Small Business Ideas for Teens

By | June 3, 2023

As a teenager, you may be constantly looking for ways to make money, and with good reason. First of all, it’s hard to get a job without experience and it’s nearly impossible for you if you are too young. Also, even when you do get a job, you can only work part-time while you are in school and the pay is never what you would like to be.

Sure, you can make money if you have a job, but there are other options as well such as starting your own business. You may have heard of teenagers starting businesses and being incredibly successful, maybe eve starting corporations. You don’t have to make a multimillion dollar corporation in order to be successful with your own business. The most obvious ideas for a business for teenagers are babysitting, lawn mowing, and others similar to these. They aren’t often thought of as businesses, but that is exactly what they are. If you treat them like a business you will be able to be more profitable. Promote your business as a business to friends and family. Tell everyone that you are now available for babysitting or to mow a lawn and use set fees, flyers, and other ideas to make yourself look professional.

Other ideas for business are selling candy, snacks, and/or drinks in busy neighborhoods and parks. When people are outside, they get hot, thirsty, and hungry, and you can be there to provide what they need.

You can also try tutoring other students in subjects you do well in. You may even decide to tutor for classes you’ve already completed. You may want to talk to your guidance counselor to find out if there is any special way of doing it or for promotion ideas.