Every business in Kenya is lucrative, whether the one done by people who never went past primary school or those with degrees. The best business is one you venture in and enjoy doing even if it doesn’t give you maximum benefits.
The era of university graduates bragging that they are educated is over. Nowadays, people without degrees are more innovative and wealth than the highly educated individuals. It is therefore useless to sleep your degree, complaining that the government has forgotten you when there are available opportunities you can grab and make a difference.
Kenya is a country of many opportunities and at no time someone will disrupt your business unless you don’t comply with the laid down laws.
Having studied the business environment, I can reveal to you that the following businesses are suitable for university graduates in Kenya.
- Consultant firm
If you studied Statistics then start a research firm where you can provide research, data analysis, survey and monitoring and evaluation services. If you studied law then start a law firm.
Since you understand your field well, you can easily make it and possibly dominate the industry.
- Poultry farming
This business is regarded as the best in the modern Kenya.
Poultry farming has proved it pays, no wonder those who venture into this business drive big cars, live large, invest and take their children to big schools.
It doesn’t matter whether you studied agriculture or not as long as you learn the basics of poultry farming.
- Online marketing business
Online marketing business can provide opportunity to interact with many people as you push companies’ products to clients.
You can start a blog where you market products for your friends, neighbours and anyone who approaches you.
If you have a degree in Mechanical Engineering then starting a garage is not a bad idea. Even if you don’t have a relevant degree you can employ people with diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Those with a degree in pharmacy or diploma in nursing are advantaged here.Once you start a pharmacy you won’t think of employment again.
Other business opportunities include starting a car wash, restaurant, supplying stationary to schools and offices, starting a salon and Kinyozi, starting mpesa shop, photocopy and printing services near a school.
If you are a lady then try cosmetics business or a beauty salon.