Starting Shaved Ice Business

Shaved ice flavored with tropical fruit juices are available all over the world now, its taste couldn’t hide in Asian countries any more. Ice is shaved, turned into very fine like snow and served in a cup with fruit juices toppings. People from various ethnic background and age group love to scoop this snow syrup many times.

Are you looking forward to starting a business but you have a limited financial capital? If so, you will find it a good idea to start a shaved ice business. Aside from the fact that a shaved ice business is not only a good business venture that you can try, there only a few things and little capital that you need to get started.

This makes a shaved ice business an ideal starting up business for entrepreneurs who need to go through smaller ventures to start operating bigger businesses. How do you start and operate a successful shaved ice business? Here are some helpful tips that you need to know and remember when you are interested on starting a shaved ice business:

What You Need to Get Started with Shaved Ice Business

Starting a shaved ice business can be a breeze particularly if you have some good shaved ice recipes. You will need the basic equipment that you need to shave ice. There are also of course your shaved ice syrups and flavors. Aside from these basic things, you will need a good concept for your business so you can project good branding for your shaved ice business. You will find it a good idea, for example, to use nice cups that display your shaved ice product brand name when serving your shaved ice as this will help promote name recall for your shaved ice products.

Where to Sell Shaved Ice

When offering food and beverage products such as shaved ice, it is important that you look for store locations with high traffic. Why? Some people who get thirsty and hungry do not think about where it is best to eat and drink. They just head on to the nearest shaved ice outlets and similar stores that they can see. It is therefore to your advantage if you can establish your shaved ice business in crowded areas where people can easily see your stall and buy your products that you offer.

A shaved ice business can be a good starting up business that you can invest your money on. When this ice business, make sure that you have all the necessary things that will make your shaved ice business a successful venture. Make sure that you also choose a high traffic location when establishing your shaved ice outlet to ensure customers for your booth.


  • pat smith said on January 15, 2010
    i want to start a shaved ice business in jesup, georgia, wayne county
  • Victoria Main said on April 21, 2010
    I want to start a shaved ice business in Yuma, Arizona Yuma County
  • jaclyn b. said on December 1, 2011
    I want to start a shaved ice business in phoenix,arizona. Is that a good idea?
  • Wayne said on January 28, 2015
    I want to start a shaved ice business in Columbia, SC, Richland County.


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