If you don't enjoy your career or you have a job that you don't like, you don't have to feel stuck in a rut. Now is the time to discover and develop your entrepreneurial spirit. One thing that all successful entrepreneurs have is a passion for their work. Doing what you enjoy doing makes it easier to be optimistic, and that optimism can inspire your potential customers to be confident in your expertise.
In addition to optimism and other characteristics, many entrepreneurs need a way to deliver the goods, so to speak. You see them everywhere, hauling their goods and equipment in trailers. Here are four types of businesses that require a bit of entrepreneurial spirit, some know-how, and a trailer.
Roadside market stand
If you have a green thumb and/or a farmette, consider selling plants, fruits, and/or vegetables from a roadside market stand. A utility trailer can double as a hauler and a concession stand. Choose one that has a steel grate floor so you can water the plants or rinse off the fruits and vegetables. Be sure to coat the flooring with a rust-prevention sealant before using the trailer. Hang a banner with your market's name on each side of your trailer. Set up your roadside stand at a local farmer's market or along a business roadway, after checking with your local commerce authority first, of course. Once you've chosen your location(s), add them to farmer's market listings online so your market can be easily found.
Lawn mowing business
If you have a riding lawnmower and enjoy cutting grass and landscaping, a lawn mowing business is perfect for you. When choosing your utility trailer, be sure to consider the fact that you may end up needing a larger lawnmower in the future. Therefore, purchase one that your business can grow into instead of a smaller one that would need to be traded in in the future. Also, purchase a trailer that has a builtin ramp so you'll be able to drive the lawnmower right onto the trailer.
Trash & junk hauler
As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Use a trailer to haul away trash and junk that people want to get rid of. This type of business can double as a recycling business as well. You could refurbish unwanted items to sell them or recycle unwanted items for additional cash. Of course, this is in addition to charging customers to haul away their trash and junk. Avoid purchasing a trailer with a steel grate floor. Instead, choose one that has wood plank flooring. The reason for this is because trash bags could snag on a steel grate floor and rip open.
If you have experience with hauling horses, are comfortable with working with horses you are not familiar with, and have a passion for horses, start a horse transportation business with a horse trailer. You'd be surprised at how many people own horses but have no way to transport them to a veterinarian medical facility, a horse show, or to another stable. When choosing a horse trailer size, consider how far you are willing to travel and how many registered horses are in that general area. You can find this type of information on websites such as the American Quarter Horse Association.
No matter the type of business you want to start, create social media pages for your business and let all of your friends and family know so they can spread the word. Word of the mouth advertising is very powerful so give them an incentive to tell others about your new business by giving them discounts if their names are given by referrals. When you're ready to start looking at trailers, contact a company like Young Trailers.Share