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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Top 35 small business ideas in Kenya and their cost estimates

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Are you an entrepreneur or investor? Looking for the best small business ideas in Kenya to start with?  If yes, here are the list of best small business opportunities in Kenya to invest in.

Kenya is a country located in East Africa and has about 49.7 million population as at 2017.

As an entrepreneur or investor who is willing to start any kind of business in Kenya, it will be very ideal of you to get to know the benefits and challenges you would face when running a business in Kenya.

Here are the reasons and facts about starting a small business in Kenya that you will find useful

1. Kenya was ranked as number 92nd of ease of doing business by World bank in 2017.

2. Kenya's economy has seen so much expansion by strong performance in tourism, telecommunications, and higher educations. This will be a good sector for entrepreneurs and investors to explore more

3. The agricultural sector is the largest employer in Kenya, contributing 25.3% of the gross domestic product in 2014

4. Kenya is generally considered to be the economic, commercial and logistics hub of East Africa.

5. With a strong diversified economy, Kenya has become the center and headquarters for many industries in the area.

6. Kenya has a low-risk investment environment

7. Kenya is the most advanced and largest economy in East and Central Africa, with strong growth prospects supported by an emerging, urban middle class.

Challenges you will face when running your small business in Kenya

1. Insecurity:  Safety and security has recently been a major concern in Kenya, most especially in the city of Nairobi

2. Limitations to infrastructure

3. High level of corruption

4. Lack of advanced technology

5. Poor road networks

6. The high rate of competition: So be ready to adapt and know how to overtake your competitors

7. The high cost of doing business ( such as taxes and access to business funds)

8. Counterfeiting of products

Top 36 small business ideas in Kenya.

1. Agribusiness

 Agriculture is noted to be the second largest contributor to Kenya's gross domestic product. An entrepreneur can take advantage of this sector by going into the plantation of cash crops(such as tea, coffee, cocoa, and spices) these can be exported to other neighboring countries in other to generate income.

You just have to identify the most fast-moving and profitable agricultural products that thrive most in Kenya.

2. Car wash business

This is another thriving and lucrative small business idea to start in Kenya, reasons because with the large population and a good number of vehicles, not everyone can maintain their car through professional washing service, what they do is take to take it to car wash center and they get it done for them and pay them for their service rendered. You can set a pace for yourself in this small business by getting a good business location(most especially busy location or close to major roads) and invest in the required car washing tools.

Cost between KSH100,000 and 500,000

3. Real estate

The real estate industry happens to be a profitable one to go into not only in Kenya but across different part of the world. An entrepreneur can go into this sector either by going into real estate agency. You need to know have the knowledge about this business by getting yourself acquitted with an experienced real estate agent in your locality and also have a reasonable capital to kick start this business.

The cost estimate is between KSH 1Million and KSH 5 million

4. Mobile food vending

Food is known to being one of the highest lucrative business of all time. People wouldn't go a day without satisfying their bellies, not everyone has the time to make meals for them self-based on the nature of their jobs and businesses.

If you are a great cook consider this business specially made for you, you can start making popular and most loved foods in Kenya such as the Ugali, Irio, Githeri, Kenyan pilau, Matoke, Bajia, Mutura and so on.

 You just have to make tasty foods and market your business in different streets within your locality in other to pull in more customers.

The cost estimate is between KSH30,000 and below

5. Professional cleaning service

You can offer professional cleaning service to small and big business firms, one interesting part is that this business doesn't need any certificate before you can venture into it. To get started in this business, you need to get in touch with business firms who are in need of professional cleaner in other for them to have a better working business environment for their customers.

6. Poultry farming

Poultry farming is another profitable business idea to start in Kenya. Eggs, chickens, and turkeys are mostly consumed on a daily basis in Kenya so it will thrive a lot if you decide to venture into the poultry farming business, a good approach to this business will be very important.

Cost between KSH50,000 and KSH100,000 for smaller markets.

7. Start a cereal shop

You can start up a cereal shop in Kenya in a very strategic and busy location where you sell cereal products such as beans, maize, groundnuts, green gram, porridge flour, and rice. To get started, you need to get a supplier of cereal products from different brands in wholesale price and then sell it at retail price in other to make you profit and also let them know the type of stock you may need.

Cost between KSH50,000 and KSH100,000 for smaller markets

8. Laundry business

Most people living in Kenya are the working class and business owners who have little to no time to take care of their untidy clothes. An entrepreneur can easily take advantage of this business by even starting it straight from your home. The first step in starting this business is to invest in laundry tools such as washing machines( you can purchase a 2nd hand one if you don't have enough money for the new one), iron board, detergents, and other laundry equipments and also have an aggressive marketing strategy. To retain your customer base, you need to provide them with the best laundry service.

Cost between KSH50,000 and KSH100,000

9. Transport business

This industry happens to be one of the best small business ideas that thrives the most and at the same time, it is profitable because you can make money on a daily basis if you know how to play your cards right. You have three options when starting a transport business, either you start with a tricycle, motorcycle or minibus. Get your transport business registered to avoid getting harassed by road officials. Situating yourself in a busy location will be a good move to make when starting this business.

Cost between KSH100,000 and KSH200,000

10. Mobile phone sales

Selling of mobile phones is a lucrative small business idea to start in Kenya because the number of people who wish to communicate between themselves and making use of the internet is increasing every day by day. If you pick interest in this business, you can start purchasing quality phones from well trusted and known phone brands such as Infinix, Tecno, Samsung, Lenovo, and Gionee. You can make good returns on your investment if you have a good business plan.

Cost estimate ranges between KSH60,000 and Ksh100,000

11. Manufacturing business

An entrepreneur can start any manufacturing business ideas either by manufacturing products that are highly needed in Kenya such as building blocks, creams, aluminum windows, detergents, bottled/sachet water productions, purses/handbag production (try making it with Kenya native fabrics) and many more.

12. Video game center

Video game business can easily be started because it doesn't require much capital. Most people love being entertained, you can start a pace in this business by getting a good business location with high traffic footage in Kenya. The things you need to invest in are popular game gadgets such as PlayStation 2, 3, &4, television sets, standby generator, chairs, and standing fans. You can equally get a second-hand PlayStations, t.v sets, and generators if you don't enough money to get a brand new one and also consider getting quality ones.

Cost estimates between Ksh30,000 and Ksh50,000

13. Furniture business

With the increase in rate of people who are planning to get a new house of their own and renting an apartment in Kenya which has to be a major concern among Kenyans. You can start by manufacturing and selling most used furniture products such as chairs, tables, wardrobes, shoe rank,  wooden doors, and kitchen cabinets in return, you make handsome profits on your investment.

