6 Small Business Ideas That You Can Start This Summer

The summer season may be a time for beach days, travel, staycations and outdoor fun but it also brings a myriad of money-making opportunities for all you folks who want to beef up your savings.

On a previous article, I’ve already talked about different job opportunities that you can take advantage of during the summer time.  So for today, it’s time to dig into the best small businesses that you can start this summer, that won’t require a huge capital.

1. Sell Refreshments and Cold Treats

Take advantage of the summer heat and sell cold treats and beverages.  Put up a stand at a local event, near the beach, at a park or just outside your house and sell cold bottled water, ice cream, frozen yogurt, snow cones, iced candies, etc.

2. Car Wash Service

With little start-up cost, it’s a fun business to start with friends or your family – ideal for teens who want to earn an income during summer break.  Offer car washing in parks, outside shopping centers or alongside beaches and make sure to get the attention of potential clients through easy marketing strategies like flyers or advertising your business on social media.

3. Home Rentals

Summer is a time when people love to travel.  If you live in a city or an area near vacation spots, rent out your spare room/s for vacationers through sites like Airbnb to ensure safety.

4. Sell Tourist Gifts

Another great business if you live in a touristy area is to sell gift items that tourists will buy as keepsakes of their trips.  You can make them your own if you have some serious arts and crafts skills or just do buy and sell.

5. Photography

If you own a professional camera and know a thing or two about photography, you can offer your services to tourists and locals or even shoot at different events like weddings, baby showers, etc.

6. Produce Stand

It’s time to take advantage of summer’s vibrant bounty and start your very own produce stand.  Sell produce from your garden or small farm in different locations such as road side, farmer’s market, and the like.

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer” – Nolan Bushnell


About Toni Marie

Toni is a regular contributing author on Guest Money Blog. In addition to writing about money topics, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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