The Vault September 2012
You’re Never Too Young to Be a Biz Kid!
Think you’re too young to be an entrepreneur? Think again! Being a kid is actually an advantage. Without bills or mouths to feed, you have the freedom to take risks most adults would never dream of. You can make mistakes and learn from them without fear. Think big, make a plan, and go for it!
Why start a business?
The younger you start, the more time you have to learn. Running your own business will give you skills no school can teach you–like working with customers, handling money, and marketing your products. And you might even make some money to boot!
Plan to succeed
What’s the difference between a business that fizzles and one that sizzles? A business plan! Making a business plan is super simple with our handy, FREE template. And you candownload it right here. Even if you don’t have a business idea yet, our template might inspire you. Give it a try!
See some of our favorite young entrepreneurs in action in these awesome videos.
Man Can: Hart was only 13 when he started making man-friendly scented candles out of soup cans, by first donating the food to a local soup kitchen, then reusing the cans!
Twice Loved by Maggie B: 8-year-old Maggie makes jewelry from recycled materials and donates part of the profits to a local animal shelter.
Vending Machine and Laundry Entrepreneurs: JP owns laundry machines and Zoe owns a drink vending machine. They started their businesses with loans from Young Americans Bank.
Au de Joe: 9-year-old Joe launched a website that sells bath and beauty products.
Start something big with the Biz Kid$ “Build Your Social Biz” Contest!
Do you have an idea for a business that could bring positive change to the world? Enter the Biz Kid$ ‘Build Your Social Biz’ contest sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP Financial Services Office.
We’re searching the country for the best new social business ideas from kids just like you. If you want to start a biz that will help your community but need funding, now’s your chance. You could win cash to put towards your new social biz, and be paired with a mentor from Ernst & Young LLP to kick things off! Here’s where you can learn more and enter to win!
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