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The Booming of the Food Cart Business

Small capital, easy set-up and a good chance of success are just some of the reason why Food Cart Business is thriving in the Philippines. If you will look at the market trend today, Food cart business is the choice of most aspiring entrepreneurs. A mobile food cart is a business where you can start

Starting a Gym Business

Getting and staying in shape is becoming a priority among more and more people, but the challenge lies in making time for it. That’s something aspiring gym owners need to consider before entering the glamorous world of profiting from other people’s desire to sweat. It isn’t enough to build a gym and hope that clients

How to Setup Metal Working Business, Part 2 Finishing

Cutting and Machining Cutting can be done with a hammer and cold chisel, which is hard work but often preferable to saws that wear too quickly. Another common method is flame cutting if welding equipment is available. Tinsnips are used for light work on thin material (up to about 1 mm steel or 1.5 mm

How to Setup Metal Working Business, Part 1 Procedure

Making a living from a small-scale metalworking depends on being able to make products that customers want. So it is important to find out what people are looking for. It is also important to make good quality items that will not fail, and it is important to get the price right. This technical brief looks

How to Setup a Blacksmithing Business, Part 2 Materials

Support for Working Material An anvil of some kind is essential equipment and whilst one of many varieties could be selected, it is probable that an improvised anvil made of stone with an iron insert might suffice in an emergency. Some anvil patterns are illustrated, see right figure (click to enlarge). Anvil Shaping/ Deforming Tools