8 Super Summer-Friendly Small Business Ideas

Author: Alyssa Gregory | June 28, 2016

Summertime can be the perfect time to start a business, especially if you focus on small business ideas that tend to pick up popularity and interest during the warmer months. Explore these eight summer-friendly business ideas for inspiration.

  1. Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping

    Do you think of plush green lawns with blooming flowers and vibrant plants when you think of summer? Me too. Unfortunately, beautiful yards don’t happen on their own. If you have experience designing and maintaining landscapes, a lawn maintenance business may be a great small business idea.

  1. Petsitting

    Summer means vacations, which also means an increased need for reliable and trustworthy care for family pets. This summer business idea is perfect for pet lovers who will be around during the summer months to care for animals left behind during family vacations. You can even leverage this idea into a housesitting business, boosting your income-earning potential even more.

  1. Party Planning

    If you have relationships with local caterers, table and chair rental services, entertainers, decorators, and other party-friendly vendors, you can use those connections to start a party planning business. You may be even more successful if you offer set up and take down services, eliminating the prep and cleanup work your customers’ need to do when they host parties.

  1. Child Care

    There are a lot of people who face child care challenges during the summer months when school is out. If you like kids and have experience babysitting, you can start a business as a summer nanny or babysitter. If you are able to find several families in your local community who need your services, you may even be able to babysit for multiple children at once, increasing your earning potential.

  1. House Cleaning

    The last thing many people want to do with it’s sunny and warm outside is stay indoors to clean. Add in the fact that summer often brings extended house guests and college-aged children home for the summer, making it even harder to keep up with cleaning duties. House cleaning is a great small business idea you can launch in the summer and easily continue all year long.

  1. Tutoring

    While it may not be a word you associate with summer fun, tutoring is a popular service that is needed during the summer months. Parents often want their children to catch up or get a head start before the next school year, and summer is the only time to do it. This is an excellent business idea for teachers to make some extra money during the months they have off.

  1. Mobile Car Detailing

    Do you love cleaning and detailing cars? If you have the tools you need and don’t mind driving to your customers’ homes or businesses, you can start a mobile car detailing business that keeps you busy all summer long.

  1. Swimming Instructor

    Many people, particularly pool owners with young children, are looking for someone who can come to their homes to teach their kids how to swim. If you are an experienced swimmer with the ability to teach children, this could be a very lucrative summer business.

Once you have found the perfect summer-friendly business idea, use these tips to cut startup costs to make your summer business as profitable as possible.

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