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HOW TO SET UP A DIGITAL PHOTO LAB IN KADUNA- PART 2
by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Sun, November 13, 2011 
 
How to Set Up a Digital Photo Lab in Kaduna- Part 2

 

Digital photo lab is a very lucrative business IF only you know how to handle it properly. One good reason why setting up a digital photo lab in Kaduna sounds great is because there are only a few digital photo labs available, thus investing into this line of business can be your ultimate purpose.

HOW TO SET UP A DIGITAL PHOTO LAB

GOOD LOCATION

A good site is always the KEY to a SUCCESSFUL business. With a good location, you are SURE to have excellent customer foundation and huge profits. In Kaduna, the best location for a digital photo lab is the central area and Barnawa. The central area is a commercial zone while Barnawa is a commercial zone as well as a residential area with a good customer base. You can get someone to help and survey these areas before you embark on your business plans.

THE COST OF RENTING A SHOP

The shop must be strategically positioned, ACCESSIBILTY as well as VISIBILITY matters very much. Customers should be able to locate the business site without any trouble. Also, the shop must be spacious enough to carry customers since a digital photo lab is usually a very busy area. The rent for a good shop at the central area of Kaduna is around N100, 000 to N150, 000. To get a good shop in Kaduna, you can ask somebody for help by getting an estate agent giving him the description, location and purpose of which you need the shop. As a matter of fact, you can set up everything through a friend or someone you trust. When you get the shop, you can proceed to equip it according to your taste.

DIGITAL PRINTING MACHINE

You can get either Kodak or Fuji brand of digital printing machine for 3.5 Million Naira or 4.5 Million Naira. The digital printing machine is the most important item as well as the most expensive. It is wise to consult a digital photo lab professional before you make your purchases.

BUYING A COMPUTER AND AIR CONDITIONER

You can get any good brand of computer for N80, 000 or N90, 000.  It is preferable that you buy new computers to go with the digital printing machine. Also, the air conditioner is necessary for cooling your appliances as well as making your customers comfortable.

GETTING A POWER GENERATING SET

A 50 KVA generator is suitable. You can get Perkins. This should cost you about N50, 000. It involves putting in place all necessary fixtures and connections. It is NECESSARY to employ a Digital Photo Professional.

Are you thinking of getting a digital photo lab on your own BUT can’t go home in Nigeria to start your business plan? Why not hire someone or ask your friends and relatives to do some of the tasks for you?

 

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