Small business ideas in Kenya you will never regret!

Everyone has ideas in his/her head and we only need ideas to start a profitable small business in Kenya. For a start here are a few small business ideas to look at if you’re in Kenya.

Today you see several young and dynamic people who aspire to commence a small business and have been looking for some amazing business ideas with low investment. In order to give some ideas to these new entrepreneurs, here are some small business ideas with low cost.

Sale of Honey

There is a trend among Kenyans especially in the middle class bracket to embrace healthy friendly diet. Many of them take to eating out at select restaurants and bars in a bid to avoid taking something that may negatively affect their health. One of such health friendly products that suits almost any budget is honey trading in this commodity would prove to be lucrative considering that the margin is high.

Events Planning and Management

Everywhere you look in big cities in Kenya there’s one event happening. Many people would love to get married but don’t have the time to plan their weddings, parties and what have you. Who else will they turn to if not event planners and you can guess just how many people we’re talking of here thousands upon thousands of professionals in many of Kenya’s big towns.

Home Made Cakes and Cookies

It is increasingly becoming a sight to note how well people appreciate specially made cakes, cookies, waffles and pies that regular fast foods don’t supply. When you’ve seen the best of two worlds why settle for less that seems to be the logic behind people who take pride in chasing deliciously made cupcakes, cookies, apple pies and many more tasty pastries.

Cocktails and Smoothies

If you find yourself at an upscale party or event where there are no fizzy drinks being served but smoothies, cocktails, mocktails and chapman then you’ll understand why the world around us is gradually taking form in terms of offering health friendly drinks to guests. It’s hard these days to find parties organized by high net worth individuals overlooking this essential item. This is a business idea you can start with as little as Ksh 10,000.

Rare Designer Perfumes

Designer perfumes are in high demand. Perfumes make a strong fashion and status statement that make people feel better about themselves. If you’re in this business then you’re offering confidence as your selling point, tell me who wouldn’t pay to have more of it?

Personalized and customized gift center

Today, you have a lot of demand of customized gift items. It is a great idea to launch a startup with innovative gift options.

Fitness center

Who doesn’t want to get fitter and healthier in today’s time. Thus, going for a small fitness center or gym at a good location could help you a lot.

Interior designer

Everyone now wants a good looking home and requires the services of an interior decorator. Thus starting interior designer business could be a great idea, provided you have the required skills.

Wedding planner

People say that marriages are made in heaven, but celebrated on earth. So, in order to make people happy and get a career for yourself, you can be a good wedding planner.

Coaching or tuition

You can either go for online coaching classes or the real tuition sessions. It is a great idea to begin with.

Mobile food shop

In this mobile generation, going for mobile food service is a great business idea.

Jewelry making

With the change in the gold prices, the demand of jewelry keeps rising. Thus, setting up a jewelry designing business and selling your designs could be a great option.
Insurance consultant- Commence a small insurance consultancy or you can always work as an insurance agent for an insurance company


If you’re good at typing, data entry jobs, then you can always go for freelancing work. You will be paid well for it. Enjoy article and blog writing from the comfort of your home at a good price.

Yoga center

In today’s time, everyone has a stressful life and most of the people prefer yoga for relaxation. Commencing a yoga session online or offline could help people and add to your venture idea.

Real estate consultant

Real estate is constantly growing so you can commence a consultancy to offer guidance to people about real estate and buy and sell or rent properties to people.


If photography is your passion, then you can be a great photographer of all time. Start your photography business at a low budget.

Motivational speaker

If you possess the skill to speak in the public, then be a motivational speaker. A lot of people have made it their career and are earning a lot.

Recruitment company

Today job is the basic aim for everyone and people sign up for recruitment firms to get good jobs. Setting up a job consultancy could be a great business idea.

Commence an online blog

If you have the ability of content generation, then start your own blog and earn money

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