We often hear of the ice cream shop at the beach that’s only open in summer, or entire towns that gear up only for tourist seasons, winter, spring, summer, or fall. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run a business this way? What exactly is this strange business model like, and how does it work? Does the ice cream shop really close at the end of summer? How does the owner generate income when the shop is closed?
If you’re interested in unraveling the mystery of the seasonal business, George McAllister of Charlotte’s Small Business and Technology Development Center, a dedicated Charlotte Business Resource Partner, helps demystify the topic.