Road Transport of Fuel/Petroleum products is a profitable business in Tanzania and East Africa that need a lot of strategic plan to start. This business plan will be used to define the scope of our services, as well as a means of gaining the necessary investment to open the company. It will also be used continually  in the evaluation of road transport of fuel business’s  mission, goals and objectives.

Executive Summary

ARA transport is an indigenous energy, logistics and transportation service company duly registered and it has obtained a license to transport petroleum products across the country. The company is formed following the increasing demand of petroleum products (example, premium motor spirit, diesel, kerosene, and other petroleum products) in Tanzania. The company primarily focuses on transporting petroleum products from oil depots to the desired destination across the country.

The company has drivers who are helpful, courteous and fully trained to handle hazardous materials. They have licenses so there will be no need for company’s training. Our trucks will be clean, well-maintained and inspected regularly for safety and comfort.

At ARA Transport, our philosophy is one that emphasizes service in the real sense of the word and the realization that effective communication is key factor in our business. The company also realizes that in this competitive market, flexibility and professionalism maintain that leading edge.

The biggest strength of ARA transport is its personnel since experienced and trained drivers who can take care of transportation of petroleum products from depots are the heart of this business.

Mission

The company’s mission is to provide reliable, timely and safe logistics services in the downstream sub-sector of the oil and gas industry.

Vision

To become the leading energy logistics service company in its area of operation by offering services with superior customer value.
To be a reliable partner and act proactively to fulfill all the needs of its customers by delivering tailored petroleum products logistics services.

Objectives of the Company

  • To purchase two more trucks/fuel tankers in the next three years.
  • To extend its operation by acquiring the license to transit petroleum products to the landlocked countries including Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and DR Congo after three years of operation.

Services Description

Road Transport of Petroleum Products: ARA Transport is engaged in the road transport of petroleum products from the oil depots to the desired destination across the country. The company transports all petroleum products such as: AGO (Automotive Gas Oil – Diesel), PMS (Premium Motor Spirit – Petrol), IK (Illuminated Kerosene), Jet – A1, HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil), IDO (Industrial Diesel Oil) etc.

Competitive Edge

Human resources: We believe that drivers are the life (blood and oxygen) of logistics and transportation business. Your drivers can make or mar your transportation business, so recruitment will be a top company priority. We will make sure that drivers are licensed and well-trained to drive fuel/petroleum tankers/trucks.

Maintenance: Our research has shown that most of the haulage and logistic companies do not carry out a regular maintenance of their vehicles. They do maintenance when their truck breaks down. AT ARA Transport, we shall promote the life span of our truck by ensuring and putting in place systematic maintenance routines. As our business grow and more trucks are bought, we will hire an in-house mechanic to handle maintenance and repairs.

Business Ownership and Structure

Promoter: Khalid Magombeka
Khalid is passionate about the oil and gas industry and the logistic and transpiration business. For the first three years of operation, Khalid will handle many responsibilities as Managing Director/ Truck supervisors / Accountant and head of marketing. After three years of operation, the company will be in the expansion stage and will recruit people to handle these responsibilities.

Business advisor: Said Saleem has spent over 10 years in downstream sub-sector of the oil and gas industry in Tanzania. He owns five petrol stations in Dar es Salaam and he’s also the managing director of Saleem Transport Limited which transports petroleum products in Tanzania and neighbouring countries including Rwanda, Burundi Congo DRC etc.

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The oil and gas industry has a lot of profitable business opportunities, but they are capital intensive.

However, there are many small businesses that you can also start in many sub-sectors such as retailing of petrol, LP Gas, diesel, lubricants, consultancy, oil services etc.

If you have a dream to start a business in the oil and gas industry, keep on reading, because I will talk about at least 30 most profitable oil and gas businesses that you can start in the industry.

1. Oil and Gas Mediator

Oil and gas companies often make deals with equipment and/or service providers, and whenever they do this, the intermediary earns a handsome commission for every successful transaction carried out. The disadvantages of this business model is minimal because it requires next to no startup capital. All you need are contacts of customers in the industry for whom to serve as intermediary and reputable vendor.

