Young At Art
I'm a teenager who wants to start an accessories business.
Question: I'd like to
start a homebased retail business. I'd make and sell beaded and
string bracelets to vendors such as Claire's and After
Thoughts. I'm only 17 years old and lack a business background.
How do I start?
Answer: Because you're thinking about selling to vendors, we checked Claire's Web site and noticed it sells bracelets for $2 to $4. The company probably buys products at about 20 percent of what it sells them for, so you'll need to figure out whether selling your bracelets wholesale will cover the cost of materials and the value of your time.
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