Young Entrepreneur Success Stories

Top 25 Young Entrepreneur Success Stories

by Nicholas Tart on September 3, 2010 · 206 comments

For two years I scraped and scoured the internet hunting for the world’s top young entrepreneurs so I could harvest their secrets.

If I wanted to be successful, I had to learn from the best. I needed to hear their stories. How they started. How they grew. How they are building their empires right now. And I needed to hear it straight from their mouths.

So I narrowed my list of 100+ young entrepreneurs down to the top 25. We contacted them, gathered their secrets and published a book. Here’s a list of the world’s top 25 young entrepreneurial success stories.

Read their interviews, visit their sites, follow them on Twitter and learn as much as you can from their remarkable stories. Oh, and find a link to discover how they do it at the bottom.

Adora Svitak, 12

Tiny Literary Giant

Adora is a 12-year-old who has published two books and transformed her writing success into speaking and teaching success. She has spoken at over 400 schools and presented at the annual TED conference. She has been featured on Good Morning America and on CNN.

Read Adora Svitak’s Interview | Visit Adora’s Site | Follow @adorasv

Savannah Britt, 15

Youngest Magazine Publisher

Savannah started her own publication – a magazine called Girlpez – making her the youngest magazine publisher in the world. The magazine features coverage of events, like concerts and fashion shows, along with interviews from the likes of Shwayze, Kevin Rudolf, and Dawn from Dannity Kane.

Read Savannah Britt’s Interview | Visit Savannah’s Site | Follow @savlovesyou

Philip Hartman, 15

Young Inventor of the Year

Philip is a home-schooled high school senior at the ripe age of 15. He won the 2008 Young Inventor of the Year award for inventing a new system for fusing optical fibers. His latest invention emits steam onto a windshield and is capable of defrosting a frost-covered windshield in about 15 seconds.

Read Philip Hartman’s Interview | Follow @PhilipHartman

Alex Fraiser, 16

World’s Top Young Blogger

Alex and his business partner, 24-year-old Seth Waite, launched their first product – a web theme modeled after Blogussion’s unique style – to immediate success. With an Alexa ranking under 20,000, Blogussion is now the highest ranking blog by a 16-year-old on the Internet.

Read Alex Fraiser’s Interview | Visit Alex’s Site | Follow @afrais

Farrhad Acidwalla Interview: Rockstah Entrepreneur out of IndiaFarrhad Acidwalla, 16

Top Young Indian Entrepreneur

Farrhad has launched Rockstah Media, a cutting-edge company devoted to web development, marketing, advertisement, and branding. It is just over a year old but it has clients and a full fledged team of developers, designers and market strategists spread across the globe.

Read Farrhad Acidwalla’s Interview | Visit Farrhad’s Site | Follow @farrhad

Mark Bao, 17

11 Companies, 3 Foundations

Mark is a 17-year-old high school senior and he has already launched 11 web-based companies (and sold three of them) along with three non-profit foundations. Some of his projects include TickrTalk, the Ramamia Foundation, Classleaf, and Avecora – a technology network launching sometime in 2013.

Read Mark Bao’s Interview | Visit Mark’s Site | Follow @markbao

Stanley Tang, 17

Instant Best-Selling Author

Stanley published ‘eMillions’ in December of 2008 and it rocketed straight to the top of the Amazon Best-Seller lists. At just 14 years old, Stanley was the world’s youngest best-selling author. He just graduated high school and is currently attending Stanford University.

Read Stanley Tang’s Interview | Visit Stanley’s Site | Follow @stanleytang

Adam Horwitz, 18

$1.5 Million in Three Days

Adam has learned from his mistakes and now teaches people how to make money online. His courses, ‘Tycoon Cash Flow’ and ‘Cell Phone Treasure’, have each earned over $100,000. His latest, ‘Mobile Monopoly’, bagged $1.5 million in a three days and set all sorts of affiliate marketing records.

Read Adam Horwitz’s Interview | Visit Adam’s Site | Follow @adamhorwitz

King Sidharth, 18

The Outlaw Entrepreneur

King is a speaker, author, magazine publisher, rad dude, and he’s organizing a conference for teenagers called Createens. It will give young people an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, blogging, and more from world-wide experts. Find out why King considers himself to be an outlaw.

Read King Sidharth’s Interview | Visit King’s Site | Follow @kingsidharth

Arjun Rai, 18

Teen Battling Google

Arjun became the COO of a quickly growing online advertising company, but he soon set out to follow his own, unique vision. That vision is a brand-new venture called odysseyAds, an online advertising network with a focus on catering to 21st century marketer needs.

Read Arjun Rai’s Interview | Follow @arjunrai96

Syed Balkhi, 19

Social Media Prodigy

Syed, along with a handful of college friends, has started a successful web service company called Uzzz Productions. His blog for WordPress beginners, WPBeginner, has been up since July 2009 and already attracts an incredible 145,000 unique visitors each month.

Read Syed Balkhi’s Interview | Visit Syed’s Site | Follow @syedbalkhi

Keith J. Davis Jr., 19

Entrepreneur of All Trades

Keith is 19 and he’s gone from his middle school’s ‘bubble gum man’ to a college freshman at the University of Houston and an entrepreneur of all trades. He somehow finds time to be a nationally known public speaker, actor, model, newspaper publisher, and author.

Read Keith J. Davis Jr.’s Interview | Visit Keith’s Site | Follow @keithjdavisjr

Ben Weissenstein, 19

Major League Young Entrepreneur

Ben and his booming business have been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and on the Dr. Phil Show. He has started The Entitled Group, a company that helps musical artists, and he’s franchising Grand Slam Garage Sales, a garage sale service.

Read Ben Weissenstein’s Interview | Visit Ben’s Site | Follow @bentheceo

Sabirul Islam, 19

Fired at 13, Founder at 14

Sabirul self-published his first book, ‘The World at Your Feet’, at age 17. Since, he has sold 60,000 copies, launched a board game, become a globe-trotting public speaker (over 600 speaking engagements), and started his own publishing company for aspiring teen authors.

Read Sabirul Islam’s Interview | Visit Sabirul’s Site | Follow @Sabirul_Islam

Lindsay Manseau, 20

Beyond Freelance Photography

Lindsay photographed 25 weddings as a freelancer in 2009. Her business was thriving, but she wanted a way to better connect with her couples and the wedding industry. So Lindsay began developing My Marriage Market, an online platform where couples and vendors will be able to connect.