Cost estimates between KSH85,000 and KSH100,000

14. Setup a pharmacy store

Starting your own pharmacy store is a lucrative business to think of in Kenya inasmuch as human lives are concerned, people need to be taken good care of whenever illness comes either by taking prescribed drugs by an health personnel. This business is highly regulated by government in most countries, so you need to have your license at hand, and make sure your documents pass through the legal procedure by health bodies governing Kenya to avoid being shut down from the business.

Cost estimates between KSH400,000 and KSH700,000

15. Livestock production business

Is livestock feed production a profitable venture? Let the following numbers entice you: the worldwide animal feed market was valued at 14.9 billion USD in 2013 and it is projected that it will hit over 20 billion USD by the year 2020. You can learn more about this business from already existing livestock feed production venture within or outside your locality. With a good business plan, business funds and your marketing strategies at hand, you are good to go.

16. Fruits selling

Selling of fruits happens to be one of the best lucrative business to start with little capital. To get started in this venture, you need to locate various fruits suppliers(mainly you should target those in towns/villages where fruits are mostly planted), get a good business location( a busy or commercial area will be perfect).

Cost estimates between KSH15,000 and KSH20,000

17. Rentals business

In a busy and well-populated city like Nairobi, Mombasa,  Kisumu, Nakuru, and Eldoret. They will be many different activities going on such as business seminars, events, weddings and much more. It will be a good idea for an entrepreneur who is planning to start a business to venture into rentals business where you rent out chairs, tables, and canopies to those that are planning to host various occasions in return you will make a good profit.

First and foremost, you need to have your business marketing strategies in place, purchase quality chairs, tables, and canopies in a reasonable quantity. Also, have a means of transporting it to various locations either by getting your own truck or hiring one.

Cost estimates range between Ksh500,000 and  Ksh 1million

18. Mobile phone repair

Mobile phones are man-made and can develop faults at any time, so the only way to get it fixed is by taking it to an experienced phone repairer who knows what caused the problem and how to provide the best solution.

Mobile phone repair can be learned through acquiring the skill from an experienced and skillful phone engineer. It comes with two options when learning phone repair either hardware or software but you need to start with the basic which is hardware. Once you have gotten yourself acquitted with the skill then you need to raise capital, have a business plan and kick-start the business.

Cost estimates between KSH70,000 and KSH80,000

19. Auto mechanic business

With the high rate of vehicles in Kenya, most vehicles are prone to developing faults at any time and must be fixed by a mechanic. First and foremost, if you are interested in starting your own auto mechanic business, you need to learn the skill through skill acquisition program or you pay some certain amount of money to an already existing experienced mechanic to teach you the skill.

20. Snacks business

This business can easily be started from home with little capital and investment in equipments used for making snacks. Snack business is another alternative for stay at home mums in Kenya. You can learn how to make snack products easily online.

Cost estimates between Ksh15,000 and 20,000

21. Soft drink distribution

Becoming a major distributor of popular soft drink brands such as Coca-cola, Pepsi, and Coastal bottlers is a viable small business idea to start in Kenya. You just need to have the knowledge of the game, starting this business you need to purchase soft drinks from major soft drinks companies at a wholesale price and sell them to those that are need of it such as the restaurant, supermarkets, and those hosting an event at a retail price for you to be able to make your own profit.

You just need to have own personal truck which will enable you to transport soft drinks to various cities in Kenya and also have your own business location so that people can reach out to you easily whenever they need your service.

Cost estimates between KSH115000 and KSH200,000

22. Start a movie store

Starting a movie store is one of the easiest and fast-moving venture into if you are good at entertaining people and your business location is situated in a strategic location. This business is likely to be making you money on a daily basis if you have enough customers patronizing your business. Read a detailed guide on how to start a movie store in Kenya

23. Import fast moving products

Mini importation has become one of the best viable small business idea to consider going into if you know the rules of the game. This business doesn't require much capital for setup. You can learn mini importation through an online course which you will certainly get for a certain amount of money.

Cost estimates between Ksh 60,000 and Ksh100,000

24. Daycare business

Most mums in Kenya are the working class type while some are the those who are managing one business or the other, leaving home as early as possible and probably returning late . They will have little to no time to be taking their kids to the working place. What they do is to take them to a nearby daycare center, if you love kids and you need a small business opportunity to start then this business is a good option for you.  The children's safety should be your number one priority.

Cost estimates between Ksh30,000 and Ksh35,000

25. Start a security company

Insecurity has been a major challenge in Kenya and this is a good reason an investor should give it a second thought by starting a security company where you train and recruit young people on security tips. This type of business needs aggressive marketing strategies in other to attract individuals and institutions that may require your service. A good approach to this venture will be very paramount.

Cost estimates between Ksh150,000 and Ksh200,000

26. Selling of second-hand clothes

Not everyone has the money to purchase brand new designer clothes, rather they go for cheaper and fairly used one. This is one of the highly thriving and profitable business ideas in Kenya an entrepreneur can easily start with little capital. You just need to know where you can get quality used clothes in Kenya by getting more information from those who are already in the business.

Cost estimates between Ksh15,000 and Ksh20,000

27. Internet cafe business

Cyber cafe business has been recognized as one of the most thriving and profitable businesses in Kenya. This is a gap for entrepreneurs to fill in by starting an internet cafe business where you offer internet services such as internet browsing, online registrations.

28. Recruitment agency

With the unemployment rate in Kenya, starting a venture in the recruitment agency will be a very good option because most local and foreign companies are on the lookout for qualified and skillful employees to help fill different positions in their various companies and the best way they achieve that is by patronizing recruitment consultant as they find it very effective and easier way of employing people at low costs and valuable gain.

Before starting a recruitment agency business, you need to consider the following:

1. How much capital is needed for investment?
2. Am I good at networking?
3.Identifying  the skills an employer wants in an employee
4. Are you knowledgeable about human resources?
5. What are the marketing strategies you need to take to attract clients to your business?

29.Butchery business

Butchery business is one of the thriving small business ideas to start in Kenya inasmuch as meat is consumed every day and is also considered to be a good source of protein. You can start your own butchery business on a small scale either by checking out other butchery venture and know how it is being managed. Getting to know where you buy livestock is a good thing to take note of most especially goats because some breeds come at an affordable price. Finding a good business location is a key to success in this business.

Cost estimates between Ksh30,000 and Ksh60,000

30. Popcorn business

This is another small business idea in Kenya with well-calculated business funds. You can learn how popcorn is being made from already existing business within or outside your neighborhood. Things to consider when starting popcorn business are;

1. Getting popcorn machine( get the type that produces salt and popcorn sugar at the same time)
2. Purchasing the popcorn seeds from commercial markets
3. Buy a gas cylinder( an alternative when they is no electricity )
3. Other added things to consider getting are salt, butter, and sugar
4. Determine the quantity when selling so that you wouldn't run out of loss
5. Situate yourself by the roadside or in a busy location

Cost estimates between Ksh42,000 and Ksh50,000

31.Setup a boutique store

Starting a boutique business in  Kenya where you sell brand new designer shirts, bags and shoes is a lucrative venture to think of because most people don't mind buying expensive designer wears as long as they look best in their outfit.

