Entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly popular among Kenyan youngsters. Starting a small bread business is a lucrative business idea to consider, particularly if you enjoy cooking. However, operating a bakery requires a lot of time and money, but it's a terrific way to supplement your income. Because baked items are popular and move quickly, a bakery is also a fantastic business idea. Baking requires little to no formal training as well, although if you want to improve your talents, you might enroll in a few baking classes.If you're interested in starting a bakery, here's everything you need to know.
STEP ONE: GETTING STARTED
Register the bakery — If you want to run your bakery as a full-fledged business, you'll need to register your company name (about 1000Ksh. ), your limited company (around 30,000Ksh. ), a KEBS license (approximately 20,000Ksh. ), and a single business permit (cost varies from county to county)
Licences - You'll also need these licenses to manage a bakery business.
Medical Certificate for Food Handling — This certificate ensures that those who handle your food are disease-free. It costs 600 Kenyan shillings and is valid for six months. Food Hygiene Certificate - This certificate is valid for one year and costs Ksh. 300, depending on the size of the company. Fire Safety Certificate - Costs Ksh. 3,000 and is valid for a year.
TOTAL INVESTMENT: KSH. 59,800 (11,000 + 36,250 + 12,550)
You can earn up to Ksh. 5000 per day depending on the amount and demand of your baked goods.
Raw material prices, such as sugar and flour, fluctuate.
Because baked items are perishable, they must be sold quickly while they are still fresh.
ONE LAST WORD
Beginning a small bakery, like starting any other business, is not an easy task. However, as long as you've identified your target market, obtained the necessary equipment, obtained the necessary materials, established your recipes, established your workspace, obtained all necessary licenses and permits, and devised a marketing strategy, you're ready to launch.
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