Every small business starts with a dream. From just a wishful thought, startups have sprouted up everywhere, especially on the Internet. The average age of most successful business owners may surprise you, though, because it’s a bit older than you’ve probably imagined. It is the ripe old age of 40.
Even more surprising is the fact that there is a growing trend in entrepreneurs who are way younger that that – teens who are catching the attention of many people because they have earned millions before their 21st birthdays.
Yes, you read that right. Not only have these exceptional teens made millions, some of them have even started and sold their successful businesses already. How did they do it? What makes them different from the slackers playing endless video games on the couch? What drives these millionaires to succeed before they are even old enough to vote or buy a Lotto scratch ticket?
The answer is so simple, it may shock you. They recognized an opportunity in the form of a need or a problem – and then they made millions by offering a simple and effective solution. Not only that, when they came up with an idea, they put their faith in it and saw it to its completion.
But it doesn’t stop there. These bright minds are not from top universities; in fact some of them struggled through business school or didn’t even attend. Was it beginner’s luck, or are these youngsters simply genius? We’re not talking about a lemonade stand here. These are bright minded teens who created websites, apps, platforms and webhosting companies – with one even made his first million selling office chairs, no less.
If you’re looking for a little – no, a lot – of inspiration, look no further. Read on to learn what lit the fire in these successful entrepreneurs. What you’ll realize is you, too, can be successful if you do what these smart kids did – in your own way, of course. Your vision, your drive will take you wherever you want to go.
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