Top 24 Achievable Business Ideas for Kids (2023)

“I want to save animals when I grow up,” announces our nine-year-old. She isn’t exactly sure what that career entails. Within her limited purview are a handful of idealized career choices: teacher, astronaut, veterinarian. But I imagine a future for her that’s a perfect fit for her natural creativity and sense of humor—one that she designs herself.

Introducing youngsters to entrepreneurship early on is an age-appropriate way to draw lines between their interests and an infinite number of career options.

Kid-run businesses can fill in the gaps in formal education with business and life skills to help them succeed. A child who struggles in math, for example, may otherwise click with numbers through a hands-on activity like coding a website. In this way, entrepreneurship can unlock an ability or interest that was previously inaccessible.

Introducing youngsters to entrepreneurship early on is an age-appropriate way to draw lines between their interests and an infinite number of future career options.

Starting a kid-friendly business is a fun family activity that has learning baked in. Plus, it’s a way for kids to make money to save for college—or Nerf Blasters. Here, we’ll share 24 small-business ideas for kids to start from home with parental supervision.

24 business ideas for creative kids

Ready to help your kids start their own business? We’ve compiled a list of ideas to appeal to different personalities and interests. Plus, each idea includes a list of skills learned and resources to get started.

1. Online content creator

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Performative kids with a strong interest in a certain hobby (say, gaming or fashion), can build a following by creating video reviews, demos, or unboxings for platforms like YouTube, Twitch, or TikTok—and eventually monetize the channel. They could also start a podcast.

Your aspiring kidfluencer will gain confidence and learn technical skills that can prepare them for high school, college, or creative careers.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Video editing
  • Community building
  • Dealing with bullies (online trolls)

⬆️ Level up: How to Make Money On YouTube

2. Pint-sized pop-up shop owner

Think beyond the lemonade stand. The sky’s the limit for young entrepreneurs who want to learn people and sales skills.

Pop up a table in the front yard and help your kids sell anything from home-baked sweets to seedlings to handmade crafts. This type of business was the gateway for Riley Kinnane-Peterson, who, at age five, turned her annual yard sale jewelry stand into a massive online business: Gunner & Lux.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Communication
  • Sales
  • Working with money

⬆️ Level up:

3. Inventor of the Next Big Thing

With parental help, a kid-invented product can be mass-manufactured or made by hand and sold online. Kids interested in STEM can put their skills into practice by solving a problem common to their generation.

When Carson Kropfl’s skateboard wouldn’t fit in his locker, the 14-year-old invented a version that would—and the business even landed him a deal on Shark Tank.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Design
  • Problem solving
  • Research

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4. Entertainer extraordinaire

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Creative skills like playing an instrument, demonstrating card tricks, or cosplay performance could become the basis of your kid’s first business. They can find customers through school, the neighborhood, or by word of mouth and work as an entertainer or performer at parties and special events.

Shopify President Harley Finkelstein had his first taste of entrepreneurship when he was still a kid, DJing at bar mitzvahs.

This business idea pairs well with online content creation, too. Kids can opt to start a YouTube or TikTok channel to grow an audience with their talent.

🏆 Skills earned:

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  • Creativity
  • Public speaking
  • Confidence

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5. Magnificent maker

Small handmade items like beaded jewelry, soaps, and bath bombs can be sold via online markets with the help of parents.

Many of these crafts require a little upfront investment for supplies, and kids can manage the production side of the business solo. With parental supervision, kids can learn to create a website and online store to sell goods online.

Ollie Fequiere was only five when he became the face of his own bath fizzy business. But his mom also involves him in kid-appropriate tasks, like making the products.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Creativity
  • Marketing
  • Fine motor skills

⬆️ Level up: 10 Places to Sell Handmade Goods

6. Plant or pet sitter

Plant or pet sitting have typically been odd jobs suited to younger kids looking for some extra allowance—especially when they’re still too young for babysitting.

But kids who enjoy this work can turn it into a more formal business. Parents can help set up a basic website that highlights services and prices, and even accepts online bookings and payments.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Time management
  • Responsibility
  • Customer service

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7. Budding artist

A love of art, craft, or design can be nurtured in your child by introducing them to the business side of the creative world. If your little one dreams of a career as an artist, help them explore the possibilities in the field.

