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Gigastrength
Gigastrength

hey Veeky Forums,

i've just graduated college with an english, media and cultural studies degree and i've decided to become an entrepreneur and start my own business.

i live in ireland and i noticed a gap in the market where we have pizza delivery and chinese delivery but no pasta/spaghetti delivery. i honestly believe that with a clever marketing plan and just a bit of finance, i could launch a very successful fast food chain that in the future, could potentially rival places such as dominos and pizza hut.

i have some questions about starting a business in the first place. i dont have any money to start my business - is it possible to get a grant from the government? i'm also not sure where you would even buy the food and i don't really know who to ask. hard to deliver pasta?

i'm currently in the process of finishing my business plan and i hope to then approach investors for potentially 250,000 euro. what i don't get is, do i have to give that money back? and if so, how long do i have?

thanks in advance

All urls found in this thread:
http://www.bhg.com/recipes/how-to/cooking-basics/how-to-make-homemade-noodles/#page=0
http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pasta/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasta
http://www.ciaohull.co.uk/
https://www.davannis.com/menu/
Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Gigastrength
a spaghetti delivery company. jesus man

Methshot
Methshot

@Gigastrength
To tell you the truth it's sounds pretty bad. Even if you take it off I doubt it will turn much profit if any.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Methshot
could you explain why it seems bad? no other places offer it.

thanks in advance

WebTool
WebTool

bump

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Gigastrength
is it possible to get a grant from the government?
I doubt there are many paddies on this board so you'll have to do that research yourself.

@Emberburn
No places offer it because there's no demand. No one wants to get spaghetti delivered. It's pretty rare I even want to eat spaghetti at a restaurant. Spaghetti is home food.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@VisualMaster
if spaghetti is a home food then why not deliver it to peoples homes?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@eGremlin
Why would I pay you to make spaghetti for me?
If I boil my own water and cook my own spaghetti, it will cost less and take less time.
Spaghetti is cheap and piss-easy to prepare.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@BunnyJinx
well that just as easily applies to pizza so your argument doesn't make any sense.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@Gigastrength
If you think it's an untapped market and will be a success why the fuck are you posting it online? Literal Idiot

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Spazyfool
The fact that you think boiling water on a stove is comparable to baking in a brick oven just proves that you have no idea what you're talking about.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Deadlyinx
@Methshot
@VisualMaster
@BunnyJinx
@Fried_Sushi
Are you people retarded?
Dominoes delivers pasta. They have been doing it for years.

Lunatick
Lunatick

I am italian and wat is dis

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Stark_Naked
you don't NEED a brick oven, they practically sell pizza's already made nowadays the same with spaghetti. if you were to make spaghetti from absolute scratch then it would take years but you aren't.

@Fried_Sushi
because there's more to it than what I said. i have a top marketing mix aimed at a distinct market

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Nude_Bikergirl
exactly. that option doesn't exist in Ireland but if it did i'm sure it would be more popular than the pizza itself

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Nude_Bikergirl
None of those look like spaghetti.

they practically sell pizza's already made nowadays
Which taste worse than fresh pizza because they're kept frozen, dipshit.

if you were to make spaghetti from absolute scratch then it would take years but you aren't.
http://www.bhg.com/recipes/how-to/cooking-basics/how-to-make-homemade-noodles/#page=0
You actually have no idea what you're talking about, do you?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Spamalot
should've linked to @Crazy_Nice

@MPmaster
if it did i'm sure it would be more popular than the pizza itself
What is wrong with your shithole country?

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Evil_kitten
ummm.... did you get dropped on your head as a child by any chance? spaghetti is nicer and easier to make than pasta. you linked NOODLES

takes2long
takes2long

@happy_sad
http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pasta/
Do you really think it takes years to make spaghetti from scratch?
Even if you're being a pedant and talking about growing your own ingredients, it would take a few months.

you linked NOODLES
What do you think spaghetti is?

Bidwell
Bidwell

@Evil_kitten
you're so fucking stupid and there's a reason you're a failure just shitposting on fucking Veeky Forums. in three years time i'll likely drive past you in a brand new sports car. maybe i'll even hire you to scrub pasta from people's dishes at below minimum wage. you lack any real attribute but pessimism and nobody will ever find you a good worker because of that. you will be cynical about everything including your own abilities which is why you will be begging to lick my feet for some chance in a couple years time. thanks for trying to get your small minded brain around my business idea though, i sure appreciated the chuckle

massdebater
massdebater

@Bidwell
You know, I don't think I've ever made a genuine retard this mad before.

idontknow
idontknow

@MPmaster
@happy_sad
Look OP go ahead and try, you may not agree with what we say, but pasta is one of the cheapest highest marked up food at any restaurant. Few people get it at restaurants because how cheaply and easily you can make it at home

Another reason is opportunity cost

There are definitely better (and less risky) ways to employ 250k euros of capital, to get higher returns faster than you would opening your business

likme
likme

@massdebater
that's right - pretend you're a troll when in reality you're a loser. your " wife " is going to be the one on her knees in a few years trying to get a bit more cash so she can just about feed her kids because her worthless husband is jobless because he doesn't understand the most simplest things in relation to a topic as mundane as cooking.