You just need to decide which niche you would like to target, is it children's wears? men's wear? or ladies wear?. Most clothes brands have an online presence with contact information where you can reach out to them and purchase clothes in large quantity and at a wholesale price. One of the key tenants to this business is to buy at low and sell high.

Cost estimates between Ksh150,00 and Ksh250,000

32. Beauty salon

Most people see this business as a less making money venture due to its nature but the same business is making lots of money for entrepreneurs who are already in the business, reasons because they have what it takes to attract customers either by providing them with the best service ever. You can as well join the move training and make a good amount of money either by setting up your own female salon

Cost estimates between Ksh50,000 and Ksh100,000

33. Selling of fabrics

Selling of native and foreign fabrics is a profitable small business idea to think of starting in Kenya. You can choose to purchase fabrics from Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, and Tanzania in large quantity and sell it out in smaller divisions to tailors that are in need of it.

Cost estimates between Ksh200,000 and Ksh300,000

34. Bookshop store

With an increase in interest in education in Kenya, an entrepreneur can start a bookshop store in a locality surrounded by schools or with high traffic footage. Reading helps increase literacy and this can help improve society so this business can never die out.
You just need to locate where you can get stationary materials and books in large quantity.  Make more inquiries from already existing stationary store on how to suppliers.

Cost estimates between Ksh150,000 and Ksh200,000

35. Start a barbershop

You can start your own barbershop easily in Kenya because this business only requires you to be skillful when giving your customers a haircut which you can learn from an experienced barber in your locality by paying him to teach you the skill, with Ksh5000 or thereabouts you can acquire barbing skill within few months. Once you have known the in and out of the business then you need to consider raising capital for your business and getting a good business location.

Cost estimates between Ksh100,000 and Ksh150,000

36. Start an home appliance business

You can choose to become a major dealer in all kinds of home appliances product such as television sets, home theatre,fridges, generators, glass center tables, television stands,deep freezers, fans, and DVD players. Starting this business, you need to know where you can purchase various quality, reliable and durable products from at whole sale price from major home appliances company such as LG, Panasonic and so on. Also business location matters a lot

The cost estimate is between Ksh250,000 and Ksh500,000


They you have it, Top 35+ small business ideas in Kenya and their cost estimates. With these listed above, an entrepreneur or investor can choose to pick anyone based on the one their interest falls in.

I wish you all the very best and success in your business.
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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

6 bitter truths no one ever told you about small business

As  a small  business  owner,  nothing  motivates  like the  hope  that your enterprise  will  eventually buy you  financial freedom.

Sadly,  it's not every entrepreneur that gets  to see this reality. It has  been reported  that only 33% of small  businesses make  it  to t heir 2nd year anniversary. Although most entrepreneurs set out with foolproof business  plans, well  researched market analysis and  an  attitude  that could bring  down the  moon, they seem  to loose  motivation, money and the  enthusiasm to continue as  time  goes  o n. It is my opinion that such entrepreneurs  got more than  they bargained for because they were  not prepared  for the challenges  when  the  complex responsibility of maintaining  the balance in a densely competitive  market place came  knocking. Below are 6 little truths  every  small  business  owner should know about small  businesses.

1. It takes time to break even

 Many startup entrepreneurs entering  the  market  place come with the  illusion of  recovering  their  invested capital  in the shortest time  possible. This puts  undue pressure  on both the entrepreneur and the  business  in  general. There is need for every small  business  to establish  an  enduring business  brand  before going  to  maximize profits  as  no building can  stand firmly and securely without a strong  foundation.  It is important to avoid putting  the  cart  before the  horse to prevent business  failure.  Every small  business  entrepreneur must give himself ample time  to establish  a clean  chain of  command, mode of operations,  proper market presence, efficient bud geting  and  record keeping  strategy,  excellent customer satisfaction and  commiserate staff  salary and  allowance structure. As  a business  entrepreneur, you need  to understand that the market place is  designed as  a reward system  and revenue  is only generated based  on the  value  added.

2.  Starting a small business affects  you  emotionally

This is a rarely discussed factor  that affects all  small  business entrepreneurs.  The fact is that the journey into the  realm of financial freedom will  definitely  take it s  toll  on you emotionally, and otherwise. This happens  because you will  have  to work for longer hours, make complex administrative decisions and adhere to a strict budgeting structure.Society has a way of misunderstanding every entrepreneur with the determination to succeed; so you must get used to criticisms and feelings of loneliness. These are the price you as business entrepreneur must pay if you're to succeed.

3. Every small business entrepreneur is both a leader and a manager

It is important to be able to switch roles, as a small business entrepreneur, between leadership and  management. As a leader, the vision for, and eventual outcome of the business is your personal responsibility. This is usually an enormous weight to bear because you are to blame, or to be praised for the success  or failure of the business. As a manager, it is also your duty to coordinate the daily operations schedule of the business. Most small business owners make the mistake of outsourcing the management of the business; this is ill advised as you can't give a new born baby to a nanny to nurture. You need to prepare yourself for duties such as accounting, budgeting, employee relations, customer relations, branding, sales and marketing,etc, because swapping between these roles will be psychologically and emotionally challenging.

4.  Small businesses also pay tax

Many small business owners become frustrated when the little profits made are  swallowed up as taxes. Be that as it may, it is advisable to forge the habit of prompt tax payment to avoid legal action against your business which could affect your brand.

 5. Get ready for attacks and opposition

In preparing for competition, you should prepare for the  worst and  hope  for the best. Every business faces internal and external attacks and oppositions,  especially from more established corporations. It's best to create a unique market presence (brand) and perfect your unique selling proposition.

 6. You will make mistakes

Lastly, it's important to know that mistakes are part of the game. It's important to allow yourself make the necessary mistakes that build the right character and tenacity for success. Don't allow your mistakes to end your dreams, but use them as stepping  stones to success. Mistakes allow us to explore our strengths and weaknesses and to become aware of them.

Mistakes are the rungs in the ladder of mastery.
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Monday, 8 October 2018

Top 50 best business advice

As an entrepreneur you will face challenges and go through tough times on the course of running a business which is not inevitable, this is the reason why I would love to share with you best business advice I have ever come across.

The road to business success, Is a long and bumpy one, often littered with pitfalls before success comes knocking.

To keep you on the right track whenever you experience setbacks, failure, and barriers, I have combined 50 resourceful best business advice to make you stay positive always.

 This best business advice is from the world's best leaders, inventors,  and billionaires that are highly recognized at the mention of their names.  Do enjoy and be inspired.

