How a Kid Can Successfully Start a Business

Updated on February 23, 2018
A young entrepreneur selling lemonade at a very affordable price; finding the right price is the key to success.
A young entrepreneur selling lemonade at a very affordable price; finding the right price is the key to success. | Source

Earning Money As an 11-, 12-, 13- or 14-Year-Old

Under the age of 15, it is hard to find ways to earn money. You can't drive, are too young to be hired by a restaurant or business, and it's still risky to sell to strangers without a trusted adult around (and without new customers, a business cannot grow). However, a little bit of help from a parent or another trusted adult can make a world of difference!

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What Do You Like to Do?

The very first thing is figuring out what you like to do that other people might pay you for. For example, you could:

  • Make and sell jewelry
  • Babysit or pet-sit
  • Edit photos or videos
  • Bake
  • Wash cars
  • Clean
  • Do yard work

That idea is the beginning of your own businesses!

The most important part of all of this is that you enjoy the activity. If you try one job out and don't like it after the first few gigs, think about it some more and choose something that might work better. Ask an adult to help you brainstorm activities that use your passions passions, talents, and strengths for your business!

Discuss the Basics With Parents

Once the type of business is decided, it is time for the big talk with the parents. Parents will have to take care of everything from taxes and paperwork to legal matters and bank accounts, so they must be involved and have some influence in the business. This is not to scare anyone off, as an unofficial business could still be operated. However, should it become highly successful and profitable, it will be necessary to make it official so that taxes can be paid as required. This is highly unlikely as most kids do not earn a livable income from the small odd jobs that they find, so it is not a huge concern for the most part.

Customers, Promotion, Scheduling, and Working

Once you've got your idea, these are the most important parts of beginning your own business!

When you knows what you will be doing, you have to let people know what service or good you are offering! This is called promotion. From telling people (either in person or through email or social media) to posting signs, get the word out that you are the person to go to for what you are selling. This will begin to pull in customers.

Once customers begin to flow in, you will have to learn how to properly schedule your customers so that you can work for them during their free time, after school, or on weekends. Ask your parents for help coming up with a system so you do not miss appointments. Home-schooled kids tend to have a bit more flexibility, so this is a wonderful opportunity for those students.

Once the customers are scheduled, you can begin to work! All kids should discuss this with their parents, as you may need assistance with promotion, communicating with customers, determining prices and rates, and transportation.

How to Determine Prices and Rates

It is important to remember that supply and demand is what determines how high of a price is on a service or product.

Supply means how much of your product or service is out there. For example, if you're mowing lawns, the supply for your service is how many other people are also offering to mow lawns where you are.

Demand means how many people want your product or service. Live in a neighborhood with a lot of rock gardens, or with very few yards? Not as many people need their lawns mowed, so the demand for your service would be lower than if you lived in a place where everyone has a lawn.

If there is a low supply and a high demand, you can charge more money. If there is a high supply and very little demand, you can't charge as much money—you might even need to sell something else. Your business choice should reflect this. A low rate helps beat out competition, but it could mean that you are working for too little as well. A price that is too high will deter customers. Compare your ideal rates to those of businesses and other service providers in your area. It should be slightly lower than the competition. This way, customers will see that they have the opportunity to get the service or product and save money!

Check out this vintage ad for a lemonade stand. These days, kids are a lot less likely to try to earn money from the world around them through different odd jobs. Our kids can change that and become the new age child entrepreneurs!
Check out this vintage ad for a lemonade stand. These days, kids are a lot less likely to try to earn money from the world around them through different odd jobs. Our kids can change that and become the new age child entrepreneurs! | Source

How to Promote a Child's Business

When you decide to start a business, your parent will likely be involved in a lot of the work. Ads must be created in all different forms and sizes, complete with text, photos, and more. A phone number, email address, Facebook page, and website should all be set up. This gives potential customers more methods of communication, making it easier for them to order the service or product.

