A good friend of mine made a unique business last summer. Josh Barham is a North Carolinian and a sophomore here at Grove City. Instead of interning, Josh Barham made Adirondack chairs. For those of you who aren’t from the Appalachians, Adirondack chairs look like this
Josh purchased wood at a discount from one of the local lumber companies and hand crafted each chair. The chairs took about 20 hours each to make, including the weatherproof finish. He didn’t tell me how much money he made, but he turned a profit over the summer with his one man business. Although it was not as glamorous as starting uber, Josh found a need in the market and satisfied it.