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Don't Give Up!

If you really want to be an entrepreneur, just stick with it, and you'll reap the rewards.

This story appears in the June 2002 issue of Teen Startups.

I can imagine it must be somewhat odd to start a business when you're a teenager. Odd in the sense that you're likely doing something that most of your other friends aren't. Maybe they're playing sports, and you're working on a business plan. Maybe they're gathering for pizza and a movie, and you're designing a logo and business cards. Maybe they're thinking about what job they'll get when they graduate from college, and your "job" requires that you be the boss. All in all, your experience is drastically different from anyone your age who is not an entrepreneur.

I can also imagine that this knowledge can be a bit unsettling at times. While deep down you know you want to own a business, you might be tempted to go along with the crowd on those tough days--the days when you would much rather be playing sports or eating pizza than worrying about starting a business.

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