Ads should be placed on online classifieds, in newspapers, at popular pedestrian corners, on store billboards, and more. Door-to-door advertising, and calling up friends and family are both options. Word-of-mouth is a very important form of advertising when it comes to the business of a kid, as it is more likely that the potential customers are safe.

And once you get someone to buy from you, keep in touch! They're more likely to buy again than someone who never has. Keep phone number lists, email sign-up programs, regularly updated Facebook pages, and more. By keeping in contact with past customers, they will not forget the business and will be much more likely to return for more in the future.

Keeping a very detailed schedule will help you learn not only responsibility and organization skills, but also time management and customer management. Vital skills as a young entrepreneur!
Keeping a very detailed schedule will help you learn not only responsibility and organization skills, but also time management and customer management. Vital skills as a young entrepreneur! | Source

Scheduling Customers for Services and Products

Once potential customers begin responding to ads, you or your parents can begin responding to the interested consumers and building schedules. Keeping a schedule of your clients and their needs allows you to keep your tasks neat and tidy, complete all projects on time, and keep all customers happy. You wouldn't want to forget about someone who wants to buy something from you—he or she likely won't come back!

A schedule is very important, because it is very bad if a customer is forgotten or enough time is not allocated for a particular job. You also do not want to be late for a job or appointment. Keeping everything organized, punctual, and satisfactory is very professional and keeps customers happy.

Working and Keeping Customers Happy!

After everything else, it's time to work! You can set up your business so that you are paid before or after services are performed or products are sent to the customer. Different business models require different payment structures. After the transaction is complete and the work is finished, you will be very happy to see that the customer is enthralled with your work; this is very rewarding!

In order to keep the customer happy, you need to offer fair prices and helpful services or products, stay true to your word, do all of the work as you have advertised, be on time with your job and delivery, be kind and appreciative to the customer, and thank them. This builds a worker's and a business's reputation through testimonial sites and word of mouth. Keep your customers happy and word will spread—bringing more business for you!

Never Give up

Once a business has been started, it will be easy for the business to flop over and fail. I cannot stress enough how important it is to continuously care for and believe in your business. If the owner is not wholeheartedly involved in the operation, it will not stand a chance. By keeping up with your businesses needs and nurturing it, the company will stand to see many more positive, profitable, and promising days. Never ever give up on your business; remember, the going will become rough at times, and it is up to you to triumph over the challenges!

Learn how a kid can successfully start their own business, and write their own financial future.
Learn how a kid can successfully start their own business, and write their own financial future. | Source

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      Mele 

      11 hours ago

      Hi I am Mele I am 12 I want to start a soap company called petal spa but I can’t think of anyway of making it different to all of the soap in the world can you help give me tips?? I would really appreciate it if you could!?!?!

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      A 13-year-old girl 

      35 hours ago

      Hello I am a 13 year old girl that wants to start a small online jewelry business! I do not want anything huge but something to make a few bucks off but I am still not aware of all the legal things that surrounds that idea.

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      Justanotherhuman 

      3 days ago

      Greetings, I am a 14 year old and I am bored so i want to open up a random e commerce business and sell chinese products at a ridiculous price compared to their original. :3

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      Sarah Amos 

      3 days ago

      Hi my name is Sarah.I want to open a bakery how do i go about it.

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      Sports 

      6 days ago

      Hi i am 11 years old and i want to do mostly any of those things i already have one famiky that i babysit for and i want more and suggestions on how i can get more and to work them around my bussy schudule. Also i love crafts and taking pictures and i would love for that to also be a businuss as well but not sure how to start and what rates should be any ideas?

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      Kerene 

      6 days ago

      i want to start a dog walking business but i am only 12 do you think it will work

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      Pennny 

      7 days ago

      Hi my name is Penny,

      i would love to start a cake baking business. :) but i don't know how to start, i have told my parents. I do not know if i need any permits though?

