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Small Business ideas in Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe has been going through a tough time, but that does not mean that the business people cannot start up new businesses. There are still opportunities for those who are willing to take them. Below is a list of the best small business ideas in Zimbabwe:

Business idea 1: A catering company

The first business idea is a catering company. This type of business is very profitable and you can start with very little capital. The main thing that you need to do is find clients who will pay for your services. You also need to know how much money they are willing to pay for these services, so it’s important that you get the best prices for the food items that you buy from suppliers or make yourself at home if possible (e.g., baking cakes).

If possible hire some workers who can help with preparing meals and serving customers in restaurants where they hold events such as weddings or birthday parties etcetera

Business idea 2: A bar and restaurant

A bar and restaurant is a good business to start because it’s easy to get started and it can be profitable. You can start your own bar and restaurant with little capital, or buy a franchise of an existing one. If you’re interested in starting your own business, here are some steps:

  • Research the market for bars and restaurants in your area by visiting similar establishments in the same neighborhood or town as yours. Find out what people like about those places, what they don’t like about them, how much they spend at each location (and why), etc.
  • Pick out a location for your new business that has potential customers nearby–and make sure there aren’t too many competitors nearby! It will be hard to make money if people are going somewhere else instead of coming here because there are other options nearby that serve similar products at lower prices or higher quality standards than yours does (or both).

Business idea 3: A shop that sells clothes and accessories.

You can start a shop that sells clothes and accessories.

  • Advantages: You can make money from selling clothes and accessories in Zimbabwe.
  • Disadvantages: It’s difficult to find designers who want to sell their products in Zimbabwe, so you might have trouble finding good quality clothes at affordable prices.

Business idea 4: An online shop

  • Sell products online.
  • Sell services online.
  • Sell products and services online.

You can sell anything online, so long as it’s legal and safe to do so!

Business idea 5: A salon or beauty parlor.

If you’re a beauty lover, or even if you aren’t, running a salon can be an excellent business idea.

Salons and beauty parlors are one of the most common small businesses in Zimbabwe. They have many benefits: they don’t require much startup capital; they don’t require any special skills other than being good at what you do; and there are plenty of potential clients for salons (everyone needs their hair cut or styled).

To start off as a hairdresser/beautician/nail technician in Zimbabwe all that’s required is some training under an experienced professional in order to get your license before starting out on your own. Equipment costs vary depending on how fancy or basic your setup will be but generally speaking this type of business doesn’t cost too much money upfront either! The biggest expense will likely come from advertising but once again there are ways around this cost depending on how big an area we’re talking about here (which brings us back round full circle).

The above are the best 5 small business ideas in Zimbabwe

The above are the best 5 small business ideas in Zimbabwe.

If you have a passion for baking and cooking, then you can open a bakery or restaurant. This will require some capital as it is not cheap to run such businesses. Be sure that before opening your own business, do proper research on how much it will cost to start up and if there is enough demand for what you intend to sell.


In conclusion, the above are the best 5 small business ideas in Zimbabwe. If you’re looking for something that will make money and at the same time keep you busy, these are the best options. There are so many other possibilities too but these five have been tested by experts and they work well.


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