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How to Start a Printing Press in 9 Steps

If you can secure a client with large printing needs, having a printing press may indeed make you feel that you are printing money. Here are basic the steps to start your own printing press: 1. Determine what market niche you wish to target. Most printers are commercial printers which mean they print almost any

Planting and Production of Annato Seeds

Annato or achuete is commonly grown in backyard gardens in the country. Seeds are used for dyes and food coloring, especially for butter. It is also used in making polishes for russet leather. The dye is obtained from the pulp around the seed by soaking them in the water. The pigment that settles to the

Dehydration Process of Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum Linn.), commonly called bawang, belongs to the liliaceae or sibuyas family. It is an annual herb consisting mainly of a bulb, also called head, which in turn is divided into several sections called cloves. Each clove has a separate skin or peel that is usually removed before using. Propagation Garlic is propagated

Setting Up a Combination Business of Money Changer, Pawnshop, and Remittance Center

With the intense competition across all industries, it can be hard to think of a business that will give you the best chance for success. To enhance profitability, enterprising people have been setting up combination businesses that are now revolutionizing many industries. These businesses rely on synergy, which occurs when the total is more than

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

The health and nutritional benefits from consuming coconut oil have been recognized in many parts of the world for centuries. In India, coconut tree has been considered from time immemorial as “Kapavrisksha”, literally meaning “a tree that bestow all boons”. Atherosclerosis and Cholesterol Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition in which the blood supply

How to Make Different Resin-Based Products

If you are new in the resin-based products business, it is best to start small scale in your own backyard. Assuming that you are to produce nativity set figurines, you will need a start-up capital of P 8,134 for five days of operation as follows: Working capital – P9,167.71 Tools and other materials – P1,011.94