A university has a large number of students in all different ages starting from foundation students, to undergraduates, post graduates and research work students reading their PhD’s. They all would obtain study material and resources either through online sources or offline modes.
It’s very important to have necessary material to read and study. Also there can be so many students who live far away from their homes where they’ll have to board somewhere close to the university. For people who have shifted from different countries, it’s not easy to settle in that fast as they’ve been living in a certain way for so long.
These students will have to find each place to get their food, get their clothes washed and ironed, reach shops offering digital printing services in Singapore to get necessary reading material. All of these needs create business opportunities to people living in and around the university base. Majority of the universities have systems to provide food to students and resource centres where they have to worry less on all the matters at the beginning. But with time once students get familiarized, they could prefer to get them done from private places that are outside the university which creates business opportunities. Here are some of the key business places that could be profitable around a university.
• Food outlets
Eating in from the university can get quite boring and usual whereas students may look out for better places to eat. This creates a good opportunity for people around to come up with better home cooked food outlets that are quite affordable to the students. When they shift from home to the university to a different country, they could be coming out of Asian, American or even European backgrounds. It’s always good to have different food options to suit every culture. Having a little promotion like a roll up standee that helps promoting your business.
• Stationary shops
Stationary shops are also key to most universities, as students will never go out in time to buy pencils, pens, books and also certain stationary shops that offer printing services makes it more convenient for students to obtain whatever printed material they need. Although all study material can be accessed online, it’s easier to have them in hard copies when working on past papers or text books.
Students can’t be doing the laundry themselves all the time as they will have to work, study and might have to even cook for them something for dinner, so it’s always good option to have an affordable laundry around that makes their work a bit convenient.
These are some of the main business opportunities that arise around a university base to be addressed to.