A Few Ideas But Looking For Advice And Input!
I am new to the forum so would just like to introduce myself, my names Tom and I am currently travelling through NZ and Aus with my partner, I am a a chef and have worked in various areas of the catering and hospitality industry, I prefer more relaxed environments and love working with people! I have a passion for baking, plants and growing mushrooms!
We have been looking into buisness ideas for the future in the hope of a challenge and becoming our own boss.
Anyway, idea number 1 I was thinking either a catering company specialising in corporate catering events starting with low numbers and cold pre-prepared home-made food in order to keep things simple consistent and manageable and building from there.
However after doing some market research almost every company out there provides services to corporate and private venues, extra services like hired equipment, staff etc and good food so it is feeling rather difficult to compete against these large companies.
Idea number 2, starting a company that specialises in providing barista style coffee service to catering companies that have already built a customer base, this would mean that it may add to the selling point of the company as it doesn't seem to be a service that they offer and would help me with getting more regular work (ideally), however downsides are that it may take many barista's and coffee machines to cope with large numbers of customers and may not be a as profitable.
Third idea is something i have a huge passion for and find it fascinating.
To start a gourmet mushroom growing buisness.
This would start small scale at home and hopefully grow and expand.
I think that it may be reasonably difficult to make a decent income within this industry unless working a vast-scale operation.
anyway this post im sure is too long already so i do apologise, but i am just hoping to get thoughts, other ideas, feedback or even just a friendly greeting, all is welcome and i look forward to hearing from you all!
all the best
also a few other ideas that i'll put out there;
providing pre-cooked frozen meal service to youth hostels and backpackers
or possibly similar service to elderly.....
Last edited by tvharris11; 14th July 2013 at 08:03 PM.