There are those who view the summer as the best time of year to do business. The kids are out of school, the bugs are out in force, and the heat is off the charts, so the savvy entrepreneur knows there's consumer demand for one thing: relief.
These enterprising souls have found ways to address market forces that the rest of us are too dehydrated to consider during June, July and August. Some have even displayed instincts so keen that their businesses have not only worked year-round but meet more consumer demand than just one location can handle.
When they've played their cards right, these people have managed to turn single, seasonal businesses into successful franchises. And while they may be best suited to the summer months, aspiring franchisees can buy in any time of year.
CNBC.com presents a roundup of low-cost summer-themed franchise businesses that offer unique opportunities in a variety of fields.
—By Daniel Bukszpan, special to CNBC.com
Posted 7 July 2016