Read Lindsay Manseau’s Interview | Visit Lindsay’s Site | Follow @lindsaymanseau

Marshall Haas, 20

Young Architect Outsourcer

Marshall recruited a team of 20 artists in the Philippines to create architectural images from floor plans and he began attracting as many as eight clients a month. He is also developing a mobile web application called Podums, which will use game mechanics to encourage people to be productive.

Read Marshall Haas’s Interview | Visit Marshall’s Site | Follow @MarshallHaas

Catherine Cook, 20

$20 Million from Dorm Room

Catherine is a 20-year-old junior at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and myYearbook.com has over 20 million members. myYearbook is ranked in the top 25 most trafficked websites in the U.S. according to comScore and it pulls in $20 million in annual revenue.

Read Catherine Cook’s Interview | Visit Catherine’s Site | Follow @cncook

Michael Dunlop, 21

Most Likely Millionaire

Michael dropped out of school and began to develop websites, including RetireAt21.com. Today, Michael is 21 years old and, though he isn’t retired, he is netting six figures a year with his websites. His latest, IncomeDiary.com, has attracted well over 10,000 subscribers.

Read Michael Dunlop’s Interview | Visit Michael’s Site | Follow @michaeldunlop

Emil Motycka, 21

From ‘Mow Boy’ to $135K

Emil owns a company which provides work for about 65 people in Northern Colorado. Motycka Enterprises offers everything from building and janitorial maintenance to lawn care, tree care, snow removal, and even Christmas light installation. Emil earned $135,000 his senior year of high school.

Read Emil Motycka’s Interview | Visit Emil’s Site | Follow @emotycka

Lauren Amarante, 21

World Entrepreneurship Day

Lauren co-founded World Entrepreneurship Day (WED) as a sophomore at Arizona State University. WED’s first celebration of entrepreneurship, in 2009, was a huge success with 22 countries participating. Since then, WED has partnered with the United Nations to scale it to 35 countries in 2010.

Read Lauren Amarante’s Interview | Visit Lauren’s Site | Follow @lafactor

Alex Maroko, 21

$0 to $100K in 5 Months

Alex went from training clients in person to doing everything online in 2009. His first product, a video that teaches how to dribble a basketball better, earned $20,000 in the first week of its release. In the six months since, Alex has been developing more websites, products and an online coaching program.

Read Alex Maroko’s Interview | Visit Alex’s Site | Follow @alexmaroko

Juliette Brindak, 21

‘Miss O’ Valued at $15 Million

Juliette launched Miss O and Friends, a by-girls-for-girls site where tweens can go to safely interact, get advice, and play flash games. She has sold over 120,000 books. In 2008, Procter & Gamble invested in Miss O and Friends and estimated the company’s value at $15 million dollars.

Read Juliette Brindak’s Interview | Visit Juliette’s Site | Follow @missoandfriends

Jacob Cass, 22

Inspired Designer for Hire

Jacob nabbed his first freelance job at the age of sixteen and in November 2007 he started a website and blog dedicated to his business, Just Creative Design. He immediately began raking in clients, awards, and recognition. In January 2010, Jacob received a prestigious job offer from his Twitter account.

Read Jacob Cass’s Interview | Visit Jacob’s Site | Follow @justcreative

Andrew Fashion, 22

Made and Lost $2.5 Million

Andrew had dropped out of high school in 2005 and started developing websites. After months of just scraping by, Andrew hit it big. He was pulling in $100,000+ checks every month. But after a few years of living the high life, the revenue stream dried up and Andrew went from being a millionaire to being in debt.

Read Andrew Fashion’s Interview | Visit Andrew’s Site | Follow @andrewfashion

Joe Penna, 23

Mystery Guitar Man

Joe makes videos with unconventional video editing and black sunglasses. Since getting started in June 2006, Mystery Guitar Man has amassed over one million subscribers and over 100 million total views – making it the 8th most subscribed channel on YouTube.

Watch Joe Penna’s Interview | Visit Joe’s YouTube Channel | Follow @mysteryguitarm

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{ 186 comments }

1 Nick Scheidies September 3, 2010 at 1:38 am

Awesome — I’m looking forward to learning more about these strapping young entrepreneurs. ;)

2 Nick Tart September 5, 2010 at 10:10 am

I have a feeling we’ve barely scratched the surface, Scheidz!

3 rohith varma September 15, 2011 at 11:23 pm

haiiiiiiiii dudes i love to become an entrepreneure… because of this indian bleady theoritical studys i had no chance to become an youngest entrepreneure…. i am now 19 i will fly to abroad and want to fulfill my dream their….sooooooo can u please essist me in such way????????? plssssssssssssss

4 harshit September 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

hiiiii i m also an indian having desire 2 become an entrepreneur, i’ll b happy if v can help each-other. u can contact me after repling here

5 Nicholas Tart September 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Hey Harshit! I’ve found that lots of young people in India are like yourself. Try to get connected if you can and let me know if you have any questions.

6 Shahbaaz Halim November 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Hie!!
What You do when you don’t have a single source of finance????
and in my pocket not a single buck to travel in public transport???
Shall wait for your reply.. see ya mate :)

7 ketan December 11, 2011 at 8:28 am

hi.. nicholas . i am ketan. can u help me to do my business.

8 KETAN December 11, 2011 at 8:25 am

Hi harshit i am ketan.. me too want to be an enterprenur . be in contact.. may be we help each other to grow. my contact no is. 09718718400

9 vineeth July 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

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10 vineeth July 14, 2012 at 9:57 am

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11 Anshul January 19, 2012 at 4:05 am

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Dear i want to be a Entrepreneure
I am a Glass bangle manufacture
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but we are not a Brand
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12 j mamma October 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

really

13 Jonathan Romig September 3, 2010 at 9:12 am

I like this!! I sent JuniorBiz a message on Twitter suggesting a list like this for their next book. It’s cool to see you did it on here.

14 Nick Tart September 5, 2010 at 10:12 am

Yep, I try to take the good suggestions and do something with them.

15 Mandeep September 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Very inspiring stories. Keeps you motivated to grow your own business.

16 Nick Tart September 5, 2010 at 10:15 am

I’m glad, Mandeep. They keep motivating us as well… I’m happy we could share their stories.

17 rushi July 25, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Nice collection …it definitely inspired young generation to create something new…

18 Mandeep September 3, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Its always great to see young people making it big. Keeps you motivated to grow your own blog.

19 vineeth July 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

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20 Himanshu Chanda September 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm

This was great, inspiring and yes challenging too !

21 Nick Tart September 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

Thanks, Chanda! P.S. I think the only way an MBA is worth it is if you use it as a networking platform. Otherwise, keep doing what you’re doing ;).

