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Friday, April 24, 2009

Why Become a Teenage Entrepreneur?

There are many compelling reasons why someone should become a business person or entrepreneur before they finish school, or in there teenage years. More so today as we watch tens of thousands per month lose their jobs in the worst recession since the 1930's. This testifies to the fact that there is no security anymore in just having a job, or even the noble notion of having a career path within an industry or an organisation. This is not saying that this is an unworthy path just that it is not secure anymore. To verify this we have all seen massive stalwart company's that have been household names for many years, just keel over and collapse with the loss of all the jobs that they provided. You know many of these.

So it would be a useful time to promote financial and occupational independence through setting up and having your own business. And there is no better person to promote this too than today's teenagers. The following will detail 3 reasons why teenagers today should be looking at getting into business and decide to become a successful teenage entrepreneur.

The first reason is there is no better time. While most organisations are shoring up their business models and battening hatches, many opportunities exist for competitors to enter their markets. Surprisingly some industries grow during recession, and a prime example is cosmetics. So if you you're looking for an opportunity try getting into cosmetics. It would be useful to even just market somebody else products, and start of locally, even amongst friends. But you will find willing women keen to buy anything to make themselves feel good while they are watching all the other pennies they are spending.

Another excellent industry that is bustling at present is the internet industry. Understanding that the internet has become as much about information as about anything else, people all over the world are scrambling to get answers to their woes, whether it is health, wealth, or just making money from the internet. There is insatiable demand for info products across this dynamic, as well as traditional items that people buy and sell. If you do not believe me check out all the auction sites and see what is happening. This is a growth market - even during a recession!

And so here is the second reason. Teenagers today have grown up with the internet. In most cases they are more internet savvy than their parents, and know where to source items, data, and contacts better than anyone in the 20 year history of the internet. It is second nature to them, so the progression to a useful online commercial activity is relatively small. And what does it cost to do something on the internet. Virtually nothing - there are no premises to worry about, no staff to learn how to manage, and no financial funding to deal with - at least of any consequence.

The third reason is the personal development that starting and running your own business provides. Especially if it become profitable in a short space of time. This is an extra dimension that they can accommodate early in life just as if they are working a job for extra money. Instead they are leveraging their time more effectively, getting their own resources to produce for them and create the flexibility we know they all need as they approach or engage in tertiary education. Understand what this does for their outlook on life and their belief systems. You will witness growth occurring before your eyes.

So here are 3 very important reasons for teenagers to start in business for themselves now. I can not encourage this more. If you are wondering about this today I recommend that you get started today as there is no better time for a teenager to start his or her own business.

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Stuart G Harris

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