Industries go through peaks and fall when it comes to sales. For example, the real estate market is its highest during the summer and lowest during fall and winter. So agents expect to get most of their sales during the spring and summer seasons while preparing themselves for the drought during the start of the fall and winter seasons.
Seasons in business exist, and it’s called business cycles. If you understand these business cycles, you can start a business in the right season and make more money. Here are five of the best businesses to open during specific seasons.
Pool Cleaning Service-Summer
Pools are an iconic part of every American home. It’s a symbol of summer and relaxation, and families use it as a gathering place to barbecue, host pool parties, and spend time together. But you rarely see a family use their pool during winter. Most families usually cover up their pool or drain it to avoid its costly maintenance. The best time to open a pool cleaning service is during the summer.
During the summertime, people use their pools more often. You can take advantage of this by starting a pool cleaning business. This type of business is perfect for people who want to be their boss and work outdoors. Moreover, because of the rising pool sales due to the pandemic, you can expect more clients in the future.
To get started, you’ll need to purchase equipment like a net, chemical test kit, vacuum, and skimmer. You can either offer your services to residential or commercial clients. The average price for a pool cleaning service is $75 per visit, and you can profit from around $20 to $40 per visit. That’s not bad for a part-time business!
Winter months are getting colder, and people are now relying on their heating systems to keep them warm. Unfortunately, not all heating systems are made to last. For example, some water heaters break down during winter, forcing people to call for repairs.
If you’re good with your hands and know about repairing furnaces and water heaters in general, you can start a heating services business. This type of business is about installing all sorts of heaters. The most common are water heaters. Most Americans can’t live without water heaters, even during other seasons. A water heater replacement service can help them out, and that’s a business you can start with very little capital. To get started, you need to have a working knowledge of how different types of heaters work. You should also be familiar with the installation process.
Another service you can offer is furnace repair. This repair is usually needed when the furnace malfunctions or breaks down. It’s a common problem during winter, and people are willing to pay for a quick fix. The average furnace repair cost is $200 to $500, making it one of the more profitable businesses.
Yard Maintenance Service-Spring
Like pools, yards are also used more during the warmer months. Families host gatherings, barbecues, and parties in their backyard. But as the temperature starts to drop, people spend less time outdoors. This is the time when they start to neglect their yards.
You can start a yard maintenance service if you love being outdoors and taking care of plants. This type of business is perfect for people who want to be their boss and work outdoors. Moreover, it’s a relatively easy business to start with low capital requirements. You need basic gardening tools like a lawnmower, trimmer, spade, and rake to get started. After that, you can either offer your services to residential or commercial clients. The average price for a yard maintenance service is $50 per hour, and you can pocket around $20 to $30 out of that. It’s an excellent way to earn some extra cash during spring.
Chimney Cleaning- Fall
Another business you can start during the fall season is a chimney cleaning service. As the temperature drops, people use their fireplaces more often. This results in a build-up of soot and debris in the chimney, which can be dangerous. Leaves and twigs can also clog the chimney, making it a fire hazard.
A chimney cleaning service involves removing the soot and debris from the chimney to prevent fires. It’s a relatively easy business to start with low capital requirements. However, you need basic cleaning supplies and equipment like a brush, ladder, and vacuum to start. The average price for a chimney cleaning service is $75 per visit; expect to pocket more than 50% of that.
Every season has a business that You can start with success if the proper research is put in. Seasonal businesses are a great way to make some extra money on the side or even turn into a full-time business. With a bit of creativity and hard work, you can be your boss and find success in any season!