Best Businesses To Do In Kenya With Small Capital

Nairobi City has been for a long time the hub of business in East Africa. Business in Nairobi comprises trade in agricultural products, real estate industries, tourism sector and export and import of economic goods. Being the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi is the commercial nerve centre of the country that offers citizens a variety of business opportunities

1. Selling Mitumba Clothes

Many young people are turning to sell secondhand clothes. Business centres in towns or residential areas have shops or stalls selling these clothes. It is a favourite business idea as it generates profit quickly.

For instance, most women in Nairobi offices fear to go to Eastleigh to purchase cheap quality bags and clothes; those ladies who are informed capitalize on this.

You can buy a bag at Ksh 900 and sell it at Ksh 3, 000, which is a gold mine.

The good thing about this business is that you don’t need a physical location, simply have a Facebook page and get as many friends as possible to introduce you to offices.

2. Poultry farming

Instead of being employed and earning a taxable monthly salary of Ksh 15,000, why can’t you try poultry farming. This business is not hard to start, especially if you have small land, less than a quarter an acre.

3. Garage

Just try this and you will tell me the result.

4. Car wash

There are millions of cars plying Nairobi roads. Since most people live in rented apartments, they prefer taking their vehicles to the car wash for cleaning.

I can bear witness that none of the individuals with car wash business in Nairobi is making losses.

5. Shoe Shining

Shoe shining business is easier to start as long as you have Ksh 15,000 in your pocket for license and equipment. Sometimes it can be tricky to own a shoe shining space in Nairobi CBD but what you should do is approach any of the City Council employees and talk to them nicely


To start a Barbershop, you need a chair, a machine which costs less than Ksh 5,000, Methylated spirit, a mirror, a towel and of course skills. All these things will require less than Ksh 20,000. What will require some good amount is the room where your business will be operating from. If you are educated, jobless and living in Nairobi, try opening a Berber shop instead of staying idle at home; it might be a turning point for you.

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