Parents can set up a simple online store and a print-on-demand integration, letting kids sell their designs on t-shirts, mugs, and stickers.

This is another idea that has multiple possibilities. Kids who also excel in front of the camera may decide to become a content creator, shooting art tutorials or offering design classes online.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Website building
  • Creativity
  • Customer service

⬆️ Level up: How to Sell Art Online: The Ultimate Guide

8. Neighborhood helper

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There are a number of services that kids can provide through a small business right in their own neighborhood. Kids can start a service business offering lawn care, raking leaves, snow removal, and running simple errands.

Kids can make fliers and find clients by visiting neighbors and asking for referrals. Or, with parental help, they can set up a simple Shopify store to sell time slots using a scheduling app.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Using manual and electric tools
  • Time management
  • People skills

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9. Coding wizard

When my brother was 10, he was struggling in math at school. Yet, in the evenings at home, he pored over coding textbooks, teaching himself to build websites and design video games. As a hands-on learner, he found math in his own way.

Coding and digital skills are increasingly important for many future careers. Several programs are geared toward teaching code to kids, depending on how they learn best.

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Once they have the hang of it, help them start a business designing and building websites for others, teaching code, or offering other digital services within the community.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Coding
  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills

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10. Festival or beach vendor

Parents looking to fill long summers with fun and educational experiences can help kids start a vending business. Kids can buy in bulk (with funding from parent “investors”) and sell items like water, Popsicles, or sunscreen at local events, festivals, or even the beach.

Think of it as a mobile lemonade stand. Some venues and city parks will require permits or vendor fees, and parents should expect to be hands-on. Give kids autonomy, however, by empowering them to make signage or design a cart or booth.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Design
  • Money skills
  • People skills

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11. Reseller

This is a low-investment idea for kids who are into fashion, trends, photography, and/or social media.

Kids can make extra money on the side by scouring local thrift stores for rare or vintage finds and reselling them for profit through local marketplaces or a dedicated online store. Consider other business ideas for kids, such as reselling sneakers, records, or collectible toys.

Many resellers use Instagram to reveal new “drops” in their stores. With parental supervision, this is a great way for kids to learn to use social media for business.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Photography
  • Website creation
  • Social media

⬆️ Level up: How to Sell Vintage Clothing Online: The Ultimate Guide

12. Social impact crusader

Social causes can inspire great business ideas for kids. If the goal of the activity is not to make money but to build skills, a social impact business teaches valuable lessons in compassion and giving back to your community.

Kids can, with parents’ help, start an official charity or donate proceeds from any other type of business to a cause of their choosing. They may also choose to use coding or technical skills for a good cause, offering free services to nonprofits.

Jahkil Jackson was exposed to the homeless population in his town when he was just five. He was moved to start his own organization, Project I Am, to help provide supplies to his neighbors without homes.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Compassion
  • Fundraising
  • Activism

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13. Dog walker

Dog walking is a great way for a young kid entrepreneur to start a business. Kids can get paid to play with puppies and get some exercise in the process.

Map out a walking route with your child so they get familiar with the routine. A dog walking business is also a fun activity for kids during the summer and after school.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Empathy for animals
  • Communication skills
  • Working outdoors

⬆️ Level Up: How to Start a Pet Business

14. Maker and Etsy seller

Marketplaces like Amazon don’t allow kids under 18 to open accounts, but Etsy allows parents to open accounts for their children. So, an enterprising kid can turn their hobbies into money-making opportunities and sell those handmade bath fizzies and jewelry online.

🏆 Skills earned:

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  • Marketing
  • Fine motor skills
  • Customer service

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15. Recycling collector

If your state has a robust recycling program, collecting recycling is a great way for kids to make money and help the environment.

For example, California offers a minimum of $1.66 for aluminum cans, $1.33 for clear PET plastic bottles, and 10¢ for glass bottles. Dustin Riechmann’s 15- and 9-year-old sons made $850 cleaning up garbage and collecting recycling in their neighborhood.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Activism
  • Conscious consumerism
  • Staying organized

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16. Kids’ book author and illustrator

Kids with a knack for storytelling and illustrating can start their own book business. Storyjumper is a site that kids use to create their own books and publish them online for free.

