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deadpoet
#1 Posted : Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:46:10 PM
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Joined: 9/27/2006
Posts: 398
I find myself unable to sleep at the moment, and since I have several business ideas I have no money to actualize, I thought I'd share them with the wazua community. Maybe some of you could find some value in them.

So, in no particular order....

1. Brick laying machine (for roads/pavements):

https://www.google.com/s...k1j0i24k1.0.BJujd9KiGT0
Pretty much like the images. Apparently one machine can be configured to lay paths of different widths.

Pros: no similar machine locally
Cons: construction is a competitive industry, Kenya has a labour surplus, few barriers to entry.

2. Coinstar machine

Pretty much a machine similar to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVS5-GQ91vo

The idea would be to install something similar at supermarkets (Naivas, Tuskys?) where one could use unused one bobs/50 cents to get a coupon. I guess a machine could be configured for mpesa payments as well.

Pros: no similar machine locally
Cons: large upfront cost, what to do with the coins deposited, average transaction size will probably be in the <50 range.

3. Costume shop

No links for this idea. Basically a shop to order custom-made costumes (think priests, maids, comic superheroes, school uniforms, vampires, etc.)

Pros: virgin, untapped market
Cons: can't forecast sales, sales also probably seasonal, probably appeals most to those with, shall we say, active love lives?

4. Laundromat

You've all probably seen these on TV. Nuff said.

Pros: Convenience for flat dwellers without their own househelps
Cons: large upfront cost, high water usage, and success depends on location, location, location!

5. Indoor skydiving/vertical wind tunnel


This idea is for those of us with Ksh 200 million to burn. The idea would be to set up a local SkyVenture franchise.
https://www.google.com/s...mp;biw=1920&bih=951

Pros: weekend attraction for young families, east africa's first.
Coyns: doesn't appeal to the elderly (obviously), super large upfront cost.

So, that's it. The business ideas I scribble down on serviettes when I'm bored. What do you all think is the most viable?
deadpoet
#2 Posted : Monday, March 12, 2018 12:04:35 AM
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Joined: 9/27/2006
Posts: 398
One more, a bitcoin/crypotcurrency exchange agent/reseller, if cryptocurrencies are still a thing (a la belfrics).

"Money's only a thing you need in case you don't die tomorrow". - watching Wall Street at the moment.
Drobos fly
#3 Posted : Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:53:32 AM
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Joined: 4/24/2012
Posts: 315
Location: Vantage point
I love number 5, been wandering when it will make a presence in this country
Stiffler
#4 Posted : Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:20:34 PM
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Joined: 11/7/2017
Posts: 181
Location: Nairobi
deadpoet wrote:
I find myself unable to sleep at the moment, and since I have several business ideas I have no money to actualize, I thought I'd share them with the wazua community. Maybe some of you could find some value in them.

So, in no particular order....

1. Brick laying machine (for roads/pavements):

https://www.google.com/s...k1j0i24k1.0.BJujd9KiGT0
Pretty much like the images. Apparently one machine can be configured to lay paths of different widths.

Pros: no similar machine locally
Cons: construction is a competitive industry, Kenya has a labour surplus, few barriers to entry.

2. Coinstar machine

Pretty much a machine similar to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVS5-GQ91vo

The idea would be to install something similar at supermarkets (Naivas, Tuskys?) where one could use unused one bobs/50 cents to get a coupon. I guess a machine could be configured for mpesa payments as well.

Pros: no similar machine locally
Cons: large upfront cost, what to do with the coins deposited, average transaction size will probably be in the <50 range.

3. Costume shop

No links for this idea. Basically a shop to order custom-made costumes (think priests, maids, comic superheroes, school uniforms, vampires, etc.)

Pros: virgin, untapped market
Cons: can't forecast sales, sales also probably seasonal, probably appeals most to those with, shall we say, active love lives?

4. Laundromat

You've all probably seen these on TV. Nuff said.

Pros: Convenience for flat dwellers without their own househelps
Cons: large upfront cost, high water usage, and success depends on location, location, location!

5. Indoor skydiving/vertical wind tunnel


This idea is for those of us with Ksh 200 million to burn. The idea would be to set up a local SkyVenture franchise.
https://www.google.com/s...mp;biw=1920&bih=951

Pros: weekend attraction for young families, east africa's first.
Coyns: doesn't appeal to the elderly (obviously), super large upfront cost.

So, that's it. The business ideas I scribble down on serviettes when I'm bored. What do you all think is the most viable?


No. 1 looks pretty funtastic. As one with a career in Construction Biz, The posibilities there are endless ........
Swenani
#5 Posted : Monday, March 19, 2018 2:41:07 PM
Rank: User


Joined: 8/15/2013
Posts: 12,560
Location: Vacuum
deadpoet wrote:
I find myself unable to sleep at the moment, and since I have several business ideas I have no money to actualize, I thought I'd share them with the wazua community. Maybe some of you could find some value in them.

So, in no particular order....

1. Brick laying machine (for roads/pavements):

https://www.google.com/s...k1j0i24k1.0.BJujd9KiGT0
Pretty much like the images. Apparently one machine can be configured to lay paths of different widths.

Pros: no similar machine locally
Cons: construction is a competitive industry, Kenya has a labour surplus, few barriers to entry.

2. Coinstar machine

Pretty much a machine similar to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVS5-GQ91vo

The idea would be to install something similar at supermarkets (Naivas, Tuskys?) where one could use unused one bobs/50 cents to get a coupon. I guess a machine could be configured for mpesa payments as well.

Pros: no similar machine locally
Cons: large upfront cost, what to do with the coins deposited, average transaction size will probably be in the <50 range.

3. Costume shop

No links for this idea. Basically a shop to order custom-made costumes (think priests, maids, comic superheroes, school uniforms, vampires, etc.)

Pros: virgin, untapped market
Cons: can't forecast sales, sales also probably seasonal, probably appeals most to those with, shall we say, active love lives?

4. Laundromat

You've all probably seen these on TV. Nuff said.

Pros: Convenience for flat dwellers without their own househelps
Cons: large upfront cost, high water usage, and success depends on location, location, location!

5. Indoor skydiving/vertical wind tunnel


This idea is for those of us with Ksh 200 million to burn. The idea would be to set up a local SkyVenture franchise.
https://www.google.com/s...mp;biw=1920&bih=951

Pros: weekend attraction for young families, east africa's first.
Coyns: doesn't appeal to the elderly (obviously), super large upfront cost.

So, that's it. The business ideas I scribble down on serviettes when I'm bored. What do you all think is the most viable?


No more mama fua

Quote:
A United States firm, Alliance Laundry Systems has launched the first-ever laundromats in Kenya.

The commercial laundry company is targeting entrepreneurs from urban centres in Kenya and will give them a full laundromat store. It will also provide operational and technical support to them.



The firm's Regional Sales Manager, Jean-Paul Mailhac said the demand for laundry services makes Kenya the ideal place to start a laundromat in the Sub-Saharan Africa.

“We have already witnessed that Kenyan entrepreneurs are passionate about a laundromat. Kenya is the country from where we have received the most inquiries by far. It is quickly becoming a need in this society as people spend a lot of time and effort on their looks,” Mr Mailhac said during the launch.

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