Christmas comes once but a year. There are a lot of business opportunities that are often provided by this single day, the Christmas day, but very few people usually take the opportunity. Outlined below are some of the short-term businesses that you can be able to carry out within the first two weeks before the Christmas day and be done with it after the day is gone.
Selling new clothes
This business opportunity is as simple as it is. Many families in Kenya still believe that one should be smart during the Christmas day. They believe that one has to look different on this day than any other day. In order to look different, the majority go for new clothes as a family. This is the best business to start three weeks to the Christmas day in order for the interested parties to be aware. This business does not need a lot of capital. 15,000 to 20,000 shillings is enough to set off the business. How much are you likely to make from this?
According to those who have been into this business for long, a stack of new clothes that costs 15,000 to 20,000 shillings is likely to give back 10,000 to 15,000 shillings as profit depending on how you are going to set your market price. To make more profit, you can decide to mix both the new clothes and the secondhand clothes. This will imply that you are catering for everyone during that day. Those who will fail to afford new clothes will go for the secondhand clothes. Now, a stack of secondhand clothes that costs between 10,000 to 15,000 shillings according to those who have been into this business for long is likely to give you between 10,000 to 15,000 shillings in profit. Is this not good business?
Opening a food joint
Who does not like eating something different during Christmas time? During this day, many families prefer having something different from the normal and the majority will prefer having it away from their home. Remember, this is a one day even and this does not mean that you look for a room, rent and open a hotel. You can choose to do what people call M-FOOD, that is, setting up a mobile food joint, either in a tent or if you own an open lorry or even a pick up. In fact, those who own lorries, this is the best business for you. On this day, cook the best food and divide your time so that you visit at least three public places, a church will be the best choice.
Starting a children’s camp
Start something unique for the children. Set up an artificial boat riding, a merry go round machine, face painting and then choose a strategic point. You will surely make some good money.
As people will be celebrating this Christmas, be busy making money from them!