Biz Idea VI: Thinner does thick business

Biz Idea VI: Thinner does thick business

As most newbie entrepreneurs are stumped by high initial investments, Onmanorama is giving out businesses ideas that can be started with a small investment.

Thinner is of high demand in the construction sector. Thinner is used for painting and polishing and to clean brushes and other equipment. Thinners come in a wide variety, depending on the application. The manufacture of thinner can be a small-scale industrial unit that can be set up anywhere in Kerala.

A small-scale manufacturer of thinner can always expect a guaranteed market in the state where construction is widespread. The business is ideal for first-timers because of the low investment and the free availability of raw materials. All you need is to train yourself in the manufacturing of thinner.

The manufacture of thinner can be started as a nano enterprise in your house. The process does not involve heavy machinery.

Sales are mostly done through paint and hardware shops. Enterprising entrepreneurs can identify large-scale users of thinner and sell to them directly. Direct sales benefit the manufacture as he is spared the need for customer awareness because he is selling to expert workers who know what they want.

Dealing directly with the end customers also help the manufacturer to collect their feedback and make necessary amends in the production process to offer a better product. Thinner business relies on direct marketing. Increase the quality of the product and take along the customers and dealers, and you are ensured of an excellent market.

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"We supply to mostly furniture making units," said Kunjeethu Palapra and Noushad Othupalli, who run a thinner making unit at Kottakkal, Malappuram. "We sell thinner in five, 10, 20 and 220 litre barrels. We are also preparing to make products used for polishing."

Different thinner products demand different mixing processes. An aspiring manufacture has to obtain an Udyog Aadhar license from the industries department apart from GST licences and a license from the local self-government body.

(This is the final story of a six-part series on easily doable business ideas.)

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