2. Maintenance and Servicing

This is another profitable business because oil and gas companies have many facilities including depots, gas plants, tank farms, power plans, gas wells. So, they will always need to fix and maintain them.

And that is where you come in.
However, and most importantly, you need sufficient technical knowledge and you have to assemble a strong team of service engineers and technicians to fully satisfy your clients.

3. Human Resources (Manpower Management)

Companies in the oil and gas industry are busy with operations and productions such as drilling, extracting etc. They want to focus on their core business and that’s why hiring a recruitment agency will save time and hassles with hiring workers.

Bear in mind that companies in the industry hire many people when they have new projects. So, to stand out in this business, you need keep abreast of what new project is forthcoming in the industry and be the first person to approach the clients for manpower management services.

4. Consulting

While many consulting firm in Tanzania and East Africa focus on engineering and project consulting, there is a gap in the market in need of providing guidance, support and resources for the investors who own or want to start a business in this industry.

So, you fill this gap by starting your own consulting firm, consulting and providing business support for the people who want to build a sustainable business in the oil and gas industry. This business is ideal for people who don’t have a huge capital to venture into an expensive oil and gas business but have in depth knowledge of the oil and gas industry.

5. Products (Fuel) Haulage and Logistics

Due to the increasing demand for petroleum products in East African countries, transportation of these products (for example, premium motor spirit (PMS), diesel, kerosene, and other petroleum products) has opened a lucrative investment opportunity for entrepreneurs. This business is about using fuel tankers (trucks) to distribute petroleum products with transport charges depending on the distance to be covered and the capacity of the truck.

You will have to obtain a license from EWURA to be allowed to transport fuel across the country or to neighboring countries. You will have to purchase a truck and hire a qualified and experienced driver who will haul petroleum products for marketers from depot to their desired destination.

I would recommend you start with transporting petroleum products from depots to filling stations locally across the country. As your business expands, you can acquire a new license to transit fuel to neighboring countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Congo DRC.

6. Gas Retailing/Distribution

Cooking gas or LPG distribution is one of the most profitable oil and gas business opportunities. Yes, it demands medium scale capital investment. You also need to have proper licensing from the relevant government agency. Also, the market for cooking gas distribution is increasing.

7. Build a Website

The website should focus on the oil and gas industry. Do reviews, interviews and write original content. Monetize your traffic through advertisements, referrals and affiliate programs.

8. Start a Petrol Station

If you’re brainstorming in order to find a perfect business idea in Tanzania and East African oil and gas sector, investing your cash in the petrol filling station business is a wise decision.
This business ensures steady profit in a reasonable time from setting up. You might feel the market is already flooded, but you can come in and have a go at it. Petrol stations are in every street corner because they make insane profit.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying this to brag. Instead, I am telling you this because I’ve carried out solid research. So, I can confidently tell you that this is one of the right business opportunities to pursue.

The filling station market emerged in tandem with the automobile industry.
Most important is the emerging mode of transportation. There are tricycles or “boda-boda,” as everyone calls it, and it has increased the demand for petroleum products in Tanzania. The good news is that, all these vehicles and generators run on diesels or petrol.

With petrol station in every street corner, you might feel the market is already saturated. But with a good location, commercial expertise, systematic marketing and a wide range of services, new entrepreneurs like you can win the competition in this business.

9. Online Fuel Delivery

In the era of booming eCommerce industry, online fuel delivery is definitely a lucrative opportunity for the energy-preneurs. However, the business demands right strategic planning and operating procedure. In addition to that, you have to put a substantial initial investment. It is advisable to start with an operation within a single city. And after getting the sufficient confidence, expand the business.

10. Oil and Gas News

You can make money sharing news and information on latest developments, investment ideas, petroleum business challenges, entrepreneur interviews, etc. through online and offline means such as blogging, publishing periodic magazines, creating an oil and gas job portal, starting TV shows targeting the oil and gas sector and lots more. This is a perfect online oil and gas business for everyone.

