Make Money As A Party Planner

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Many parents are working longer hours and have fewer hours at home these days. When it comes time to plan their children’s birthday parties or other events, they want help. This is where you come in. If you love to plan parties down to the last detail, this idea is perfect for you.

As a teenager you already know what your peers enjoy and like at parties, you remember your childhood and perhaps even have a younger sibling or niece or nephew that enjoys specific things. Armed with this information, you’re the perfect party planner. [Read more…]

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Let People Care

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When teens decide that they want to have their very own business there are many things that need to be discussed. Parents or adult guardians need to be fully involved in this entire process from the origin of the idea to the time it is put into action. This is the way to keep things in order and not let them get out of hand in any fashion.

Depending on what sort of business venture that is being entered into, there may be a need for adult permission to even have this business. That is a huge reason to have an adult involved in your business, if you are a teenager. The support and encouragement can provide a heavy boost in letting you know that you have someone believing in you and your efforts. [Read more…]

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Working in the Great Outdoors

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With the advent of spring and warmer weather, if you are a teenager who enjoys getting outside and creating beautiful things from nature and the earth, this is the perfect time to begin a landscaping business. This is as simple as beginning a lawn care service. Grass grows fast this time of year and people are too busy to get out and mow the lawn. That’s where you come in.

Print up some flyers and a business cards right from your home computer. Leave them around town in places such as the post office, grocery store, and garden supply store. Have your lawnmower and other lawn tools in perfect repair so when the calls start coming in, you’ll be ready to go. It also is helpful to personally visit some homes that have a yard in need of beautifying. [Read more…]

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The Art of Money Management

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Learning to manage money is a skill that everyone should have, from teenagers to adults. However, this is one of the more important things that teenagers need to grasp quite early when they are trying to start, and run, their own businesses.  Poor money management has sunk many a promising ship, and it’s something that you definitely don’t want to happen to you.

Before deciding to jump in head first with a business idea, look at all the costs involved. The start up costs should be weighed carefully against the amount of money that’s available to you initially. Never try to live above your means, especially in the beginning. If you commit to a business that requires more money to start than you have access to, you’re finished before you ever begin. This is your first lesson in acquiring money management skills. [Read more…]

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Don’t Be Too Proud

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One of the most difficult things to do, it seems, is to ask for help when you need it. This may be especially true if you are a teenager who is running a business from home. You most likely had to beg your parents to let you do this, and you probably had to prove to them that you could handle the responsibility. So, it is little wonder that if you get in a tight spot and need some help to get out of it that you are very hesitant to ask.

Before you panic, stop and take a deep breath. Figure out just what caused the dilemma you find yourself in now and see if you can come up with a few solutions to the problem on your own. If you just don’t see a way out, it’s time to ask someone for advice or guidance. [Read more…]

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A Different Sort of Decorating Business

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Something that older people and busy people need is a service that will do their holiday decorating for them. This can include such things as putting up outside holiday lights, decorating a tree, and assembling a lawn setting. The truly unique aspect of this business is that a package can be organized that includes both decorating and the taking down of the decorations once the holiday has passed.

Depending on how much decorating is involved, different prices will need to be set according to how much time it will take to do it. Other things taken into account will be transportation as well as any tools you will need to have on hand. Unless you are asked to purchase any decorations, the customers will have what they need and want put up when you arrive. The over head of the business is practically nothing. [Read more…]

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For the Crafty Teen

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Teens who are craft oriented can usually find all sorts of ways to start their own home businesses. It just depends on what their interests are and how they mesh with the current demand for their products. However, there are usually several outlets for items created by crafting them.

For example, candle making has really taken off in the last few years. With the sudden interest in things like aromatherapy and meditation, candles are especially sought after. Scented candles are of particular interest and sell quite well. These can be made at home by using essential oils in the mix. People use these for many different reasons and they are almost always in demand.

On the subject of aromatherapy and essential oils, if a teen is interested and talented in mixing these, many items can be created for sale. These include bath oils, bath salts, lotions, perfumes, and just about anything else that scent can be added to. Many shops will take these and sell them on consignment or they can be sold directly from a website. [Read more…]

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The Artistic Teen


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When you have a teen who is blessed with an artistic talent or gift of some sort it may sometimes feel as if you don’t know what you should do to help her or him travel down the best path in life. For many of these teens, opportunities can come from all directions. This is when they will need your help to sift through them all and sort out the best choices.

First of all, you need to make sure that your teen is truly interested in making a career out of his or her gift. Sometimes there are some teens who are endowed with a true gift for something but have no interest in actually pursuing it. Granted, this is not the usual way this plays out because a talent is typically something that the person who has it loves doing. But that’s not the case one hundred percent of the time. [Read more…]

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The Trash STILL Has to Be Taken Out


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A situation that may arise at your home when you have a teen entrepreneur is that once said teen is invested in his or her own home business, there will not be time to do the routine and mundane chores that keep a house in working order. Little things like cleaning their room, taking out the trash, loading the dishwasher, and cleaning their bathroom may all just go by the wayside. Your teen may have entered the working world with a bang but now your house looks and smells like it’s been invaded by the Swamp Monster.

It’s totally understandable that your teen may be fully caught up in this new business venture, particularly if it’s the first time he or she has tried anything quite like this. You can be patient for short period of time to allow for adjustment. However, if it starts to seem as if you have suddenly become not only the chief cook and bottle washer but the ONLY one, it’s time to sit down and have a chat. [Read more…]

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What is the Best Business for Teens?

What is the best business for teens? This is quite possibly one of the stickiest questions when it comes to teenagers and business. Obviously, the choice will be something that fits in with your passions and your schedules. However, just how easy is something like that to find?

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Most teens have definitive schedules when they are in school. Home schooled teens are a bit more flexible as their curriculum work can be fitted in with their business schedule. Whichever way you’re educated, your parents’ help will most likely still be needed, at least in the beginning, when discussing what the best business for teens will be.

The first thing you want to do in tracking what the best business will be for you, as a teen, is to haul out some paper and a pen. You are going to make a list of what your passions are, at least the ones that can be turned into successful businesses. Another column can be used to list which of these you may have the means to turn into a business. Break them down even more into advantages and disadvantages of each idea.

Before you know it, you may have hit on just the right sort of business for teens that could work out perfectly for you. It’s not really that hard to pick out a business that will work out. All you need to do is mix together something you really love to do together with something that is feasible for you to run while also completing your education. [Read more…]

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