how much you spent obtaining your goods. Conduct daily, weekly and monthly inventories of your stocks. For the success of these mobile business ideas, it is important to establish rapport with your clients and always be a hands-on manager of your business.

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    References