11. Oil and Gas Brokerage Services

Even if you have no money to venture into the oil and gas business, you can still profit from the industry by offering brokerage services between buyers and sellers of petroleum products.

12. Start a TV Show Production

You can also launch a TV show targeting the oil and gas sector. You can profile and interview entrepreneurs in the oil sector, review the challenges in the petroleum sector, etc.

13. Blogging on Oil and Gas-Related Issues

Another easy-to-start business in the oil and gas value chain is to start blogging on oil and gas-related issues. It is interesting to note that there are loads of people out there who are making millions annually from blogging. If you are an oil and gas professional or someone who has sound knowledge in the oil and gas industry, one of the businesses that you can consider starting is to start blogging on oil and gas related subjects. The truth is that if your blog has useful and helpful content, you will attract loads of traffic and if you have loads of traffic on your blog, you can easily secure good advertising deals from stakeholders and other businesses in your blog. Just ensure that you update your blog regularly and you will continue to attract traffic.

14. Publication of Oil and Gas Magazine

Another of the several businesses is to start publishing oil and gas magazines. Information is key in any industry and all you need to do to be able to gain ground with this type of business is to ensure that you have relevant contents in your magazine per time. Part of the information that you should make available in your oil and gas magazine are the various business opportunities in the oil and gas industry, the latest trends, news and information as it relates to the industry, and advisory services to investors who are looking towards investing in the oil and gas industry.

15. Lubrication Oil Retail Shop

Selling egine oil, brake fluid and hydraulic oil et al. is a profitable and highly thriving business venture an entrepreneur who is interested in making money from the oil and gas business value chain should consider. The fact that vehicle owners subject their vehicles to servicing at regular intervals creates a market for lubrication oil products. In recent times, there is an increase in the lubrication oil production sector as it is one business you can readily go into with the hope of making great profit. The various needs of lube oils in homes, organizations, factories and industries just cannot be overemphasized because the population of people who have mechanical need for oil have continued to increase over the years. So, for you to start out in this trade, have an expert carry out good feasibility studies.

16. Start Manufacturing Cooking Gas Cylinders

Another profitable and thriving oil and gas-related business that an entrepreneur who is looking towards investing in the industry should consider starting is to go into the manufacturing of cooking gas cylinders. There is indeed a large market for cooking gas cylinder. As a matter of fact, households no longer rely on just one cylinder; they prefer to have one or more backups. This is indeed a capital intensive kind of business. It also requires loads of expertise to be able to stay afloat in this type of business.

17. Start a Filling Station Construction/Building Company

Another lucrative business in the oil and gas business value chain that an entrepreneur should consider starting is filling station construction/building company. It is important to state that you can only successfully start this type of business only if you have the required training, experience and technical skills. The fact that investors are investing in filling station business means that there will always be a market for engineers who are into the construction of filling stations.

18. Go into the Retailing and Supply of Pumping Machines

If you have visited a gas station/filling station before, you will notice that the means of retailing fuel, diesel, gas and kerosene et al. is via a well calibrated pumping machine. This goes to show that there is a market for pumping machines.

19. Health and Safety Trainings for Oil and Gas Workers

Another thriving and profitable business in the value chain is health and safety training for oil and gas workers. If you have the required background (experience and qualifications) to train on health and safety, then you should consider starting an organization that trains oil and gas personnel. In point of fact, health and safety is taken seriously in the oil and gas industry simply because of the risk and hazard that workers in the industry are subjected to in a bid to carrying out their jobs.

20. Manufacturing and Sale of Oil and Gas Machines and Equipment

Manufacturing and sale of oil and gas machines and equipment is yet another thriving and profitable oil and gas related business that an investor who is looking towards starting a business in the industry should consider. Oil drilling and exploration equipment, pumping machines, casing and pipe stacking and handling equipment, pumps, slush, oil and gas rig, gauges and meters, valves, actuators, regulators, cranes and lifting equipment, hazardous area electrical equipment and several other equipment and machines are marketable. So, if you are looking for a business to start in the oil and gas industry, then one of your options is to go into the manufacturing and sale of oil and gas machines and equipment.

