Holiday or Christmas trees are part of a multibillion dollar industry made up of Christmas tree businesses, including tree farmers, suppliers, sellers and buyers. One way to join this industry is to start your own Christmas tree farms.
Starting a Christmas tree farm is harder than simply growing the trees. Once you grow the Christmas trees, you have to worry about marketing them and supplying them to the public. If you're looking to join the Christmas tree business, here are the things you’re most concerned about:
1. Starting a Christmas tree farm
2. Developing a marketing plan
3. Deciding what part of the Christmas tree business to join
Start a Christmas tree farmWith such a heavy focus on sustainable, "green" business practice today, your customers will likely be looking for a Christmas tree provider that follows sustainable farming practice. You'll also need quality equipment at a good price to run your Christmas tree farm.
Make your Christmas tree business profitableThere's more to Christmas tree production than just growing the trees; you have to make your business profitable. A great way to do that is to write a business plan, which will help you determine what licenses and certificates you need, what kind of a budget you're going to require and will help you get any loans you require. In addition to a business plan, you'll need insurance at a good price or your business will go belly-up before you even start it.
Network with other Christmas tree businessesHoliday tree production and businesses actually have a great deal of variety. You may want to become a Christmas tree farmer, growing and caring for the trees. Or your family may want to become Christmas tree suppliers who get the trees to businesses. Alternatively, you may start a Christmas tree business itself that sells the trees.
- While many people think only of Christmas tree distributors during the holidays, Christmas tree professionals work year-round.