The benefits of being outdoors are plenty. Physical exercise, Vitamin D, reduced anxiety, improved sleep cycles, mental health, improved focus and a boost to your immune system are just some of the health benefits. Imagine if you could get all of this and be paid to do it! Here are some outdoor business ideas that are well-suited to entrepreneurs who want to spend more time outside.
Home improvement businesses are always popular as they add to a homeowner’s enjoyment of their property. A landscaping service can provide the design of outdoor spaces, installation of plants, trees, rocks, etc. and the addition of flowers and mulch to upgrade a lawn or backyard area. If you have a good eye for design and a green thumb, this is a great outdoor business.
A groundskeeping service will take care of outdoor plants and lawns. This can involve weeding flower beds, applying pesticides, cleaning up leaves and debris and mowing lawns. While no design experience is needed for this business, a good background in horticulture and the right equipment (and licenses) will be required.
Tent rental service
Get into the exciting outdoor event industry with a tent rental business. This business will require an initial investment in products and labourers to help with set-up at event sites, but to guard against any weather issues for outdoor gatherings, tents are the key to making an event successful. There are also additional rental items you can add to this business including tables, chairs, linens and more.
To run a roofing business you will need a good knowledge of various roofing materials and a reliable crew to do the work. The National Roofing Contractors Association anticipates a strong outlook for this industry. There are opportunities in residential and commercial sectors with this business, as well as add-on services such as eavestrough and soffit and fascia.
Many people have good all-around handyman skills and that can be a great foundation for a business. Light carpentry work, painting and staining, drywall repair and home maintenance are just some of the jobs that property owners need to be completed. By offering a variety of helpful services, you can often get additional work from the initial client call.
Window cleaning service
A window cleaning service often has both commercial and residential clients with built-in recurring revenue as most will have you come back more than once. Being comfortable working at heights and potentially in high-traffic areas will be important, as will being able to provide a better job than the property owner could do on their own. You may also need to manage your water refuse so appropriate equipment will be needed.
This is a business-to-business opportunity where you pick up products and make deliveries for a business. Depending on what you are willing to pick up and deliver, you will need the appropriate vehicle, and your turnaround time will be important. However, you will likely work only Monday to Friday.
Mobile car wash
A mobile car wash means you travel to someone’s vehicle and perform an exterior and interior car washing. Options you can add to this business include rim and tire shines, waxing, leather conditioning and even paint correction. Your mobile unit will need to be adequately equipped, but you won’t need to invest in a huge wash bay to do this job.
Outdoor sport rental business
Many people are first introduced to outdoor activities by renting equipment to try them out. If you can connect with an outdoor venue such as a municipal beach or trail, you could offer a kayak rental or bike rental service. You will need to have adequate stock and a good transportation option for your rentals.
Mosquito control service
Being able to manage a mosquito issue can be a lucrative business opportunity with many benefits. Outdoor weddings, celebrations, graduations, anniversary and birthday parties, family gatherings and special events can be made more enjoyable when mosquito populations are well-managed. A commercial opportunity also exists for outdoor restaurant patios, retirement home gardens and more. With the right licenses and equipment, you can be an in-demand business and enjoy the outdoors at the same time.
The Mosquito Authority opportunity
A Mosquito Authority franchise offers you an easy-entry outdoor business opportunity with solid revenue. Average revenue is $496,851 for franchisees in business for two or more years and as the nation’s leader in mosquito control, we offer a guaranteed service with the training and support to get you started with our proven business model.
Enjoy the best of all outdoor businesses – recurring revenue, additional services, a diverse clientele and a very manageable inventory requirement. Find out more about this mosquito control franchise opportunity today!