22 vineeth July 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

u should do RMP INFOTEC PVT LTD. u can b a entrepreneur wthot gng abroad.

23 Samuel September 3, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Great list bro!1 :D keep the good work up!!!!!!!!!

24 Nick Tart September 5, 2010 at 10:20 am

Thanks, Samuel! I appreciate each and every one of those exclamation marks!

25 Siva September 4, 2010 at 9:25 am

Great list… I thought this post will include Christian Owens…

26 Nick Tart September 5, 2010 at 10:22 am

Hey Siva! You’re absolutely right, Christian Owens more than deserves to be on a list like this. He’s doing incredible things over at Branchr and he’s a great guy. Unfortunately, we didn’t have room for him in the book.

27 Arijit Das September 4, 2010 at 11:33 am

Great List of Young Entrepreneurs & Very Inspiring! :)

28 Nick Tart September 5, 2010 at 10:23 am

Thanks, Arijit! I like your domain, dude!

29 The Homeschool Entrepreneur September 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Great post! Will be posting it on our blog to be sure it gets around..

The blog is looking really good, too. Keep going, we love what you’re doing!

30 Nick Tart September 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

Thanks, Deb! Looking forward to seeing it go up on your blog. Talk soon ;).

31 Artleen Mora February 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm

those guys are ugly but only like two guys are hootttiieeesss

32 Ben Lang September 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Nick,

Such an incredible list, inspired by everyone of these people :)
Great to see you at EpicLaunch, will be following your blog more closely, love whats going on here!

33 Nick Tart September 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Me too :). Sure thing, Ben! You’ve done a great job as well. Especially with rebranding and maintaining your community.

34 Eric Amzalag September 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm

How did you compile this list? What was your criteria?

35 Nick Tart September 21, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Hi Eric! I’ve been researching the young entrepreneur niche for two years. I started with the people I had learned a lot from myself (Alex F, Michael, and Stanley). Then I found lists like this one: http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/blog/27-inspiring-young-online-entrepreneurs/ and we interviewed all the ones under 23. Some of them made introductions to others. And I met a few (Syed, Lindsay, and Marshall) at a young entrepreneur conference.

We wanted to go for the top young entrepreneurs (Catherine, Joe and Juliette) while also focusing on a few young entrepreneurs who are near the beginning of their sure-fire successful entrepreneurial careers. This way, we could give a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial advice for our book.

36 Zack Shapiro October 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Hey Nick,

Throw me on that list too. I’m running an iPhone software company while being in college here at the University of Colorado [don't hold that against me :)]. I always love connecting with young entrepreneurs.

37 Nick Tart October 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Hey Zack! This list is finalized but I’ve got another one brewing in my head. No grudges for the inferior school ;). I’m gonna go send you an email now. Chat soon, dude.

38 Daniel December 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Hey are you Anya’s brother?

39 Brian November 21, 2010 at 10:27 am

awsome…feeling realy inspired….im going to be successful,im going to be successful :)

40 Nick Tart November 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm

:) Believing that is the first step, Brian! Then figure out how, then actually do it. And never stop.

41 Shivendu December 2, 2010 at 2:38 am

Many from this list are my friend Good List Hope one day I could grab a place in the list :D

42 Nick Tart December 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm

You’re well on your way, Shivendu. Keep it up and I’m sure you’ll find yourself on a list like this some day.

43 prashant December 23, 2010 at 10:51 am

Hi Nick..good work done by you and i am sure this website will inspired thousand of entrepreneur..best of luck.

44 Nick Tart December 25, 2010 at 9:32 am

Thanks, Prashant! I appreciate your confidence.

45 Theodore De Dumas December 29, 2010 at 1:14 am

This is a great list! I’m glad to see other young people doing their thing, we have a lot of potential, and will be in the front seat as many baby boomers and those before them began to retire.

We will go from these lists to the Forbes and beyond! Love the site Nick!

46 Nick Tart December 30, 2010 at 11:24 am

Hmm… That’s something I haven’t thought about much, Theodore. You’re right that as baby boomers retire, a whole new generation of leaders will emerge and I believe a lot of those leaders will be from Gen-Y! P.S. I like your weekly quote from Sir Walter Scott.

47 Blog the bank December 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm

This is a awesome list its very inspirational to see young people step into the business world and become successful even for those who only experience it for a moment at least they did most people don’t get to step into the limelight good job

48 Nick Tart January 1, 2011 at 11:28 am

Thanks, Jurrell! Glad you found the list. Who has your favorite story?

49 Maan Jony January 3, 2011 at 11:25 am

Nick Tart … Ya Great work really inspiration for all these youngster and impressive.Good .
wait for your next Top list …I think its more encouraging if you provide the country wise list like in India ,Indonesia , China ,Pakistan,USA ,UK Australia ….etc .

50 Nick Tart January 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Thanks, Maan. Hmm… That’s a good, idea. I’ll see what we can do. Thanks for your suggestion and I look forward to your next comment ;).

51 toyin February 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Waoh I think its high time I do something.

52 sirajudheen February 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Hi…i read ur ideas…t

53 Jonathan Budd February 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm

These guys are such an inspiration to the new generation. At such a young age they achieved a lot already.

I saw Adora Svitak’s video on TED and the walk she interacts with the audience really blew me away.

I do hope they will enjoy or they’re enjoying their childhood and teenage years. Well, aside from having lots of moolah. :)

54 Clinton Skakun February 24, 2011 at 4:17 am

Yeah it’s mind blowing amazing, really! Makes me think twice about my beliefs on being “too young” or not having experience. These people go to show you that even a 14 year old can muster up the kind of work ethic to put in thier 10,000 hours(Gladwel talks about in Outliers) to achieve the kind of success and skill that people 5x their age are barely breaking into.

Nothing short of amazing.

55 Clinton Skakun February 24, 2011 at 4:12 am

I swear I’ve crossed this site before. Chanced upon it again today, not even sure how I got to it(short term memory). After reading a few of the stories and interviews on the site of young entrepreneurs who have had extraordanary success, for being so young. After reading a few of these resources, I have to say this is one of the few blogs, that get me really f**king motivated to start working harder on my own venture.

After the years of reading, studying and searching there are very few quotes, books and websites that motivate me anymore. After failing many different businesses I’ve learned from my mistakes and am giving another go at it. I feel like I’m on the same path as these young people.

The only few books that motivate me now days are The Millionaire Fastlane and How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis and this blog.

