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Some say Ksh 1,000 is not enough to start any business in Kenya, but there are several businesses, which thrive in Kenya that started with such small investments. The following are businesses to start with Ksh 1,000 – Ksh 5,000 in Kenya

  1. Selling Vegetables
  2. Hawking
  3. Selling Mitumba(second hand) clothes
  4. Carwash business in small towns
  5. Shoe-shining business
  6. Photography
  7. Rearing chicken ‘kienyeji’
  8. Mobile manicure/pedicure services

Businesses you can set up with Ksh.10,000 – Ksh 100,000 in Kenya

  1. Barber shop
  2. Salon
  3. Grocery
  4. Boutique in small towns like Bomet, Kitale,Voi and Isiolo
  5. Selling women’sclothing and accessories such as handbags7. Farming tomatoes, onions, pineapple, watermelon, maize and beans.
  6. Photocopy, scanning and printing business
  7. Investing in shares and bonds

Business you can set up with Ksh. 200,000 – Ksh.500,000

  1. Fast Food Restaurant
  2. A small pub
  3. Hotel
  4. Classy Barbershop
  5. Salon in high-end estates
  6. General shop
  7. Laundry business
  8. Car Wash in Nairobi
  9. M-Pesa Shop
  10. Banking agency
  11. Sale of motorcycle spare parts
  12. Cosmetics shop
  13. Audit firm in Nairobi

Business to set up with Ksh1 million to Ksh10 million in Kenya

  1. Electronics shop
  2. A pub in major cities in Kenya
  3. A restaurant in Nairobi CBD
  4. Fast Food restaurant in Nairobi CBD
  5. A jewelry shop
  6. Furniture-making business
  7. Large scale farming
  8. A school
  9. A Sacco
  10. Wines and spirits wholesale shop
  11. Bookshop
  12. Matatu (Public transport) business
  13. Motor vehicle spare parts business
  14. Chemist
  15. Security firm
  16. Recording studio

Business to set up in Kenya with over Ksh.10 million

  1. Building rental houses
  2. Real Estate firm
  3. Business of letting out earthmovers
  4. Bank -You need over Ksh.5 billion
  5. Stockbroker company
  6. Radio or TV station
  7. Supermarket
  8. Manufacturing industry
  9. Five Star Hotel
  10. ATM business
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