1.Richard Branson

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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a well-known business magnate, author, investor, and philanthropist. He is the Founder and CEO of Virgin Groups, the firm that controls more than 400 companies, ranging from retail, music, and transport.

This is Richard Branson best business advice on how to succeed in any kind of business you do.

'If you can change people's lives, then you have a business'

‘Business opportunities are like buses, they are always another one coming'

‘A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you are not proud of what you are doing, why should anybody else be?'

Lesson: Love what you do as a businessman because if you don't, you might give up in the long run. This is one of the most common traits every successful entrepreneur you see have.

2.Dr.Aliko Dangote

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Dr. Aliko Dangote is a well known and prominent Nigeria business tycoon, industrialist, investor and also the owner of Dangote Groups. Which has an interest in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries

The tycoon shares one of the ideas that led to him being a successful businessman.

'Don't kill the competition. Competition is healthy for businesses. It keeps you the entrepreneur on the toe.'

 Lesson: Never see your competitor as an obstacle rather see them as an advantage either by selling the best products or services to your customer that would meet their needs.

3.Colin Powell

Colin Powell was an American State's man and a retired four-star general in the United States Of America army. The general gives his best advice on business's success.

‘They are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure'

Lesson: This summarizes everything about the business, success is no magic. Is the effort that you put in today that you will see the result tomorrow.

4. Steve Jobs

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Steve Paul Jobs was an entrepreneur and business magnate. Not only that, he was also the chairman, chief executive officer, and a co-founder of Apple Inc ( One of the best leading names in terms of mobile phones and computers. Who later died on October 5th, 2011 after battling pancreatic cancer. This is one of the best business advice from Steve Job I can hold onto, anytime any day.

‘Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people'

'Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life'

Lesson: I personally love this business advice a lot. Reasons because a team with like-minded individuals will achieve a lot when running a business. I believe in Teamwork makes the dream work

5.Thomas J Stanley

'You can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to encounter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, Investments, and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success'

6.David Ogilvy

David Mackenzie Ogilvy was an advertising tycoon, founder of Ogilvy and mather, also known as the Father of advertising. He shares his business advice on how to make your product better.

‘If it doesn't sell, it isn't creative'

Lesson: You have to make your product stand out from the crowd either by making it more innovative.


'From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I have felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people's lives better'

Lesson: Entrepreneurs are known as problem solvers. Identify a problem in the marketplace and bring in a solution!

8.Mark Zuckerburg

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Mark Zuckerburg is a well known American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the leader and co-founder of one the most leading social media networks, Facebook. Which has successfully connected billions of people across the world.
He shares views on how to run a business easier and faster.

‘I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress'

Lesson: Absolutely, you will get things done faster if you start the things that are easier.

'Move fast and break things". It means, if you are not making any mistakes, you are not moving fast enough. What people initially perceived as mistakes turned out to be a billion-dollar idea – a social network that would one day connect the whole world'

 Lesson: In whatever you do as an entrepreneur, continue till you get done even if you make mistakes. I have been an internet entrepreneur for years, I know the mistakes I have made while running my online business and as times goes by I begin to learn new things in every mistake being made by me.

9.Mike Adenuga

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Mike Adenuga is notable Nigerian billionaire businessman and emerged as the 2nd person in Nigeria. He is the owner of Globacom company, Nigeria's second largest telecom operator and has a presence in Ghana and Benin Republic.
The philanthropist gives an advice on you to be working hard as a business owner.

'The harder you work, the luckier you get.'

Lesson: But how can a businessman work harder and get luckier? You can attract big clients to your business if you are hardworking and you can also get a contract if you are also hard working. That's luck

10.Michael Leboeuf

Michael Leboeuf is an American business author and former management professor at the University Of New Orleans. He advised business owner on the customer's satisfaction.

‘A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all'

11. Jack Welch

Jack Welch is an American retired business executive, a chemical engineer and author. He was also the chairman of General Electric between 1981 and 2001

‘Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion'

Lesson: If you have a product or service that can change the world, make sure you pursue it with all you have and make sure it comes to reality.

12.Robert Collier

Robert Collier was an American author of self-help and New Thought metaphysical books of the 20th century.

‘If you don't make things happen then things will happen to you'

13. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an American singer,  poet, civil right activist, and a memoirist.

She shares her own opinion on being successful in your business.

‘Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it'

14.Kingsley Umeh

‘One important secret to business's success is being passionate'

‘To build a successful business, you need to have that mindset that you can'

15. Beverly Sills

Beverly Sills was an American operatic soprano whose peak career was in between 1950s and 1970s

‘They are no shortcuts to any place worth going'

Lesson: The road to success is a very long and tough one. So be up and doing to embrace the journey.

16. Harriet Tubman

'Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world'

17.Drew Houston

‘Don't worry about failure, you only have to be right once'

18. Joel Spolsky

‘Nothing works better than just improving your product'

19.Stephen Saad

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Stephen Saad is a South African billionaire businessman, who is the owner and CEO of Aspen Pharmacare, which happens to be one of the largest producers of generic medicines in Africa.

‘In Life, you don't get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice'

20. Tony Hsieh

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Tony Hsieh is an American venture capitalist and internet entrepreneur. He is the owner of the online shoe and clothing company Zappos. Tony Hsieh's best business advice for business owners and aspiring entrepreneur

‘Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion'

Lesson: If not for passion, I would have quit blogging a long time ago even though it hasn't made me enough money yet. You as an entrepreneur love your business more no matter the challenges you are facing.

21.Robert T. Kiyosaki

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Robert T. Kiyosaki is a well known American businessman and author. Who is famously known for one of his written books 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad'. Here's the one of my favorite business advice from him.

‘Failure defeats losers and failures inspire winners'

Lesson: You can't succeed as an entrepreneur if you avoid failure.

22.Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey is a well known American media executive, producer, actress, talk show host and a philanthropist. Here is her best business advice.

‘I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity'

23. Dennis Waitley

Dennis Waitley is an American motivational speaker, consultant, and writer.

‘Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field'

24. Henry Ford

Henry Ford was a business tycoon, American Capitan of industry and the founder of the Ford Motor Company.

‘A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business'

Lesson: Your product or service shouldn't only make you money but it should also add value to your customers.


‘To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart'


‘It doesn't matter how slowly you go, so long you do not stop'

27. Kim Grast

‘If you don't value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for It'

28. Hakeem Belo-Osagie

Hakeem Below Osagie is a notable Nigerian businessman and the chairman of Metis Capital partner organizations. Hakeem

‘Teams are crucial because they combine the differing talents of different individuals, and they make the whole idea better than the part'

29.B.C Forbes

B.C Forbes was a Scottish-born American financial journalist and also an author who founded Forbes Magazine

‘If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of businesses'

Lesson: This business advice from B.C Forbes talks about being competitive else your business wouldn't get you customers or make you money.