spaghetti is Not noodles. and you're a joke. don't hate my business idea because I promise - you will never come close to it.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@idontknow
how the heck is this risky

Techpill
Techpill

@kizzmybutt
Really? Maybe you would have done business or something instead of your meme degree. Restaurants that sell pasta sell it along side other stuff, it's only one item on their vast menus. If you make a sole pasta delivery, you are severely limiting your market to pasta eaters only, which you don't even know how big it is. Maybe do some R&D, surveys, etc. But honestly a brick and mortar business like this in 2016 is difficult to turn a profit, you're not taking everything into account. Ive made several business plans and I must tell you to do your due diligence before going on this venture - play the Devils advocate

Methnerd
Methnerd

@likme
that's right - pretend you're a troll when in reality you're a loser.
No, that's why it's funny. I'm not trolling you. I don't have to fake shit. I'm just stating facts and you're writing out revenge fantasies that hinge on the absurd idea that I'd ever set foot in Ireland.

spaghetti is Not noodles.
It's adorable that you think this. You even capitalized the first letter instead of the whole word, like you don't fully understand how to add emphasis to something.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasta
Typically, pasta is a noodle made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking.
pasta is a noodle

@kizzmybutt
Because it's a terrible idea.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@massdebater
Gotta admit it's definitely one of the better autism fits I've seen too.

Emberfire
Emberfire

switched to my phone so different ID

I like how you criticisemy use of empathising when I'm the one that graduated with an English degree. Also I have conducted surveys and I've found that people would be very open to a pasta delivery and in fact seemed agitated that there wasn't one already. There's a huge market

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Emberfire
and in fact seemed agitated that there wasn't one already
This is how I know you're lying and conducted no such survey.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Emberfire
Then do it user. Don't let the haters bring you down. Although I strongly suggest brainstorming long and hard to make sure you can't do anything better. I honestly think you wouldn't break even for many years, with profit margins very low long term. Like I said you must account for everything including red tape. Businesses like this only succeed due to economies of scale, once they franchise many locations. Honestly OP, this is the best you could come up with?

SniperWish
SniperWish

@SniperGod
It's just pasta.

@Firespawn
yeah that's just your perspective, one of a Bug. Biggugs bugs in ur food when u order from me

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Gigastrength
Just copy this business. Brilliant quality food at a fair price. http://www.ciaohull.co.uk/

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Name it mom's spaghetti and get the viral meme marketing going

StonedTime
StonedTime

@SniperWish
It's just pasta.
That's why you won't make any money, my chum.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@SniperWish
Exactly user, that's the down fall.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@StonedTime

Ok what can I say. Screenshot this post and in one year look back. In three years realise that you were wrong. Google the name Big Benny's pasta emporium in he future and watch what I will have built. I know what I'm doing and I know that I'm better than some internet trolls

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@eGremlin
I know what I'm doing
i hope to then approach investors for potentially 250,000 euro. what i don't get is, do i have to give that money back? and if so, how long do i have?
Just because your mom told you it was a good idea doesn't mean it is.
Pic related is your future.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Gigastrength
Spaghetti/pasta delivery is bullshit.You have to make best pasta in the world to make some money.

I guess you should also pursue gender studies degree clearly you do not know how to make money.

Biz/ is not for you go back where you came from.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@eGremlin
big Benny's pasta emporium

Alright. If I approach you in the future with said screenshot, once you are successful, will you give me a free meal?

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

guys i still need help with investing

whereismyname
whereismyname

hello ?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Gigastrength
approach investors for potentially 250,000 euro. what i don't get is, do i have to give that money back? and if so, how long do i have?

o boy

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Gigastrength
you can already get pasta delivered in ireland lmao. this has to be bait

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Gigastrength
I think it's a bad idea because pasta's such an easy food to cook.

Now what I think would be a great takeaway idea is a proper chippy (i'm English btw) that actually opens as late as a takeaway and delivers. For some reason all chippys seem to close around 10 and never deliver whereas Chinese, Indians etc. are open till midnight or even till 2-3 on weekends and always deliver. You can order chips from them but they're shit.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Gigastrength

Seems like a good idea to me.

I wish there were something in my area that delivered pasta. I get tired of the old chinese or pizza dilemma.

Sounds like you need a loan though. And you'll need a restuarant space to rent and cook out of.

I say go for it OP. good luck.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Nude_Bikergirl

Yes but the pasta isn't very good and the options are only ground beef or chicken.

I would like to see some of the basic Italian pastas offered:

Chicken marsala
Chicken piccata
Shrimp scampi
etc...

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Gigastrength
OP, check out this restaurant's menu.

https://www.davannis.com/menu/

They're basically a full pizza/pasta/Italian place that delivers anything on their menu.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Gigastrength
@VisualMaster
You were wrong.

There are different supports - I would check out the local Enterprise board in your area to see what's on offer. Even Citizen's Information would point you in the right direction.

Regarding your business idea - are Deliveroo not filling that niche in the market already? They deliver restaurant orders and have branched out across the country. I don't think your idea would be viable now.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Bidwell
Please be satire, I am pretty sure this is but you also never know around these parts.

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