Unsure where to start? Our advice is to keep it simple.
First, think about what you can make with your own hands that others might enjoy.
Next, picture how you might sell it.
Finally, imagine the feeling (and responsibility) of having a little extra spending money as a result.
Learn more about the 3 Magic Seeds for starting a business.
Looking for business ideas or just curious about other young entrepreneurs? Read these inspiring stories.
Mikaila Ulmer is CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade, a company she launched at the Acton Children’s Business Fair in Austin, Texas, when she was 4. Ulmer, now 12, bottles and sells BeeSweet Lemonade at Whole Foods and other stores across the U.S. and donates a portion of profits to the protection of honeybees. Ulmer appeared on Shark Tank in March 2015.
Kia‘i Tallett of Hawaii sells her handmade creations – knitted hats and cuffs, felt flowers, and resin rings – on Etsy and has this advice for budding business owners, “Find something you like to do or make, and make sure you really like it, not just the idea of it.”
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Guide to Writing a Business Plan
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