2020 may have had a rough beginning, but here we are learning to adapt, pivot and start anew! Many out there are looking to start a new business entirely, whether it is their first time in that arena, or they have found a new opportunity. The holidays are a great time to try out a new venture, and there are some business concepts that are the perfectly-timed fit for the season.
1) Home Decorator
Holiday budgets that used to be spent on travel are now being used toward celebrating the festivities at home, according to a retail survey from Deloitte. The study found that anticipated spending on travel is down 34% year-over-year, while non-gift items such as home furnishings and seasonal decor are on the rise, up 12% from 2019.3
This could be an opportunity for offering your services as a home decorator, helping people to get their houses ready for the festivities.
One option would be to go into clients’ homes and do the decorating for them, taking precautions to stay safe, of course. Another potential business is to offer holiday decorating tips remotely. You could do individual Zoom sessions with customers offering suggestions specific to their home, or you could host remote classes giving advice for adding holiday touches to the home or making festive floral arrangements.
2) Virtual Party Planner
Help families coordinate fun virtual get-togethers. As a virtual party planner, you could suggest different ways to make holiday video calls special. Maybe there are games for remote families to play, or you could book a virtual entertainer.
Perhaps each household could receive a basket of goodies that they all open at the same time on the call. Your business would be to help people organize and find different ways to promote a sense of togetherness during the holidays, while staying apart.
3) Homemade Crafts and Gift Baskets
Sell your creations online as holiday gifts. You could also choose to focus on more festive options like selling homemade stockings, wrapping paper, or wreaths.
Another potential idea is to start a business assembling gift baskets. You could offer varying types of gift baskets centered on different themes such as homemade items, locally sourced goods, or holiday treats.
4) Delivery Service
Nearly 51% of holiday shoppers feel anxious about shopping in-store, according to data from Deloitte’s holiday retail survey. Shoppers are opting for contactless shopping experiences, with 73% planning to have items delivered, marking a notable increase from 62% last year. In addition, the preference for curbside pickup has more than doubled year-over-year. 4
You could start a business picking up and delivering people’s holiday goods to them. Beyond just gifts, people need all sorts of things during the festive season—consider expanding your services to include wreath and Christmas tree deliveries.
5) Winterizing Homes
There is plenty of maintenance that needs to be done to prepare a home for the winter season, especially in places that get snow. You can offer your services to help people winterize their homes, from tasks such as snow shoveling, storm window installation, chimney sweeping, or even Christmas light installation. There’s a variety of to-do’s that homeowners need help with in preparation for the holidays.
Whatever holiday business you decide to start, customize it to fit your skill set. Think about what you’re good at or have experience in, and how you can use that expertise to meet a current need.
Thinking of Starting a New Business?
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