Business Idea for Winter

I live in Chicagoland and that means snow in the winter.  Snow – sometimes a lot – provides a simple business idea for winter – snow removal.  From clearing sidewalks and driveways to driving a pick-up truck with a snow blade in front, you can make serious money in areas that get snow and ice.

snow storm photo

Chicago already had a snow storm two weeks ago and our area got about 12 inches of the heavy white stuff.  Snow might look nice falling and when it first covers the ground, but pulling out the snowblower and having it ice up because of wet snow and cold temperatures is no fun.

I guarantee people will pay you to do the work for them.  This is true of businesses, too.  Parking lots needed clearing and salt put down to dissolve the ice.  Slips and falls on private property often end up in court.  Nobody wants to deal with that mess.

The next time it snows, put on your cold weather gear and look at your neighbors for opportunities.  Odds are good that if they are older or if people are at work, they won’t want to come home and have to clear the drive in the dark and cold.  Charge them a reasonable rate and be sure to cover your fuel cost and any maintenance issue.  Snow removal – a perfect start-up business idea for winter.