21. Welding Services for Oil and Gas Companies

Another profitable and thriving business in the oil and gas industry that an entrepreneur who is looking towards starting a business in the industry can successfully start after acquiring the required training is to offer welding services. Welding is one of the services that are needed in the oil and gas industry to deliver precision welding jobs. So, if you are looking for a business to start in the oil and gas industry, then one of your options is to provide welding services for oil and gas companies.

22. Oil Farm/Depot

Imported fuel as stated above are stored in tank farms. Most oil marketers don’t own tank farms and, as a result, always need to store their petroleum products in other tank farms. With a large operating capital, you can construct a tank farm for the sole purpose of leasing it out to oil marketers who bring in petroleum products.

23.Open a Training School/Institution

There are very few colleges and universities that offer specialized training in the oil and gas sector. Starting an institute focused on the oil and gas industry is a good idea. Choose a niche, hire trained instructors, lease property and provide a robust curriculum.

24. Sell Equipment

The oil and gas industry uses lots of machinery to carry out their activities. You can buy or fabricate equipment targeted at a sector. The business is lucrative and requires lots of investment in money, technical knowledge and testing.

25. Supplying Safety Equipment

Every sector of the oil and gas industry needs lots of safety equipment. Safety is a major concern and a priority in the business. The companies need to buy equipment regularly. This is where your company comes into the picture. You can buy safety gears from major manufacturers and supply companies in the industry.

26. Insurance

The industry is very hazardous so they need proper insurance cover. You can hookup with an insurance company as a sales representative. You make money through the payment of commissions. The more insurance premiums you sell, the higher your profit.

27. Retail Kerosene

Kerosene business is profitable and has a huge market. People use kerosene to cook meals and light fires.

28.Oil and Gas Enterprise Software Application

Technology companies are equally not left out as they can build tech solutions specifically targeting the oil and gas industry, and license the software to companies in the sector.

29. Oil and Gas Exploration

Oil and Gas exploration is capital intensive and not for the faint-hearted. You need to get an exploration license or block. Exploration involves lots of demographic data, drilling and experts in exploration. You can also secure contracts from other oil companies to use your drilling equipment.

30. Cooking Gas Reseller Shop

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market (popularly known as cooking gas) is expected to grow by fifty percent in the near future due to the wide adoption of LPG as a source of energy for cooking in residential areas, replacing other traditional cooking fuel such as charcoal and firewood.

The first option to go into the LP Gas business is to set up a retail shop in highbrow areas. Location is a key driver to success in starting cooking gas reseller shop. To start this LP gas business, you need at least 22 to 35 pieces of gas cylinders (preferably 15Kg and 6Kg gas cylinder), regulators and hose, and weighing scale. You will buy the cooking gas from major dealers/superdealers and resell them to households in your target location.
I often wonder how they make a profit seeing that there is intense competition in this business. But the best part is that, as the number of the household switching to this fuel increase, demand increase and more customers arise.

31. Offer Legal Services

There are legal practitioners who are well-vested in the business of oil and gas. This set of lawyers are specialized in oil and gas law, and they are making the most out of life in the industry. What they do is to offer legal advice to those in the industry who desire their services. This aspect of business opportunity in the oil and gas industry, according to findings, is a well-acknowledged service and it is a lucrative job for lawyers in the oil and gas industry, and that the job is reserved only for lawyers. So, lawyers, this is an opportunity in the oil and gas industry for you.

32. Start a Crude Oil Refinery

Tanzania import millions of tons of refined petroleum products annually. By building a crude oil refinery using limited stock feed supply in Tanzania, you will not only reduce the amount of petroleum products import in the country but also cater to the booming consumer demand by providing Tanzanians with affordable petrol, diesel, jet fuel and other petroleum products.
Setting up a crude oil refinery requires a huge startup capital, but it is very profitable business if you can pull up resources to start this business.

