It’s a busy time of year; people are in the buying mood. They’re also busy and need help. As a result, there are many opportunities to make extra money or launch a full-scale business that will not require huge start up capital during the holiday season.
To get the best out of starting a business during the holidays, consider starting a business that fulfils a holiday need. Here are some ideas that you may find useful:
- Cooking Business
Do you enjoy cooking? Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the biggest cooking days of the year, making them a great time to start your catering business. Along with creating holiday feasts, you can cater holiday parties for private families and/or businesses.
The holidays are also filled with food exchanges and the need for goodies at celebrations. If you can cook delicious meals, there are people willing to pay you for them. You’re not limited to selling your meals to private individuals. You can check with local restaurants that may need additional menu options. Also, contact businesses who may need meals for end of the year office parties.
2. Personal Shopper
Families are already busy. Adding on the activities of the holidays is overwhelming. Some families could use help in the form of a holiday assistant who can help with the shopping, taking care of errands, baking, watching the kids, cleaning the house, wrapping gifts and more.
3. Holiday Decorator
These days, families and businesses spend a lot of time decorating for the holidays. You can help by offering to do it for them. If you have a good sense of style, you can decorate outdoors and indoors with lights, holiday plants, and other decorations.
4. Crafts and Gift Baskets
Many people like to find unique gift ideas for their friends and family. If you’re crafty, you can sell your creations as holiday gifts.
If you don’t make crafts, you can purchase items and put them together in gift baskets. Examples include bath baskets, coffee and/or chocolate baskets, and a gardening basket.
These ideas offer an opportunity to jump start your business during the holidays, but also, they can continue into the New Year and beyond. Whether you operate a seasonal business, or intend to run it throughout the year, it’s important to do your research and set your business up right so that you can make a profit. Further, you’ll need to develop a holiday marketing plan to maximize sales during the season.
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