We live in a time where entrepreneurship is praised and people are starting businesses with not just their spouses, but their entire families—even their children! There are so many business ideas that allow youngsters to express their imagination and apply their unique skills.
Here are a few business ideas that can be started with your children and can teach them viable skills for the future.
Children’s Book Author
Reading stories with kids is a timeless tradition, so why not write one? There are many topics you could write about, such as your child’s life and the funny things they do or say, or the book can be used as an opportunity to teach a life lesson, such as the importance of being respectful. Get your child’s input on how they would like to develop the story. Your child may even be able to draw the artwork for the book!
Babysitting and Pet Sitting
Babysitting and pet sitting are both great ways to teach kids responsibility. In this digital age, finding jobs such as these, is quite simple. Websites like Care.com and Rover.com are great resources to pull leads for your kid’s babysitting or pet sitting services and to find job listings from people already looking to take someone on as a caretaker.
When kids are out of school, lawn care jobs care are a great way for them to spend their summer. Not only do they make some extra money, learn attention to detail, timeliness and to respect for others’ property, but it is also perfect for getting exercise outdoors.
Imagination allows kids to create art that appeals to potential customers. If your child is talented with crafts and DIY projects, consider letting them sell their masterpieces. There are a wide variety of platforms these days for selling handmade goods. Many online marketplaces offer unlimited listings, allow you to set your prices, and get community support from other sellers.
Tasks like vacuuming, dusting and washing dishes are all things your child can do for neighbors or family members. If your kids are older, you can include services such as cleaning bathrooms and mopping floors. This can be advertised on online community boards or at local grocery stores and libraries.
Even if these business ideas don’t fully take off, starting a business teaches adversity and provides an opportunity to learn and grow. Encourage your young entrepreneurs to try their best and seek success with their new business.