33. Host Industry Events and Conferences

If you don’t have the massive capital to venture into those expensive oil and gas businesses but you have passion for the oil and gas industry, you may consider putting together industry events and help professionals and companies learn about new development across the industry and build relationship that are valuable for career and business development.
If your event can attract relevant decision makers in the industry, you will make handsome money from attendees and sponsorship from companies who are looking for visibility and exposure across the oil and gas industry.

I hope this help.

At Tanzania Petroleum, we are committed to helping people make their entrepreneurship dreams come true in this most valuable oil and gas industry in Tanzania.

Executive Summary

AFRI Training Limited will be a training and development company in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that offers training services to experienced and newly hired personnel to EPC Contractors,  pipeline operators, operators, mining companies and construction companies, with skills and knowledge required to succeed in the natural, construction and infrastructure sector.

This business plan will be used to define the scope of our services, as well as a means of gaining the necessary investment to open the company. It will also be used continually  in the evaluation of AFRI Training Limited’s mission, goals and objectives.

The key to success for AFRI Training Limited is the ability to market effectively,  creating high-quality learning environment where people enjoy themselves, and hiring qualified  and experienced instructors to aid in the running of our courses.

The discoveries of massive natural gas in Tanzania, along with the resulting investments in infrastructure such as ports, oil and gas pipelines and renewable energy projects, have created a significant demand for local workers in Tanzania. The sad reality is that operating companies find it difficult to attract highly qualified local people for implementation of the projects in the region.

AFRI Training Limited hasave equip itself in this challenge and has assembled a strong team of qualified and knowledgeable instructors to fully satisfy the needs for highly qualified workers by developing workers and moving them from just local level to world class professionals and industry leaders.

AFRI Training Limited is projecting  a modest net profit in its first year  of operation with this increasing steadily  by the end of the third year.

Company Summary

AFRI Training Limited is a new manpower development company that provides training services to new to experienced and newly hired personnel to EPC Contractors,  pipeline operators, operators, mining companies and construction companies with skills and knowledge required to succeed in the natural, construction and infrastructure sectors.

Company Ownership

AFRI Training Limited will be duly registered as a limited liability company financed partially by direct owner investment.

Mohamed Aboud: Owner and Managing Director; will own 45% of the company.

The other limited partners will own   30% and 25%.

Mission 

The mission of AFRI Training Limited is to develop and transform local workers from just being users to be world-class professionals and industry leaders.

Our purpose is to move the local industry professionals from just users and followers to ex-pat experts and to professionally independent focal point which will produce local leaders of the industries, and they will able to lead the industrialization phases execution accordingly.

Vision

AFRI Training Limited is seeking to be a training hub in East Africa by providing training that meets industry standards and requirements.

Objectives

  • To achieve a substantial sales revenue during the first year of operation.
  • Increasing sales modestly  during the second year of operation.
  • Increase customer base by 25% by the end of the third year.

Keys to Success

Effective Marketing: We will market AFRI Training Limited as a distinguished name in Tanzania and we will do it creatively so that our services  will reach each of our market segments.

Knowledgeable and Experienced Trainers and Management: By providing trainees with knowledgeable and qualified staff who show genuine interest in the participants, clients will be confident that AFRI Training Limited will meet all their manpower development needs and requirement.

Up-to-Date Curriculum:  By offering an up-to-date industry curriculum, students, employers and the society can be confident that the program meets the quality standards that produce highly qualified workforce.

 

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Objectives

Mission

Vision

Company Summary

Company Ownership

Start up Funding

Products and Services

Market Analysis

Market Segmentation

Competition

Competitive edge

Marketing Strategies

Management and Personnel Plan

Financial Plan

 

 

Imagine you start a business with much lower risk. Even if the business failed, there would still be something tangible to hold on to.

Businesses that thrive even in bad economy.

One of such businesses is the filling station business, otherwise known as a petrol station business.

Consider this:

You are not marketing any product because consumers already abound.

You would surely make a lot of income doing side businesses like car wash, mechanic workshop, and restaurant.

