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4 Super Business Ideas From the Minds of Kids

Children are the business owners of tomorrow. Here's a look at some of their fun and inspiring entrepreneurial concepts.
4 Super Business Ideas From the Minds of Kids
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By Entrepreneur Partner Studio Staff

Being a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and a little bit of luck, especially when it comes to staying ahead of the next challenge. PNC is proud to celebrate and support small businesses, and it looks forward to continuing its support of their financial achievements today, as well as those that have yet to start.

Our friends at Entrepreneur asked their audience to submit business ideas that their children have come up with, as those very children may be the small-business owners of tomorrow. As you’d expect, kids dream up some surprisingly creative low-cost business ideas.

Below are some of our favorites, in no particular order.

Name: Cole
Age: 11
Parent: Mark Fidelman
Location: Carlsbad, Calif.
Idea: To develop a basketball game utilizing augmented reality that helps kids shoot better in real life. He came up with the idea while trying to perfect his shot, and thought AR glasses and software could help—without the need for a coach. Pretty neat.

Name: Emily Laine
Age: 16
Parent: Lisa Miller
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Idea: Traditional backpacks are mediocre. Or so says teenager Emily Laine. That’s why she started Laine Avenue, a line of stylish, convertible backpacks. But that’s only part of it. She set up a direct sales element to the business, allowing other kids to sell the backpacks themselves and save money for college.

Name: Skye
Age: 16
Parent: Dave Streen
Location: Chandler, Ariz.
Idea: While other kids snap pictures on their iPhones, Skye realized her passion for photography was more involved. She designed her own logo and built a website to showcase her photos. Her father says she “has a knack for letting her talent speak for itself.” Skye was even offered a free drone by a company to “take her work to the next level,” he says.

Name: Christopher 
Age: 9
Parent: Alissa McDowell
Location: Fords, N.J.
Idea: For many kids, video games are an obsession. But for Christopher, his obsession also is a business opportunity. On his YouTube channel, Christopher wants to create instructional content related to kids video games, then get sponsorships for it. Ka-ching!

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