People can read Storyjumper books for as little as $2.99 online and the creators get royalties for every read. Amazon also gives budding authors the ability to self-publish; kids will just need their parents’ help to sign up.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Writing skills
  • Creativity
  • Publishing

⬆️ Level up: How to Self-Publish Your Own Book in 8 Steps

17. Babysitter

Taking care of children is a popular way for kids to create a new business. It’s a job that teaches them child development and other useful skills, like safety and communication.

Traditionally, a babysitter would find clients through word of mouth. But now, with apps like, kids 16 and older can create accounts with parental help and start a babysitting business.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • First aid and safety
  • Communication skills
  • Child development

18. Tutor

A studious kid can help others and make money by tutoring online. They’ll need exceptional communication skills, a reliable internet connection, and a subject they specialize in.

The internet has made it easy for kids to find tutoring clients. For example, PalFish is a tutoring site that offers English lessons to students in China. There’s no age requirement to sign up as a teacher on PalFish, but you do need to get your TEFL/TESOL certification.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Empathy
  • Technical knowledge
  • Patience

19. Car washer

Washing cars is a business that any kid can start—all you need is a bucket, soap, and a water source. With minimal startup costs, this is an ideal first business for kids looking to dabble in entrepreneurship.

A car wash business can also become a team sport. If a kid entrepreneur teams up with friends, they’ll learn valuable teamwork skills while funding their summertime fun.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Attention to detail
  • Physical skills like dexterity
  • Ability to work well with others

20. Greeting card maker

If your kid is design-savvy and can write well, a greeting card business is an ideal first venture. They can learn to use digital programs like Canva or Illustrator and print-on-demand services to sell them.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Knowledge of digital content tools
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Writing skills

21. Costume maker

Research shows that the global cosplay costume market is going to reach $23 billion by 2030. Kids who are great with their hands and know how to sew, sculpt, paint, or work with a 3-D printer may have interest in starting their own costume business..

With superhero movies, comic books, and video games becoming more ubiquitous, the cosplay community gets larger every year. A costume-making kid can use social media to market their skills. With the help of their parents, they can set up an Instagram shop, eBay account, or even their own ecommerce store.

🏆 Skills earned:

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  • Attention to detail
  • Fine motor skills
  • Social media marketing

22. Voice artist

Channels like Disney, Nickelodeon, and PBS Kids, use kid voiceover artists for their cartoon programs. Kids with expressive voices are excellent candidates to become a voiceover artist.

With parental support, kids interested in this business idea will need to acquire an agent and record a demo reel. Parents will also be on the hook for driving children to auditions and tapings.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Auditioning
  • Confidence
  • Acting skills

23. Skateboard repair tech

If your kid is already into skateboarding, they likely already have a built-in market for this business idea: their friends at the skatepark.

With low cost tools and the help of YouTube tutorials, an enterprising kid can set up a local skateboard repair service. And, setting up a mobile shop at a skatepark, they’re offering an innovative on-the-spot service for tightening or changing wheels.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Working with tools
  • Communication
  • Money handling

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24. Professional gamer

Professional gaming is often seen as a business for older kids. But, young teens have become expert gamers and earn a living doing it. Take a look at Seong-ju Cho (gamer handle Maru) from South Korea, who became a professional StarCraft 2 player at 13.

The goal is to find a platform, game, and genre to specialize in. If your kid is video game savvy, they’ll want to enter tournaments or start streaming their games live. There are many ways to monetize an audience as a gamer, like running ads on a YouTube channel or becoming a game tester.

🏆 Skills earned:

  • Social media and streaming
  • Fine motor skills
  • Social skills

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Tips for parents and educators for starting a kid-friendly business

The pandemic brought on stress for parents needing to fill time once occupied by day camps and baseball practice. While we work our way back toward normal, parents have a few more tricks up their sleeves—meaningful fun to stave off boredom and frustration. And kid-run businesses check all the boxes.

Kids can teach themselves necessary business skills through free online learning tools, gaining experience with research in the process.

Most of the business ideas for kids that we shared in this article require little upfront investment or prior experience and can be started from home. Kids can teach themselves necessary business skills through free online learning tools, gaining experience with research in the process. Getting started is as simple as providing kids with the tools they need and watching them go!

