The idea of man-scented candles may sound like a joke you’d hear in a middle school cafeteria, but one young man turned that into a business; selling out of sixty locations. Having sold over 9,000 units, Man Cans was a young man’s idea-turned-business venture. With an initial investment of $300 – $100 from Hart himself, and another $200 from his parents – Man Cans is a great example of what can be done with a simple idea and willpower.
Fancy yourself an artist? Ashley Qualls currently operates her own business selling her page designs online. After receiving compliments on her designs, she decided to test them on the market. The site currently has seven million visitors a month and takes in $70,000 in revenue. She was even offered $1.5 million for her business, but turned it down. Do you have a hobby or talent that could be used in your next business venture?
Think you’re ready for your own home? Fourteen-year-old Willow Tufano is. This Florida teen is currently in the process of buying her mother out of the house they invested in. With the recession, Florida home prices were at extreme lows. Willow decided to spring with her mother’s aid. She currently rents it out for $700 a month.
You’re never too young to pursue your dreams. With passion and hard work, you could be the next great entrepreneur.