4 Best Summer Business Opportunities

Sweating in the sun is not everybody’s idea of a great summer, unless you’re making money, but the summer brings unique business opportunities that don’t arise in the colder months. Think of snowcone purchases, sunglass huts or car washes. You likely can create a business that will thrive in the summer months and then return to your normal office job when it’s too cold to be outside. Included here are a few of the best summer business opportunities you can utilize when the hot weather hits.

Snow Cone Company

snow cone business

Have you ever indulged in a sweet, icy treat when the weather gets hot? Owning your own small snow cone stand can give you huge amounts of freedom and a large amount of cash. With certain companies, it can be easy to enter the market without having to buy-in. You can then begin selling your product and making money while cooling off all the cool kids at the beach.

Yard Work

Maintaining a manicured lawn can be a difficult process for even the most industrious. Weekly mowing, weed-whacking and watering can be incredibly time consuming. By advertising your services as a yard maintenance worker extraordinaire, you can have customers calling around the clock. This business can start out easily with just mowing lawns and consume full work weeks.

If you are looking to expand your yard work company, you can get into landscape design or pool maintenance as well. Your customers may begin looking for your input on new plantings and may desire that you purchase the plants as well. By cleaning their pool, you can be a one-stop-shop for all of their outdoor summer needs.


While this sounds like an easy enough job, it can be difficult to break into a market that requires so much trust. You will be heavily dependent on having good references and word-of-mouth referrals. House sitting will typically require a few visits per week, or day, and involve feeding and watering animals as well as getting the mail. Usually a fairly simple job, being a house sitter can be a great way to make a little extra cash without sacrificing much time.

Mobile Car Detailing

Car washing is king in the summer months, but how can you take it one step further? A great way to “up-the-ante” is to bring service to the door of your clientele. Consider that while your client is working, you can wash and detail the interior of their car. They will leave work with a fresh and clean automobile without having to go out of their way for service. You will have the benefit of scheduled daily work and don’t have to sit in a single hot parking lot all day!

Originally posted on November 23, 2015 @ 9:23 pm

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