Anyone who has a love for the great outdoors might find the idea of pushing pencils behind a desk, day in and day out, a complete nightmare.
But the reality today is that there is so much more opportunity and possibility for entrepreneurs than there was, say, 50 years ago.
This means that unique business ideas are far more achievable than ever before. So, if you’re an entrepreneur and want to establish a business beyond the walls of an office, here are some great options worth exploring.
1. Get In On Cycling Culture
While most still people tend to opt for their own vehicle or public transportation to get to and fro, bicycle culture is bigger than it’s ever been. Today, some of the most popular business ideas within cycle culture include:
- Electric bike hire
- Transit/fitness bike hire
- Trailers and trail-a-bikes
- Children’s bike hire/purchase
- Gravel bikes
- Front-suspension mountain bikes
With this in mind, there are a plethora of outdoor business ideas you could pursue. And many of them don’t have to include a brick-and-mortar store, either. For example, you could consider the following:
- An outdoor bike rental station
- A bicycle food cart/delivery business
- Guided bicycle tours
- Selling or repairing bicycle parts and accessories
To add to this, an increasing number of cities have paved the way for safer cycling and accessibility. So, if you think about it, this is a prime time for cycle culture.
2. Outdoor Recreational Hosting
Thanks to the Coronavirus, outdoor recreational pursuits have seen a huge increase in popularity. Following on from the pandemic, many people also realize the benefits of spending time outdoors, with many making it a priority in their day-to-day life.
It seems that now is the best time to pursue a business in hosting outdoor recreational pursuits. Some of these might include:
- Guided hikes and walks
- Boating tours
- Fishing expeditions
- Local park guides/exploration
- Hosting camping retreats
- Hosting rockclimbing tours/classes
Then there’s also simpler business ideas such as selling or renting out camping gear. Or, setting up campsites, or buying and selling bikes trailers, and joggers.
While many of the ideas are weather-dependent, there’s always a demand between like-minded outdoor lovers.
3. Exterior Home Maintenance
This is a great business idea if you love to be outdoors and active at the same time. If you’re handy and relatively fit, an exterior home maintenance service business could be perfect for you.
While this is not exactly a ”new” or very innovative business idea, there’s a greater demand than ever before for home repairs and upgrades. And this is thanks to the sheer amount of time we’ve spent at home over the past 18 months.
Some basic business ideas include:
- Home window and siding cleaning
- Deck repair and maintenance service
- Roof replacement and repair
- Exterior home painting
- Pool servicing
- A general handyman service for all types of exterior fixes
If you have more of a green thumb, you could also opt for a landscaping design and maintenance service. Or something as simple as pest fogging — all you really need is a reliable backpack fogger for this!
4. Offer Farm Animal Entertainment at Events
While this business idea might take a little more capital to get started, it’s a great way to mix a love for the great outdoors, animals, and entrepreneurship.
It’s a simple idea, but you could offer a service that provides pony rides and petting zoos at special events. I.e. children’s birthday parties, school carnivals, local fairs, and more.
To get started, you’ll need a truck and trailer for transport and stable housing facilities. After that, you can start collecting your troop, including a miniature horse or pony, chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, etc.
Bring Your Unique Business Ideas to Life
These unique business ideas are just ideas until you bring them to fruition. If you’re serious about becoming a successful entrepreneur, you need knowledge on your side.
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