10 Small Scale Business Ideas And Opportunities In Africa

Having a job is great but being your own boss is sometimes better. A job isn’t sealable. A lot of entrepreneurs in Africa are looking for small scale business ideas to invest in with little capital. This article discusses some fast growing small scale business ideas to invest in Africa.

1.Call Center Agency:

Do you know that when you call the customer care service of a telecom network , send message or complaint to a corporate organization, that those who take your calls, complaints and respond accordingly are employees of the company you patronize, neither do they operate in the premises of the companies?

Setting up your own call center agency for this big companies on contract bases is very profitable.

2.Set up a Writing company:

If you are current with trends, you would observed that most jobs in the United States are now outsourced to countries like Philippines, India, China etc.

A trickle of such jobs are coming to Africa and one of such jobs is article writing or ghost writing. This is a big opportunity waiting and we are yet to see more from this angle.

3. Residential cleaning services

Having your house cleaned by someone else is no longer a thing for the rich and all you need to start this business is some basic cleaning supplies with everyone getting busier all the time, more people than ever are willing to pay to get the benefits of a cleaner home.

4. Event Planning:

Becoming an event planner is a great small business idea for you. Obviously event planner plan events , you might specialize in a particular kind of event such as becoming a festival or wedding planner. All you need is getting close to who does it and getting some experience then you get a team and you are good to go.

5. Restaurants and Fast food:

As the size of Africa’s cities grow, more people are having less time to cook their own food and are becoming more exposed to western diets.The ongoing rush of American and and other western restaurant and fast food franchises into Africa is proof of the huge and lucrative potential of the food service industry on the continent.

6. Set up a second hand ‘used’ clothing shop:

You may not like to hear this, but second hand ‘used’ clothing imported from Europe and America is a significant source of clothing to millions of Africans, especially the poor.

However, contrary to popular belief, this type of clothing is not entirely made up of rags.

7. Chicken Farming:

Who does not love a piece of chicken? Since 2000 chicken consumption has skyrocketed across the continent by the more than 55 percent to around 92 million tons in 2012.

At the moment, local production of chicken and eggs can not meet the rapidly growing demand. As a result, Africa has become a net imported of poultry products especially chicken and turkey.

8. Set up a mobile phone accessories shop:

Mobile accessories is a huge segment of Africa’s own mobile phones, the demand for accessories like chargers, earphones, batteries, phone pouches, USB connectors, memory cards and even spare parts remains on the rise.

9. Provide waste disposal and collection solutions:

Waste is a serious inconvenience to individuals, households, business and industries, especially in the urban areas. For this reasons, people frequently need a cheap and convenient way to dispose of their waste.

10. Recycle waste into money:

Obviously, doing business with waste is certainly not for the faint hearted or sensitive. But the pay off can be huge for those who give it a go. The most commonly recycled materials in the world include plastics, rubber, glass, metal and textiles.

Some of theses businesses might not be suitable in some societies, do yourself a favour take some time out and do a market research to find what are the needs of your current environment.

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