A majority of successful working individuals began their careers at a young age and can be considered as teenage entrepreneurs. This is because they had high drives for success and fresh ideas early in life.
Teenagers should use this point in their lives to their advantage and start a new business venture while time is very much on their side. Specialists say that your chances of founding a successful e-commerce enterprise will be higher if you work on it early in life, since you have more time to work on it. You are relatively free from most distractions such as adult obligations and a full-time job.
When it comes to business, experts say that age does not often matter because teenagers who are still studying may come up with fresh concepts. For the young ones who are considering setting up an enterprise, but might be scared of failure, here are some success stories that may inspire you to start a business:
Nick D’ Aloisio and Summly
Summly is an application for the iPhone or iPod Touch that is designed to simplify the process of searching or surfing the Internet. It automates the placement of news articles, social media, web pages and search results making them easier for the user to view. It also makes certain that the search results are relevant and easy to evaluate.
While the program is exclusively on Apple iDevices, it is garnering traction. Since its launch, Summly has been downloaded more than 17,000 times. Nick is the 16-year-old student from Southwest London who developed the application. He got into development after dabbling with productivity software like Autodesk Maya, Final Cut Pro, and Final Cut Express.
Daniel Brusilovsky and Teens in Tech Incubator
Daniel founded “Teens in Tech” to guide young adults who want to invent anything over the Internet or set up a business. In 2011, the organization worked together with Workcrib, C&M Studios, BuildACircle, MySchoolHelp, Bubbls, and Codulous to share ideas or their creations. This year, the Incubator will include the top five innovations that can become startups.
The UK started this reality culinary contest where inexperienced cooks compete for a grand prize and the title of Masterchef. This Australian spinoff features contestants who are 8 to 12 years old, and they even have special culinary battles against celebrity chefs.