Teens fundraising & small business ideas
Physical work makes resilient kids, so I figured this question fits in this space.
Besides the usual door to door selling of company products for a percentage (this is less welcomed all the time), does anyone have great ideas for kids to fundraise for events? Or to build an entrepreneurial business? I would like to see our kids build the entrepreneurial mindset & build these types of skills, along with the ups & downs.
One time, we had them go out to shovel walks. A knock at the door, explain what they planned to do & why, a comment that they could pay whatever they felt was appropriate after they were done, go shovel, collect the pay & move on. This was well received. It didn't work today, however, since things were cleared quickly by tractor for everyone due to a funeral in town today (that's the theory anyway). They came back pretty frustrated.
Car detailing & washing was mentioned by someone, but this takes a greater number of kids to be done successfully.
Our oldest at home is planning to start housecleaning, as her own business to build.
Grass cutting & trimming will be pursued come April.
I'm not sure that garden keeping ideas would fit this group as they do enough in their families gardens already. 🤔
Grocery delivery is out in this case as well as most stores offer this.
Pooper scooper...maybe, as a once a week service.
A bake sale might work once.
I am considering an Etsy shop where kids & teens make products to sell on it, but I'm not too sure (if a fundraising idea) how one would split things up fairly. If it is one kid=1 shop, that works as an entreprenerial idea, but multiple contributors for a fundraising purpose would be difficult...any ideas if it could be done in a fair way? All contributors make things at the same price point? Or make the same things? I don't know.
Posters with pull off contact info & business cards have been made for the snow clearing, mowing & cleaning. These kids are willing to intelligently & respectfully converse with people.
This got me to thinking...does anyone else have any other ideas? I am stuck. I am looking for unique services (not everyone & their dog is doing...), if possible, and things that can be done by one to five teens. These are rural kids close to small towns as well, but even city kid ideas are welcome. If the right thing is suggested, driving into the city is a consideration.
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