Water is a necessity, especially potable water. With the health risk of water-borne diseases, many people are now willing to spend for a bottle of clean and potable water.
That is why starting water refilling station business is a viable business nowadays.
Here are some guides on how to start water refilling station business:
MAKE A BUSINESS PLAN
This is the blueprint of your business; make sure you don’t get lost along the way. It doesn’t need to be formal, just a layout on everything you need for your business.
You’re proposed locations, available budget, and the needed manpower. Once you rolled and faced trouble or problem, you can go back to your business plan.
LOOK FOR A WATER REFILLING STATION FRANCHISE
If you have the know-how and the guts, you can start your own water refilling station business. You own the brand, the logo. You look for your own supplier. You do everything. Or, you can buy a franchise of established water refilling station business.
You can use their logo and their supplies. They have an established name so you don’t have to work on your brand and focus on marketing instead.
They will help you find the location, and kick starts your business.
ACCOMPLISH THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK
You have to be on a legal side in any business endeavors. You are selling a product for public consumption. So you’ll need to prove that your product is safe and clean, from preparation to handling and distribution.
You’ll need to go to DTI office to register your business name. Then go to you local municipal office to get a Mayor’ business permit.
There are municipal offices which will require you to submit the following:
1. Water analysis of potability (physical, chemical and bacteriological test)
2. Building and electrical plans signed by a sanitary engineer.
To ensure you pay the right taxes, you need to go to the BIR office in your province to fill-up your form 0506. Once approved, go to a printing press to print your receipts.
TEST YOUR EQUIPMENT AND HIRE YOUR EMPLOYEES
Another thing you have to do is to dry run your equipment. You need to check if they are functioning well. You may need to employ two persons. You need someone to clean and refill the bottles. You also need another one to deliver them to clients.
Don’t forget your marketing strategy. Do not just rely on the brand of your product. You still need to do some marketing. Your customers need to know that your product is existing and your business is in full operation.