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  • Top 10 'Cool' Businesses to Get into this Summer

    The summer season presents opportunities to try your hand at being an entrepreneur.
    by Jazer Basan .
  • Summer is here, and with this heat there's no way one can resist these truly Pinoy refreshments. Generations grew up loving them and the variety and style that came with the changing times, but the core remains traditional. Businesses like these are sure to thrive and are ideal for stay-at-home parents because, like the ant story we read to our kids, one has to save for a rainy day (in our case, the school season). Read on to know what cool food biz selections are sure to be a hit this hot season.

    1. Halo-halo and -con hielo varieties
    This is the most popular and one of the easiest Pinoy summer busters. Turning your driveway or front yard into a halo-halo stand will cost you only a capital of P500 to P800, with a fast return-on-investment (ROI). Making your own ingredients like sweetened banana, jackfruit, garbanzos and beans preserves can reduce your costs, and even give your product a personal, distinctive taste that can keep your customers coming back. Aside from the halo-halo, you can also include choices like mais or saba con hielo.

    To get more customers, why not take it to the road? Food carts on wheels have always been around but halo-halo on wheels is a new idea that is yet to become popular. A roving halo-halo food cart means no space rental and more customer reach. In a residential area for example, your cart can move to a basketball court for summer league spectators, the town hall and the business area to cater to office employees. The opportunities are just too many.

    Below is a list of bike cart makers who can customize your needs for halo-halo on wheels from P14,000 to P19,000.

    SnD Foodcart
    Lipton Bldg. Mozart St, Greenville Subdivision Brgy Sauyo, Novaliches, Quezon City

    Foodbiz Enterprise
    Molave St. Corner Agapito Marcos Hi-way Santolan Pasig City

    Smiley Kim's Food Carts
    Unit 2-D Rizza St., Liamzon Vill. Ortiggas, Pasig City

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