Parents should still provide guidance along the way and consider multiple factors, like time commitment, startup costs, and risk. Follow these guidelines for helping young people safely enjoy and succeed at entrepreneurship:

  • Good business ideas for kids focus on the child’s interests and strengths, so they don’t feel like it’s another chore. Or, tailor the business to a specific goal like teaching them about money or helping them build confidence.
  • Pick a small business they can run with minimal supervision. You may need to oversee a few aspects that require parental sign-off for minors, but give them some ownership in the business, too.
  • Start small and flexible so the business can bend around school and activity schedules. For example, a seasonal venture is an easy business idea for kids that can fill the summer break with meaningful activities.
Some small businesses that involve using the internet or interacting with people should come with a set of rules that help protect children.
  • Involve theall the family members.Austin Gill runs his candle-making business with his two siblings. Mom weaves it into her homeschool lesson plans, and Dad even helps, too, says Austin.
  • Introduce them to potential role models. Teach your kids about successful entrepreneurs—especially those who they can identify with (similar background, etc.). STEM-loving 13-year-old Sophia looks to her idol, Marie Curie, as she paves her own way in the world of science and entrepreneurship.
  • Set boundaries. Some small businesses that involve using the internet or interacting with people should come with a set of rules that help protect children. For example, many kids who run YouTube channels or other social pages have parents who vet content and conversations and manage the accounts.

Creator and commerce tools continue to emerge, making it increasingly easy for kids to experience entrepreneurship and earn extra cash. It’s a meaningful way for parents and educators to connect with kids’ interests, create fun learning moments, and grow their independence. Think beyond this list for an experience unique to your kid’s personality—the business ideas for kids are endless.

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Kids’ business ideas FAQ

What’s a good business for a kid to start?

  • Lawn mowing
  • Sell old stuff at garage sales
  • Pet sitting
  • Pick up recycling
  • Birthday party entertainment
  • Professional gamer
  • Online shop owner
  • Content creator
  • Coder

    What is the best age to start a business?

    Some studies show that the best time to start a business is in your early 20s. However, with the rise in creator and commerce tools, it’s easy for people of all ages to start a business. If you’re a young entrepreneur and believe in yourself, go for it.

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    Which business is best for kids? ›

    Let's do this!
    1. Lemonade Stand Seller. We simply can't have a list without the tried and tested small business of all time; selling lemonade. ...
    2. Academic Tutor. If you're looking for school business options for your child, then you'll love academic tutoring. ...
    3. Actor. ...
    4. Writing Toy Reviews for Amazon. ...
    5. Artist. ...
    6. Author. ...
    7. Baby Sitter. ...
    8. Baker.
    3 May 2020

    What is the best business for a 12 year old? ›

    Small Business Ideas for Kids
    • Lemonade Seller. Lemonade stands are certainly popular businesses for kids. ...
    • Inventor. ...
    • Chores Service Operator. ...
    • Kids' Book Author. ...
    • Illustrator. ...
    • Tutoring Service Provider. ...
    • Candy Maker. ...
    • Baker.
    12 Nov 2016

    What are 10 small businesses? ›

    Top 10 Startup and Small Business Ideas to Try in 2022
    • Cleaning service. Consider starting a cleaning business if you don't mind doing the dirty work others cannot do for themselves. ...
    • Freelance Writing Business. ...
    • Amazon Kindle Publishing. ...
    • Daycare. ...
    • Pet Grooming. ...
    • Aerial Photography. ...
    • Build and Sell Themes Online. ...
    • Blogging.
    15 Oct 2022

    How can I earn money as a kid? ›

    7 Ways Kids Can Earn Money
    1. Help out more at home. Ask your parents if you can help with any big projects around the house: cleaning or organizing the garage, basement, or attic. ...
    2. Help people take care of their yards. ...
    3. Wash cars. ...
    4. Babysit little kids. ...
    5. Start a dog-walking service. ...
    6. Sell unwanted items. ...
    7. Sell candy or bakery.

    What are the top 5 most profitable businesses? ›

    Most Profitable Business Ideas
    1. Business Consulting. If you're an expert in your industry and have been working at it for years, you should consider consulting. ...
    2. IT Support, Technology Consulting, and Repair. ...
    3. Cleaning Services. ...
    4. Accounting and Tax Preparation. ...
    5. Auto Repair. ...
    6. Real Estate.

    What is a good business to start as a teenager? ›

    Jewelry, clothing, accessories, pet supplies, and edible goods are just a few things teens can make and sell online, at markets, or to local retailers. The possibilities really are endless.

