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I'm a hair stylist I want to open a shop to start selling weavon and attachment I'm also a student how do i start no much capital

I'm a student also a hair stylist how do I start up a business of weavon and attachment ,no much capital I'm from Nigeria.

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Hi Nneka:

If you want to start an online hair business? I would suggest selling products you use on your clients hair on your own website on shopify, aliexpress, amazon, ebay. Or if you work out of your home or in a shop, buying popular products you use for your clients in bulk and selling them to your clients as well. You can see which products sell the most where you profit from and then decide on creating an online store. Good luck.

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Hello Nneka, So you want to start a hair business, let me break it down

Challenges Study, Funds, location, market, Time, Source, adverts

Possible solutions

Market: before you get a shop you have to identify your market, and how much do they want your service, try by getting a sample of your product and advertising with it one on one to people, start with your friends; other students, find out what they think about various types of weavons, or tell them how good it is, why its different from that of any competitor, build the fuss, then if you get a set of people ready to buy, place an order for your first batch, sell and see how it goes, sell by demand first, you can also raise money for shop through this method,

Fund: since you are a student, i dont know how convinient having a shop would be and the fact theres not much fund, but if you must get a shop, do you have family friends who can help raise the cash for you ? Or you can share a shop with another vendor maybe those into pedicure and manicure, just to cut cost.

The shop: consider the shop has to be located where ur target market is e.g if the students are your target, then a shop in the school area would do, it also helps you to be closer to school activities.

Online: You can also consider E-commerce or selling online, and delivering to your customers

Advertising Use your facebook, whatsapp status, instagram page, to let people know what you are selling

source: where are you going to be buying the weavon from, is it quality, and when you factor in the transport, are you making gain ?

Expand: Also think of other business ideas, other products that could go with selling weavon , and combine them together.

I wish you Good luck with your business idea.

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Nneka it is a good idea to start selling weavons, at least you get engaged in some economic activities, and also as a student, it will add to your work experience before you graduate.

Now to my advice, yes a lot of ladies uses weavons, and by assumption, you have a market for it, but business does not work like that, you will need to first test the market to know the acceptance of your products.

The first thing I expect you to do as you said you do not have much capital is to approach a wholesaler and bargain with them how they can give you some products to sell and you pay them later, we have many of them that are looking for ways of pushing out their products into the market. Then use your fellow female students as your initial market, advertise those products to them and see their responses, so gradually you build your market. Drop the idea of the shop for now, when your market is expanding and you are getting paying customers, then you can get a shop at an economic advantage location.

Using social media platforms for your advertisement by engaging your potential customers consistently is also an advantage.

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