Delta State is a state in Nigeria, it was established in 1991 and it is located in the southern part of Nigeria. The capital of Delta state is Asaba and the most populated city in Delta is Warri. Other notable towns in Delta State are; Agbor, Ugheli, and Abraka.

Delta state is blessed with both natural and human resources; as a matter of fact, Delta state is rated to be amongst the top 3 oil producers in Nigeria. Agriculture is another major revenue generator for Delta State. Delta State can boast of having a standard airport, oil refinery and other top class facilities.

As a matter of fact, Delta state is considered to be the hub of stand – up comedy in Nigeria. Several talented and gifted sportsmen and women in Nigeria are from Delta State; great footballers like Austin Jay Jay Okocha and Nduka Ugbade, et al and also the current African sprint queen Blessing Okagbare and a host of others are not left out.

The people of Delta are known to be peace loving people and loads of expatriates work and live in Delta State.If you are an entrepreneur and you are looking towards starting your own business in Delta State, then you will find the follow top 10 business opportunities helpful;

10 Small Business Investment Opportunities in Delta State

1. Oil Servicing Business

Delta state is one of the few states in Nigeria where oil servicing business can thrive simply because of oil exploration in the state. All you need to do to get started is to ensure that you do your due diligent to know the services that is required by major oil producing companies. You could help in pipe line installation and repairs or you could help in general maintenance of facilities. Just ensure that you go through the Corporate Affairs Commission to legally register your company and then obtain the required business license.

2. Transportation Business

If you are an entrepreneur looking for a viable and profitable business to start in Delta state, then you can consider starting your own transportation business. You can choose to major on interstate transportation or intrastate transportation. The bottom line is that if you manage your transportation business very well, you are sure going to get good returns on your investment because transportation in Delta state is still being dominated by private investors and not the government and the industry is still open for more investors to come in.

3. Restaurant and Bar

Restaurant and Bar is yet another very lucrative business that an entrepreneur can successfully start in Delta State. Just ensure that you choose a very good location to setup your restaurant and bar. Although, you can setup your restaurant and bar in any part of Delta State, but it is more viable in places like Asaba, Warri, Agbor, Umunede, Ugheli and Abraka because of the number of visitors that troop to this towns on a regular basis.

4. Cinema / Viewing Centre

Nigerians are known to be lovers of sports particularly football. An average football enthusiast has a foreign football club that they are supporting and are always eager to go watch them whenever they are playing. So, if you love football and you are looking for a business to start, then you can consider starting your own football viewing centre. It is indeed a profitable business and you will definitely get good returns on your investment. If you are looking for a futuristic business to setup in Delta State, then you may think towards starting your own cinema.

5. Cleaning Service

The services of cleaners are in high demand in Delta State; places like hospitals, government facility, Airport, and business premises need the services of cleaners. So if you are looking for a business to start in Delta state, then you should consider starting your own cleaning service. You should not restrict your cleaning business to only corporate cleaning of facilities; you can as well add dry cleaning services. Just ensure that you position the business in such a way that it will be easier for you to attract clients that cut across all sectors of the economy of Delta state.

6. Furniture Making Business

Another thriving business that an aspiring entrepreneur can start in Delta state is furniture making business. All you need to do is to learn the trade either formally or informally and then setup your own furniture making shop. The truth is that if you are good at what you do, you will not only attract clients from within Delta State both also from other states of Nigeria.

7. Electronics Sales Shop

If you are looking for an easy but profitable business to start in Delta State, then you should consider starting your own electronic sales shop. Just ensure that you rent a shop in a business district and stock the shop with various brands of electronics. Once you are able to make your electronic shop a one stop shop, then you will always smile to the bank. You can as well add electronics repair and installation as part of the services your offer.

8. Auto Mechanic Workshop

Auto mechanic workshop is yet another lucrative business that an entrepreneur can start in Delta state. You would need technical skills to be able to start and run this type of business. You can acquire the skills from technical colleges or as an apprentice in an established auto workshop.

9. Party Rental Business

Party rental business is one of the businesses that are in high demand in Delta State and even in most states in Nigeria. So, if you have the capital to purchase over a hundred dozens of party chairs and tables and also canopies, drums and sound system, then you can comfortably start your own party rental business.

10. Hair Salon and Beauty Shop

Despite the fact that there are couples of hair salon and beauty shop spread across Delta state, you can still start yours and make good returns on your investment. Just ensure that your hair salon and beauty shop is well positioned.

There you have it; the top 10 business opportunities in Delta State.

Ajaero Tony Martins

Founder / Publisher at Profitable Venture Magazine Ltd
Ajaero Tony Martins is an Entrepreneur, Real Estate Developer and Investor; with a passion for sharing his knowledge with budding entrepreneurs. He is the Executive Producer @JanellaTV and also doubles as the CEO, POJAS Properties Ltd.
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