With fewer jobs available and hundreds of graduates vying for them, finding work in Kenya is about as difficult as launching a business without the proper knowledge. Most Kenyans, whether they have a bachelor's degree, a diploma, or a certificate, are naturally looking for work in the business sector.
To assist thousands of Kenyans interested in starting a business, we've put together a list of some simple business ideas that are not only easy to start with little capital but also easy to run due to their simplicity.
1: Second hand clothes business
This is one of Kenya's most popular businesses, but it's difficult to run. Secondhand clothing, on the other hand, is booming, and if you're searching for a business to start, here is the greatest place to start.
The good news is that starting a mitumba business does not demand a lot of money. You may start selling mitumba garments with as little as $1,000. All you need is a nice location and an idea of where you'll shop for apparel. The most popular marketplaces in Nairobi are Gikomba and Muthurwa. On average, you can make Ksh500 per day, with some people making up to Ksh10,000.
2: Barbershop and salon business
While some may dismiss this industry as being for the ignorant, it is, in fact, a successful business with the potential to earn you millions of dollars.
You might begin by visiting clients in their homes and working your way up to renting out a space. A typical salon or barber stall costs between Ksh6000 and Ksh15,000. You can then work on raising funds to purchase the necessary equipment.
3: Boiled eggs and smokie business
Selling smokies and eggs is a company you might consider if you have limited funding and are seeking for small business ideas in Kenya. You'll need roughly Ksh.1,000 in stock to start a sausage, samosa, and egg business.
One egg costs roughly ten pence before being sold for twenty pence. That's a profit of ten bob. On a good day, you can make roughly Ksh.500 in profit. You might expect to earn more than Ksh.15,000 every month. All you need to do now is choose a suitable spot.
5: Movie shop
This is one of the best businesses in Kenya that you can start with less than Ksh20,000. It's also one of the simplest, with excellent results. You may simply rent out a room and begin selling your movies if you already have a computer or laptop.
Most movie theaters make roughly 4,000 dollars per day, or Ksh120,000 per month. You'll soon have your own chain of movie theaters in numerous big cities.
6: Cereal business
If you choose a good location, you'll be well on your way to a thriving business. Eastleigh and places like Nyamakima are good places to get supplies. You can buy them wholesale and distribute to other sellers within your locality.
To conclude, it doesn’t matter how much capital you put into a business. Any company that works hard enough will succeed. If you're still undecided about what type of business to start, consider one of these lucrative business ideas in Kenya.
7: Fruit business and juice blending
Because of the prevalence of terminal illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and even HIV/AIDS, most people avoid processed foods. Starting a juice bar and fruit stand can assist people in adopting better lifestyles. You'll need Ksh10,000 to buy a blender and various containers, and then you're ready to go.
8: Carwash business
This is currently one of the most popular business concepts in Kenya. To start a cash wash, all you need is a location with running water. People in Kenya prefer to pay someone to wash their automobiles rather than do it themselves.
Depending on where you are located, you can clean 100 automobiles every day if you charge 200 shillings per car. That works out to 20,000 dollars every day.
You may make around 400,000 in a month if you hire a committed team. Get rid of the notion that vehicle washing is only for the poor and ignorant; people are making millions in this industry.
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