Need help starting up my own business only age 16 and would you help me to start up a business?

Ive got ideas such as selling fans over the summer as well as selling flap jacks i made to businesses such as sainsbury... Need help woul you join or help me..

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    Anyone one REGARDLESS of age will do well IF they beieve in what they wanna do. I agree with the 3rd answer too.

    RE: Champaign 3 i understood that she/ he was doing well stating "...selling flap jacks i made to businesses such as sainsbury." Unless Ive missed something here.

    I'd say from what im seeing here youre doing okay. You need to decide:

    1.] Do you want an online biz or offline or even both and which one would do better off starting with. IF youre thinking online too I suggest looking here:

    2.] Think about HOW youre gonna start off selling fans. How much time & administration youre gonna put into it. Would you want people doing all the labout and YOU pay them - think about that too.

    3] I can join / help - advertising etc BUT it does depend on what youre starting with. You must be the boss *avoid joint partnerships!

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    You can't. You must be a legal adult in order to sign binding contracts, and even an emancipated minor is not a legal adult. No contracts, no business. What you can do is odd jobs, or (preferably) working for someone else in the business you're interested in. There are always a lot of things to learn in any business, and the best way to learn is from someone else who's already in the field. If you're not interested in any business in particular, then you will fail. Owning a business requires a lot of dedication, you must be passionately interested in the field, you must be willing to devote all your spare time to it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would disagree with the second answer: I'm self employed, and if there's one bit of advice I'd give anyone starting up, it's 'Aim High'.

    You can NEVER set your sights too high or oversell yourself: Get together some samples, get them packaged nicely, print yourself up some bumf, hire a suit, meet with Sainsburys: They can only tell you to p*** off at the worst!

    DON'T ask anyone else to join with you, if you have a dream, no-one else will ever be as passionate abut it as you are.

    The best of luck.

    ps Major Supermarket chains are very flexible with purchasing & WILL buy from small volume businesses regularly alongside their everyday stock.

  • Laredo
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I don't think you have a sound, well thought out, idea. You cannot just go to a place like Sainsbury and expect to sell food items to them. The place where food items are produced has to be inspected by the health department and they have to be approved by food and health inspectors. Also license and insurance are required for the producer (you). I wouldn't help you start a business like that but I would recommend that you wash cars, windows, and mow lawns for the neighbors.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You need to start small. Be realistic - Sainsburys are not going to buy from a 16 year old. Sell your stuff at car boots, garage, ebay etc. Experience is what you need at this stage. Not unrealistic goals.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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  • 1 decade ago

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