    What are some unique business ideas? ›

    Top Unique Small Business Ideas
    • Dog Walking Business. Dog walking is a great business idea for those who love animals. ...
    • Food Truck Business. ...
    • Online Course Creator. ...
    • Virtual Personal Training Business. ...
    • Pop-up Retail Stores. ...
    • Alternative Wellness Spa. ...
    • Niche Cleaning Business. ...
    • Social Media Photographer.
    15 Aug 2022

    What are the possible businesses for children like you? ›

    Here are 10 business ideas you can help your kids become a kid entrepreneur.
    • Lemonade stand. Just about every kid has had some sort of lemonade stand. ...
    • Etsy shop. Do you have crafty or creative kids? ...
    • Fiverr product or service. ...
    • Babysitting service. ...
    • Resell video games. ...
    • Computer tutor. ...
    • Dog walking. ...
    • Lawn service.

    How can kids start a small business at home? ›

    1. Come up with a good business idea. ...
    2. Approach your parents with your idea. ...
    3. Write a simple business plan. ...
    4. Survey your potential customers. ...
    5. Determine what training, if any, you will need. ...
    6. Determine if you need to register and obtain a license to start your business and how much it will cost to do so (see Resources below).

    How do I find good business ideas? ›

    Here is a list of different angles including specific idea generation strategies for each one to get your creative juices flowing!
    1. Scratch your Own Itch.
    2. Solve a Problem for a Niche Audience. ...
    3. Discover Business Ideas in your Corporate Job. ...
    4. Analyse Trends. ...
    5. Explore your Passion.
    6. Build on your Strengths.
    7. Become an Idea Machine.

    What are good business names? ›

    Sample business name ideas to inspire you
    • Spa Paragon.
    • GameDay Catering.
    • Exploration Kids.
    • Yoga Professor.
    • Darwin Travel.
    • Party Plex.
    • Pizza Factor.
    • Acorn Crafts.

    What kids can sell to make money? ›

    Sell your stuff in person or online

    Getting rid of unwanted clothes, books, toys, furniture and more can be a quick way to make money. Kids can organize a garage or yard sale, or sell items through apps and websites. The marketplace OfferUp is available to children 16 and older, with parental supervision.

    How can a kid make money without a job? ›

    1. Online Surveys and Survey Sites.
    2. Play Video Games for Gift Cards.
    3. Collect and Resell Golf Balls.
    4. Recycle Aluminum Cans for Cash.
    5. Recycle Plastic and Glass Bottles For Money.
    6. Help Your Parents with a Garage Sale.
    7. Run a Lemonade Stand In Your Neighborhood.
    8. Walk the Neighbors' Dogs.
    25 May 2021

    How can I make 40 dollars fast? ›

    16 Simple Ways to Make $40 Dollars Fast
    1. Swagbucks.
    2. Rent Out Space on Airbnb.
    3. Make Deliveries with Doordash.
    4. Freelance Writing.
    5. Get Refunds.
    6. Clickworker.
    7. Fetch Rewards.
    8. MyPoints.
    15 Sept 2022

    What is the easiest business to start with? ›

    What are the easiest home businesses to start?
    • Dog Walking.
    • Selling on eBay.
    • House Cleaning.
    • Freelance Writing.
    • Home Tutoring.
    • Social Media Service.
    • House Painting.
    • Yoga Classes.

    What businesses make a lot of money? ›

    • Financial Services.
    • Eldercare.
    • Business Consultancy.
    • Investment Firm.
    • Education and Training Service.
    • Insurtech.
    • Cleaning Business.
    • Healthcare Consultancy.
    11 May 2022

    What are the top 10 business in the world? ›

    This can lower or even outweigh potential returns.
    • #1 Walmart Inc. (WMT)
    • #2 China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (SNP)
    • #3 Inc. (AMZN)
    • #4 PetroChina Co. Ltd. (PTR)
    • #5 Apple Inc. (AAPL)
    • #6 CVS Health Corp. (CVS)
    • #7 Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS. A)
    • #8 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK. A)

    Which is the world's best business opportunity? ›

    • Dropshipping business. Dropshipping is one of the best at-home business opportunities there is. ...
    • Print on demand. ...
    • Handmade products. ...
    • Digital products. ...
    • Sell photography. ...
    • Video games. ...
    • Self-published author. ...
    • Pet products.
    24 May 2022

