Everyone has a talent but the successful ones are those who are able to harness it. It’s the same with business ideas. Here’s the truth… You cannot keep procrastinating, saying you will do something and think you’re better than someone else who has already done it because you have the same idea. No, there is a big difference between potentiality and actualization. You can’t sit and wait for someone to drop some cash in your hand before you start something. True legends fight for what they believe in. It makes their story sweeter to tell.
Then again, your idea does not have to be the same as the next guy. Something comes to your mind, build on it. Don’t let mockery or ridicule discourage you. They don’t understand your vision but at the end of the day, they would clamor to be a part of the mission because you made that decision to fight for what you want. The little things matter too. Enough story, let’s give a practical example.
Its much easier to relate when we meet people who have turned basic ideas into a business empire which is why we bring to you, the C.E.O of Corporate Garri, Apoeso Ifedayo.
Corporate Garri is a brand dedicated to an exquisitely unique way of rebranding and selling Garri. He is going to enlighten us on how to make your business as unique as possible and most importantly, the most burdening questions about garri.
- What does corporate garri stand for ?
Corporate Garri is a brand under 0965Foods. The concept behind the name is the way we carry out our services. We sell our product in a corporate way, what distinguishes us from other Garri sellers is that swag we have added to selling Garri. We have been able to make Garri a luxury and not just a common man’s food as people call it.
- Where did the idea of “corporate garri” emanate from?
The idea came during my undergraduate days, my style of selling then made people call me the Corporate Garri Seller, I remember going into the 100level class with my suit to sell and the way I was received was amazing, just like the popular saying that “the way you dress is the way you will be addressed”.
- What purpose does garri serve in the body?
As we know Garri is derived from cassava and it falls under the class of food carbohydrate. It is a good source of energy.
- Is it true that taking milk allows the garri to process easier in the body?
There are no medical facts to back it up. What works for A might not work for B. Some enjoy their Garri with or without milk and it does process well.
- What are the challenges you face with your enterprise?
Funding is the key challenge but we believe in the starting small and dreaming big. We are not where we are when we started. We keep growing, improving and getting better daily.
- One advice for someone who wants to start his own made in Nigeria food business?
For you to start any business relating to food or whatsoever, I will advise you understand how it works. The fact that A sells a particular type of food doesn’t mean you will excel if you delve into it. The most important thing is the new thing you are bringing to the market. Creativity and Innovation is what stands you out.
- How healthy is Garri especially for weight watchers?
Anybody can take Garri it depends on how you take it. Irrespective of the fact you are watching your weight. Portion control is key, we don’t just sell Garri, we sell with it things that make it enjoyable yet healthy like peppered gizzard, peppered ponmo, moimoi etc. We are the first Garri kitchen in Nigeria and we hope to expand our brand so as for people to know more about us. We are still testing the market but we hope to launch soonest.
- How does one make Garri more appealing to the eyes and taste bud
If you go through our page on Instagram you will discover we give daily inspiration on how to enjoy your Garri. What makes us different is that, we have moved from the conventional Garri, milk and sugar to making you like your Garri with peppered snail, gizzard, ponmo ( cow skin) etc.
- What is the most ridiculous thing you have heard about Garri?
None for now.
- How does one reach you to purchase your products?
- We can be contacted via our social media platforms: Instagram and Twitter: @Corporate_Garri call: 07032716376; Whatsapp: 08055315769; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- We operate from our office at Ogun State and run a mobile office or shop in Lagos. They Also have a distributor in U.K (Comfort Nibbles)