30. Jack Ma

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Jack Ma is a famous Chinese business magnate, philanthropist, and investor. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of  Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. Jack Ma shares his business advice on how to make your product more innovative.

'Always think about innovation, not just blind acquisition'

31. Strive Masiyiwa

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Strive Masiyiwa is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chief executive officer of diversified international Telecommunications, media and technology group Econet wireless and Econet media (Kwesé). Strive Masiyiwa talks about being hard work and dedication to completing your vision.

‘A vision on its own is not enough, hard work and dedication is required to make that vision a reality'

Lesson: If you have a vision that your must be on the top notch, then you have to work hard and be dedicated to make sure it comes to reality.

32. Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc was an American businessman. The businessman shares his own view on risk-taking in any business.

‘If you are not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business'

Lesson: Only take the risk that is worth it.

33.Folorunsho Alakija

Folorunsho Alakija is a prominent Nigerian billionaire businesswoman, and one of the African richest women. She talks about being productive in business

‘It's essential to draw up a "things to do" list on a daily basis and set priorities in executing them, making sure that any unfinished task get posted to the next day's list'

Lesson: The more productive you become as an entrepreneur, the more tangible and positive result you will get.

34. Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is an American producer, narrator, and producer.

‘As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less'

Lesson: The more experienced you are in any sort of business, you will learn to do better things with less efforts.

35. Kevin Ashley

‘The journey is forever. Do not ever let yourself feel like you have arrived, because if you do someone else will come and run right past you. You always have to keep going because you haven't reached the mountaintop yet'

36. Phineas.T Barnum

Phineas.T. Barnum was an American business, politician and showman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes.

‘No man has a right to expect to succeed in life unless he understands, and nobody can understand his business thoroughly unless he learns it through personal application and experience'

Lesson:  Experience is the best teacher of all time, as they do say.

37. Alex Fourie

Alex Fourier is a South African entrepreneur, founder, and chief executive officer of Ifix. Tells the best business advice on making your product and service incredible.

‘Focus on making your product or service awesome. I see a lot of guys go into business with a 'how can I make money' approach. But if you go in there saying 'how can I make something awesome', the money will follow'

38. Malcolm X


Malcolm X was an American muslim minister and human right activist.

‘The future belongs to those who prepare for it today'

39. Tony Elumelu

Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu is a Nigerian entrepreneur, economist, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship program, a program specially designed for African entrepreneurs to get business capital, mentorship, and training.

‘My advice for small-scale entrepreneurs is: run your business well, if you run your business well, you grow'

Lesson: An entrepreneur must know to manage his  business well and mostly funds, the resources, have the ability to gain more customers and retain his customer's base

40. Walt Disney

Walt Disney was a recognizable American entrepreneur, voice actor, animator, and film producer.

‘The way to get started is to quit talking and keep doing'

Lesson: Make things happen and don't just talk about things to happen.

41. Albert Schweitzer


Albert Schweitzer was an organist, writer,Alsatian theologian, humanitarian, physician, and philosopher.

‘Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful'

Lesson: All successful entrepreneurs love what they do, that's one of the common traits they have in common.

42. Chris Grosser


Chris Grosser is an entrepreneur and also the owner of chrisgrosserphotography.com

‘Opportunities don't happen, you create them'

Lesson: Big business firms you know today didn't just appear all of a sudden. Let's take Facebook, for example, Mark Zuckerburg created Facebook because he saw the opportunity and benefits of connecting people worldwide through his idea.

43. Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson is an American businessman, blogger, and venture capitalist.

‘Markets come and go. Good businesses don't'

Lesson: As a business owner, you have to create a brand that stands out from the rest.

44. Peter .F. Drucker

Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an Austrian-born American management consultant, author, and educator,  whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation.

‘In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision'

Lesson: No matter how small the decision you made is, it can change your life forever.

44. Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Bezos is a notable American technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor and the founder, chairman, and CEO of Amazon( the largest best online retailer)

If you decide that you're going to do only the things you know are going to work, you're going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table." 

45. Elon Musk

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Elon Musk is a business magnate, engineer, and investor. He is the founder, CEO and lead designer of Space X, Co-founder of PayPal, CEO, co-founder, and product architect of Tesla Inc, Co-founder of Neuralink. One of the best world's business leaders advises entrepreneurs on how to make their product better.

'If you're entering anything where there's an existing marketplace, against large, entrenched competitors, then your product or service needs to be much better than theirs' 

46. Larry Page

Larry Page is a well known American computer scientist and one of the successful internet entrepreneurs who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin. The internet entrepreneur shares one of the most captivating business advice.

'You don't need to have a 100 person company to develop that idea'

Lesson: You don't need to have lots of business team before launching your business idea.

47. Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak is A thought leader, an American inventor, programmer, technology entrepreneur, electronics engineer and a philanthropist who co-founded Apple Inc alongside with Steve Jobs

Find somebody who has been building things in their garage. That's the person you'll want to work with." The reason: Such people are problem solvers.

Lesson: Having the right team for your business is of extreme importance because they will help you reach your goal faster.

48. Bill Gates

Bill Gates is a well notable business billionaire, investor, business magnate, author, humanitarian, a philanthropist and the founder of Microsoft Corporation which he started at a very peak age.

The philanthropist gives business owners a very important advice on the decision you should take whenever you get a negative feedback from your customer about your product or service.

'Your unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning'

Lesson: Your customer's criticism of your product or service shouldn't make you feel bad as an entrepreneur but you can turn that criticism into an area of strength for your business.

49. Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is an American investor and businessman. He is the owner of National Basketball Association, Dallas Mavericks, co-founder of 2929 entertainment and chairman of AXS television. The investor gives his best business

'Learn to sell. In business, you're always selling – to your prospects, investors, and employees. To be the best salesperson put yourself in the shoes of the person to whom you are selling. Don't sell your product. Solve their problems.'

Lesson: Make your product or service more innovative in such a way that it would add value to your customers and at the same time make you money.

50.Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet is an American business tycoon, philanthropist, investor, speaker who is the current chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway. Also the third wealthiest person in the world as of June 3rd, 2018. The investor reveals a useful business advice for entrepreneurs.

'The best investment you can make in this life as an entrepreneur is in your own abilities. Anything you can do to develop your own abilities or business is likely to be more productive'

Lesson: Self-investment is the best investment. You can invest in yourself as a business owner by staying healthy and reading books dedicated to the type of business you do and also entrepreneurship books.

 These are my top 50 best business advice for you as an entrepreneur who wants to achieve success in business. Which one is your favorite? And can you also add yours so that others can learn from it?. Let's know your thought using the comment box!

