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How to start your own Hydroponic Business


Thinking about setting up your own commercial hydroponics project? These basic steps will get you closer to your goals.

Get Money

Every business person knows that the first rule of thing business is: get money.

You can work off of savings, take out informal loans, or look at microlending options -- or you can go to a conventional lender and try to get a business loan. Either way, you're going to want enough money on hand to get your business comfortably off the ground.

Get Equipment

With the money that you’ve put together, you have to get the right kinds of gear to serve your business goals. Think about the types of plants that you want to grow, and how many you'll need to grow in a cycle. Think about grow boxes, grow tents or an open grow area. Think about how you would situate plants, and how you get them lighting and everything else that they will need to affect photosynthesis. Then match these plans with specific gear and equipment that will help you succeed.

Install In a Space

When you've got all the equipment together, you have to build your grow area deliberately. Make sure you have a reservoir and a pump set up, or some other way to provide nutrient-rich water to plants. Look at how plants are set up and how the structure is put together to make sure it will stay in place over the required time frame.

Put In the Work

When you have all of your hydroponic gear set up, the last major step is to work through the process and put in the effort needed to achieve success with commercial hydroponics. You need to do all of the conventional things growers do, like check pH value and temperature, and adjust nutrient levels. But you also need to do the specific work around distribution in finding customers for your product. If you can do all of these things, you're likely to reap the rewards of commercial hydroponics -- with nearly any good hydroponics setup, it's possible to generate hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of produce in a relatively small area. Distribution and customer contacts are key, because when you have people to buy your products, you're likely to come up with quite a bit of profit at the end of the process.

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