When starting your own business, it should be understood from the beginning that it won’t work without a lot of dedication and commitment. This is important no matter what your age, but with teenagers this may be a bit harder. Not because you’re flakey, but teenagers are more likely to have a lot of things going on in their lives that may hinder the proper amount of dedication needed to run a business.
In addition to school, and all that entails, there are outside activities, and possibly, a boyfriend or girlfriend thrown into the mix. After homework and spending quality time with your friends, there may not be enough energy and time left over to devote to a business. This is where it gets hard.
You need to think about just how badly you want this business. It will take some sacrifices, particularly in the beginning when you’re getting things set up and building a client base. Are you ready to cross over into the “adult world” long enough each day to take care of business? No one would judge you if you decided that you really want to be a teenager for awhile taking on the headaches of being grown up and a business owner.
However, it’s entirely possible that you will be able to do both. It totally depends on the type of business you want to start. It also helps to start out slowly, as in doing something part time until you figure out your schedule or routine and what will allow you to have both a business and a life. With some moderation and careful planning, you can have the best of all worlds.
Starting and running a business is hard work, even if you DO enjoy it. Keep that in mind when you’re developing your genius idea that will, one day, turn you into a millionaire. Be sure that you have the dedication it takes to make you one of the best.