Kick off a Summer Business!
Summer is about hanging at the beach or catching up on TV shows. But it can also be the perfect time to create your own summer business and rake in a little cash. Ready for a summer biz blitz? Here’s how to get started.
Summer Business Strategy No. 1: Figure out Something People Want
Summer Business Strategy No. 2: Come up With a Game Plan
Even if you don’t write a formal business plan, research your summer business idea and be ready to explain it to others: “I tutor elementary school kids in math and science” or “I make recycled jewelry out of soda cans.”
Summer Business Strategy No. 3: Spread the Word Around
Girl World Daily reader Maya, 16, who plays clarinet and several other instruments, offers private music lessons for younger kids. Maya teamed up with a woman who runs programs for kids and provides space for lessons. “She doesn’t know anything about music, but she knows how to get the word out and who to contact,” says Maya. “Don’t be shy. You have to be outgoing if you want your business to blossom!”
“My job is to entertain and do what I love, and if you don’t like it, then change the channel. I’m not forcing you to watch me.”
-- Miley Cyrus in a Parade magazine interview
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