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      EastCoastLana 

      9 days ago

      Hi my name is Lana. I’m 11 and I would love to just sell art as a living, but I don’t know how to start. This article thought will definentally help my journey in becoming a artist

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      Alex 

      3 weeks ago

      Im probably going to sell in wbay at age 10 you other kids should try it .

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      Angel tangela hart 

      3 weeks ago

      Hey everyone i think this is a good why to start a business

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      Pretty panda 

      4 weeks ago

      Hi, my name is Hannah and I would love to start a business and have a good reputation on others and so i love

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      Averi 

      4 weeks ago

      Hi my name is Averi. My little brother, dad and me were in a flipped over in a truck. My dad was our source of money but he was the most injured so he was in the hospital..He lost a lot of money. so im trying to raise money.. I want to suprise them.. Thx

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      Princess Fidel 

      4 weeks ago

      I'm 12 yearsold girl and I want to start a jewelry/accessory business so I could earn extra money so I can buy anything I want without my parents

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      Katie 

      4 weeks ago

      I'm 14 and going to be in highschool next year and live in a small town where everything is ran by family businesses and I'm not from here. I want to make my dream about photography real. Any suggestions?

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      Kirito 

      4 weeks ago

      I am selling airheads at school without a permit is that illegal

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      Jarrett 

      5 weeks ago

      I’m a 13 year old boy and I need help to make my own business I want to make stuff and do yard work

      I need your help

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      Afton 

      5 weeks ago

      I need to know legal information about starting a horse riding instruction course. Help?

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      Alyssa 

      5 weeks ago

      Hi, I am 13 years old. I want to start a business which involves handling food, but I don't know what permits I need. My parents are helping me, but they don't know if I can handle it. I am in need of supportive friends, and family (because they don't understand what a life is).

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      Joyis 

      6 weeks ago

      Hi I’m almost 13 years old. I want to work with animals a lot, and I really want to start up an animal rescue. If I can do that with help (Friends) I would do it, but I don’t have any money that could help me succeed. Do y’all have any tips that could help me and friends?

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      Someone in dire need of supportive parents 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi wehavekids,

      I am 12 years old. I am very interested in making yarn bracelets. I was wondering whether it is allowed if I was to set up like a stall or something in Hornchurch or Romford or some place like that. Is there any law against it? Can I do it without telling my parents? They aren't very supportive of me. Also, approximately how many bracelets would I need to make?

      Thank you,

      Someone in dire need of supportive parents

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      Charlee 

      2 months ago

      Salutations, I'm Charlee, I'm an 12 year old girl, who loves creating her own business. My friend and I are wanting to make 1-3 businesses, so we can make good profit. Our first business is a bakery. If it all goes well we might make more businesses. But we're stuck on the type of laws that could affect us and our bakery. We're hoping we could set up a station at a fair or a wonderland. How can we do that? Someone please help.

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      Nebyu 

      2 months ago

      I want to dropship to get enough money for an actual big bussines

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      kpop rules 

      2 months ago

      I just wanna make money to afford kpop albums

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      Empress Nana yaa 

      2 months ago

      I want to make drinks and sell them but I don't know how to start

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      Alien 

      2 months ago

      I want to start a business on gardening but I don't know how to start. Any advice?

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      Puppy 

      2 months ago

      I am a 12 year old girl and i am wondering how to start a baby sitting business and get paid good money.

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      Nevaeh 

      2 months ago

      Hi my name is Nevaeh I’m 12 years old me and my friend would like to start a baking business but have no idea where to start. We’re also concerned about laws that would get in the way of our business. We need some help.

      Thanks,

      Nevaeh

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      Lillian 

      2 months ago

      I'm only 10, and I would like to know how to start my own business, successfully. Please give me more ideas and help.

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      Declan 

      2 months ago

      Hi wehavekids.com,

      I'm Declan and I am almost 12 years old. I love cooking. I have a question. If I were to set up a stall for selling cakes and stuff and low on funds what would I do and wouldn't I need like a table. Can you recommend me a cheap table that would be great for a stall?