    What are some of the most successful small businesses? ›

    Most profitable small businesses
    1. Food trucks. ...
    2. Car wash services. ...
    3. Auto repair. ...
    4. Personal trainers. ...
    5. Newborn and post-pregnancy services.
    3 May 2022

    What small business can I start as a 13 year old? ›

    6 small business ideas for kids and young people
    • Lawn care or snow removal. Make fliers and find clients by visiting neighbors. ...
    • Dog walking and pet/plant sitting. ...
    • Lemonade stand. ...
    • Selling handmade goods. ...
    • YouTube reviews and unboxings. ...
    • Inventions.
    3 Sept 2020

    What business can I start at age 13? ›

    Sell in person or virtual time slots, study notes, and other resources by starting an ecommerce business. Selling handmade goods. Jewelry, clothing, accessories, pet supplies, and edible goods are just a few things teens can make and sell online, at markets, or to local retailers.

    What can I sell as a teenager to make money? ›

    Flip items to make money as a teenager quickly

    Then take that extra cash and buy more items to flip for more money. Items such as electronics, books, game systems, and DVDs are easy to start with. You can work on this on your own schedule and sell the items on Facebook Marketplace or eBay.

    What is the most profitable business for kids? ›

    Small Business Ideas Aimed at Babies and Kids
    • #1 – Baby Product Development. ...
    • #2 – Sell Baby Products Online. ...
    • #3 – Baby Boutique – Retail Baby Store. ...
    • #4 – Baby Clothing Business. ...
    • #5- Baby Food Brand Development. ...
    • #6- Baby Food Cooking Instructor. ...
    • #7- Baby Furniture & Equipment Rental. ...
    • #8- Baby Food Subscription Service.

    How can a 12 year old start a business? ›

    The Typical Steps for Getting Started
    1. Decide what you will call your business. ...
    2. Register your business as required in your state and local area. ...
    3. Get the Business licenses and permits you'll need. ...
    4. Open a bank account and keep accurate financial records for your business. ...
    5. Prepare to manage your money and plan to pay taxes.
    20 Nov 2019

    Can a 7 year old have a business? ›

    People aged under 18 are legally considered to be a minor and, unfortunately, this means that you can't open a business bank account. It also means that you will be unable to borrow money or have a credit card, so if you need to raise finance for your business this needs to come from an alternative source.

    Can a 10 year old start a small business? ›

    While minors can legally enter into most contracts, they are often subject to different terms, and some require permission from a legal guardian. Depending on the scope of your child's business, it may need outside funding, and minors cannot legally apply for a small business loan on their own.

    How can my 8 year old make money? ›

    Ways to earn money as a kid of almost any age
    1. Do chores and odd jobs around the house or neighborhood. Kids who are old enough to help out with household responsibilities and yardwork can cash in on their chores. ...
    2. Sell your stuff in person or online. ...
    3. Sell lemonade. ...
    4. Teach others a skill.
    22 Sept 2022

    What kids should sell? ›

    If you have a creative kid at home, they're sure to love making some of these cool projects and selling them to friends and family.
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    • Lemonade. You can't go wrong with a classic lemonade stand! ...
    • Baked goods. ...
    • Dog treats. ...
    • Slime. ...
    • Pet toys. ...
    • Candles. ...
    • Paintings. ...
    • Soap.

    How can a 13 make money? ›

    Jobs for 13 Year Olds
    1. Babysitting. Working as a babysitter is a popular option for young teens. ...
    2. Pet care. Another great way for young teens to earn money is to help neighbors and friends care for their pets. ...
    3. Landscaping. ...
    4. Online influencer. ...
    5. Sell crafts or artwork. ...
    6. Cleaning and organizing. ...
    7. Little league umpire. ...
    8. Golf caddy.

    Should kids run businesses? ›

    Kids should not run businesses. They should be expanding their knowledge by focusing on school. They learn an array of subjects at school—more than they'll learn from a business. The more subjects kids learn, the wider the range of things they can do when they get older.

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    There are a number of services that kids can provide through a small business right in their own neighborhood. Kids can start a service business offering lawn care, raking leaves, snow removal, and running simple errands. Kids can make fliers and find clients by visiting neighbors and asking for referrals.

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