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Seasonal Business Ideas

Updated: Mar 19, 2020

The following is an article “Seasonal Business Ideas” by Marc Primo.

There’s no right or wrong time of the year to start a business, even if it’s just a temporary one. With the holiday season now in full swing, why not lend a hand to the spirit of giving while earning a little cash on the side?

Holiday Season Business Ideas

The following are practical ideas for enterprising merrymakers this Christmas season:

Gift wrapping services — Not everyone enjoys having to wrap their Christmas gifts to make them look presentable. In fact, not many people have the time, let alone the talent or creativity, to do this. Putting enough thought into what to give your significant other, friends, co-workers, etcetera, is enough work for most people. Choosing the right wrapper, ribbon, and card is just too much for some. If you happen to have enough free time to offer your creative services for this seasonal chore, you surely won’t be short of customers—especially during the mad rush, which would typically be the last two weeks before Christmas Eve when many last minute shoppers find the time to do their shopping.

Catering and party services — If you enjoy whipping up traditional Christmas fare, or enjoy cooking in general, then why not take advantage of the many Christmas parties in the month leading up to December 25? Whether it’s for a corporate Christmas shindig or a family reunion over the holiday season, now is the perfect time to showcase your culinary skills while everyone is in a festive mood. It doesn’t matter if your speciality happens to be a stuffed turkey with dollops of cranberry sauce, roast beef with the richest of gravy, or a good old fashioned fruitcake that is a staple at every Christmas dinner; people tend to look for unique and competitive packages that aren’t catered by the usual tried and tested F&B supplier, and this is where you come in.

Holiday decorator — As with gift-wrapping, many people want to feel the Christmas spirit but either have little time or or no creative inclination to do so. Whether this means decorating their Christmas tree at home, or decking out their office with holiday decor, you could offer your services to handle both. Assuming this is something you have a natural flair for, proudly showcase your capabilities via a simple post on social media wherein you share photos of what you have done for your own home. You’ll be surprised at how many people are appreciative of the Christmas spirit than they care to admit, and before you know it, you’ll be getting inquiries and bookings. But with less than a month to go before Christmas Day, best to get moving now.

Pet sitting — Believe it or not, a common problem many people face during the holiday season is what to do with their fur babies, especially if they are going away for a quick vacation. If you happen to be an animal lover with time to spare over the holidays, why not temporarily convert your kitchen or garage into a pet hotel while their humans are away for a week or two? All you need to invest in are kennel or pen rentals, pet food, and some TLC to assure your customers that their beloved doggos and feline friends are in good hands while they recharge over the holidays.


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