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How to Start a Match Stick Manufacturing Company


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Match stick is a simple wooden item used to start fire in a controlled atmosphere. Match-stick is seen and used in many household and industries to start fire for cooking or to burn waste products or heat up energy.

There is a huge market for this product and it continues to grow because there is a need for match-stick. Match-stick is usually packaged in small and medium boxes and sold in quantities. So if you are looking for a business to go into or invest in that will give you good returns in a short period of time, then you should consider going into this business.


This article will show you tips on how to start amatch-stick production business. Continue reading...
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1. WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:
Writing a business plan is the starting point of a business, it is like a light way path for any entrepreneur because it enables one to focus and strive on their business goals.

2. GET YOUR FUNDS READY:
When you have your business plan at hand, the next step is to prepare the funds for your business. If you do not have the required funds at hand,you can solicit for a business grant or loan from micro finance banks or from bank of industry sponsor by the government of Nigeria to assist entrepreneurs in their businesses with little or no interest to pay back.

3. RENT A PROPERTY:
You will need to find a suitable property to rent once you are able to secure the funds for your business. When deciding on a property, you need to consider getting one in a busy district and also make sure it has enough space to use as office and for your equipments.

4. ENSURE TO REGISTER THE BUSINESS:
There are a couple of brands already out there and in other to differentiate yours from the lots, you need to pick a name for your business, get the required license and register your business with the authorities in charge. This will save you a whole lot of harassment and show that you mean business.

5. SOURCE FOR YOUR RAW MATERIALS:
match-box

Wood is one of the major material used in producing matchstick. The word"matchstick" already tells you that wood is the main component, so now all you need is to know the type of wood that is used to produce the woodensplint and find a supplier of that particular wood. Also, you need to find where you can get the other raw materials like, the chemicals use for processing and flaming the matchstick (phosphorus and paraffin wax) and some colourants to make your matchstick different from others.

6. PURCHASE EQUIPMENT:
The major equipment needed for production is;
*Head composition machine
* Splint machine
* Air compressor
* Polishing machine
* Log conveyor

7. MARKET YOUR PRODUCT:

When you are done with production, you need to come up with good marketing techniques that will get people to recognise and patronise your product. One of such technique is to offer discount or incentive to customers, this will motivate them to buy from you because people always patronize subsidized product.

 Also, you can marketyour product tohouseholds, restaurants, bars, eateries, industrial companies, retailersand wholesalers. People uses matchstick for one purpose or another, so you can be sure there will always be a market for your product.And that's all there is. Study them seriously and good luck with your matchstick production business.