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      Eron 

      2 months ago

      Hi I'm Eron and I'm 14...I want to start a business to earn money...I like to edit pics and videos but I dont know how to start a business...can you please explain...

      thanks

      Eron

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      Violet 

      3 months ago

      Hi, I am 13 years old and I want to start my own business to help my family. so I want to edit photos and videos but I don't know what site to go to do my business so If you know what kind of site would help me please tell me.

      thank you for your time.

      Violet

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      Nic 

      3 months ago

      I'm 11 turning 12 and I want to start a clothing brand as soon as possible... but I don't know how to, should I start getting custom made clothes and then sell them to my classmates or should I try get people to donate and use the money to start it officially with a website and all that other stuff.

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      Tula 

      3 months ago

      I'm a 12-year-old in sixth grade, and I currently sell notebooks (that I make myself) to my fellow classmates. I came to this page looking for ways I could improve my growing business, but just found ways to start it. If you're like me, here are a few ideas:

      • Start small, just in your class will be great, and once word gets around, you'll have lots more costumers!

      • Have an example of what you plan to buy with your earned money, like donating it or buying a nice pack of pencils.

      • Keep track of who you sell to, so mix-ups don't occur.

      • Always adjust to what your customers requests, whether it be price, quality, or overall look.

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      Reza 

      3 months ago

      Hi im 12 yo im from indonesian,i wanna be a programmer,but idk how to start :)

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      no name 

      3 months ago

      I'm 12 years old and I want to start a babysitting buissness. I am already CPR certified and I work in the kids area at my church. my parents say that I'm to Young to watch children on my own. I have proven my delft more than enough times (7)what can I say or do to let me babysit?

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      ace trainer 

      3 months ago

      I will like to start a gaming & a tcg store that's used to be a little place were spanish people used to work and i really want to use that places because its near my house

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      Anonymous 

      3 months ago

      I am 10 turning 11 this year. Last summer I started a mini bakery, but now its winter and it is too cold for me to sell outside. I have been making a ton of Rainbow Loom Bracelets to sell, but it has been really rainy and cold and I can't make any money for the Rollerblades I want to buy. However I do highly suggest you start a bake sale, it really works!!!!!

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      kumaran 

      4 months ago

      how iam 13 years old can start my business in online

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      Draghoo 

      4 months ago

      Hi I am 9 and this has helped me a lot

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      Emilie 

      4 months ago

      I'm 14, I have a business idea and I know how much I will need to start but I don't know if there are any laws that would be a problem. what are the laws for a small, local business?

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      Anonymous 

      4 months ago

      I’m 14 and wanted to try selling my cloths on eBay to make some money but parents disagreed and now I don’t know what to do

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      Natalie 

      4 months ago

      I’m 13 years old and I wanna start a business with selling trendy things online. I’ve tried doing things online like having to ship things but my parents aren’t all about it. What should I do instead?

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      Connor 

      4 months ago

      Hi i am 11 years old and i wanted to bakes and then sell them but i only have limited resources to use but yet i still belive that i will do my own business to make my parents proud

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      Something 

      4 months ago

      This helps me a lot

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      Jasmine.H- 13yr 

      5 months ago

      I like photography and currently have started an instagram,vsco, and twitter acct with my friend. I highly recommend starting a social media acct for things like art and photos because its easier to start from there than a full blown business. You gotta make yourself known.

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      Bianka M 

      5 months ago

      I am 11 years old and I am pretty smart. I have a bunch of buisness ideas going through my head like a tutoring buisness for people my age or maybe a proofreading company. So I was wondering on how i can start those buisnesses...

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      Abdulrahman 

      5 months ago

      I am 12 years old and i want to do pizza business and my mummy will not give me the ingredient to start. So I started make ice block fresh juice

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      Tori 

      5 months ago

      I am 9 years old and I want to do a cake business but I am completely blank and don’t know where to start please can you help me

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      Sally 

      5 months ago

      I really want to start a photography business but I'm only 10 turning 11 I want it to get bigger and better over time. How can I do it?