I’ll keep coming back to read upcoming posts on the website. Let me point out my admiration for some of the young business men and women’s unheard of work ethic and stamina. This is not just great inspiration, this is raw, pure, no-fluff meat and potatoes that young people need to hear. Not this shit about “visualize it and let the universe bring it to you on a silver platter.”

Keep doing what you’re doing,

Clinton

56 Nick Tart February 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Clinton, Clinton, Clinton! Thank you, sir. I’m glad they’ve been able to motivate you. There’s something to knowing about other successful people. I have a feeling you’re a competitive person (I am too). Not only do I strive to replicate their success, I intend to pass it. But intentions can only get you so far.

57 Daniel December 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Dude, watch the language

58 Arjun Narain March 20, 2011 at 9:27 am

Brilliance personified-Nick Tart!
I mean I have run out of words to admire your website and the work you are doing , Utter consistency and quality.
You did miss out Ashley Qualis of Whaeverlife.com , though. But none the less awesome list.
I would like to thank you for posting motivating stimuli such as this, For me your blog is nothing short of a drug or caffeine Juggling school and trying to establish my own internet company is a difficult and a daunting task but you make it look so easy!
And I promise you that one day I am gonna make that list and I know that day isn’t far enough and when I do become successful (a lil self confidence ain’t bad, eh?) you can be proud for having been my pivotal mentor!

Last thing ( and definitely not the least) Awesome post and yeah I do second the country wise matrix of entrepreneurs gives a whole new dimension to entrepreneurs !
Keep up the good work.

Cheers to Nick Tart
Arjun Narain

59 Nick Tart March 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Hey Arjun! Thanks for your comment. I always enjoy hearing from people who genuinely appreciate what I’m doing.

What Ashley has done is remarkable. She didn’t make our book or our list because I never heard back from her after about a dozen emails, tweets, and messages.

Looking forward to hearing from you in the future ;)!

60 godmaster124 March 31, 2011 at 10:30 am

nice nick it makes me want to start my own business thank you ..and im on xbox gamer tag : godmaster124

61 Nicholas Tart March 31, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I’m glad, godmaster124! Just remember, the more time you spend gaming, the less time you’ll be able to dedicate to becoming successful.

62 Frank Mcclatchy April 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

This is a cool list, but where are the REAL entrepreneurs? These ones seem to be all web based, or bloggers. Do half of the people listed even make any significant money? It’s starting to get a little troubling to see every person my age (18-26) starting a blog thinking they can actually make a career out of blogging. What happened to participating in the sunshine industries like steel, or even the young investors? Please, when you make the next list, include a wider variety of entrepreneurs. Thanks.

63 Nicholas Tart April 15, 2011 at 11:19 am

Hi Frank. I appreciate your comment and feedback. Most of these young entrepreneurs are making 6-figures and there are few 7-8-figure businesses speckled in as well. 17 of the 25 are primarily internet-based and a lot of them have blogs to supplement an existing business.

Internet makes business possible for young entrepreneurs. Otherwise, they’d need a substantial investment. If I were to feature those kids, people would say, “Yeah, I could do that too with a $500,000 investment from my parents.” I agree, it’d be nice to have a wider variety, but there simply aren’t that many self-funded young businesses that aren’t internet-based. I’ll keep my eye out for them though ;).

64 this is wrong May 3, 2011 at 12:52 am

“WORLD’S TOP YOUNG BLOGGER” with an alexa rank under 20,000?

FALSE: I created a blog with a 18,000 alexa rank before the 16 year old fool!!! of course i will leave my information confidential. it is embarrassing to be seen here.

65 Nicholas Tart May 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

Yes, and I’m sure everything you did was legitimate.

66 dont get curious May 3, 2011 at 1:02 am

These are like lemonade stand businesses. When you are older..you have more resources, connections, experience and capital to do far more profitable ventures. Be Smart. Be confident in what you believe in. Know what you are doing. Do it yourself. And definitely don’t pursue any internet startup before consulting me first because there are too many knuckle heads out there trying to give “startup” advice. It’s all 100% relative. YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHATS BEST!!!!

67 Nicholas Tart May 3, 2011 at 11:31 am

I like the first half of your comment, but now I’m confused. Who are you?

68 Peace Udobang May 9, 2011 at 5:26 am

Wow! Am thrilled and impressed with ur courage, independence and flexibility… Keep it up but just a piece of advice, dont get carried away in ur success and always stay focused on solutions when faced with challenges. Note that: ‘an entrepreneur is also a leader’. Learn 2 be one and be good.

69 Nicholas Tart May 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Good advice, Udobang. It’s easy for young people to get caught of in the glitz and glamour of their success. But most of these kids were incredibly humble when I talked to them. I think it’s part of the reason they’ve reached the levels that they have.

70 ravi macharla December 3, 2012 at 4:24 am

hey please tell me about good content for my website

71 Zahib May 19, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Just checked out Income Diary, and It’s not bad. Man seeing all these younger faces and accomplishments makes me feel old and left behind. I’m 26 and when I was coming up 26 was considered “young” for achieving these things. Not it’s 14 year old’s selling more company’s then I have even failed at.

72 Nicholas Tart May 20, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Haha… I know what you mean, Zahib. I just turned 23 and I feel like I’m ten years behind a lot of these kids. But on the bright side, we’re still way ahead of most people when it comes to entrepreneurship.

73 Nabeell Shahid June 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm

this is a great effort to put all the young masters on 1 page, i really liked reading about these guru’s :)

74 Nicholas Tart June 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Hey Nabeell! I’m glad you liked it, but they’re not gurus. Just kids who did and continue to do things differently. That’s something almost all of them emphasized.

75 Shah June 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm

this inspirational list is so much encouraging me to giv resign to current employer and put efforts on something which is buzzing around in my mind from last 2 years…. and insted of being employee why not to hire Employees….
:)
Best of luck for you all starter and entrepreneurs & wish me da same.. :)

76 Nicholas Tart June 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Good luck, Shah! Let me know if you have any questions.

77 hussain July 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm

after read above, i realysed that where am i here.
i wiil b try like u

78 Abdul July 7, 2011 at 1:18 am

Very impressive list. These kids make me feel as i’ve wasted my younger years lol. I’m 20 now and I’m working on a couple things but what concerns me is that business is quickly becoming “internety”. I’m clueless when it comes creating websites, programming etc and it seems as though that is the route young enterpreneur’s tend to take. If this trend continues I would have to become tech savy, and fast.

