Five money-making holiday business ideas

Five money-making holiday business ideas

The holiday season is here. A time when people celebrate Christ’s birth and look forward to the New Year.

It is also a time when people get to spend a lot of money, either as part of the Christmas or New Year’s celebrations, and so maximizing this period can get you on the receiving end.

All you need to do is look for businesses where people are prepared to spend money throughout the holiday season.

AmBusiness has compiled a list of five lucrative businesses that you could start this holiday season.

Poultry – What is a holiday season without chicken? Nigerians always look forward to eating chicken during the holidays – grilled, fried or even roasted! A single chicken can go for as high as N15,000 – N20,000. You can propose a plan to supply the chickens for events during this season. Begin by talking with prospective clients weeks before the events start to roll in.

Decoration – Most businesses across the country love to decorate their spaces to mark the Christmas and new year celebrations. Even homes look forward to Christmas trees and general decorations during this period. Although this is a short time business, there is still money to be made.

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Branded gift items – At the end of each year, a lot of people seize the opportunity to appreciate friends, partners, bosses and loved ones in general. Organizations sometimes send branded gift items to their customers. It can be as little as a mug, diary, pen, etc. with the company logo inscribed on it. This is a good business to get into especially months before the holidays to enable you plan well.

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Baking & Cooking – After rice and chicken are cakes and “chin chin”. These are perhaps some of the most popular food items people consume in December. Fortunately for you, not everyone can bake and cook or some just do not have the time to do so.  All you need is to know how to bake and have an eye for a good presentation. This business can be very lucrative. You can also add a mix of natural drinks and smoothies etc. to make your products more attractive. People have made hundreds or thousands doing this business.

Event Planning – The holiday season is usually a season full of events. Events who need someone to plan and organize. The events do not always have to be very big but with each planning comes more experience for your next job. All you need to do is make sure everything goes as planned. So put yourself out there and get your first event planning job.

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