As we speak, most learned youths in Kenya remain unemployed. Unemployment being on the rise means that more youths are unable to work and be independent, forcing them to resort on help from friends and family members. Ultimately, most end up feeling hopeless and they become depressed while some resort to doing drugs, prostitution and theft. Instead of staying idle, Kenyan youths can do a number of businesses. Below are 10 best business ideas for youths in Kenya:
1. Salon and Barbershop business
The good thing is that one does not need an extensive space to set up such a venture. You will never miss clients because image plays a huge role in how one is perceived. If you can, offer house calls for these services too and with this, you will not have to pay rent for your business’ space.
2. Selling second-hand clothes
The second-hand business in Kenya is thriving. All you need to do is to go to areas like Gikomba and Toi where you dig into piles of clothes and end up with unique pieces that you find at very affordable rates. Go ahead and sell them at a different market at a profit.
3. Online writing
There are lots of youths who make a living out of academic writing and blogging. You can get paid anywhere between ksh. 100- ksh. 500 per page for writing unique articles.
4. Social media influencing
If you are skilled in video and photo storytelling, you can build an interactive social media audience where you get to recommend products from different brands to them at a fee.
5. Uber driver
If you are a licensed driver, you can find someone who is willing to hire you as a driver for their car that is registered in the uber business. You will then get paid for this. If you have your own car, feel free to sign it up for uber or taxify.
6. Photocopy and printing
Most youths in colleges and universities can make good money by venturing into this business. This is because in colleges, there is a lot of paperwork, keeping the demand of this venture on the rise.
7. Manicure and pedicure
Most youths love beauty and that includes their fingernails and toenails. If you are interested in the business, all you need to do is to buy the stock in bulk then start doing it on clients at a fee.
8. The movie shop business
A lot of youths love staying up to date with many movies and series. Once you start selling movies, clients will keep coming back because they will want to know what is new.
With unemployment being on the rise, most youths choose to resort to going upcountry where they venture in agribusiness. People decide to grow crops such as maize, fruits and vegetables that they sell to urban areas at a profit once ready. Poultry farming also happens to be a lucrative venture.
10. Smokie and eggs selling
This is one of the most common small businesses done by most youths. The initial cost is fairly low and the returns are high, as long as the goods are moving.