79 Nicholas Tart July 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

Hey Abdul! Yeah, I know what you mean. I’m 23. In a lot of ways, I think it’s easier to start an offline service. Do what you know, and know what you do. One of the reasons a lot of these kids are internet-ey is because we couldn’t find them otherwise.

80 Austin Olson July 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

LOVE what you have here! Talk about motivation, this sums it up pretty well! After seeing all this YOUNG success, It makes me realize there are people out there just like my self. Although I do not have anything going for me in the entrepreneur world as of right now, It is Just around the corner! Day in and day out, I will bring many new things to the public! Thanks a ton for all of the info. Would love to chat with you Via email, For some advise and tips if thats Possible!!!!

81 Nicholas Tart July 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

Hey Austin! Sure thing, wntart@juniorbiz.com.

82 Katrina Kinder July 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm

This article is very inspiring . So much so that I’ve linked to it on our website http://www.RomanceAnswers.com . Teens can benefit from self improvement which in turn will help them have better relationships. Business skills are necessary in all areas of anyone’s life. Even if you are an employee, the business of saving, investing and spending of your earnings can be summed up as “You Incorporated”. You can’t escape it, so you may as well get well versed in entrepreneurial business skills.

83 Nicholas Tart July 19, 2011 at 9:35 am

Hey Katrina… You seem pretty well versed in entrepreneurship considering your age. Keep it up and let me know if you have any questions.

84 Thomasankhja July 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I like all stores and ………

85 Sam July 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

That is inspiring!!! I have only just made my first profit on biz idea ($11)

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

Well done, Sam! How did you make it?

87 Austin Olson July 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Since I came across this site I have really moved forward in my Entrepreneur Journey. Thanks for providing great Articles tips and advice! With the knowledge I gained from your site I went out and got myself a business loan. I am currently Launching “Blade Runner’s” a Mowing service with Snow removal in the winter, Carpet cleaning all year round and even possibly Car detailing. I am also working on a website with a Local website developer, I cant give details on that at the moment but I will keep in touch with the Launch Date. No I dont plan on becoming Rich through mowing, but its a START right? Thanks for all the information you provided Nicholas Tart.

88 Nicholas Tart August 3, 2011 at 10:38 am

Awesome, Austin! That’s great to hear! And, great name.

I want to help you more if I can. You’d be surprised by how many entrepreneurs get started with a lawn mowing service.

89 Austin Olson August 3, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Thanks Nick,

I honestly wasn’t sure where to start out, but after reading up and gaining knowledge on the whole Mowing deal I thought it would be the best way to start my Entrepreneur Gig. The crazy thing is, when I first came across your web page I was at a brick wall. I had ideas on paper, and documents typed up on what I wanted to do I just did’nt know how to go about it.

Your book is GREAT, Ive read it 3 times now and plan on reading it over and over. I really like how you can take notes, and highlight text through out the book. I can’t thank you enough for providing a FREE copy of it. I would much appreciate any type of help you can offer at this point, Maybe a skype conversation or email conversation just to get some more advice. I would also like to return the favor in any way that I can, Not exactly sure what I can do for you but Im sure we can think of something.

“Blade Runner’s” You Grow it, WE MOW IT!

90 Nicholas Tart August 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Hey Austin! Feel free to send me an email (wntart@juniorbiz.com) with your questions or add me on Skype (w.nick.tart).

91 nitin August 6, 2011 at 5:57 am

hello , I am nitin want to be am enterpreneur
I am try my level best

Thanks for your motivation

92 Fred Catona August 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

What an inspiring post! Looking forward to seeing what these young entrepreneurs can do for our future!

93 sourav September 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

really m inspired….i will b in d list one day..

94 Aniee Qasim October 1, 2011 at 10:27 am

hey Nick, nice article, i am also 21 year old Entrepreneur , i am inspired by your site!

95 Nicholas Tart October 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Hey Aniee! I’m glad. What’s inspiring about it?

96 jaya October 2, 2011 at 10:12 am

Its very good site sir. Really m inspired.

97 not to be named October 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Well you missed me in this entrepreneurs. Although I have achieved big but don’t want to come publicly like this. I was wondering how come you didn’t find me although I made big achievement and invention in application development. I suppose the people mentioned in the stories here are paying this website to make them published and famous purposely. By the way, I found this website accidentally.

98 Nicholas Tart October 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm

“Not to be named.” I think that sums up why I couldn’t find you.

None of our interviewees paid to be included in this list. Unless you count the 2 hours of their time that they generously donated for us to interview them.

99 Matt October 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Hey, check out FallTerms. Its a social networking site just for college students. I love it.

100 Nicholas Tart October 6, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Matt, this isn’t a good way to promote your site.

101 Vincent Puyat October 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I check on these lists every now and then and think to myself, when will I be able to prove myself to the world as well. I wouldn’t want to leave the world without having contributed to anything. So here’s to dreams and aspirations! May we one day finally wake up and accomplish those dreams of ours.

102 Nicholas Tart October 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm

*clink* ;)

103 sunil October 10, 2011 at 9:11 am

Retireat21 is itself a good source knowledge. It followed by juniorbiz…
Doing great job Nicholas Tart.
Your blogs is a good source of visibility for aspiring entrepreneurs..:)
Expecting my profile soon..:P

104 Nicholas Tart October 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

Thank you, Sunil! Retireat21 was one of the sites I idolized when I first started JuniorBiz. It’s nice to be mentioned in the same comment. What do you do?

105 sunil October 13, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I am a aspiring entrepreneur from India..:P
Retireat21! The name looks funny,catchy and interesting. I was very much impressed after reading the articles posted in it. Especially “How I created this website”..:P
It took out the fire inside me. Now Im on the process of my new initiation.
I became the fan of your products and Im the daily visitor too..:)

106 Nicholas Tart October 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Thanks, Sunil! You can check out my other blog at http://14clicks.com/. That one is updated more regularly with more in-depth content. Let me know what you think!

107 Chris H October 13, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Someday I hope I can say that I’m a successful entrepreneur…. At the current moment I’m broke, in debt due to school, and want to change all of that. I think the one thing that is holding me back is just trying to get my idea out there becuase I have no where to start. I know something inside of me says that I will become a very successful person, I just don’t know how to get there. Any advice??

108 Nicholas Tart October 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Hey Chris! We’ve all been there. Everything starts as nothing. If you have an idea of a business you’d like to start, you’re on your way. You can grab a free copy of my eBook, Get Started with Entrepreneurship, here: http://14clicks.com/get-started-entrepreneurship/

I think that’ll help a lot. If you have more questions, I’d like to answer them.

