One of most commonly asked questions to a teen is, “What are your plans after high school?” However some teens have already started their after high school careers while still in school. Many students all over the U.S., and also the world, have started businesses of their own while still in school.
A survey from 2014 showed that 3 out of 4 students in the U.S. want to, or have thoughts on, starting their own businesses. Also, 80% of students look up to people who have started their own businesses in high school.
Some teens that have started businesses that have been very successful are Fred De Luca who created Subway at the age of 17, Adam Horowitz who started many companies to create his financial empire all at the age of 15, Cameron Johnson at the age of 12 sold his sisters beanie babies for a profit of $50,000 and became the youngest American to be elected to a Tokyo board of directors at the age of 15, also Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook at the age of 19.
Creating a business at an early time in your life could help you in the long run and set you up for the rest of your life if you know what you are doing. Creating a business will set you up for success and teach you many useful life skills such as customer service, how to handle money, how to problem solve, responsibility, and time management.
Starting a business is a great idea for people who like that kind of thing. It's a great way to get ahead of the game and learn things some people will never learn or learn later in life.
Although starting a business is a hit-or-miss type of thing, your company can either exceed your expectations or never go anywhere, but it’s the chance some people take to do what they love. So if it is something you feel is your passion and you really want to do, then take the chance because it can always be worth it in the end. If your business fails, don’t forget to learn from your mistakes, because likely, you will take on a similar endeavor in the future.