There is a popular saying among Nigerians “Warri No dey carry last” this simply means that Nigerians are known for their strong will when it comes to being successful at what they do.
A Nigerian is known to bring something out of nothing even amid limited resources within his reach.
In today’s article, we’ll be discussing how to become the biggest shoe manufacturer in Nigeria within one year as a nobody. This article is channelled to shoemakers who want to be successful in their business.
Over the years there has been a rising demand for customized shoes by Nigerians who want something classic that can go well with their dresses. The popular one among them is the Ankara dress that is mostly used by both males and females. Shoemakers are now coming up with wonderful designs using fabric materials.
Most Nigerians are known for paparazzi in weddings and occasions as this has become a popular norm in the Nigerian society of today.
We have seen children learning the craft from a very tender age and a lot of them are doing great when it comes to being innovative and creative with their design.
I, as a person, prefer wearing custom designs to the conventional foreign design being sold in the market, mostly boutiques. Custom shoes give me that elegance and confidence by bringing out my personality.
In places like Jos and Aba, in Nigeria. Shoemaking is one of the most popular trades in those regions. 15 out of 100 youths are into the craft of shoemaking. This has led to the rise of healthy competition among these youths. They are competing to create the best design that can actually beat their competitor to make enough sales.
The question remains, “How Can One Become The Biggest Shoe Manufacturer In Nigeria Within One Year”?
Becoming the biggest shoe manufacturer in a year is very feasible and realistic if you try to implement what I’m going to reveal.
These steps are no rocket science, they are strategies that can move you from the manufacture of 10 pears of shoes to a dealer and supplier of 100s of shoes daily.
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Below is the step by step guide to becoming the biggest shoe manufacturer in Nigeria
- Start-up capital
- Create a brand
- Buy machines for your work
- Get a business Location
- Setup a website
- Marketing strategy
- Work with tailors
- Employ workers
Every business needs start-up capital in other to operate. If you are thinking of venturing into the manufacturing of footwear then you should think of how to get funds.
Getting funds can sometimes be discouraging but not impossible. To get funds for your business you can get a loan from companies offering loans and most of these loans come without collateral.
Create a brand
By creating a brand you’re simply creating an identity for your business. When people see any of your shoes, they should be able to identify them. This is why it is always important to focus on quality and not just sales alone.
To create a brand, you can contact a graphics designer around you or someone from Fiverr to do branding for your footwear business. By the time you have worked on your design, you can now think of a means of engraving your brand or logo within any part of your footwear.
Buy Machines for your work
Get a business location
Create a website
We’re in the 21st century, every business is now moving to the web, the internet is a very powerful means of reaching a wide audience.
People are now searching for almost everything online. Why not tap into that and convert those search queries into leads for your business.
The most commonly used website for shoe manufacturers is the e-commerce website. Such kind of website allows you to list all your shoes and put a price tag on them.
With today modern-day technology, you don’t need to meet physically with your client. Almost everything is automated online through different payment gateways that allow people to shop on your website using their credit cards.