Entrepreneurship Endeavors In High School Can Lead To Career And Education Successes
By Jamoul A. Celey, Stride Success Coach
High school is truly a great place and time for you to begin your own business! You needn't bother with stressing about making tons of money yet, so you can simply zero in on gathering work and entrepreneurial experience. You can also use building your own business to expand your resume. Furthermore, starting a business in high school can make you profoundly alluring to a portion of the world's best colleges and post-high programs, especially in the United States!
Why Should You Start A Business In High School?
There is an entire pack of advantages to beginning a business while you are in high school. One of the best advantages is the improvement of your bid to top United States schools, certificate programs, trade unions, and apprenticeship opportunities. If you've demonstrated the enthusiasm to begin a business during high school, then the post-high school opportunities mentioned above will see you as an active understudy, who won't just go through the motions, but will thrive in their environments.
For example, college admissions will likely be thrilled to read your application. However, it's not just about getting into college, or elsewhere. It is about building a beneficial experience for yourself, which you can take anywhere after your journey in high school is complete.
What Are Some Key Tips To Help You Start A Business In High School?
First, be sure to work on something you naturally feel energetic about… because starting a business will gobble up a ton of your time. Why invest energy in accomplishing something you're not actually enthusiastic about? A business that isn't based on enthusiasm is destined for disappointment.
Second, be sure any business you start actually fixes a community and/or societal issue, or fills a vital need. While collecting ideas for your business, consider how your business will either tackle an issue or a need/desire in the community. If your business idea can do both, then the sky is the limit!
Third, make sure you keep good records. Whenever you provide a service, or sell any goods in exchange for money, you should also record every transaction. There are several ways to do this from a handwritten receipt book to Apps on your smartphone.
Fourth for key tips is to think of your business as its own person. The best business to start with is often a sole proprietorship (be sure to do research on this business term). As you start to make money, consider opening a bank account. A bank account provides you with the important experience of tracking and moving your income around, which will open your mind up as an entrepreneur, more than possibly anything else.
Should You Fear Mistakes When Starting A Business In High School?
It is good to see mistakes as lessons, not losses. Businesses that wind up succeeding are basically the ones that commit fewer crucial errors. However, striving for no errors is not achievable, and also not advisable. You never know where a “mistake” can lead. You will always be learning, and some “errors” can create new possibilities.
How Can You Stay Positive While Starting A Business In High School?
It can’t be expressed enough how important it is to stay positive with your business venture, as a high school student. One great method for staying positive is to think of your business as a fun experiment, which just might make you some cash! If you take things too seriously, and forget to have fun and be positive, you might also miss the whole point of starting a business in high school in the first place. It can also help to remember that starting a business venture naturally shows your ability to take what you have learned in the classroom, and then mix it in with who you are as an individual, to ultimately present it to the world. There is nothing but positives in that outcome!
Most successful people, institutions, and businesses have one thing in common… the entrepreneurial spirit. This term is just a fancy way of saying “making something out of nothing.” The entrepreneurial spirit grows with practice, so why not start now in high school? You might be surprised with the “something” that you make out those ideas floating around in your mind.
Thinking about working a job over the summer break? Make sure you check out Top 5 Summer Jobs In Business For High School Students.
Not sure how to find a career you want? Then make sure you read How To Figure Out What Career You Want, by a Stride Success Coach!
To learn more about Stride Career Prep Success Coaching for teens and how it prepares them for life after high school through career exploration or college readiness, visit this site: https://www.stridelearning.com/career-prep/career-exploration/student-success-coaching.html
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