11 Business Ideas to Venture into in Kenya

Stating up a business is very easy. However, most successful businesses are those well planed or rather those done out of passion. There are too many business ideas  that you can start and benefit from. If you don’t have passion for the business, you can as well benefit from it, you need to write up or get someone to write up the business plan for you. Although starting capital matters a lot, there is no business out there which can’t grow.When writing up  Business plans, You should consider these; You should be short and concise, you also need to know your audience and lastly don’t be intimidated (learn as you go and don’t have degrees in business).

It doesn’t matter how much capital you put into a business. Any business with the right determination has the ability to succeed.

Below Are Some Business Ideas you can choose to venture in.

1. Salon or barber shop

How many people around you are shaved or have their hairs made? That should give you some motive to do it. This is  a lucrative business that has the potential of making you good money. You can start by visiting clients in their home; make enough money to finally rent out a place. clipping machine costs as low as kshs 2500. From there you can work on getting cash to buy other equipment you may  need.

2. Selling mitumba

Have heard many people talk of such business, but the truth is they end up doing other businesses. The good news is that you don’t require a lot of capital to go into the mitumba business. With as little as 1,000 you can start selling mitumba clothes. All what you need is to get a strategic selling point and the source. Most people buy at Gikomba and Muthurwa markets in Nairobi.

3. M-Pesa business

M-Pesa of late is the tool almost everyone is using.  Although this business seems crowded, no matter where you are operating at, you can be assured that at the end of the day you will still make a profit.
Starting an M-Pesa business requires you to have at least kshs 100,000 but if someone gives you their line to operate with you only require around 50K.

4. Boda boda business

A motorcycle in Kenya costs from Ksh.65,000 to 120,000. That is to  mean with less the 100K, you can own your own motorbike and start the job.
This is a business that you can be sure that at the end of the day, you can make a comfortable Ksh.1,000.

5. Manicure/Pedicure business

This business requires around Kshs 500 to start. And as you all know, Many if not all of our ladies  wants to look beautiful from head to toes  and you can agree with me that this Business is worth venturing in.
You can start by doing house calls before you rent a place.

6. Printing and photocopy business

This is a business have done since my days in college. I can comfortably tell you that, this is a business worth considering, however, your locations matters a lot. You could also venture into the business if you are living near a college or university. Starting this type of  business  requires a starting capital of less than Ksh. 7,000.

7. Boiled eggs and Smokies

To start this business, sausage, samosa and egg business you need a capital of around Kshs 1,000 to start. One egg goes for around 10 bob and then sell at 20 bob. That’s 10 bob in profit. On a good day, you can make a profit of about Ksh.500. in a month you are assured of an income of over Ksh. 15,000. All what you need to to look for a busy street and you are done.
All you need is to find a good location and you are on your ways to your first successful small business.

8. Car wash

This business requires you to get a dedicated staff and you could be making around 400K in a month.If you charge 200 shillings per car, you can manage to clean 100 cars per day again depending on where you are located. That is 20K per day. You don’t require much  capital to start a cash wash, you simply need an area with water supply and a machine or simply a basin.

9. Cleaning service business

Many are there at home wondering who will ever clean the dirty sofa sets, Offering such service is worth considering. You need to get a personnel who can handle that and a machine, vacuum cleaners which costs as low as Kshs 3,000.
As you can see, you don’t need much to start a home cleaning business.

10. Selling women handbags

Every other Women you see in town is carrying an hand bag. Thinking of selling such can take you to the next level. You can start selling handbags which I hear fetches a very good profit. And with the advent of social media, online business is booming. You can create Facebook page for your business, boost a few posts to reach as many people as you want. Get a location and source and your are done.

11. Cereals

Cereals are being consumed in almost every household, to start this business, you simply need strategic location and where you will be sourcing your stock.

You can buy them in wholesale from Eastleigh and distribute to other sellers within your locality.

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