Like any other developing countries, Kenya is faced with a number of challenges, top among them being unemployment. There has been increasing cries of lack of jobs, especially among the youth. But what if you could start your own business and earn from it instead of relying on office jobs? With cash being the major stumbling block on most occasions, we have listed the best businesses to start with in Kenya.
1.Professional cleaning business
Professional cleaning is another business idea that is becoming increasingly popular in Kenya. There is a good demand for professional cleaning services, both in residential homes as well as commercial premises. To set up a good cleaning business, you just need to register a company name, hire a few good employees, and then purchase the required cleaning supplies and products. From there, all you need to do is advertise your business services, which you can do on various online platforms, or even go “door to door” looking for customers who require your services.
2.Boda Boda business
Boda Boda is another one of the best business you can start with Ksh 50,000. It does not require much other than a motorcycle, which can go from about Ksh 30,000 to 50,000 (used). After that, you only need to have a motorcycle license and then select a busy area. Some of the top places where you can earn handsomely with a Boda Boda business include in town areas, or residential neighbourhoods where PSV vehicles don’t serve
The number of Cars on Kenyan road has been increasingly steadily over the years. And with most car owners being too busy with their daily schedules, there is a high demand for car wash businesses, a great niche which you can tap into. To start the business, you just need a spacious yard that can fit your customer’s cars, access to a water source, and a car washing machine. However, if the machine is too much for your budget, you can simply start by handwashing the car and then expanding your business over time. However, for this, you might need a few employees to help you depending on how many customers you get per day.
4.Mobile money agent
The mobile money transfer service has taken Kenya by storm, creating a great business opportunity for the service providers. Nearly every Kenya uses various money transfer services such as M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Equitel, and T-Kash. Therefore, if you are considering setting up a mobile money service business, one thing you will never lack is customers. Just make sure to set up your business in a location that experiences a lot of traffic, and where there are not too many competing businesses. Other than that, you will only need to have a business license, a money transfer agent sim card, and a phone (a simple one will do).
5.Web design and other digital services
Having an online presence is the next big thing for businesses around the world, and the trend is quickly catching on in Kenya. Luckily, there are not that may digital services providers, which means that there is a ripe market awaiting exploitation. You can enter into this niche by offering web design services (you can easily learn how to make website online for free, or by attending a short term course in one of the many institutions). After web design, you can start to offer other additional digital services such as digital marketing, social media management, search engine optimisation, among others