109 venture October 16, 2011 at 11:06 am

Its the name of my company,i am an indian and i got the idea to start this company 6 months ago but i dint rush,i did my ground work and a couple of days before i started approaching clients and now i have made 6000 rs in a couple of days.Its not web based,its based on technical education.I was really inspired by this list.i will strive to make it here in a couple of years.By the way i am 19 years old,thats why i am posting here.

110 Nicholas Tart October 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Sweet! Well I’ll be looking forward to hearing more about in a couple of years. I’m glad this list and this site is part of your story ;).

111 Avinash Inarkar October 18, 2011 at 12:18 am

Hieeee Nicholas .. totally inspiring .. you know in future i want to make my own Restaurant .. and for that i left my earlier job also.. and took up Hotel industry study, want to spend few years than when i have my own money and experience. I would like to open up my own restaurant. If you know any young entrepreneur in these industry than just let me know.. so i can ask them and learn few thing which make me to organised my own restaurant..

Do the needful.

112 Nicholas Tart October 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm

You stumped me, Avinash! I can’t think of any young entrepreneurs who own restaurants. Probably because they’re expensive to start and when you’re first starting up, you don’t have the money.

But I’m sure you can learn a lot from the local restaurant owners in your town. Why don’t you send them an email to see if you can grab a meal at their restaurant? Free meail. Free advice. That’d be sweet. In fact, I kinda want to start a restaurant now. Hmm…

113 Renee October 20, 2011 at 9:30 am

Awesome article, thanks Nick for putting up this post for people like me to get inspired! I check this post daily now in the mornings to give me some motivation.

I’m 15 and have always been very business-orientated since the age of 5, always drawing up business plans while other kids were doing colouring books. I believe I have the potential to be up on this list with these young entrepreneurs, but I’ve come to a dilemma: All the great business ideas I have all seem to be taken.

Do you know what to do in this situation?

114 Nicholas Tart October 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Hey Renee! That’s a great problem to have. Seriously. Facebook wasn’t the first social network. Google wasn’t the first search engine. And Apple wasn’t the first company to make computers.

When you come up with a business idea and find competitors, that means it’s a good business idea because those companies are able to stay in business. You just have to find a way to provide a better or different product or service. And since you’re 15, you have a huge advantage because people will want to help you and you’ll almost always get free press. You have to hurry though. Just get started ;).

115 Renee October 25, 2011 at 9:11 am

Thank you so much Nick for your advice! Helped a lot :)
I also downloaded your e-book from your site 14clicks and it’s helped too!

Out of interest, is it difficult to start an advertising network at my age and not so much capital? My father says I’m aiming too high and it’s implausible but I have some good ideas.

Thank you again! :)

116 Nicholas Tart November 2, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Hey Renee! Thanks for checking out 14clicks as well. Yeah, it’s difficult to start an advertising network but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. In fact, because it’s difficult, if you’re successful, it’ll make it harder for other people to compete with you. Your father is right that you are aiming high. Give it a shot. If it doesn’t work out, start with something more manageable.

117 Renee November 5, 2011 at 5:24 am

Thanks again!
I apologise sincerely if I am bothering you by constantly asking you questions…
However I’ll just risk this one.

I am quite interested in finance, and my mother is an accountant. Your 14clicks ebook said to create a business based on something you enjoy doing, but also providing a solution for a problem. I was thinking of starting a money management site like mint.com and learnvest targeted towards young adults, such as teens and college students (Both boys and girls aged 10 – 25). I have done some research and there does not seem to be much demand for finance targeted towards teenagers, as I suppose most are supplied by their parents so don’t really think too much about it. However with the economic situation now I think it would be cool to educate fellow young people about finance and help prevent them from any financial troubles in future.

Another idea I had was internship programs for teenagers however they will be able to visit companies in different companies. Then I thought of the troubles of insurance and visas etc.

What is your honest opinion of each of these ideas?
A: Honestly, I don’t think it will work even with hard work, sorry.
B: If you put a lot of hard work in it can take off.

You may have noticed I didn’t include a ‘maybe/indifferent’ option because I am seeking a simple yes or no answer.

Thanks for your time and help! :)

118 Renee November 5, 2011 at 5:27 am

Sorry! Correcting an error made in my previous post.
*visit companies in different countries

119 Renee November 5, 2011 at 8:50 am

Please delete the above two comments! I thought the ideas out through and think they are terrible! I’ll embark on my other ideas instead. Thanks n advance!

120 Nicholas Tart November 5, 2011 at 11:28 am

Hey Renee! Don’t discount your ideas so quickly. If it’s alright with you, I’d like to keep your original comment here.

Idea 1: Financial education, like entrepreneurial education, for young people is important and needed. Since there are so many factors and routes to execute that idea, it’s hard to say that it will take off. But it fills the first two prerequisites from the eBook — solves a problem and aligns with a passion — so I think it’s good!

Idea 2: I think that’s a great idea! I’d like to see more teenagers in internships and I can’t think of anyone who does this. Take a look at http://www.internqueen.com/ for an example of how it could work.

Why did you think that both of them were terrible?

121 Renee November 12, 2011 at 2:55 am

Thank you for your advice and help!

I decided that with the first idea, not many teenagers have funds; some of my friends only get various items through their parents. Those who do get allowance or pocket money don’t tend to receive a substantial amount, so I don’t think it would work for this reasons. Unless I was able to add some extra features that interest teenagers, and make it into a newsletter then make revenue from ads.

With the second idea, the majority of young students get internships organised by their schools or themselves. I for one, got my internship arranged by my school, then I later contacted them. I have seen internqueen before, but I’m not sure how I’ll be able to add something extra to compete with her service.

Thanks very much again for your support! :)

122 Renee November 13, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Sorry to bother you again Nick!
Would you mind if we discussed some of my ideas through email, rather than here?
How can I contact you?

Again, thank you so much for all of your help.

123 Nicholas Tart November 23, 2011 at 12:16 am

Hey Renee! Yeah, you can contact me through the contact page: http://juniorbiz.com/contact

That form goes to my email. Looking forward to hearing from you!

124 pratima November 27, 2011 at 2:52 am

hey nick sorry to bother you again, how can i contact you? and i have some business ideas dat can really work well in india, i’d really like to discuss them with you, hope to hear soon from you.
Thank you. :D

125 Daniel November 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I am back

126 Erick December 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Hi Nicholas !

I have read some complete interviews the the entire 25 entries and let me tell you that these are awesome, good job !!

Everytime I read about success entrepreneurship so much more great and make me want to run my own projects I hope you keep doing this !

