7 Businesses You Can Start This Summer

Businesses You Can Start This Summer

Summer is here and there is no better time to think about potential business ideas you can start. If you are looking to start a business, summer tends to be a better time to launch a new business. In this article, I will share some businesses you can start this summer.

Why You Should Start Your Business This Summer

Summer can be a great time to brainstorm and launch new business especially if you are a first time entrepreneur. Below are some reasons why you should consider starting your business this summer:

  1. Income: Summer business ideas can lead to a lucrative business which can help you to generate additional income.
  2. Employing is easier: You can get extra help for your business more efficiently by hiring a college student or local students looking for a summer job.
  3. Take advantage of the warm weather: With so many tourists and people travelling around during the season, you can get access to a larger target market.

Businesses You Can Start This Summer

There are many excellent small business ideas that you can consider when starting a business for yourself. You can create a profitable business based on area needs, what tourists / travellers are looking for, and other seasonal factors that lead to high demand for particular services or products. We’ll look at some of the best business ideas to get you started

1. Local event planning and setup

For areas with lots of local events during the summer, you can offer event planning and/or setup services. This could include planning the event itself. Depending on the business opportunity and available resources, you could also include transport, equipment set, dismantling, etc.

2. Summer camps for children

A summer camp is an excellent idea for anyone looking for a purely seasonal business. This can be a lucrative business idea if you know how to keep kids occupied and have fun at the same time. You can rent sports equipment and plan other activities to keep children busy while creating a cool summer experience for them.

3. A food business

Food-based businesses are a great summer business idea that tends to become popular, especially if you are looking to start a cold food business. You can consider starting a food truck business such as an ice cream truck business. Costs are relatively lower, and food trucks have a more straightforward business structure to manage. You can find more information online, including whether a business license is needed.

4. Open a local retail store

Seasonal retail stores, such as a local grocery store, could be an easy business to start in the summer, especially if the surrounding area lacks options.

5. Start a farmer’s market

If the residents in your area have a need for fresh produce, you could start a small local organic farmer’s market. The farmer’s market could operate by renting space and become a weekly event. It can be a great way to bring more awareness to residents and tourists around what the area offers and a way for residents to access fresh produce.

6. Cleaning services

Cleaning services are in demand year-round and are easy to start if you know how to get cheap and good cleaning supplies. A cleaning business could include house cleaning, business or office cleaning, window washing, and even landscaping services for lawn and garden cleaning.

7. Original crafts and art

Special skills such as art and crafts are another avenue for making money. For example, you can set up an original arts and crafts store and sell your goods with relatively low startup costs for materials and goods. Selling arts and craft goods is a perfect business idea for anyone looking to monetize their formal training and skills. Also, you can run training workshops and day events to teach people how to make crafts and art.

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About Emmanuel Oluwatosin

Co-founder & Publisher of AfricaX. He is interested in: Technology | Media | Startup | Business | Education. Emmanuel currently lives in Calgary, Canada with his family.

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