Many young people
would like to start their own business, and more of them are
doing so while still teens. With your own business, you can
serve your community and acquire the skills you need to maintain
economic independence in a changing, flexible economy.
Department of Labor
website with information on high growth economic areas.
Find out which businesses and industries are most in demand,
and structure your entrepreneurial venture around goods and
services you know are needed.
Animated, online game where you can create and run your own
small business. Introduces players to business skills such
as marketing, pricing, keeping track of costs, staying up
to date on customer needs, and watching the competition.
Business Association's (SBA) Teen Entrepreneur Website
Information to help teens start and run a viable small business.
Includes resources on the fundamentals, such as brainstorming,
evaluating the feasibility of an idea, developing a business
plan, learning from successful young entrepreneurs and making
sound financial decisions. Also points teens to SBA's entrepreneurial
development partners and services.
States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USHCC)
Organization committed to providing innovative programs and
services to give Latino youth "alternatives for life preparation."
Includes information on the USHCC's BizFest, a national youth
entrepreneurship training camp.
and Work: Young Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories (Mosiac,
Articles on and by youth entrepreneurs around the globe who
are committed to using their talents and skills for community
projects and improvement.
Organization that helps young people across the U.S. start
youth-created, youth-led organizations that bring "lasting
benefits for their schools, neighborhoods or communities."
Free Enterprise (SIFE)
"Guided by distinguished faculty advisors and supported by
businesses around the globe, SIFE Teams teach important concepts
through educational outreach projects, including market economics,
entrepreneurship, personal and financial success, and business
ethics to better themselves, their communities and their countries."
Organization that uses hands-on experience to introduce young
people to the concepts of business and free enterprise, including
Association of high school and college students with an interest
in marketing, management and entrepreneurship that aims to
give students the skills and competence they need to succeed
in future careers.