There is a great deal of opportunity for manufacturing companies in Kenya. The local market, as well as the potential for exports, can be the driving force for the performance of manufacturing units. Below you can find some profitable manufacturing companies in Kenya:
Production of soap & detergent
Production of leather goods
The Candle Render
Production of packaged drinking water
Setting up a small bakery company can be a profitable small enterprise in Kenya. You need cooking equipment (pans, ovens, blending equipment, cake decoration equipment and measuring equipment), raw materials (meat, eggs, sugar), consistent recipes, business permits and licenses and strong marketing skills to start this business. When you make more money, there’s still a chance to scale up.
Computer Repair and Maintenance
Increased sales of computers and laptops would immediately increase the reach of repair services in Kenya. Computer repair and maintenance is a good business idea to start in Kenya. In addition, you can also have a computer cleaning service.
Protection is a major concern in Kenya. You can set up a security business, recruit and train young people and provide security services to institutions and individuals.
Direct Mail Service Consulting
Community businesses generally prefer to have direct mail services. Those targeting mass, such as restaurants, auto service electronics stores or gadget shops, and retail stores of general interest. This is a means of advertising where results can be measured quickly and easily. You’ll only need a computer with the internet and phone to start this business. You can start this business from your home location.
Nowadays, both small and big business is trying to reach the internet audience to sell their goods or services. Individuals with experience in online marketing, e-commerce and e-communication can start this business from home in Kenya.
Although many people feel that barbershop is not for educated people, barbershop is in fact, a very profitable business. You can start a barbershop with an investment of less than Ksh.10000 in Kenya.
These are the top 25 plus small business ideas in Kenya, starting with small capital. We’re going to do further with new ideas and we’re going to update soon.
Sell Second Hand Clothes
The selling of second-hand or locally called mitumba clothing is now an all-time high in Kenya. The best part of starting this business is that you don’t need a lot of money, and you don’t need that kind of ability.
All you need is to supply clothing that is commonly found in markets in cities such as Nairobi and a good retail location for sale. Persons doing this business in Kenya receive an average of more than 500 shillings a month.
M- Pesa Business
M-Pesa is now a thriving industry, and the majority of Kenyans seeking to start a company prefer M-Pesa. But you need a significant investment to start this company. Even this market is crowded, but there is still a lot of room to make money in many corners of Kenyan cities and towns.
Car Rental Business
While Boda Boda’s motorcycle business is still a good opportunity to make money in Kenya, the car rental business is rising fast. Companies like Taxify are doing a good job here. If you have money to spend in buying or leasing a vehicle, it’s going to be lucrative here in Kenya.
If you love writing and you know the e-book methodology, e-book writing is one of the best business ideas for women. You may also start selling these e-books from your website, blog, or Amazon.
The demand for advanced training of workers is immense and is growing. Most of the staff training courses required are in the areas of customer care, money handling, safety measures at work, stress management, etc. These training courses typically take place on the employer’s web. You can run this company from your home place.