14 Clicks

Introducing 14 Clicks: Become a Successful Young Entrepreneur

by Nicholas Tart on May 1, 2011 · 35 comments

Last December I realized that I made a big mistake with JuniorBiz.

I’ve talked to hundreds of high school and middle school students and I found that most of them are curious about entrepreneurship but very few are serious about it. They all want to start businesses “someday.”

I want to help people start businesses right now. Not just help them think about doing it. So I created a site that’s designed to help the 20-something entrepreneur become a successful entrepreneur. I call it 14 Clicks.

About 14 Clicks

14clicks.com officially launched March 14th, 2011.

The name comes from the fact that it takes 14 clicks to reserve your business name and register your LLC. That’s the easy part.

I want to help people with the hard parts: getting customers, building your website, becoming profitable, and growing to the point that you can walk away from it. I want to help people become successful entrepreneurs.

This is what I call the second “14 Clicks.”

First-Month Stats

The official launch date was March 14th but I spent the first few weeks fixing bugs and finalizing the design. So it unofficially launched on April 1st.

These are the first-month stats from April 1st – May 1st.

  • Unique Visitors: 1,034 (Goal 1,000)
  • Pageviews: 2,078 (Goal 2,000)
  • Pages/Visit: 2.01
  • Bounce Rate: 63.93%
  • Average Time on Site: 2:29
  • % New Visits: 62.19%

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In addition to launching the new site, I wrote another book, Get Started with Entrepreneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Successful Young Entrepreneur.

In it I gathered just about everything I know about starting a business to lay down a process for becoming a successful young entrepreneur.

Here are a few things you’ll learn:

  • How to choose the perfect idea and dramatically increase the odds of its success from the outset.
  • Where you’ll find your first customers and how to reach them with the golden sales pitch.
  • A checklist to see if all systems are ready for launch and the best ways to maximize sales in the first week of your business.
  • Everything you need to know about the legalities of running a business and how to pay taxes as an entrepreneur.
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{ 35 comments }

1 Joseph May 2, 2011 at 8:48 am

Well done Nicholas! I like the way you’re trying to help young people like you succeed.

2 Nicholas Tart May 2, 2011 at 10:50 am

I appreciate it, Joseph! I can’t help it. Do you have any questions with your business?

3 Andrew Walker May 12, 2011 at 10:44 pm

That’s a nice way to help the young entrepreneurs to realize their dream. It’s never to early to start. Having your own company and brand definitely will motivate most people.

4 Nicholas Tart May 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Hey Andrew… I figure if young people just get started with entrepreneurship, it’ll have the snow-ball effect and they won’t be able to imagine any other way of life.

5 Zach Crawley May 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm

“They all want to start businesses “someday.”

That’s the problem with other teens these days, they want money but don’t want to start working for it.

6 Nicholas Tart May 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Yeah, and starting a business is uncomfortable. I’m finding that getting young people out of their comfort zone is the biggest hurdle. Once they get started, they’ll realize that it’s a lot of hard work, but most of the kids in my classes are eager to stick with it.

7 Edward Austin May 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Starting with the high schoolers – that is a problem most have regardless of how old they are! Its great to hear your stats – gives us something to strive for! Well done – looking forward to my own launch!

8 Nicholas Tart May 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Hey Edward! I know entrepreneurship is hard for all of us, but it seems like teens are especially hard-wired for going to college, getting a job, and maybe doing what they’re passionate about later in their lives.

Good luck. When’s your launch?

9 Aybi May 19, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I agree with you, Zach! Probably, because they’re used to getting things right away and if they pre-judged things might be complicated, they immediately back off. But I think, with this launch of 14clicks, many young aspiring entrepreneurs will be motivated to start their own business. Good job Nick!

10 Nicholas Tart May 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Thanks, Aybi! I appreciate your confidence. I’m excited for it. Have lots of plans for 14clicks that’ll take a few years to work through.

11 Ankur December 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

Hi Nicholas,

Thanks for sharing ur book. I would like to get some ideas of creative business with less investment.

