Sunday, April 27, 2008

Start a Business This Summer

Did you ever think of owning your own business? Teenagers and college students do it all the time.

Many of these young entrepreneurs are very inspiring and reading their stories could give you the courage you need to run a successful small business.

Here are some great websites to find out more about how you can become a successful "teenpreneur" too or start a business this summer.

1. Junior Achievements
Great resource created through a partnership between educators and businesses. Read bios of successful teen entrepreneurs, watch videos and find Junior Achievement offices near you.

2. US Small Business Administration - Teen Link
Use checklists to find out if your business ideas are solid and will work. Learn more about managing the financial and legal aspects of a business and find a terrific list of resources they call "Business Buddies".

3. Young Entrepreneurs of America
A non profit organization established to help young entrepreneurs make their ideas a reality.

4. Teen Entrepreneurial Network
T.E.N.'s mission is to help teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 with with their preparation for the business world after they graduate from High School and College.

Read more about the personal character traits of successful entrepreneurs. Start your research now and spend your summer growing your client list.

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