Big companies like DSTV MTN ,BANKS etc. rent office space from petrol stations. And we haven’t talked about shopping malls, too.

You see, everywhere you turn under the petrol station business, there are opportunities waiting for you to grab them.

But how do you start this lucrative business in Tanzania? Here is a step-by-step guide to starting your business in Tanzania.

1. Study the market:

The first thing you will need to do is to determine the requirement and break down the cost for starting a petrol station business in Tanzania.

What equipment, machinery and skilled labor will be required to start a petrol station business? Who are your potential suppliers and where will you buy fuel? You will also need to know what regulations, certification you will need to comply with.

2. Write a business plan:

This is a comprehensive document that proves on paper that a viable market exists for your petrol station business and that you can sell enough of products and services at your planned petrol station to be profitable and attractive to potential backers. Your petrol station business plan provides the main strategies and tactics you will use to make your dream come true. It also valuable in promoting  your business to bankers, investors and  business communities.

Your petrol station business plan should comprise executive summary, vision and mission statement, objectives, industry trends, market analysis, SWOT analysis, marketing plan, operational plan and financial data and projections.

Read also:      A Sample Business Plan for Starting and Running A Petrol Station in Tanzania

3. Evaluate the marketability of the location:

If you want to build a petrol station, location is a key determinant whether your petrol station business will fail or succeed.

If you make a mistake in location, the business is already a huge mistake.

For your petrol station business to be set up, you need to set up in the best location in your target city. The biggest mistake people make is this: they just purchase land and rush into building petrol station without doing a little homework.

They spend a lot of money, time and effort building a petrol station only to find that the station is selling a little volume from the market in trading areas.

The petrol station business should have the advantage of being in an easily accessible and highly visible location.

No matter how good your marketing strategies are, if you build a petrol station in a non-strategic location, you will make little sales.

If you want to see your petrol selling huge volume of fuel in the marketplace, you need to evaluate the marketability of your area. Before you take the next big step of purchasing or build a petrol station, you should evaluate the marketability of your site.

You need to determine whether there is a market for selling petroleum products as well as who the target customers are. You need to determine who your competitors are and how you will stand out in this competitive business. You need to determine how much volume the station is expected to extract in the trading area.

Before you pour your blood, sweat and tears as well as a lot of time and resources into building a petrol station, you should evaluate your location and do a little homework to know whether your location will sell before you go into the trouble of building petrol station.

You will need to answer “Yes” to this question: “Will a petrol station sell in this area?”

It’s just a matter of finding answer to these questions:

  • What are future development plans in your area? And what are the economic activities that may attract traffic?
  • How much volume of diesel, petrol and kerosene the station is expected to sell in trading areas.
  • Traffic count or estimated quantity of cars and vehicle per days.
  • What are the competitive advantages of nearby petrol stations?
  • What are the land parameters to comply with and the legal requirement?

You should already have much of this information if you have been doing a solid home work. Evaluate your land. If your evaluation reveals that your location will not sell or will not sell well enough, let it go or find a way to make your location profitable.

You can outsource this task to a consultant like us to evaluate the marketability of your area and compile a report that will help you whether your petrol station will sell or not.

4. Put up and raise startup capital:

The petrol station business in Tanzania is a lucrative one that needs a sufficient startup capital. It is likely to cost TZS 225 million to TZS 1 billion. You can get it from investors, borrowing money from banks, friends, or savings.

Not surprisingly, inadequate capital is the leading cause of the petrol station business failure.

5. Launch your company:

You will need licenses from regulatory authorities including EWURA, NEMC, OSHA etc. You will need to purchase equipment such as storage tanks, pumps and start construction of your petrol station.

6. Sell the products:

Now you have all permits and licenses and you have built your petrol station, the next stage is to start marketing your petrol station to make sure you attract enough traffic to reach your sales goals.

7. Keep up with the market:

You need to be abreast on what is going on in retail petrol station business in Tanzania so that you can stay ahead of competitors.

I hope this help.

