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Hospitality & Leisure

From starting an airbnb business to opening a campground, here are the best hospitality and leisure business ideas.

Outdoor Recreation and Hobbies

For those who love outdoors, here are recreational business ideas that target a niche market that loves a particular hobby.

How to Start a Campground

How to Start a Campground

Carolyn Young

Published on April 27, 2022

As the pandemic recedes, people are gearing up to get back out and enjoy the great outdoors. The campground industry had been experiencing stronggro ...

How to Start a Canoe and Kayak Rental Business

How to Start a Canoe and Kayak Rental Business

Carolyn Young

Published on April 7, 2022

After the pandemic, people have become anxious to get outside and be physically active. Canoeing and kayaking are a great way to do both. Why notsta ...

How to Start a Boat Rental Business

How to Start a Boat Rental Business

Carolyn Young

Published on March 4, 2022

What’s more relaxing than being on a boat? Whether it’s fishing, skiing, tubing, cruising or just meandering, boating is always a good time.That ...

How to Start a Bike Rental Business

How to Start a Bike Rental Business

Carolyn Young

Published on May 11, 2022

As people grow more concerned about climate change, they are looking for eco-friendly transport options. Bikeshare is booming in cities around thewo ...

How to Start a Scooter Rental Business

How to Start a Scooter Rental Business

Carolyn Young

Published on May 3, 2022

Scooters have finally hit the big-time. Electric shared scooters have in recent years become a popular mode of urban transport around the globe. Inf ...

How to Start a Jet Ski Rental Business

How to Start a Jet Ski Rental Business

Carolyn Young

Published on February 1, 2022

If you’ve ever been on a jet ski, you know that there’s nothing like flying over the water with the wind blowing through your hair. Recreational ...

How to Start an RV Rental Business

How to Start an RV Rental Business

Carolyn Young

Published on May 11, 2022

What better way to see the country than in an RV? But a new one can be terribly expensive, which is why the RV rental market has expanded nearl ...

How to Start an Outfitting Business

How to Start an Outfitting Business

Carolyn Young

Published on May 18, 2022

Countless Americans love the great outdoors — hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, horseback riding and more. Outfitters provide gear andgu ...

How to Start a Bait Shop

How to Start a Bait Shop

Carolyn Young

Published on May 26, 2022

If you like to fish, you’ve no doubt visited bait shops, which usually offer all sorts of fishing supplies. Fishing is a big business in the US,wo ...

How to Start a Charter Boat Business

How to Start a Charter Boat Business

Carolyn Young

Published on March 26, 2022

Have you ever dreamed of being a charter boat captain? The US private boating market is growing fast and a charter boat business offers broadopportu ...

How to Start a Bike Shop

How to Start a Bike Shop

Carolyn Young

Published on April 13, 2023

Are you a biking enthusiast? You’re not alone! The U.S. bicycle dealership market has been growing by more than 5% per year for the last fiveyears ...

How to Open a Gun Store

How to Open a Gun Store

Carolyn Young

Published on June 25, 2023

In spite of the movement for more gun regulations, or perhaps because of it, gun stores are thriving with the industry having grown 11% annually for ...

How to Start an RV Park

How to Start an RV Park

Carolyn Young

Published on June 23, 2023

Recreational vehicles are a popular means of travel in the U.S. and are a less expensive option than vacationing in hotels. In fact, more the 11mill ...

How to Start a Summer Camp

How to Start a Summer Camp

Carolyn Young

Published on June 5, 2023

Summer camps come in many shapes and sizes and can be a weeklong sleepaway camp that offers outdoor activities, or a day camp set up for a specificp ...

How to Start a Fishing Charter Business

How to Start a Fishing Charter Business

Carolyn Young

Published on May 10, 2023

Fishing is a popular pastime, whether it’s on a lake or the ocean, but most people don’t have a boat to get to the good spots. If you livene ...

Other Hospitality (Event) Businesses

The hospitality industry is a multibillion-dollar industry that can be broken down into separate sectors. Here are meeting and event related business ideas.

How to Start an Event Planning Business

How to Start an Event Planning Business

Carolyn Young

Published on January 13, 2022

​​Some people thrive on planning events such as wedding receptions, parties, or banquets, but others find it an arduous task. That’s whereeven ...

How to Start an Event Venue Business

How to Start an Event Venue Business

Carolyn Young

Published on April 6, 2022

Events are happening again, and people are anxious to get out and have fun! Event venues suffered during the pandemic, but now the events industryis ...

How to Open a Wedding Venue

How to Open a Wedding Venue

Carolyn Young

Published on March 3, 2022

Weddings are back! After a major pandemic downturn, it’s time to get the party going again. If you love seeing people get hitched, starting aweddi ...

How to Start a Wedding Planning Business

How to Start a Wedding Planning Business

Carolyn Young

Published on February 7, 2022

Oh, that big day that children dream about. The day when they get to be the star and marry the person of their dreams. It has to be perfect! Bu ...

How to Start a Funeral Home

How to Start a Funeral Home

Carolyn Young

Published on June 7, 2022

Funerals offer people the chance to say goodbye to their loved ones, with their loved ones. Funeral homes, therefore, provide an essential andmeanin ...

How to Start a Club

How to Start a Club

Natalie Fell

Published on June 8, 2022

From a student organization to sports clubs, campus groups to racing hobbyists and more, membership organizations come in all shapes and sizes. Ifth ...

How to Start a Crematorium

How to Start a Crematorium

Carolyn Young

Published on April 13, 2022

More and more people are choosing cremation over burial, both for themselves and their loved ones. From 2015 to 2020, the share of Americans whochos ...

How to Start a Wedding Rental Business

How to Start a Wedding Rental Business

Carolyn Young

Published on May 25, 2022

Weddings are bouncing back after essentially disappearing during the pandemic. Wedding rental businesses play a big role in making weddings specialb ...