Have you heard of a street food called chicken proven? Well, if you’re not familiar on it yet, its a chicken innards marinated, coated in an egg and flour and deep fried in hot oil. Here in our city, Chicken Proven is very popular. It is a delectable street food sold almost anywhere in Cagayan de Oro specially during night time. If you walk in some streets in CDO, especially Divisoria, Carmen and Cogon, you could see people gather in stalls very busy eating this kind of street food.
Chicken proven is traditionally dipped in vinegar or a vinegar and ketchup mixture. Some vendors offer various sauces according to the amount of chili in the sauce. The more chili there is, the hotter the sauce. Vendors also differ in how they serve proven.
We actually have our own chicken proven business and we started a few weeks ago. However, we stopped for awhile since we noticed that the income is quite less than what we expected. It is because its still summer time. We are planning to place this cart near the school. We also need to have some beverage drinks as pair for the chicken proven along with rice. Hopefully soon the business will be back when the classes starts in June.
Our Barangay which is one of the severely affected areas from typhoon Sendong’s devastation has already moved on. Entrepreneurs like us began to operate our businesses. My sister in law recently bought a house and lot and its a very good place for sari-sari store and carenderia business. Good thing Coca cola bottlers company sponsored and offered products and services to areas affected by Sendong. Those stores and eatery were renovated, repainted and had given Coca cola products, cash, materials and equipments like refrigerator, coolers, tables and chairs.
My father in law will be the one who will manage this business and he decided that he will prioritize the carenderia business first since eatery is in demand here in our place right now. We already bought the things needed for the business. As of now we are waiting for Coca Cola to provide us some tables and chairs as well as their products.
If you want to put up a business, it always starts with a good idea. It has to be innovative, relevant to the consumers’ needs, affordable, and profitable of course. You should know your market. Conduct a competitive analysis of your market and industry and specific consumer needs. Be aware of the outside influences that affect your business.
In our case, we have been planning to re open our internet cafe since some of our computer units was restored after the flood. Our competitors here in our place hasn’t started operating since their computers also got damaged. If we are going to operate again, I’m sure the students, chatters, gamers and all our repeated customers will come back.
Creating a business plan is a must so you will be able to clearly identify your target market. If you are to avail of loans and other financing options, a business plan tells the lender why and how your business will be able to earn enough money to repay them within their terms.
If you still can’t come up with a good business idea, franchising is an option. I recommend that you choose your franchise carefully. It would be best to select from accredited franchises that belongs to a reputable franchise association.
These CPU’s are some of our computer units from our internet shop which was also hit by the muddy flood caused by Typhoon Sendong a month ago. My hubby already cleaned these CPU’s except for the monitors. He got busy in cleaning all these computers and he tried to check it if its still working but its just too sad to know that none of these computers worked. It will cost us a lot if we are going to repair it one by one.
Most of the computer parts and accessories got damaged since the mud has an acid in it that caused the BIOS and other parts not working anymore. Our old CRT monitors might work but the LED monitors is sensitive so its quite impossible that it will work again. In short, we need to buy new sets of computer units so we could start up again. I don’t know when it will happen since we don’t have money to invest on this business . I just hope that we could rise up again since this is our main source of income.