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      a person who loves animals 

      5 months ago

      i really want to run my own pet sitting business but i'm only 10. what are some ways i could get people to trust me?

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      Person 

      5 months ago

      I am almost in high school and I love macrame, I want to find a good website to sell my product. I’ve started on Facebook.... I will soon have my own account... it’s going to be called...... making macrame.... so please check it out!!!

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      Joey 

      5 months ago

      I'm 10 yrs old and I have a dog treat business I get about 10 customers a month, and would like to promote my business, but I would not be able to make enough treats. What Should I do?

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      Kadzabeth 

      6 months ago

      I am 13 yrs old and I am using my mom’s phone as I am not allow on social media. I want to start my own business and I have all these beautiful business ideas flooding my brain but don’t really know which one will be successful and how to get the money to start it. I want to design African clothing, headbands and I also love baking and drawing pictures. Can you help me please.

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      A random person who loves dogs. 

      6 months ago

      Well, my friend has her own bakery stand, and she's doing really good. I want to open up my own petsitting business, but I don't know if people will come. What should I do? I'm turning thirteen soon, and I want to save up.

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      Lalit Krishna 

      6 months ago

      Hey, my name is Lalit, I am 14 years old and I love to design 3d models and I also won a national level animation making competition recently. I want to start a business where I can put this skill to work and can get some money as a result. I don't want to carry this on till 12th standard because I want to become an astronaut in future(don't wanna be an animator in future, so yeah). Please suggest an idea for this

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      Olayemi Oluwadara 

      6 months ago

      My name is Dara and I am 11years old,I will be clocking 12 this month.I love creating things,recycling(making things out of nothing)e.g plastic bottles,CD's,paper,cardboard,boxes,newspaper,etc.My parent's have my support.A lot of people have been telling to sell the things I make,but I was like no way,then I started looking at it from a different perspective,I started .making a budget and so on,maybe I could start next year.Everything was going really well,and I don't know what happened.I went out of ideas and I have up.I was directed here and I really hope you can help me ma/sir .Thank you.

      Oh and sorry for the"epistle".

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      Anonymous  

      6 months ago

      I want to start my own business around my courtyard but have no idea how to start my bracelet business

      Can you please help me??

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      Carlie 

      6 months ago

      My name is Carlie Luney and I am 11 years old. Me and my friends there are eight of us are trying to open our own cafe, but we need plans on how to raise money to buy the equipment and stuff. But how can I successfully do it? And we need a lisense to do it.

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      Anonymous 

      6 months ago

      How can I start a business fast?

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      Jayden Alderson 

      6 months ago

      I am thirteen and and designed my own baritone saxophone. I want to start a company producing them, but I don’t have a way to actually make the saxophone. I’m kinda of in a loop hole. Can you help?

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      Wonder 

      6 months ago

      I’ve always wanted to start my own business by fourteen years but I haven’t been able to. I want to make a drink that I started and make jewelry to make for my mom to surprise her, but I don’t want her to know . What should I do

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      Grant Howard 

      6 months ago

      I have a lot of computer skills. I’m going to be 14 soon. How do I start a business editing videos and stuff ?

      Sent from iPhone Xs 256 GB Gold

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      A name 

      6 months ago

      I am a age. I have a lot of good ideas but, I don't know what to do.

      What should I do?

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      7 months ago

      Im 13 and i want to start a organizing buisness because one thing i love with a passion is organizing

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      Grace 

      7 months ago

      I am 12 and i would like to start a business by selling monthly bullet journals but I am unsure where to start .

