Planning to begin your own business but want to start small? You might want to consider establishing your own carinderia. As long as you have the time, skills, and equipment, this can be a profitable business for you.
Here’s what you need to get your carinderia rolling:
- Start With A Capital
Of course, you need to have some money before you can start with this business. Fortunately, you wouldn’t need a big capital just to get this running. First off, you will need to buy ingredients for the food you will be serving your customers plus you will need basic kitchen equipment such as pots, pans, stove, as well as spoons, forks, cups, bowls, and plates.
- Pick A Location
As with other businesses, location is crucial to succeed in your venture. If you own a place near establishments such as schools or offices, then that can be a good thing. Otherwise, you may have to rent a space instead.
- Determine Who Will Handle The Chores
One thing you should know is that it would be impossible to do everything on your own. You will need people who will do the cooking, dishwashing, serving, and handling the money so be prepared to hire helpers – unless you have family members who are willing to help you out.
- Get A Business Permit
To operate legally, you will need to obtain a business permit. Go ask your barangay officials for the required permit and be prepared to pay the fees.
- Treat Your Customers Well
Lastly, make sure that you treat your customers well. Serving good food is just half the reason that people will keep coming back to your carinderia. The other half, obviously, is if you are friendly and warm. Besides, no one wants to eat at a place where servers and sellers are often grumpy.
By keeping these 5 tips in mind, you can start on the right track as you establish your carinderia business.