12 Debra Wilson May 23, 2011 at 7:50 am

Nick,

I went over to 14clicks.com, between these two sites you have given us invaluable information, common sense approaches to starting a business and encouragement which is often so lacking for anyone (any age) to start living their dreams. Thank you and keep up the great work!

13 Nicholas Tart May 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

You’re welcome, Debra! Thank you for checking it out and for your feedback.

14 Mahesh Rathi May 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Debra Wilson:Thanks Debra for your advice 14clicks.com have their own views I respect your suggestion but Nicholas Tart is a serious and experience blogger he do great job on this post like his old posts.You have not any right to dis heart and discourage any person.He have his own thoughts and he expressed well in his post.I appreciate admin keep it up.

15 Nicholas Tart May 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Hey Mahesh! I think you misread Debra’s comment. “Invaluable” means extremely useful. She was appreciating the fact that I’ve provided resources for young people that can be used by anyone, of any age.

Thanks for havin’ my back, though ;).

16 Mahesh Rathi May 31, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Sorry Nicholas Tart,Debra I get your comment in wrong way.I extremely sorry Debra’s.

17 Nicholas Tart June 2, 2011 at 7:38 am

No harm done, Mahesth ;).

18 Shivam Garg June 9, 2011 at 4:07 am

Hi Nicholas,
Nice post.It good that these young people who desire to become entrepreneurs are getting help from someone like you and may get the right kind of platform they require.

19 Nicholas Tart June 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

Hey Shivam,

Thanks for your comment. Comments like yours are my compensation for putting this resource together.

20 waterpearls June 14, 2011 at 7:26 am

Hi Nicholas,
It is another nice post.
14clicks.com looks quite informative website and it is really helpful for young entrepreneur.Thanks for sharing!

21 Nicholas Tart June 14, 2011 at 11:07 am

Sure thing, Waterpearls. Thanks for checking it out. What do you like about it?

22 Shivam Garg June 22, 2011 at 11:17 am

Hi Nicholas,
Indeed very nice and useful tips for those who aspire to be future entrepreneurs. A must read for young people.

23 Alex July 2, 2011 at 5:46 am

Really love the 14 clicks site – nicely done!

24 Nicholas Tart July 6, 2011 at 10:02 am

Thanks, Alex! What do you like most about it?

25 Moogah July 10, 2011 at 9:49 am

Yeah, I’m starting a business right now at the age of 18. I have to say that it’s tough, having all of that doubt and not being sure if your business will actually succeed. But I’m going to give it a shot. My plan is to keep working on it until I graduate university and if it’s successful I’ll I might continue it full time but if it isn’t I’ll still have a sweet job as an engineer. In 4 years time I’ll see…

26 Nicholas Tart July 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Hey Moogah! That’s what every student should be doing. Thank you.

27 Bryan July 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Would like to know your secrets..thanks for sharing your new book.

28 Nicholas Tart July 25, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Sure thing, Brian! Let me know what you think and if you have any advice.

29 Buntu Redempter August 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Well done, Nick!

30 peter September 11, 2011 at 2:26 am

nice work Tart

31 shardul dabir May 13, 2012 at 6:24 am

Well this site is great man!kudos to you…i am surely reading your book!

32 Martin Jackson June 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Well, articles and white hat linking is the main thing for seo nowadays! I like to writing articles because you are writing for seo and spreading around your ideas..

33 jagadeep August 18, 2013 at 9:33 am

hai i’m jaga…i’m reating a social networking website i’m justa beginner so i need help …..i see many young people around here if any one know some of the essential comuter languages for creatiing a website…plz help me..and thank you and my email address is jgdeep0@gmail.com

34 Ajeet October 8, 2013 at 4:56 am

Now that this post has been live for over 2 years, what is the present update on 14 clicks. Are you still using it? Any sustained positive results?

35 Nicholas Tart October 11, 2013 at 9:25 am

Hi Ajeet, it hasn’t been a priority for a few years. At one point it was getting 20K monthly visitors. Now it’s nestled at 7K. You can see the breakdown here: http://14clicks.com/top-month/. Thanks for asking.

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