At Tanzania Petroleum, we are committed to helping people make their entrepreneurship dreams come true in this most valuable oil and gas industry in Tanzania.

LP Gas (cooking) gas is lucrative and competitive business in Tanzania. The good news is that entrepreneur with quality products, a good marketing plan and sufficient start-up capital can win competition in this business.

This already-written  LP Gas business plan in Tanzania help not only  translate your ideas into business and your dream into reality. It may also used for bank loans, to write business concept note and as a road map for running your business and should also be used as ongoing tools to manage your business and win competition in this  business.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Overview

There has been a substantial raise in the consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the last ten years. The annual LPG consumption in Tanzania has grown from 5,500 metric tonnes in 2005 to 145,800 metric tonnes in 2019. Furthermore, with continued economic development in Tanzania as well as increasing awareness in the use of LPG as the best alternative to firewood and charcoal, the consumption of LPG will grow to a significantly high level in both urban and rural areas. And with the Tanzanian government’s ambition to scale up the use of LPG across the nation, it will lead to increase in LP Gas demand and supply to hotels, homes, factories, boarding schools, army camps, mines as well as petrol stations.

Although competition in the LP Cooking gas business has increased over the past few years in Tanzania, with our effective marketing and supply strategies, building close client relationship as well as providing complementary services, the newly-established LP Gas retailer like Quick Gas can still be profitable and assured of recovering its entire investment.

The Company

Quick Gas Limited will be a newly-established LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) distributer/retailer in the Kasulu District of the Kigoma Region in Tanzania to cater to the booming LP Gas (cooking gas) demand.

Quick Gas Limited will be duly registered and will obtain a trade license to operate as a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG; popularly known as cooking gas) distributor/retailer in Tanzania. Quick Gas Limited will be equipped with a strong team with both technical and business background in managing all aspects of an LP Gas business: organizing, financing, marketing, promoting products and services, and solving technical and organizational problems.

Products and Services:

Our products and services include:

  • LP Gas (cooking gas) in 6kg, 15kg, 30kg and many other volumes.
  • LPG cylinders of various sizes, colour and design.
  • Cookers and fittings such as pipes, gauges etc.
  • Site installation services.
  • Home delivery of products and services.

Customers/clients:

Quick Gas will deliver LP Gas to household, industrial and commercial customers in Kasulu District in the Kigoma Region and will expand to other location of the city after three years of services.

Competition

Quick Gas Limited will have both direct and indirect competitors but our competitive advantage is that majority of the population will opt for LP Gas rather than buy firewood or charcoal, and there are more customers to go round.

Financial Considerations

The financial projection of this business plan is attached as an spreadsheet file.

Objectives

The underlying objectives of QUICK GAS limited is stated as follows:

  • To be known as a top quality, safe and reliable LP Gas delivery service provider in Tanzania.
  • To achieve and preserve a high gross profit margin.
  • To expand to other location within the city after three years of service in the Kasulu district of Kigoma Region.
  • To achieve 25% of the market share within the first three years.
Form of Business: Limited Liability Company
State of Business: Start-up (new business)
Managing Director: Lawrence Mambo
Business Development Consultant: Hussein A. Boffu
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 7 AM – 7 PM.

Sundays: 12 PM – 6 PM

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In the full version, you will have access to the following table of contents:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Overview
  • The Company
  • Products and Services
  • Customers/clients

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION

  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Objectives
  • Our Values
  • Keys to Success

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

MANAGEMENT TEAM

MARKET ANALYSIS AND TRENDS

  • Market Research
  • LP Gas Import in Tanzania
  • LP Gas Industry Trends
  • LP Gas Industry Outlook
  • Our Target Market

COMPETITOR ANALYSIS

  • Direct Competition
  • Indirect Competition
  • Competitive Advantage

SALES AND MARKETING PLAN

OPERATIONAL PLAN

  • Opening Days/Hours
  • Location
  • Setup Cost
  • Machinery/Equipment Requirement

SWOT Analysis

PEST Analysis

FINANCIAL PLAN AND PROJECTION

 

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