Are You a Small Food Producer?

If you are a small food producer interested in expanding and producing in a clean fresh environment in the Slieve Felim area then contact Tipperary Enterprise Board on 0761 06 5000 or 0761 06 6200 for Business Advice and supports.  If you would like a food-grade space to grow your business then please contact us.

Start Your Own Business – 10 Steps To Take

1. Know yourself
Can you work alone?
Can you take responsibility?
Are you of a positive disposition?

2. Are you prepared to take a risk?
Starting a business will involve risking your savings.
Are you prepared for this?

3. Research your market
What is the extent of the market for your product/service?
Who are your customers?
Who are your competitors?

4. Look at your production requirements – premises, machinery and labour.
Where will the enterprise be located?
What considerations are important in the choice of premises?
What machinery is required?
Will employees require additional training prior to commencing work?

5. Work out your total costs.
What costs are involved in the purchase of capital equipment/premises?
What are your labour costs?
What is the cost involved in the production?

6. Estimate your selling price and plan how you will achieve sales.
Taking the above factors into consideration estimate your selling price.
Who is your target market (local/national)?
How will you promote your enterprise?
What channels of distribution will be used?

7. Decide the legal framework of your business/check out any legislation that might affect you.
What business structure will the enterprise use – sole trader, partnership, limited company?
Have you registered your business name with the register of business names?

Have you registered as self-employed?
Are you familiar with your obligations as an employer?
Are you familiar with your tax obligations (Income & VAT)

8. Check out your sources of materials/supplies, their availability and cost.
Where can the raw materials be purchased?
Have you received quotations from a number of potential suppliers?

9. What are your total financial/investment requirements?
How will you fund the project (personal investment, grand aid, loan)?

10. Produce a Business Plan
Using our template or other commit all relevant information to paper – be realistic and set targets based on the research carried out.
 Go to the business plan template.https://www.bordbia.ie/industry/manufacturers/startingfoodbusiness/pages/default.aspx

Further Help:  https://www.bordbia.ie/industry/manufacturers/startingfoodbusiness/pages/default.aspx