Thank you !!

127 Nicholas Tart December 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Hey Erick! That’s great to hear. What specifically inspires you about them? What parts or questions taught you the most? We want to know so we can keep getting better at interviewing successful young entrepreneurs.

128 Erick December 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Hi Nicholas !

I really liked and inspired me the interview with Mark Bao , he is also great, he founded 11 companies, good record.

I like the quotes and when you ask if someone has to battle against a giant which weapon would use? Awesome question.

and you can also ask them for their major goals with their enterprises.

Thank you for the reply !

129 Daniel December 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Hey Nick, I found this national entrepreneur competition. Something called NFTE (pronounced “nifty”). Turns out I just missed their deadline by about a month. I’ll try again next year. Who knows, maybe I will use your green gym equipment idea. Maybe I might win the $10000 prize.

BTW: Merry Christmas, do you want any thing special?

130 Daniel December 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm

You should have a entrepreneurial contest!

131 Eric December 6, 2011 at 6:28 am

Awesome collection! Really inspiring stories, I hope that soon I can get on this list. lol

132 shara December 18, 2011 at 8:07 am

hai nick ,i’m sara its very inspirational… thank you

133 Naj Jazz December 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm

fabulous!

134 JAYESH January 28, 2012 at 6:31 am

Guys Wait for me and my animation studio…..

135 3upGANG February 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

add my page?

136 Chitresh Sharma February 19, 2012 at 7:55 am

First of all a big round of applause to you Tart, I am not a person will be commenting much about people’s work in unknown website or blogs but being genuinely true this is my first comment on someone work in a unknown web platform. I must congratulate you for starting such a web plat from for youngsters where they can share,read and get motivated (though i am motivated and guilty too lolz for not working for long) but after reading these stories i feel i am not so old to start thinking about all my idea’s that i thought will never work. Now that i have looked through all the ventures these entrepreneurs have sailed through i feel i should do something about my idea’s too. I would like to thank you for your work and making this resource available to us. Great work Tart totally appreciate.
Best of luck,
Permanent reader from now :)

137 Daniel February 21, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Hey, than check out 14 clicks and income diary too.
14clicks.com
incomediary.com

138 Build EDU Backlinks March 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm

This is such a mind blowing compilation !! My inner man is calling me to do something big after reading these success stories. All have done such a tremendous task that is insurmountable.. I will try to run on line made by them..

139 Umar April 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

Hello Mr Nicholar Tart,

Its nice to see your blog. Thanks for such a wonderful page for us. I bookmark your site and frequently review your blog. see you soon.

Umar

140 Rajesha April 24, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Hi I am looking for a institute which can help me Improve my skill and help me for a better Career.

Please Reply . . .

141 Girish April 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I never knew this was so interesting and relevant until i took part in asha foundations Programs

Now i am aspiring teacher and a graduate in history has won a national fellowship that will teach me more about the history and principles of the Constitution.
Indeea asha foundations initiative to make aware, feel attentive & act with conscientiousness regarding the inherent skills, qualities & development of human behavior.
Really helped ……….

142 Ranjitsinh April 29, 2012 at 6:09 am

thanks nic… to this list, but i think still there are many guys who is doing very well at this age but they are not in list. but its not possible to include all and everyone… but in the end your list of is very impressive and they are really doing mind-blowing at this small age. now i am going to learn more & more to give them competition ( Friendly completion ;) )

143 Saish Nair May 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm

hi Nicholas ..Thanks for the great work.. I am working on a e-commerce project which i plan to startup soon.
I am looking for a PERFECT PARTNER & a TEAM for my project.Its hard to find someone here with the same interest and dedication but your work has motivated me.
I’m ready to take up the challenge and create a change.

Good work Nicholas :-)

144 Josh Haynam May 24, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Hey Nick,

This is a great list!

It’s always inspiring and intriguing to see what other people are coming up with.

145 The Next richest man :p June 12, 2012 at 2:32 am

Hey nick
Great and inspiring list I just hope that one day I can also be as sucessful as these guys are so I have a question in mind -which business is the most profitable of them all.
Thanx :)

146 Kang White June 15, 2012 at 8:55 pm

what they did is amazing things..
and i still don’t believe that they are teenagers..

Woww

147 Rakesh Verma June 22, 2012 at 10:46 am

really nice work. and would you like to tell me how you approach these entrepreneurs, i m also an teen entrepreneur and want to meet other teen entrepreneurs as many as possible.
and actually i am thinking about creating a social network site, a normal social network, what do you think about this idea, give me a “always remember ” rule and some suggestions. thank you

148 shreyas patil July 2, 2012 at 7:00 am

i want to start web development company .but i’m confuse please help me ‘how to start’ without investing more money

149 RAMANJIT SINGH August 17, 2012 at 4:39 am

After having a look on this awesome list of youngest entrepreneur i always get motivated to become an entrepreneur in blogging world.
THANK YOU FOR THIS AMAZING STORIES OF THE BEST ENTREPRENEUR
:)

150 Nicholas Mills September 29, 2012 at 9:26 am

I love reading about entrepreneurial success stories! Gives me hope, keep it up.

151 mr Tetta October 8, 2012 at 4:01 am

This is very unusual for this generation I hope I can get in contact with them to be able to learn in a practical step-by-step what needs to be initiated and held for teen age entrepreneurs build spirit, because I am a mentor for teenagers.
I Mr. Tetta. from Jakarta, Indonesia.

152 Nakul October 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hey Nicholas …Great job
I just scanned all these business profiles, the common thing i observed is they are either web developers or authors…can you help me find few success stories in other core fields. I understand that these two streams needs almost no money to start with, but still there must be some one who might have managed to break hat rule and cracked a success in some other field.

153 Rakesh October 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Great Ideas from youngsters………..Liked it.

154 'Steve' Ritchie November 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

Thanks to your site, I’ve decided what I want to do to start my first business! I don’t want to expose my idea, but it’s going to be an awesome website. Good thing I have previous blogging experience.
Lovin’ it.

155 benroke November 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Wow! What an inspiring site! I may have passed the age of being a successful teen entrepreneur(26yrs),however i think you should become my mentor/coach.i m willing to learn from you.i hope i can learn the secrets of biz from you. Secondly,as a nigerian and african i m sad bcos there are no africans on your list.AFRICANS HOW LONG SHALL WE REMAIN BACK BENCHERS?4m benroke -Gods personal keyboardist.

