• Kids
    Entrepreneurship
    Today's Businesses for Kids
    Today's Businesses for Kids A 1994 Gallup poll revealed that 7 out of 10 high school kids wanted to start their own businesses. Some of these kids don't wait until they're adults to get going on their dream. They may demonstrate their entreprene...
  • Kids
    Earning Money
    How to Sell a Child's Crafts
    How to Sell a Child's Crafts Crafty Clues One of the best ways to get a feel for selling and whether your child likes it or whether his product appeals to people is to do a craft show. It doesn't have to be a professional crafts show, either. ...
  • Kids
    Earning Money
    Window Cleaning
    Window CleaningMaterials Glass cleaner (or vinegar and water) Paper towels or dry cloths Small, portable stepladder Soft brush Directions Offering your services as a window cleaner will bring you plenty of customers. You should offer to clean wi...
  • Kids
    Earning Money
    Snow or Leaf Removal
    Snow or Leaf RemovalMaterials Snow shovel Whisk broom Leaf rake Yard broom Large bags Directions A snow-shoveling service is in great demand in those areas of the country where winter snowfalls are the rule rather than the exception. Be availabl...
  • Kids
    Earning Money
    Car Washing and Detailing
    Car Washing and DetailingMaterials Plastic bucket Detergent Wool mitt or soft sponge Chamois cloth (optional) Towels Window cleaner Soft cloths Vacuum cleaner Vinyl cleaner (optional) Toothbrushes Directions Close all windows and doors after ma...
  • Kids
    Earning Money
    Pet Grooming
    Pet GroomingMaterials Pet shampoo Flea and tick shampoos Bath brush Towels Hair brushes and combs Hair dryer Large tub Directions Dog and cat grooming is a good business if you like animals and you don't mind getting wet. First, make sure you h...
  • Kids
    Earning Money
    Lawns and Yard Work
    Lawns and Yard WorkMaterials Small garden tools Rake Large bags for clippings Yard broom Trimmer or shears Garden gloves Lawn mower (optional) Directions First practice your lawn mowing and garden care skills on your own backyard. Know how to us...
  • Kids
    Earning Money
    Tutoring Math and Reading
    Tutoring Math and ReadingMaterials Dictionary Calculator Note paper Pens and pencils Directions If you have a fairly good grade point average and get along well with your peers and younger children, you are a good candidate for a tutoring busin...
  • Kids
    Earning Money
    Tie-Dyed T-Shirts
    Tie-Dyed T-ShirtsMaterials Fabric dyes in assorted colors Large plastic tubs Wooden spoons Plain white T-shirts in several sizes Strong rubber bands Directions Mix the dyes according to the directions on the packets. Use a separate tub for each...
  • Kids
    Earning Money
    Gift Wrapping
    Gift WrappingMaterials Assorted rolls of wrapping paper Colored ribbons and matching bows Clear adhesive tape Empty gift boxes Tissue paper (sheets) Gift tags Scissors Directions Before you begin wrapping gifts for other people, practice gift w...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Gardening
    Bedding Plants
    Bedding PlantsMaterials Potting soil mix Milk cartons Used pony packs or small containers Plastic wrap Assorted seeds—parsley, tomatoes, cabbage, chives, marigolds, zinnias, asters, sunflowers, squash, poppies Directions During the winter, buy...