Whether you’re the parent of a child, who wants to run their first roadside business or you’re interested in operating a small roadside business on your property or running pop up stalls at local events such as festivals, simply continue reading to discover a few innovative roadside business ideas to consider.
Innovative roadside business ideas to consider:
Hot cocoa stand:
Instead of running a lemonade stand, it’s a great idea to try running a hot cocoa stand. Especially in winter, when locals are likely to want to purchase a piping hot cup of hot cocoa. Selling hot cocoa is also a great idea as most individuals have fond memories of drinking hot cocoa as a kid and will be willing to purchase a cup of hot cocoa for your stand for nostalgia’s sake.
Another reason why you may want to consider running a hot cocoa stand is that hot cocoa is popular amongst individuals of all different ages and walks of life and a kid is just as likely to buy a cup of hot cocoa as a mid-life professional or a grandparent in their 70s.
If you want your hot cocoa stand to attract repeat customers, it’s a great idea to offer free marshmallows with each cup of hot cocoa which is sold. Although it’s also worth considering offering extra toppings such as mint chocolate chips, which are sure to get your customers talking and sharing word of your business with their friends and family members.
Fresh produce stand:
As organically grown produce is expensive to purchase at a supermarket or grocery store, if you’re able to grow a surplus of fruits or vegetables, it’s well worth setting up a fresh produce stand. Where customers will be able to stock up on healthy fruits and vegetables such as corn, tomatoes, avocados, onions, lettuce, and spinach.
Home baked goods stand:
If you’re a keen baker and can quickly bake a wide variety of delicious desserts, you may want to seriously consider setting up a home-baked goods stand. Where you’ll be able to serve a wide variety of desserts such as carrot cake, double chocolate cookies, Russian fudge, and rainbow cake.
If you have kids you may want to recruit your kids to help you bake the treats which you plan to sell. As most kids enjoy helping out mom or dad in the kitchen.
If you’re able to sew hand made crafts such as quilts, decorative cushion covers, and toys, you can’t go wrong setting up a handicraft stand. As in today’s day and age where the vast majority of homeware products are mass produced by machines, hand sewn handicrafts are in hot demand. So you shouldn’t have any problem selling any one of the kind handicrafts which you sew for your handicraft stand.
If you have kids, you may want to create products to sell to kids and parents such as child-sized blankets and toys.
So if you’re looking to set up your own roadside business, hopefully, you’ve discovered at least one idea which piques your interest!