I guess I’ve got summer on my mind. Perhaps it’s the warmer air, the start of baseball season or the swarm of hostile hornets that seem to be taking over my house. Any way you slice it, it’s a magical time of year.
You’ll want to position your small business accordingly. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re well-established, there are certain types of business that tend to rise to the occasion at the exact moment the temperatures rise. I’m not saying you should abandon your business plan, but some of the products offered by these businesses can find a home on your shelves comfortably no matter who you are.
So whether you’re considering it or you just want to get revved up for summertime, let’s go right over to the list.
5 Summer Small Businesses
- Ice cream shops. There’s a new one opening down the road from my house, and you can bet I’ll be lining up to get a cone on the first day the mercury hits 90. Everyone loves a frozen treat during the summer.
- Air conditioning sales. This may not be practical for your little mom and pop store, necessarily, but even small fans will do in a pinch. The hotter the temperatures, the more desperately the sweating masses need relief.
- Restaurants. Particularly near the beach or in downtowns. Offer outdoor seating and you’ve got yourself a dedicated crowd ready to knock back a couple of margaritas and try your cheeseburgers.
- Surf shops. I’m not talking just surfboards, but the board shorts, bathing suits, sunscreen, totally awesome shades, food and other beach-related gear that no self-respecting tanner or swimmer should go without.
- Landscaping business. There’s always demand for a well-manicured lawn in the summer, particularly among those who actually give a damn about their lawns. Landscaping businesses can make a lot of money on a fairly limited number of lawns, too.
So that’s our list of five. How does your business thrive in the summer?
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