When starting any business, there are things that one has to put into consideration. Many factors such as capital and location of the business matter. Starting a milk business in Nairobi is not very easy as milk is something that spoils fast. One will need customers and a farmer from whom they will be able to buy the milk wholesale. Aside from that, one has to be very clean and maintain high hygiene in the business. Here is a look at the business in detail.
How much capital do I need to start a milk business?
To start the milk business, one needs around 160,000 to 280,000 Kenya shillings. This capital will help one rent a space, buy the necessary equipment and get all the necessary licenses and a refrigerator. This capital will also help you stock the first quantity of milk, and with the necessary traffic, everything will run smoothly.
Steps to starting a dairy business
- The first step is to acquire a business permit from the Nairobi City council. One can visit their offices and do this, or you can do it online. This will help your business run smoothly.
- The next step is to register your company on the KRA official site for tax purposes.
- One also has to get a health certificate from the health inspector as well as a fire certificate from a fire officer. This ensures your business is safe for both you and employees and the milk being safe for consumption.
- Depending on the sheer size of your business, one needs to employ competent workers who will help your business grow.
- Buy all the necessary milk equipment such as milk cans and refrigerators.
Tips to start a successful milk business in Nairobi
One starts a business to help it grow and produce more profits. For any business to be successful at what it does, it requires determination and hard work. Here are some useful startup tips to help your business be successful;
- Look for a location with potential customers. Starting a milk business without any potential buyers may lead to painful losses.
- Advertise your business on posters, tell your friends and family and tell them to keep the word going. This will help you as your first customers will be your friends and family.
- Study the strengths and weaknesses of other milk business owners and get to know what challenges they face.
- Look for a farmer who can sell milk at a wholesale price to make more profits.
- Ensure your business area is always clean. In the milk business, hygiene is very important as milk is delicate.