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Franchise Exploration

The Best Seasonal Franchises to Invest in This Summer

While everybody else is relaxing and partying this summer, you could be making extra income with the right seasonal franchise. For some franchises, the best time to start building your clientele is during the summer because they are only profitable when it’s hot outside. Each franchise has different start-up requirements, but there’s a lot more to choosing the right franchise than the cost. The franchise you choose must be in alignment with your skillset, knowledge, and personality. So, which of these best seasonal franchises is right for you?


Lawn Care

When it comes to summer-friendly franchising, lawn care is a perfect choice. The warmer weather leads to overgrown lawns that many owners don’t want to mow. So if you’re thinking about getting into the lawn care industry, summer is the perfect time to start building your customer base.

As of 2021, the lawn care industry has a $105.1 billion market value, so there’s plenty to go around. To be successful in this industry, you should enjoy working outside. The majority of states allow you to start without any qualifications or licenses, and it’s a very intuitive business. You’ll need to invest in some equipment when you first begin, but some homeowners won’t mind if you use their equipment.


Food Trucks

With food trucks booming in popularity, franchise opportunities are expanding across the country. And in the summer, concerts and outdoor events give you the perfect opportunity to meet your customer wherever they might be! Although you have the option to operate your food truck seasonally, you can expand your business to a year-round operation if you so choose. To get your food truck on the road, you’ll need to make sure that you have all of the required permits and licenses. It takes an average of 37 days to obtain all of the necessary documentation. If you don’t have the funds to buy your food truck and equipment, you can always finance the equipment with an equipment financing loan.


House Painting

Potential customers are ready to spruce up their house when the sun comes out, and offering house painting services is a great way to help them get the job done. House painting franchises are often particularly flexible, giving you the option to take on as many (or as few) projects as you desire. Luckily, you won’t need to complete any certifications to get started. Whether you decide to do the work yourself or hire employees, it’s possible to learn on the job. Overall, the start-up costs are low, but remember it can become costly to pay for gallons of paint each month!


Pool Maintenance

The summer is, without a doubt, the best time to get involved in the pool maintenance industry,  and there are franchise opportunities available. But first, you’ll need to accrue the proper certifications before you dive in. Also, double-check to see if there are legal requirements for your state if you clean pools at spas or hot tubs. The great thing about this business is that you can work part-time, and the upfront investment is relatively small. 


Kayak/Canoe Rentals

People love going out on the water with friends and family during the summer, so if you live near a body of water, consider renting out kayaks or canoes as an extra source of income this summer. Many canoe rental businesses are independently owned, but there are sometimes franchise opportunities available as well. In this type of venture, it’s naturally wise to know how to use the kayaks or canoes safely and know the best areas to spend time on the water. Of course, you’ll need to obtain the permits and licenses required in your state.


Hundred Acre Consulting

These are just a few of the best seasonal franchises for the summer. If you’re interested in investing in a franchise and aren’t sure where to start, contact Hundred Acre Consulting. We can help you make a profitable investment in the perfect franchise for your skillset, personality, and budget. With over 25 years of experience, we at Hundred Acre Consulting have the business knowledge and connections to help you make your dreams come true.

If you’re ready to work with a franchise consultant, contact me today, and let’s get started!


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