As time’s passing, more and more youngsters are showing interest in becoming entrepreneurs. But a very handful of them are becoming successful. These youngsters become very excited about becoming entrepreneurs that they do not concentrate on the basics of entrepreneurship. Some youngsters opt to be entrepreneurs because they simply don’t want to do a job. While some youngsters show their talent to become entrepreneurs and make the world a better place. Here are 10 successful young entrepreneurs that you need to learn from.
Hart Main, a 14-year old who came up with an idea of scented candles has become one of the successful young entrepreneurs. Having raised funds from a school fundraiser with an initial investment of $100, today, ManCans candles are being sold in more than 60 stores in Sweden. He has become a millionaire now. The thing you must learn from him is the thing that there is no age limit for getting into entrepreneurship and you can get started whenever you an idea that could make it to the market.
Joe Gebbia is the co-founder of Airbnb. At first, his ideas were rejected by all the funding companies but he did not stop presenting the other companies until they got accepted. And now, we all know how much successful Airbnb has become. The lesson you need to learn from Joe Gebbia is the fact that if you get slowed down by rejections, you must not take up entrepreneurship. You must take rejections in a positive way and move on.
Charlotte Fortin is a young and successful entrepreneur who started off her own business of called Wound Up. Wound Up is a women’s clothing store which is best suited for the women among the age group 18 to 40. The main thing you need to learn from her is that no matter how long it takes for you to be successful; you must always consider your experience as the stepping stone towards success.
Based from Seattle, Jack Kim is the founder of Benelab. Benelab is a search engine that can generate donations based on the number of searches made. This also helps in generating revenue with little traffic. What you need to learn from Jack Kim is that it’s not always about money; entrepreneurship is also about helping others and making the world a better place.
Garrett Gee is a kind of entrepreneur who has a far-sighted vision of the future. Before the launch of iPad 2, he guessed that there would blog posts coming out with top 10 apps that best suit the device. He was determined to develop an app which will bring in all the details about the top 10 best apps. And he made it successfully. The app hit millions of downloads. The lesson that must be learnt from Garrett Gee is that as an entrepreneur, you need to have a vision of the future.
Fraser Doherty, when he was 14, started making jams. As the word spread about the quality and taste of the jams, he became popular and dropped out of school to become a full-time jam maker. As an entrepreneur, you need to give up certain things like college, school or even job to completely concentrate on your goal.
Stanley Tang aged 17 has published eMillions which landed in the top best-selling authors books in Amazon. Now he has become an entrepreneur writing books and publishing them. As an entrepreneur, you need to bring your abstract ideas into concrete reality.
At an age of 18, King Sidharth founded an online conference platform known as Createens. It provides conferences to youngsters, who are interested in entrepreneurship, to develop to their skill on the same. As an entrepreneur, you must target a specific age group of people to be successful and then target others to expand your organisation.
Syed Balkhi at an age of 19 started a web service called as Uzzz productions which didn’t make it to the top initially. Then he worked with his college mates and made it a success. One thing you need to understand about entrepreneurship is that you cannot do anything alone. You need co-founders, CEOs and others who back you up.
Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t need any introduction. He has founded facebook while sitting in his dorm at Harvard. An important take away from him would be that no matter how others treat your skills you must target only those people who are interested in your product.