101 Business Ideas for Kids
If you've ever thought seriously about starting your own business, you know it requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice. However, most entrepreneurs will tell you that it's worth it. Entrepreneurship comes with a lot of great perks and rewards — from being your own boss and making the rules, to having a more flexibility and the ability to work anywhere you want.
Business News Daily asked 120 entrepreneurs why they love what they do, and their responses ranged from incredibly inspiring to painfully honest and even downright funny. Here's what they had to say.
No. 1: "I love being an entrepreneur because I am able to set my own schedule around my family life. Being a busy mom of two, I have the flexibility to schedule clients around my children's sports, school schedules and doctor appointments." – Stacy Haynes, CEO and counseling psychologist,
No. 2: "Being an entrepreneur gives you the opportunity to take a calculated risk on a passion." – Francesco Clark, founder,
No. 3: "The best part of being an entrepreneur is that I am constantly rediscovering myself. Every day, I rediscover my passion for what I'm pursuing, my strength in tough situations, and my resilience when there's an obstacle."– Alexandra Pierson, founder,
No. 4: "I love owning my own business because I feel there is always something that I can do to improve. Whether it be writing a new blog post, scheduling social media, or reaching out to new organizations, there is always something to keep me busy." –Claire Coder, founder and CEO,
No. 5: "Being an entrepreneur is great because you literally own your destiny. If you want to earn more money, work harder and it happens." –
No. 110: "Entrepreneurs are people who look at the world around them, identify problems and feel the urge to correct them, to make things better. Being an entrepreneur is not really a choice. It's probably closer to a disease."
No. 111: "It's the ability to bring something completely new into the world. I don't have any children, but I imagine it's a similar feeling — that thought that, had I not been here, this would have never happened."
No. 112: "As an entrepreneur, there are no corners to hide in, no fall guys to take the blame and no bigwigs to take credit for your work. Every day that I get up to work, I know that whatever I do is going to make a difference to my company. You can't buy that kind of motivation."
No. 113: "We get to be innovative. We get to experiment. We create what we believe in and then implement it. We get to disrupt the industry in a positive way." – Shaun Tuch, co-founder,
No. 114: "I love being an entrepreneur — first and foremost, to set the best example for my children possible. I want them to know that life is tough and challenging, but if you work hard and focus, then the outcome can be better than you ever expected." – Nellie Akalp, CEO and founder,
No. 115: "I like swearing and wearing superhero T-shirts, and being able to do that at work and not get into trouble makes my soul smile." – Maurice Buchanan, owner,