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Start a Small Business for the Summer "Summer has come"

For many, summer is a time to relax and rest with their families. On the other hand, others take a break from school, while some see it as a time to try new things. Instead of relaxing the whole day doing nothing, maybe you can activate your entrepreneurial abilities and start a business. You can be your own boss by making the most of the amazing summer weather and maybe change careers in a year or two altogether. Here are a few things you can try out during the summer holidays.

  1. Mobile car detailing

Most people are always busy throughout the week and have no time for cleaning their cars. As such, you can invest in a small vacuum cleaner, window cleaner, leather cleaner, paper towels and other cleaning supplies and start doing it for cash. While it can be difficult at first, you will make good money and even enjoy doing it once you get used to it.

  1. Ice cream truck or stand

Summer is known to be a hot season, and there is nothing that sells at this time than ice cream. You can be creative during the summer holidays and move around your neighbourhood selling ice cream while playing distinguishable melodies that make people eager and excited to buy your product. This business is perfect for the warm weather season. Being mobile allows you to reach more customers and make more money. Furthermore, you do not have to invest in air conditioning. While buying an air-conditioned truck can be expensive, you can set up a freezer cart as an alternative to this, and it will still serve the same purpose.

  1. House cleaning and window washing

Like the car wash business, window washing and house cleaning can be lucrative in the summer if you do things the right way. Buy a few brooms, a ladder, washer, bucket, cleaning fluid and cloths and launch your new business. Connect with your local realtors and businesses for referrals and advertise your cleaning business on social media, hardware stores or nearby groceries.

  1. Lawn care services

Maintenance of lawns peaks during the summer. For many homeowners, it is a responsibility that they are willing to delegate to other people. You can make some cash in this by engaging people that want their lawns maintained. The things you can down include watering, mowing, mulching and landscaping, all of which are in high demand as the temperature starts warming up. Come up with weekly subscription plans so that you can be paid regularly and secure a recurrent source of money.

  1. Pool maintenance

For people who are rich enough to own a pool, chances are, they will need someone to take care of it as they sit back and relax. In the summer, you can take advantage of this by finding your first clients. Go door-to-door in the wealthy neighbourhoods of your city and see if you can get people that want your services. However, you need to know how to keep the pools well maintained and have supplies of critical chemicals to get the job done.

Be a photographer

Summer is the right time to put your photography skills into practice while making money out of it. During this time, many people like travelling to different places worldwide and visiting different sites. As a photography lover, you can take advantage of this and cash in on your hobby in a city near you. If you do not have a fancy camera to do the job, borrow from a friend, take pictures and save it to a USB. You can also buy cheap but effective cameras for as low as $50.

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