These are the teen entrepeneurs who are conquering the world
from David | 4th November 2020
The old adage “It’s never too late to start” is something that many people really live by. Whether you’re traveling, starting a business, or maybe going to university, there is no time limit on when you can start. In the same breath, there is no age limit to starting your own business – and for the following teenagers who have led the entrepreneurial world, perhaps we can take inspiration from what they have done to become so successful.
Running and owning a business, especially as a teenager, can have its flaws and breakthroughs, but just as many would like to venture into the business world in their mid-20s or 30s and get started sooner rather than later to give you the motivation you need to do so.
Teen entrepreneurs are taking over the world
He may have won Season 2 of MasterChef Junior in 2016, but the now 18-year-old started his spice mix line when he was 14. Today “Logan’s Rub” has expanded and offers a variety of different spices for steaks, fish, chicken and even especially for eggs. The young chef not only enjoys mixing and mixing new herbs or spices, but also runs an underground support club where he prepares special dishes for small and intimate parties.
Dymalovski Luv Ur Skin, now 18, started at the age of 14. Her company is committed to providing teenage girls with another alternative to harsh and commercialized skin care products. The Luv Ur Skin range is designed and manufactured using only natural herbal ingredients and includes body lotions, moisturizers and face washes to balance makeup.
This young and extremely ambitious teenager saw his homemade cookies grow to be a neighborhood and now a local favorite. At the age of 12, the now 16-year-old founded and started his homemade cookie business called Mr. Corys Cookies. So what’s its secret ingredient, you might think? All of his cookies are preservative-free and of course made with a lot of love. Its leading clients include Macy’s Citibank and Aetna.
If you’re a kid stuck in a small hotel room or perhaps a cramped restaurant with your parents because of nothing to do, you might like Kidzactionz.com. Tipping found Kidzactionz.com in 2016 when she was only 13 years old. The website focuses on how children can experience or enjoy a particular restaurant, hotel, and other attractions, depending on how well it supports their needs. Think of it as TripAdvisor for kids.
The impossible can be done, and when he was only 14 years old, Banerjee founded Braigo Labs. His company designs and sells affordable Braille printers. This means that visually impaired users can now download text or content from the Internet and automatically print it and have the printer translate it into Braille. Banerjee is now 18 years old.
Ulmer might have thought that the traditional lemonade stand just wouldn’t do it for them. When Ulmer was 11, she started Me & the Bees, a lemonade company that uses flaxseed and local raw honey. Her business has now grown and even retailers like Wholefoods and Wegmans now sell Me & the Bees lemonade. It is good to know that part of your profits go to NGOs and NPOs that work to save honeybees and honeybee production in the USA
Moziah “Mo” bridges
If you think a teen’s options are limited, think again. Moziah Bridges, or better known as Mo, started Mo’s Bows in 2016 when he was only 14 years old. Today, the young adult alone has colorful handcrafted ties and men’s accessories available in various retail stores across the United States. In addition, Mo’s Bows has grown into such a well-known fashion and accessories brand that the young entrepreneur has partnered with major retailers Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus.
What are small business ideas for teenagers?
The sky is the limit and there are no restrictions on the type of small businesses a teen can start. It might not become a national sensation overnight, or it might not be the next big cookie or fly business the market needs. There are a ton of great teen business ideas out there and if you put your mind, effort, and most importantly, your time on them, you can see your small business grow from an idea to a profitable one.
Some business ideas for teens include music and language classes, swimming and physical education classes, soap making, jam shop, social media marketing, live streaming business, or setting up an online Etsy shop. You can find more business ideas for young people in our informative guide.