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How to start Potato Chips production business with N10,000 at Home In Nigeria.

Potato Chips production business


Do you know that Potato chips production is another profitable business you can start right at home in Nigeria with small capital?
With the high rate of unemployment and increasing cost of living in Nigeria, I consider Potato chips production business as an easy way out of poverty and unemployment. 


Due to high of potato chips in Nigeria, you are sure to generate enough income that will not only take care of your basic needs but that of your family as well. 
Also, the requirement for setting up your own Potato chips production business in Nigeria is not stringent. The start up capital is small, you don’t need to rent a shop because you can start it from even your one room apartment; the main raw material (sweet potato) needed is widely available in every part of Nigeria.

Start up Capital Needed for  Potato chips production 

You can start Potato chips production Business with at least N10, 000 only. This amount covers the cost of purchasing of raw potato tubers, vegetable oil, equipment and packaging materials.
One packet of potato chips, whole sales price is N50 and N100 retail price.
So, with N10, 000 you can produce potato chips that will generate up to N15000 as profit after removing all expenses.

Start up Requirement for Potato chips production

Therefore, to start your potato chips production business, here are the requirements and the steps to take.

CAPITAL REQUIRED. With an initial capital of N10,000 you can comfortably start potato chips production business.


Potato chips cutter or sharp table knife.
Big fry pan.
Portable electrical Nylon sealing machine.
Gas burner or kerosene stove.
Weighing scale.


Raw potatoes tuber
Vegetable Oil.
Table salt.
Plain packaging nylon or customized nylon
Printed label.


Peel off the skin of the raw potato with a knife.
Wash the already peeled raw potatoes.
Cut or slice the already peeled potato into small chips using your kitchen knife or a potato cutter.
Add some quantity of table salt or Sugar depending on what your customers will like.
Light your stove or gas burner, place your big frying pan and then pour in the vegetable Oil to get hot.
Start putting into the hot vegetable Oil some quantity of the sliced potatoes to fry till it becomes slightly golden brown color before you packed them out and allow it to cool.
Now, you can start weighing the already fried potatoes chips in 50gs each and then packed into your customized nylon or plain nylon with printed labels and get it ready for the market.
Plan Packaging Nylon or customize nylon
Printed labels


You can start making money instantly as you introduce your potato chips to friends and neighbors. Also, don’t fail to take your products to the numerous market, provision stores and schools in your area for people to know your product and also buy from you.


PLEASE NOTE. On the label of your package potato chips please, don’t forget to print your product name, email address and phone numbers for easy contact by those who will love to become a distributor of your product in Nigeria.
Potato chips production in Nigeria is indeed a very lucrative business, it only when you venture into it and start enjoying the cool cash thus generated that you will realize that, life is beautiful when you are making progress.
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Remain blessed.

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  3. Nwajiobi patience Nwajiobi patience April 25, 2015

    i really enjoyed this and am looking forward to start small and i greatly know the latter will surpass d formal. Thank ojo

  4. olayiwola nurudeen olayiwola nurudeen June 25, 2015

    thank you very much for contributing your idea to the diminution of poverty in Nigeria. may God bless you.

  5. Bright Bright April 18, 2017

    Thanks for this post God bless you. but am having a challenges in the market on how to make my Potato chips turn creamy in look, pls what can i do? i need your help on it. thanks

  6. Osasere Osasere April 22, 2018


  7. Patience Patience February 28, 2020

    Thank you and I know this will help me to start my potatoes chips business. God bless you.


    Well done bro, thanks for the enlightenment.
    Shall I ask a question.
    What type of potato is best for the production and can it be managed alongside plantain chips using the same machine for cutting/slicing.

    • ojootaru ojootaru Post author | September 4, 2020

      Use Irish or sweet potatoes

  9. Okonkwo promise Okonkwo promise January 17, 2021

    Thanks ojo for this wonderful advice and enlightenment

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