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Friday, 28 September 2018

Nnu income program review

Nnu income program
If you have been hearing of NNU Income Program and how people have been talking about making money from it, and you are still on the fence doubting if this is not another MMM, here is the post you need to read about nnu income program review

If you are looking for a legit NNU Income Program review that is not written all in the name of getting referrals or to tarnish the image of the program, this is it.

You are on this site because you may have typed any of these key phrases;
  • Nnu income program review
  • Is NNU legit
  • Nnu income registration 
  • NNU income opportunity 
  • NNU payment program
  • nnu.ng review 

Irrespective of what brought you here, I know you want the truth, and that is what you will get. Trust me, I am sharing with you an honest NNU Income Program review and not just to join the list of webmasters talking about the program.

You are going to learn from this post, everything you need to know about NNU Income Program and if it is still safe to join or you are already late.

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What is NNU Income Program? 

Nigeria News Update (aka NNU) is a company registered in Nigeria with a mission of helping students, bloggers and middle class citizens of Nigeria in generals make money online just by taking action on some certain activities.

This program was founded July 2017 by a young Nigerian netpreneur with the name Paul Samson. Paul Samson is not a new name in the make money online game in Nigeria. He has been there for a long time. He is the founder of numerous site like eboss.ng, coolnaira.ng and many others.
Since the program was initiated, it has paid out millions of Naira to it participants.

Presently, it is the only legit program (many have joined the train) online that allows it users to make money just by reading post, commenting on posts in the forum, sharing news and assigned sponsored post, and you even earn for loging into your account daily.

How to Earn From NNU Income Program? 

NNU has two revenue sharing opportunities which are;

NARS (NNU Ad Revenue Sharing) 

With NARS, you earn residual income when you log into your NNU account daily, read news, drop a nice comment on any post shared, post forum topics and share assigned sponsored posts on social media.

You are only eligible to withdraw when your NARS earnings has reached #5,000

NAP (NNU Affiliate Program) 

As far as your account get approved upon registration, you are automatically an affiliate. As an affiliate, you earn N1000 for every successful signup via your referral link. You get to see the earning on your dashboard when the person get approved.

The more people you introduce to NNU Income Program opportunity, the more money you make. For example, if you are able to just get at least 1 person to join the program daily, that is N1000 for you everyday outside your other earning from NARS.

This means, if you can successfully get only 10 persons in a month to sign up for NNU Income Program, you have N10,000 already waiting for you to cash out on pay day.

N.B : Referring is optional, is not a must.

Breakdown of the Earnings on nnu.ng
There are generally 5 ways one earn from this program and here are the amount of each earning per activity;

  • Active Daily Login

Depending on the revenue share for that day, members earn N50 or more as they log into their account each day. As far as you log into your account on a daily basis to browse through content and read news, you earn N50 or more for that day.

  • Sharing of Sponsored Posts

Everyday, NNU assign a sponsored post on member's dashboard to be shared on Facebook and Twitter feed. You earn N100 on any assigned sponsored post you share on your timeline.

On pay day, NNU will review your timeline to check if NNU assigned sponsored post is shared on your timeline as recommended before making payment for it.

  • Reading Post, Commenting and Contributing 

For commenting on any post on the website, you earn from N2 and above depending on daily ad revenue.

  • Posting Forum Topics

If you can post a relevant topic on the forum and it gets approved, you earn N100 for doing that.

  • Affiliate Commission

You earn 62.5% commission per referral. This is equivalent to N1000 per person you introduce into the program.

How Do NNU Make Their money? 

NNU make their money from ads revenue they display on the site and from sponsored posts. It is from these revenue that they share with their users.

Is the Program Legit? 

Yes, the program is legit.

There are so many evidence on the net and many social platforms of people who have been paid since the program became viral. So, there is nothing to fear. The program is legit and still open for new members to join in.

Can I Still Join Or Is it Late? 

It is never late to join. People are joining the program as you are reading this post now. CLICK HERE TO JOIN and start making money online!

1.How to make payment using paystack
With Paystack, you can use your ATM card for your Nnu income program account.

1. Fill in the code in front of your ATM card
2. Submit the date on your card as well.
3. Lastly, submit the CVV code which is the 3 digit codes at the back of your ATM card
4. Click pay and you will receive an OTP code from your bank through text message. Submit the code on the second page you will be redirected.
Your account would be approved instantly after submission and you will start earning as you take actions.

2. Payment using coupon code

You can purchase coupon codes from one of their agents, using their contact number to reach them through call or WhatsApp.

How to Join NNU Income Program Opportunity

To join the program, YOU CAN JOIN RIGHT NOW
It will only cost you a one-time fee of N1600 to get approval. After you are accepted, you just visit your dashboard, input details like the bank account details you will want your money to be sent to and you are good to go.

If you still have any questions, you can drop it in the comment box below this post and it will be attended to within 24 hours or WhatsApp me personally via https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=2348138307121

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Top 10 Channels To Watch On Dstv Nigeria

Finally got that vacation you've been craving for? Or a long term break from school? Or probably a maternal leave from work?

And you're wondering how best to spend these long days indoors?
Not to worry! Dstv Nigeria has got just the remedy for your malady. With the new Dstv compact package featuring a total of 127 channels (tv and radio), at a cheap affordable price of #6,800, you wouldn't wish for more.

But flipping through so many channels on your remote TV, trying to find the perfect channel for the moment, can be so frustrating...which is why you need the widely-selected top channels, listed below to suit your everyday mood.

1. CNN International - channel 401

Want to stay updated on happenings around the world? This is the place to be.
This channel broadcasts live coverage of news, as it breaks from around the world and around the clock, ranging from weather, politics, business, entertainment, sports and much more. You even get to witness exclusive interviews with influential personas from around the world.

2. Supersports 3 - channel 203

Watch live matches, major sporting events and leagues of association football, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Motorsport, Cycling, Boxing, Wrestling and many more on the world's second biggest Premier league broadcasters. All this right on your TV screen. You even get exclusive updates on sport stars. Totally beats sitting in a cramped smelly place just to watch your favourite match, right?

3. Fashion TV- Channel 178

If you love juicy gossips about celebrities, or love to stay updated on the latest fashion trend around the world, you need to stay glued to this station. With exclusive fashion related events, entertainment and lifestyle shows, interview and commentary from designers, models and make up artists...you've definitely got a fashion surety. You even get to follow your favourite model, designer and other industry insiders as they show viewers their favourite places to shop, eat, relax and and more.

4. M-net channel 101

This is the right channel to connect with blockbuster action movies, gripping international series, behind-the-scenes stories and highly engaging local shows. You get to watch your favourite international actors all day long.

