Along with cold weather, winter brings opportunities for entrepreneurs. There are a few businesses that can be started with little capital or experience, and will put money in your pocket for the holiday season. Today's poor economy is causing people to find creative ways to supplement their income. Why not start this winter with a snow removal business, Christmas light hanging business or greeting card business?
Snow Removal Business
Anyone with a shovel and love for the outdoors can start a snow removal business. With opportunities in both residential and commercial markets, you can make your snow removal business as big or small as you wish. If you simply want to clear the driveways and pathways of neighbors, a shovel will suffice. If you wish to make the most of your snow removal business, expanding to the commercial market or a broader area than your neighbors will help you gain more income. If you do expand, a snow blower like the Poulan Pro Snowblower will make your job easier. With a Poulan Pro Snowblower you can remove snow more efficiently, allowing you more time to remove snow at other locations. Be sure to know your local snow removal requirements as well as to have an agreement prepared for clients ahead of time.
Christmas Light Hanging Business
A great business to start is Christmas light hanging. The only capital required for this business is a car and a ladder. This is a very lucrative business in the winter since there are many people that aren't able to hang lights or simply don't like to and will gladly pay someone to hang them. Whether you do this on the side, or make it your fulltime income this winter, there is plenty of opportunity. The earlier you start this business, the greater your income potential is.
Greeting Card Business
A greeting card business can be done from the comfort of your own home. This business can be as elaborate as simple as you make it. All you need to get started is a computer with internet access and an unlimited imagination. Start by creating a name for your business and possibly start a free website. This website can be done at any of the free blogging companies available. You can also keep it simple and sell your homemade cards at craft fairs and home parties. Start designing your cards and either print them yourself or send them to a professional printer for an even more authentic look. Start spreading the word about your creations, and you will start to make an income.
With very little capital, you can start your own business this winter that will not only help put extra money in your pocket, but will also be of service to many people this winter. Whether performing snow removal with a shovel or snowblower, hanging Christmas lights or creating greeting cards, it is possible to make extra income this winter.