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      Anna j 

      7 months ago

      I am 12 and have a 1 year old turtle.i really love turtles deeply and I want to start my own turtle breeding store at home to sell online.i know all the needs for the business and am trying to save up.my parents aren’t really in tho

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      jessie lynn 

      7 months ago

      Me and my friend MaeKenna want to start our own bakery we are both 11 yrs old and do not have a lot of money, or a place to work other than our houses. We really want this to work because we already put lots of thought into it

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      leah 

      8 months ago

      this is very helpful because I have started my own business thanks to this very helpful ARTICLE!

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      Brianna 

      8 months ago

      I'm very good at lots of things but I can't find anything that I really enjoy and what people would like.My parents think that it would be hard.Have any ideas?

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      Kayson 

      8 months ago

      Can you start your on furniture company

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      Anonymous 

      8 months ago

      This sounds very complicated. My parents don't like social media, so how do I do this?

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      Sarina 

      8 months ago

      How do I start my own clothing line. I am thirteen

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      tanaya 

      8 months ago

      i always wanted to open a buisness...

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      Karis 

      9 months ago

      I am 10 years old and I want to baby sit and dog sit I have always wanted to do that

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      Karis 

      9 months ago

      can 10 year olds Baby sit ,Dog sit

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      Sihle 

      9 months ago

      I love writing...can I write my stories online 2 make money? But I'm scared coz people might steal my work....so is it safe? I'm 15 years old of age

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      Emily 

      9 months ago

      I want to own my own bakery

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      Deja 

      9 months ago

      I want to sell cotton candy

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      dan 

      9 months ago

      i want to sell homemade cakes

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      gomo 

      9 months ago

      i want to start a space company like NASA or SpaceEx and promote this kind of career and also give many unemployed people job opportunities

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      RF 

      9 months ago

      I'm 10 and a want to sell portraits

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      HamsterLover 

      9 months ago

      Hi I’m 12 years old and I’m wondering if it’s legal to sell my used books online ?

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      Natalia 

      9 months ago

      I would love to sell slime but my mum and I can't afford the mitrials to make

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      Unknown 

      9 months ago

      Hi, I want to write a book online. How do I do that?

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      Riake 

      9 months ago

      I want to sell candy online how do i do .

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      precious 

      10 months ago

      Hi,I am really really confused on how to start a business as a teen,could you help me decide

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      Lucky 

      10 months ago

      Hi! Im having trouble figuring out what i want to sell. My parents are kind of tight with money do something simple :)

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      Awa 

      10 months ago

      Hi me and my 3 BFFS want to sell slime outside my grandmas shop is that a good idea

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      Lwandle 

      10 months ago

      I love entrepreneurship and EMS

      I really wanna start a business

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      Melvin 

      11 months ago

      I am with dylan i can help

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      Jessie Lynn 

      11 months ago

      I would not start a slime business. I tried it and it lasted about 3weeks. Also it is very messy.

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      Jasmyne 

      11 months ago

      I agree with Jenny. I don't know HOW to start a business! Any suggestions? :/

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      Aliya 

      11 months ago

      I want to start a fashion and hair shop

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      Jenny 

      11 months ago

      I don't know how to start my business and my mom and dad don't believe in me that i can do it.

      What should i do im only 10?

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      Kallie 

      11 months ago

      I want to start a hair business or a bakery in my home with my bff do you think it’s the right choice?!

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      Jessica 

      11 months ago

      Hi I wanted to start my print thing and I am planing to℅

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      Grace 

      12 months ago

      Hi there, I am 11 years old and I really badly want to start my own bakery but the problem is I LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE!!!!!!!!

      I just love to bake and there is nobody to sell to I'm a great baker and it is so easy and fun and i also wonder if you need a special permant or something to start your own buissness any who thanks for the advice

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      Don 

      12 months ago

      were do i go to edit someone's videos or photos to get money and I have all equipment like photoshop and a premiere pro vid editor and I have a dslr canon camera to take pictures

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      Princess 

      12 months ago

      i would like to start a business in another country but don't know where to buy bulk. i am really willing to start a business of my own....

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