5. Zee world. Channel 166

You also wouldn't want to miss these amazing blockbuster movies and series from one of the top 10 filmmaking industry in the world-Bollywood. You've also got award winning dramas, tantalizing food shows as well as myriad of variety shows.
6.Africa Magic- Channel 150-159
You get to choose from this amazing variety of African movies, shows, interviews and entertainment. With amazing movie series like The Johnsons, Tinsel, Flatmates and many more. It even comes with an ingenious variety of the top local dialects in Nigeria

7.Nickelodeon- Channel 305

Here's the best station to have kids watch. They get to catch all favourite episodes, games, clips, series, playlists and pictures from lovely shows like SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant, Ninja Turtles and more. Including educative and innovative   shows that enhances their creativity and mental capabilities.

8. MTv Base- Channel 322

Want to stay up to date on the music and entertainment industry, wanna know which celebrity is dissing which, the latest dance move? This is the place to be.
Catch the latest celebrity gossips and scandals, latest songs around the world, Top songs all over the world, exclusive chats and interviews with favourite celebs, entertainment news update, award-winning shows and much more. This channel is the cultural home of millennial generation, music, fans and artistes. Also a pioneer for creating innovative programming for young people.

9.Nat Geo Wild - Channel 182

Experience the best, most intimate encounters with wildlife shows. Unparalleled reputation for quality and blue-chip programming, plus unique insight into the natural world and its environment.

10. Dove or Iqraa. Channel 349 or Channel 346

Watch insightful religious shows, prayer sessions, amazing quotes, outreach documentaries and motivational videos. Also get to watch inspirational one-on-one examining lives and personalities from your religious icons.
You can never get bored with all thesesuper-channelss, no matter how much time you spend indoors. They'll even make you skip your scheduled siestas.
There are a lot more super amazing channels you should check out on the DStCompactct bouquet.
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Top 20 small business ideas in Rwanda

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Are you looking for small business ideas in Rwanda to invest in? But don't know the best one to choose from? Then you don't need to read further because on this post I will be sharing with you some lucrative small business ideas in Rwanda to tap into in other for you to start a profitable venture as an entrepreneur and investor.

Rwanda is a country located in East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland and also recognized as the Singapore of Africa.

But they are some certain things you need to know about starting a business in Rwanda, such as the benefits and challenges you would face when starting your small business in Rwanda

Benefits of doing business in Rwanda

1. Rwanda was listed on Forbes list as the 7th best country in Africa to start a business.

2. Ever since Rwanda's economy suffered heavily on genocide during the year 1994 with widespread loss of life, failure to maintain infrastructure, looting and neglect in the importation of cash crops. Which has caused a large drop in GDP, the economy has strengthened ever since then with an increase in GDP estimated to be $2,090 in 2017 compared with $416 in 1994.

3. Rwanda is listed among the top three nations in African for ease of doing business followed by Mauritius and South Africa.

4. Business registration in Rwanda is very easy because it takes around 3- 5 days business working days to successfully get your business registered.

5. Running your business in Rwanda would be at low risk, reasons because Rwanda has one of the lowest crime and corruption rates on the continent.

6. They are a huge demand for major products in the local market of Rwanda. So any unique business idea you wish to bring in Rwanda will thrive a lot and make you profit as far as the business is solving people's problem.

7. Rwanda has a good and fast internet service across cities like Kigali, Gitarama, Butare and the rest of them. In addition to this Rwandan's government has decided to make internet available across the country.

8. The road networks in Rwanda are very neat and well kept most especially in the city of Kigali. The most amazing part is that Rwanda's capital has little traffic which will enable business owners who situate his or her business in Kigali to reach their various offices faster.

9. Rwanda has a fast growing economy and has been identified by World Bank in the year 2015 as one of the fastest world's growing economies alongside with Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic Of Congo.

Challenges to encounter when doing your business in Rwanda

1. Shortage of skilled labor including lawyers, accountants, technicians, and other skilled professions.

2. Relatively poor infrastructure-Rwanda is a landlocked country and transportation costs of import and exports are among the highest in the world.

3. Doing business in Rwanda, you will have access to limited finance with high rate of interest and very limited capital markets

4. Even with easy business registration, implementation can be less smooth due to the delays in government payments for goods and services delivered, due to changes in Memorandum Of Understanding and additional tax investment.

5. Foreign investors can face difficult and hard times when it comes to obtaining a work visa or its renewal due to the fact that the Rwandan government demonstrated the interest of hiring its country local investors over foreigners.

6. Most of the local and foreign investors have also made it clear that the inconsistent application of tax payment and import duties as a major significant challenge to doing business in Rwanda

Now that you have known the pros and cons of starting a business in Rwanda, so be ready to adapt very fast.

Here's the list of top 20 small business ideas in Rwanda

1.Transport Business

Major cities in Rwanda are mostly busy due to the day to day running of various business activities and career jobs so the need of getting people to their desired destinations would be very important. So an entrepreneur can fill the gap in the transportation industry in Rwanda by providing transport services through various means such as taxi/cab services and minibus. This business will likely to generate you income on a daily basis provided you are in a strategic location.

2.Real estate business

They are fewer houses in some of the cities in Rwanda, which is not yet enough for Rwandans because they need more housing units in their beloved country. An entrepreneur or investor can choose to start a venture in the real estate sector in Rwanda such as the building of apartments, property management and construction of office space because they are a huge demand for it in the real estate industry. Mainly you should target the middle-class families when building apartments and office spaces. This is one of the good and fast moving small business ideas in Rwanda any interested entrepreneur or investor can venture into.

3. Internet&computer service

With the current fast growth of Rwanda's economy, an interested entrepreneur can start an enterprise on the internet and computer service. If you have the experience when it comes to the use of the internet and computer, you can set up a business of own in Rwanda by providing internet services such as a cyber cafe, online registrations, and internet skill acquisition programs (Web design, graphic design and Search engine optimization)

The new changes in technology has gotten people to know the essence of having the basic knowledge of the user computer, you can decide to run this business alongside with internet service because they work hand to hand. some of the needful training to give to those who are not computer oriented are computer training(Most especially the use of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint).

4. Coffee plantation business

Coffee plantation is another thriving and lucrative business any entrepreneur can start in Rwanda. Reports have shown that 400,000 Rwandans make their living alone from coffee plantation. This is a huge gap for investors to fill in by going into Coffee plantation through the use of advanced technology. The coffee products can be exported to other neighboring countries.

5. Tourism business

The tourism sector in Rwanda has been noted to be the major key players in towards their country's economic growth, Hence, tourists from different part of the world would love to see the beautiful nature in Rwanda by paying a visit to the major mountain gorillas, the Volcanoes National Park in which mountain gorillas can safely be visited and tourists pay high for permits. An investor or entrepreneur can have a second thought about this business if you know more about the tourism industry. Also get a local partner to show you more areas to explore in the tourism business opportunity in Rwanda. Tourism is among the profitable and thriving small business ideas in Rwanda an entrepreneur can look into. The major area you should look into is the local tour service. Good marketing is a better approach to use when starting this business.

