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Top Profitable Businesses to Do in Port Harcourt

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Today in this post, I will show top businesses to do in Port Harcourt:



And make money.

Without wasting any time, let’s dive into the business of the day.

Profitable Businesses to Do in Port Harcourt

Restaurant Business

The restaurant business is one of the thriving businesses in Port Harcourt. Before you venture into this business you have to be good at cooking varieties of food or at least employ people that know how to do it.

Next is to locate the business in a strategic place where there are enough customers and you will make a profit.

Well, this business can be started with little funds that will be used to buy cooking utensils, plates, cutleries, buffets, and food items.

If there’s no money to rent a shop, you can start from the roadside and be selling in the evening.

To win people over as customers, make sure your food is nice and know how to relate with people very well.

Boutique Business

Starting a boutique business is a good idea because there are a lot of people in the city that can afford it.

You can import your products from other countries like China. Or you can travel to Aba or Lagos and negotiate with an importer to be a supplier at a reduced price.

Then locate your shop in a strategic place where your target customers will find you easily.


Palm Oil Business

Rivers state is known to be one of the highest producers of palm oil in Nigeria.

You only need to go to the bush markets (that’s the village markets) and buy at a reduced price. Bring the products to the city and resell them to retailers and make your profit.

To succeed in this business, you need to find where to buy the products, how to transport them, and retailers that are ready to buy from you.

Laundry Business

Port Harcourt is an oil city with many working-class people residing in it. Most of them don’t have time to wash their clothes because of their work.

You have to locate this set of people and offer your service to them. You know your target customers, next is to reach out to them and how do you do it.

Print posters and post in strategic places around where your target customers live.

Share flyers around and if possible go to their houses with your flyers and business cards, and tell them how your services can benefit them. Remember to dress neatly well and be presentable.

You can start this business in your house or you rent a shop. Either one but you will need the following:

  • Ironing table
  • Pressing iron
  • Big washing basins
  • Space for washing
  • Clothespins
  • Lines
  • Drying space
  • Detergents, soap, and disinfectants.

And more.


Cash Wash Business

Cash wash is a lucrative business if you set up in a strategic area. You will see how customers will come because many car owners don’t have time to wash their cars.

They are ready to pay someone to wash their cars for them. You can open a laundry shop or a small bar beside the place where car owners will relax with drinks while waiting for their cars to be washed.

You need to be creative to make your car wash stand out from the rest. Remember that you will need a steady water supply to enable you to wash people’s cars.

Network Airtime Business

Eight out of ten people in Nigeria own a phone. This means that people that have a phone need airtime to be able to call or subscribe for data.

It shows you how important airtime is and the rate people buy it. All you have to do is find who will be supplying you with the different networks’ airtime at a reduced price to sell to retailers.

Or register as an agent with companies like ClubKash or RAGP (Recharge and Get Paid) and print airtime by yourself. This way you will be the producer and the supplier at the same time.

Registering with these companies will enable you to recharge Dstv, Gotv, Startimes, and Pay other bills as well.

To start this business in your house with the following things:

  • Capital
  • Laptop or a smartphone
  • Internet access
  • Printer

Popcorn Production Business

Popcorn is a stress-free business to do. You need to know how to produce popcorn and how to package them to be attractive for people to buy.

Next, find a busy environment where there are schools around. Your main target customers are children and their parents. That’s why you have to make your products attractive by packaging them well.

To get started you need the following:

  • Popcorn machine
  • Gas cylinder
  • Corn
  • Butter
  • Groundnut oil
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Flavor
  • Nylon, etc.

Other top businesses include:

  1. Poultry business
  2. Fish farming business
  3. Transportation business
  4. Website design
  5. Freelance writing
  6. Phone accessories business


Port Harcourt is a city where many businesses can thrive. All you have to do is carry out a feasibility study to know where the area to set up your business is.

But understand that you need to invest your time, energy, and resource for your business to market and grow your business.

I’d love to hear from you about other top profitable businesses to do in Port Harcourt in the comment box.


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