Business for kids
Giving kids safe opportunities to learn about business while they are young will help set them up for success in the future.
1. Renting space at a thrift shop
Many antique stores and thrift shops will rent out small spaces to individuals to sell their items. Often times these small spaces can be very inexpensive to rent. This would be a great place for your children to start a small business in a retail space.
People of all ages shop these stores, looking for that right special find but the biggest demographic of thrift store shoppers are Grandmas and Grandpas. Grandparents are always on the look out for good deals and unique finds for their beloved grand-kids whom would give a great home to your child's outgrown toys.
They could sell their outgrown toys, clothes and even handmade crafts.
Think of the pride they would take at having their very own store!
Baby sitting is a great way for teens to earn some money. One major attractions is there are no start up costs.
If your child loves younger kids, is responsible, reliable, trustworthy, and full of energy then it may be that your child would love baby sitting and is just the kind of person many parents are in need of these days.
2. Baby sitting
Parents are busier than ever and often need a little extra help tutoring their kids. It can be as little as one day a week where an older child can help younger ones with their homework or read with them. It can also include sitting with them as they work through there music lessons.
4. Lemonade Stand
Its a great fun small business for young ones. Start up costs are low, it can be put together quickly and it will get the kiddos outside on the hottest of days.
Even in our small town my kids find that business is always good on hot weekend days and the evening commute time.
Good will and good customer service go a long way. My kiddos give free lemonade to joggers and runners that don't typically carry cash on them. It is good for the community feel and often times they will remember to grab a few coins on their next jog.
5. Pet Sitting
This is a fabulous job for a young one that loves pets. Many people are so busy these days that it can be difficult for them to get home in time to let their dog out to go potty. Or maybe you have a neighbor that travels for business frequently and needs someone to feed, water and play with their pets.
Your kids can even expand their service to include dog washing or little box cleaning.
Pets have energy and so do kids. It's a great match.
6. Dog Walking
7. Kid Garage Sale
One of the best selling items at garage sales is kid stuff. Kids grow fast and require frequent updates to their toys and clothes. Why not get the kids involved in going through their stuff and determining what they are ready to part with or have outgrown. Then they can set up their own garage sale or manage a table at a family garage sale. It's a great way to clear out old stuff, make some cash. and teach kids how to turn their out grown stuff to cash.
8. Etsy Shop
Do you have a child that has a knack for making beautiful crafts? Does your child know how to paint, knit, make necklaces or scarfs? Etsy is a great place to sell handmade crafts.
Last I checked the policy on Etsy for kids is that the Etsy shop must be managed by a parent or legal guardian.
9. Odd Jobs! Do regular household tasks for seniors
Many elderly people would welcome some help a few hours a week and even if they don't really need the help sometimes it just gives them an opportunity to have young people around. As we age some things can just get a little more difficult than they once were. Simple tasks like doing of load of laundry, vacuuming, or sweeping the kitchen floor can start to seem overwhelming. Your child could approach an aging neighbor and ask if they might have regular odd jobs they can do such as taking the trash and recycling to the curb, watering their outside plants, or doing a load or two of laundry. They could charge by the hour.
10. Let them work at home doing chores for you!
Each chore card has a writable space for additional instruction and an area for parents to select if a chore is a responsibility or one in which they can earn reward tickets. Then the earned tickets can be used to purchase rewards.
NEATLINGS Chore Chore System is a great way to manage chores for one or multiple children. There are 76 unique chores! The system is customizable and can be set up many different ways, One will be perfect for your family!
Have a great idea for a kid business?
I'm a born and raised big city girl who decided to move to a small town so that my husband could follow his dreams of being a farmer. I'm not ready to move to a farm place as my husband would like but we compromised on a darling small town, with heartwarming people, a beautiful community, and an absolutely fabulous school. With the move I left my fortune 500 career and became a stay at home mom to my 3 wonderful children.