6. Online marketing 

With so many businesses being emerged in Rwanda, it's also a good idea for entrepreneurs to go into online marketing services by offering it to small and big business firms. Some business owners are now beginning to embrace the idea of promoting their products and services online, which they have set a specific amount of budget for online marketing alone. You can make a good and stable income if you can prove your expertise by providing quality online marketing services for various businesses in Rwanda so as to enable them to get more clients and increase their sales.

7.Home Appliances business

Home appliances business is a profitable small business opportunity to start in Rwanda. As they will be many people moving into a new residential area, they will need their apartments to be well furnished either by purchasing home appliances such as Television sets, DVDs, Home Theater, Fans(both ceiling and standing fans), Air conditioners, stabilizer and other home appliances needed in a home. To get started in this venture, you need a good business plan, become an agreed distributor of electronics brands such as LG, Sony, and Panasonic and lastly, you need a strategic business location that would enable you to bring in customers to purchase your products.

8. Mobile phone startups

Starting a mobile phone business is another fast moving business to set up in Rwanda. You can start by selling quality mobile phones, and phone accessories. You can partner with brands that offer quality mobile phones, brands such as Apple, Infinix, Samsung, and Tecno are phone manufacturers where you can purchase their products and sell them to the local markets and make your own profit.

9. Start a business related to energy&power

Power is one of the most important components of infrastructure crucial for the economic growth and welfare of the nation. An entrepreneur can take advantage of this industry by starting a business in the energy and power sector, you just need to identify the aspects where Rwanda is lacking behind in terms of energy and power generation. Some of the highly profitable energy business ideas are solar panel sales and installation, inverters and ups sales, sales of quality and durable generator and so much more.

10.Agricultural business

Rwanda's economy is based mostly on subsistence farming by local farmers using simple farming tools. The agriculture sector in Rwanda constituted an estimated 32.5% in the country's GDP in 2014. An entrepreneur can take advantage of this industry by going into the farming business using simple techniques such as planting crops with a small plot of land and steep slopes. Some of the agricultural produce you can focus on and supplying them to the local markets for consumption are a plantation of beans, potatoes, cassava, maize, green banana, wheat, and sweet potatoes. You can also export your agricultural products to other near-by countries or rather sell them to the local markets.

11.Mobile Phone repair service

Mobile phone repair is a good lucrative and thriving small business opportunity in Rwanda to give a second thought, inasmuch as they are many mobile phone users. To start this business you need to acquire the skill from an existing and experienced phone repairer, you need to pay for this service so as to be rendered but trust me you will make more than the money you invested in getting yourself trained in phone repair skills once you kick start this business and attract customers. To increase your income in this business, you need to invest in phone repair tools and find a good business location. A busy area would be much better based on my own perspective.

12. Manufacturing business

The manufacturing business is a goldmine when it comes to small business ideas in Rwanda because they are only a few manufacturing industries situated in the country. This is a huge gap for entrepreneurs and investors who are into the manufacturing industry to fill in by manufacturing fast-moving commodities like perfume, body cream, bathroom soaps, detergent, toothpaste, chemical, cooking utensils, and supply them to local markets

13. Fashion business

An entrepreneur can set up a fashion business and promote the culture of the Rwandans by selling native and popular fabrics, locally made shoes, and handbags. This will be a lucrative business if you know more behind fashion business and also as an entrepreneur you can also try to bring in a stylish way of making Rwanda fabrics and selling them to Rwanda markets.

14. Telecommunications

Telecommunications is another thriving business to start in Rwanda because people need to be informed and able to communicate with one another. No matter how bad or hard the economy of a country is, telecommunications will never die out. The telecommunications industry is kind of capital intensive but on the hand, If you have enough business funds to kick start and you know more about this industry, then you should venture into it provided that you are keen about the business. Some of the telecommunications small business opportunities to look into are telecom providing service, bulk SMS business, setting up a television or radio stations.

15. Banking and Finance services

Many businesses are increasing rapidly in Rwanda but as for some entrepreneur they will want to make sure their business is being managed well without having the issue of mismanagement of business funds, they would rather require the service of a financial advisor, tax consultancy, and commercial banks for the purpose of saving money after the day to day business transactions. You see, this is a good move for an entrepreneur to join the banking and finance industry despite that they are already existing banking and finance services in Rwanda, you must be adaptive and also learn how to compete these are the traits any entrepreneur should have.

16. Mining

The mining sector is noted to be one of the major key contributors to Rwanda's economy. A good business to start, but it involves a huge amount of capital and dedicated labor force. Some of the minerals to mine in Rwanda and make a profit in return are tantalum, wolframite, gold, coltan, and cassiterite, which is used in the manufacturing industries to make communication and electronics such as DVD players. A good approach to this business would be better. You can mine some of the mineral resources and supply them to manufacturing industries.

17. Foreign cuisine restaurant

As Rwanda welcomes a lot of visitors and tour around the world from different races and also different taste for various foods, an entrepreneur who is a good cook can make use of this lucrative small business idea in Rwanda by preparing common eaten English foods like Italian fries, sandwich, and some other English foods.

18. Hotel business

Fast growing economy country like Rwanda and also an attractive center for tourists, setting up a hotel business is another lucrative venture because people who do pay a visit to Rwanda for the purpose of either business, site viewing of attractive centers and for pleasure can use a hotel service for their stay in Rwanda till their desired time for departure.

19. High-end spare parts business

Spare parts business is a highly profitable small business idea in Rwanda to engage in,   inasmuch as they are many car users in Rwanda.  You can get quality car spare parts from trusted countries like the U.S.A, Japan, and Germany. All you need to do is buy the right car spare parts of different manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, Range Rovers, Lexus,  Mercedes, and so on made in the year 2000 upwards. This business needs a proper approach and learning more from those car spare parts business owners.

20. Apps development

Applications development is making significant progress towards tech product consumption and Rwanda government is very supportive in using new technology. An entrepreneur who is into tech can go into the applications development or probably hire an app developer if you don't have the knowledge when it comes to apps development, tell him or her your app-related business idea and the motive behind it. Some of the highly profitable apps development startups to look into are a tours&travel app,  health app, an educational app, a security app, all in one social media app, and many others.


They you have it Top 20 small business ideas in Rwanda. If they are another business idea you have in mind to start in Rwanda but it's not listed here, go on and build that profitable and lucrative venture of yours that you think can solve people's problem. My best advice for you is to do what is right, follow the right channel, meet the right people, be hardworking, dedicated and committed to building up your business in Rwanda. Wish you all the best and don't forget to share your business story with us when you have finally made it in building a successful venture in Rwanda so as to inspire others.
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