Top 10 Booming Businesses in Kenya 2023


Everyone including me has at one time been looking for Booming Businesses in Kenya, have you? If you have then read on.

Most of what you will read in the post below will blow your mind. This is what financial advisers will tell you, your radio presenter possibly mentioned, or your favourite website has listed them. Maybe you too have considered them at one point in time.

Well, before we dive in and know about booming business in Kenya I will recommend you read about New Investment Strategies Here

These are the common business ideas that everyone is talking about. You may have already heard about them and maybe never taken a keen interest in them but this is the time you should.

List of Booming Businesses In Kenya

  1. Online Business
  2. Beauty Workstations in CBD
  3. Wines and Spirit Business
  4. Car Wash Business
  5. Taxi business
  6. Salon and Kinyozi Business

Let’s get into details of the booming businesses in Kenya.

1. Online Business in Kenya:

Branded as work at home jobs, some call them the best jobs for women and so and so. The target phrase here is that it requires very little capital to set up (Only the internet charges). Looking to Start a Serious Online Business, then this article on Starting an Online business is a must read.

  1. Blogging: This involves setting up a blog Read Here on How to set up a free blog and placing ads on your blog, affiliate marketing, Read Here on how you can start with blogging.
  2. Online freelance jobs: You can join one of the best freelance websites, others that Kenyans use and get paid well include ODesk, iWriter, Elance, Kenya Writing. I would like to add to this category such work as Transcription and Academic Research jobs.

2. Movie Shop Business

You only need a computer and buy some latest movies in town and duplicate them, this is the kind of business you have heard of for some time now. The best part is that you do it in your estates and villages and your neighbours and friends are your customers. The truth is you will need around Ksh. 50, 000 and more for a profitable business of this nature to run smoothly.

3. Salon and Kinyozi Business

I recently talked to my cousin about starting a business and was surprised when she mentioned starting a salon in her neighbourhood, she works for the government, yes but she is seeking to start her own business and a salon is her choice. Well, this is common to many who want to make that extra coin supplement their salaries.

Salons and Kinyozi business do well in the middle-class neighbourhoods of Nairobi, just make it look executive and you are off to go. Some Kinyozis have employed beautiful women who just massage the bald heads after the shave, this does the trick and customers flow in well.

4. Wines and Spirits Business

I did not say that Kenya is a drinking nation, don’t tell that to anyone, but recently there has been an increase in the number of (let me call them Legal Changaa Dens) small pubs with the labels Wines and Spirits. This is one of the lucrative businesses around the estates.

If you have been thinking about starting a pub or bar but you hate the rowdy and the obscene behaviour of drunkards then this is the kind of business you may think of. No one is allowed to drink at your premises just sell and they leave.

The obstacles in this kind of business are the legal side of it as laws regarding alcohol are becoming stiffer and stiffer and this has led to some of the ‘changaa dens’ to close and not profit the business owner.

5. Taxi Business

Technology has done wonders for Kenyans and now with the likes of Uber and Little cab, Taxi is one of the booming businesses in Kenya.

Anyone can do it and with about 500K you can get a car and sign up with these companies to start making money in  Kenya.

Check How to join Uber as a Driver

Final Words

The list of Booming Business in Kenya is not yet over I will be compiling more and more business Ideas that everyone is talking about and everyone wants or is getting into. If you have some of the ideas kindly post them in the comments section below and I will do an update and add your ideas to the list.

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