156 Bethsaida November 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

hello everyone it’s so inspirational to see all of these teen entrepeneurs!! It’s my dream to become one myself and my passion is jewelry i can’t even leave my house without putting on a piece of jewelry on. I would like to create a jewelry collection and eventually throw a lauch party or event this summer , but im a bit confused and i don’t know how to go about doing thi. if any of you have suggestions and/ or ideas for me please contact me at kerrymarcello@yahoo.com thank you!

157 Namunyak November 28, 2012 at 4:14 am

hallo everyone.i`m also aspiring to be one of the best entrepreneurs in my country Kenya and in the whole world.I have great business ideas but dont know where to start Nick i wish you can help

158 Namunyak jackline November 28, 2012 at 4:23 am

is there a company in the world that is doing something to do with the dump site cleaning? if yes, what about if you Nicholas Tart bringing us together as a term because you have our conducts we implement this and we earn good profits as entrepreneures

159 ankit dilip lodaya December 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

I am very shock that things can be done at this age and yes i want to become a famous person in the field of education how can be in next 3 year can u tell me i am just 19 i want the sugestion from you

160 bilal December 30, 2012 at 10:13 am

i want to start a propety business but i have no money plz help me

161 Abhish Kumar January 7, 2013 at 3:32 am

i want to became a Entrepreneur , i want to learn it , i want you people support and guidence

Regards ,
Abhish Kumar Y

162 uzoma osuagwu January 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

i will get there soon

163 Greg January 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Hey Nic,

great post and some really inspirational stories there. I am astounded at the age of some of these young entrepreneurs. If only more young people could read these stories and be inspired, the world would be a better place.

All the best to your success.

Greg Gillespie
Slightly older webpreneur.

164 Andrew February 5, 2013 at 10:37 am

Hey not cool guys -Andrew

165 I GEDE WICAKSANA March 4, 2013 at 6:04 am

To be the succes entrepreneur ,we must creative and hard working….

Thanks for this article,this strory can make motivation for me to get the succes young….

I like it’s :)

166 deep March 7, 2013 at 2:10 am

hi if any one from india and want to start his own bussiness can take myhelp…..well i need a web developer,publisher for my own idea too …. i am ready to give suggestion to …..

167 booster09 March 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

M also indian….. what type of bussines r u talking about?????

168 harsshadmehatha.shaik March 13, 2013 at 5:09 am

i am very much interested in mba studies in future.i want to introduce my own brand.

169 achamed March 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I my name is achamed,i do fry-fry business i am 21 years old.
I have customers but i need money, companies or business owners to help me with my food business inother to have a resturant to provide food at any time for people.

170 Max April 30, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Incredibly inspiring. I hear a lot of entrepreneur stories on my own website as people can submit their own business experiences to the community. But often these are tales of eventual success after a period of struggle. It’s great to hear some instant success stories and from such a creative bunch of young people. Reading this has made my day.

And yes, only learn from the best – it’s that old adage: success leaves clues.

171 Paul May 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Hi Nick!

Great blog! Thanks for sharing. I have learn a lot. Keep up the great work! If you don’t mind I want to share my blog and help others as well. Thanks so much, Nick!

Hi Guys!

Be educated, inspired and entertained by watching documentaries, biographies and movies about successful Entrepreneurs of the world and their businesses! Please visit

http://www.worldofentrepreneur.com/

Thanks,
Paul
(Creator of worldofentrepreneur.com)

172 Robert June 1, 2013 at 8:48 am

What most of them have in common is that they are from the US. It’s pretty much impossible for me to create my own website from scratch in the country I live in (Netherlands).

173 Jay June 10, 2013 at 9:12 am

Some inspirational stuff here! I look forward to hearing more about these young entrepreneurs =)

174 Jasmine June 12, 2013 at 2:25 am

Wow, it’s so inspiring to see youngsters from all around the globe making money and being so successful. Especially, those as young as 15 and 16! Incredible! Thanks for sharing the top 25 young entrepreneurs – really inspiring!

175 zquiet June 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I seldom leave comments, however I read through some comments here Top 25 Young Entrepreneur Success Stories |
JuniorBiz. I actually do have 2 questions for
you if it’s allright. Could it be just me or does it seem like a few of these comments appear like they are coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting at other online social sites, I would like to follow you. Would you make a list of the complete urls of all your social networking pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

176 Alvin Chadwick August 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm

This is a really nice list, thanks for sharing!

177 Robby August 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

All these entrepreneurs seem stuck up in their pictures.

178 rohit September 19, 2013 at 5:38 am

hi nicholas,

i m to much messed up with my life., i don’t know what to do….
i also want to b an entrepreneur like these people. plzzz plzzz

SUGGEST ME WHAT SHOULD I DO TO GIVE A SPARK TO MY LIFE.

179 joseph January 30, 2014 at 7:35 am

indeed i love this guys they are the great thinker of our time, and i believe very soon i will also make an impact and be among the list

180 Nicholas Tart November 23, 2011 at 12:11 am

Without having a single dollar, you start by selling something you own. Maybe it’s a physical item. But a better option is to sell a skill that you have. And if you sell the skill over the internet with a site like Fiverr.com, then you don’t even need to leave your home. How’s that?!

181 pratima November 27, 2011 at 2:44 am

i jus luv the work that u r doing…. i m an indian i jus hate the bookish knwledge that evryone here has… the parents over here are over protective so they avoid sendin their children to understand their responsibility which every individual should have once they are above 15( my parents are an xception they are always with me n support for whtever i do!) with that plus point i woul like to ask u a question, i am a eleventh grade student in the commerce stream, i’d jus lyk to ask u that wht work can i do during my vaccations, i have a keen interest in organising and managing things as well as i love accounting so could u jus give ur view on that?……

182 pratima November 27, 2011 at 2:56 am

hey nick sorry to bother you but, how can i contact you? i m looking forward to discuss some ideas with you,
Thank u… :D

183 joseph January 30, 2014 at 7:48 am

ok thank you very much i am very good at inspiring people i have some write up which a lot of people have read and they encourage me to write more but my problem is continuity. and the fear of failure.

184 Nicholas Tart November 28, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Hey Pratima! You can send me an email through the contact page: http://juniorbiz.com/contact

185 Daniel December 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm

don’t forget to check out 14clicks.com

186 Nicholas Tart November 29, 2011 at 12:01 am

Thanks, Pratima! I agree that most entrepreneurship advice is too textbook-y. That’s why I’m here.

If you have an interest in accounting and know enough to offer it as a service, then start networking with business owners to see if you can do their accounting for them. If you still need to learn the ropes, ask an accountant if you can apprentice under them for free until you can do it yourself.

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