How about we begin on this tight note, “No matter how new your business idea is, it isn’t 100% unique; someone else is already doing it.” Someone else is already in the car hire business, more people are already doing interior design; the tents for hire business; running Betin shops or thinking to start some small profitable business in 2019. Then you would ask; what’s the most profitable business that isn’t very saturated & offers a high return on investment? How about you start a juice bar?
In today’s edition of Joon Business Ideas we reveal the costs involved in a juice bar startup; the benefits of owning a bar & the profits expected.
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What do You Need to Start a Fresh Juice Business in Kenya?
All you need to start a fresh juice parlor is the will to do business & the passion to stay on it. However, this statement isn’t true if you don’t have the equipment (a freezer, juicer, shaker & or blender); trade licences & a suitable location for your business.
So What Really is the Cost of Starting a Fruit Vending Business in Kenya?
The startup cost of a fruit juice business or is dependent on what you already own & are willing to leverage to start your business
Do you have a juicer, a blender & or a fruit peelers in your kitchen? Use them in your juice bar to reduce the cost of startup. The cost can be reduced to as low as Ksh. 3000.
But if you don’t have any equipment already, buy them from this list.
Note: You don’t need all these equipment to start a juice bar. Buy what’s necessary for starters.
If you are just starting out & aren’t sure if you will be sold out for the day, Ksh. 1000 is a good amount to set aside for fruits. Vendors in Mombasa can buy fruits from Kongowea Market, in Kisumu you will get them fro Kibuye or Jubilee markets.
Fruits and vegetables are bought in Daraja Mbili in Kisii county at a wholesales price. In Nairobi, Muthurwa is your place.
Which County do you want to start your fruit bar business is? Get your inventory from the fruit market near you.
Location & Licences
For the fruit bar business you’ll only need the food hygiene permit & a business permit for your physical location. Costs vary by County Government. But the average price of all licence should be Ksh. 10,000. Give or take.
Speaking of Physical locations; fruit bar businesses tend to do so well where there is a lot of foot traffic. What’s your target location – is it so close to a college, university, bus terminus or a string of other informal businesses? You should make a kill in such locations.
Whether you want to start a fruit juice business where people sit to be served or where fruit juices are packaged for take away; you’ll need to have disposable cups, lids & straws.
And here’s the catch – when you use these packaging materials, you can enhance your marketing by designing and printing your business name on the cups. It’s costly & it helps spread the word about your juice bar.
Plus, Kenyans appreciate if they can walk the streets sipping from straws of sweetness.
Juice Bar Staff
Interestingly, you don’t need so many people to run a fruit bar. If anything, you’ll need an employee or two – for product supply & customer service within your new juice bar.
Benefits of Running a Fruit Bar in Kenya
High profits – While the only investment that you may have to put into this business is the money to buy equipment & the premise rent, profits guarantee in the end is very high. Always double or tripple the amount you use on fruits & vegetables. So you can easily make Ksh. 5,000 daily if you make juice worth Ksh. 5,000 of fruits & sell everything.
There is constant demand for juice in Kenya and it helps if you can make the best natural juice & retain a huge share of the market.
It takes a shorter time to get all your invested amount back & start earning pure profits.
You can easily blend the juice bar business with other small businesses – like cake sales, bottled water sales & other bakery products.
Summery – Total Cost Of Juice Bar Startup
|Juice Bar Licences *||Cost – Ksh. 10,000 (Depends with County)|
|Location (Optional)||Most Kiosk Rents Cost Ksh. 7,000 (again depends on County)|
|Equipment – Blender – Buy commercial blenders for durability (You may need a juicer too) Optional. You can use ice to make your juice cool if your budget is limited for a fridge.||Cost – Ksh. 7,500|
|Fruits *||Cost – Ksh 1000 (You will buy more depending on business growth)|
|Packaging materials (25 pieces of tumblers cost 318 on Jumia)*||Cost. Ksh. 1,272|
The Actual Cost of Starting a Juice Vending Business in Kenya is Ksh. 9,772 Only.
That’s if you start the business from home minus the license cost & all the other wants of the business.