Capital required and Profit from selling smokies, samosa and sausages business in Kenya


One of the hot cake businesses in Kenya is that of selling smokies, sausages and samosa. This is among the businesses that require little capital, with Ksh 1,000 to Ksh 10,000 you are ready to go. You don’t need a licence, you can start by hawking the products and later acquiring a space in a busy road/path.

Smokies and sausages are purchased from local supermarket. You will purchase a packet of sausages for Ksh 200 and sell the same for Ksh 350,earning a profit of Ksh 150.Both smokies and sausages will generate over Ksh300 per day depending on the volumes sold.If you incorporate sausages, you’ll make over Ksh500 per day.

In Nairobi,the business is booming. We have a number of people making over Ksh 1000 per day from this business, most of them include boiled eggs.They sell 4 products, smokies, sausages, samosa and boiled eggs.

The only expenses you will incur is payment to the County,you’ll be paying Ksh 20 to Ksh40 per day .You will also incur the expenses of including kachumbari because most people prefer smokies with kachumbari.

If you have a capital of Ksh 1,000 to Ksh10,000 consider starting this type of business because it’s hard to make losses. But you should set it up in densely populated areas like Pipeline Estate, Kayole,Githurai,Kitengela and Donholm.

One thing you should observe is cleanliness, ensure that the tomatoes you use are clean because if people diarrhea, they won’t return to buy from you. In addition, you should not use dog or cat meat,just use beef or goat meat.If people discover that you are using dog meat, you’ll close the business.

Just like any other business, selling smokies,samosa, sausages and boiled eggs need patience, commitment and passion for business. You can’t open the business today and expect to start making profits today, every business has its ups and downs.


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