I heard a report on Wall Street Journal radio this morning about another example. It seems that many entrepreneurs with lawn service businesses are also getting into the professional Christmas decorating business. Those of you who live in America’s suburbs have seen the proliferation of ever expanding outdoor Christmas lights and decorations displays. Many suburbanites want the decor, but do not have the time or inclination to climb up on the roof to install the annual extravaganza of lights. Thus is born a new industry: professional outdoor holiday decorators. There is even a franchise available for those who want help in setting up this type of business called Christmas Decor.
The best way to approach off-setting seasonal businesses is to set up a second business that takes advantage of the skills and/or resources you already have on hand. In some cases, you can even serve the same customer base with both businesses.