- Weighing scale – sh.5,000
- Cooling unit (fridge/freezer) – sh.40,000
- 2 or more knives – sh.1,000
- Butchery hooks – sh.2,000 at sh.500 each
- Display counter – sh. 50,000
- Wooden lump – sh.2,000
- Business licencing – sh.20,000
- Meat 150 kg stock – sh.75,000
- Monthly rent – sh.20,000
- Overcoat – sh.1,000
- Cleavers, hacksaws and fly whisks
Business licensing and permits
To run a butchery business in Kenya, you require these licences;
- Single business permit – The cost of renewing this permit varies from county to county. It costs sh.10,000 per year
- Food Handling Certificate – It costs sh.600, and it is to be renewed in six months.
- Fire Safety Certificate – It costs sh.3,000 and is to be renewed annually.
Good butchery businesses may see profits of over sh.10,000 daily.
Here are a few tips on how to improve sales and increase traffic to your butchery. These simple tips may just be a game-changer.
- Proper branding of the premises is likely to catch a few eyes and attract some potential customers. It is a textbook way of increasing traffic to your business.
- Maintaining proper hygiene standards at the premises will also attract more customers. Cleanliness is always appealing to any business and a butchery business is no exception.
- Ensure that you have fair prices at all times also. This will make customers prefer you and you are likely to extinguish competition.
- Stock up on various kinds of meat if possible. Diversification will broaden the scope and reach of your business. You could also offer restaurant services alongside your butchery. This is not mandatory but it is advisable to butchers.
- Secure a good supplier to ensure quality meat and to satisfy customers. This will also promote customer loyalty and increase the popularity of your business.
- Always serve your customers ensuring their satisfaction.
This has been a simple guide on how to start a butchery business in Kenya. Subscribe to the kenyan for more business insights and guides.