- Real Estate.
In large urban centers, towns and rural communities, there is an overwhelming interest in land and small plots. In almost every community in Kenya, owning a piece of land has been a coveted investment and with increasing population, this has become even more urgent. The desire (or is it lust) by every Kenyan to own land or a home has reached alarming proportions. Every Kenyan now wants to own a home and stop paying rent.
- Value addition in Agriculture.
Kenya’s economy is essentially still agri-based and looking around almost every single home in rural Kenya and many urban homes, there is some sort of agriculture going on. Food is and will always be in demand all over the world. Agribusiness is therefore one of the biggest business ideas in Kenya for 2018. You can never go wrong if you add value to agricultural produce and sell.
- Child Care Centre.
With increasing cases of insecurity from house helps who abuse or sell babies, many parents are opting to take their non school going children to child care centres. This business idea will work very well if you target the middle class in Kenya. So if you are looking for a great business idea in Kenya for 2018, set up a child care centre.
- Government tenders.
The new government that came into power in Kenya in 2013 promised to award 30% of government tenders to the youth and women groups. The value of the tenders reserved for these groups has grown into billions of shillings. In fact, according to a report presented to Parliament, by late 2014, the government had awarded over Sh1.4 billion worth of contracts to women and youth.
- Online Stores.
Whenever you look around you, have you noticed that everyone wants to sell or buy something? In the newspapers, billboards, magazines, internet, radio, everywhere people are placing all manner of items for sale. You can take advantage of this and turn it into a business idea in Kenya for 2018.
By providing a platform for all these people to sell their items, you will make good money. Come up with an online store such as jumia, pigiame, rupu etc. Ask people to place their items for sale at a small fee and market this platform vigorously. Have you noticed how many face book groups where items are sold have sprung up? The demand is high. The Internet changed the way people shop and changed businesses in general.
- School or College.
Every year, thousands of children sit for national exams in Kenya but only a few get admitted to secondary schools or universities. The demand for schools and other colleges in Kenya outstrips supply. Year after year, thousands of school leavers are unable to get places to advance their education.
This demand for schools and colleges can be transformed into a lucrative business idea in Kenya for 2018. Start small and grow big with time. By leasing space or rooms in major urban centers, you can set up a secondary school to absorb those who have completed primary level education or set up a college for those who have completed secondary education.
- Vending Machine.
Kenyans are busy people and many of them would like to buy things quickly and move on. You can meet this need by installing a vending machine for stuff such as water, milk, juice, soft drinks, snacks, sweets, cigarettes, newspapers etc. This business idea in Kenya for 2018 will best work with items sold in small compact forms.
- Cleaning/Garbage Services.
Residential and commercial buildings must be regularly cleaned. With many companies and county governments now outsourcing their cleaning needs, cleaning services is a good business idea in Kenya for 2018. Garbage collection services by local authorities collapsed in Kenya decades ago. This service is now provided by private individuals and private entities.
- Event and party planning.
Every day, week, month and year, Kenyans are partying. Company and religious entertainment events, weddings, birthdays and many other events are taking place everywhere all the time. Planning and holding parties can be a very stressful undertaking.Many people who are throwing these parties and events could be busy and may desperately need others to plant and execute for them.
- Coaching and Consulting.
If you are good at coaching or if people always come to you for help on certain areas, you already have a good business idea in Kenya for 2018. Well may be it could be time to offer your services to people out there at a fee. Businesses need consultants who can help them realize their mission and visions. Individuals want help with the problems in their lives. People are willing to pay you if you can help them stay focused and work their way towards achieving their goals.