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Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

Consider your youth a blessing--it might just be the edge you need to make your business fly.

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

( - So you're thinking about starting a business. But, as a budding teen entrepreneur, you're also thinking there are more than a few cards stacked against you. You don't have any start-up cash to speak of. You don't have a storefront. And you're not old enough to sign the legal papers required to open a business bank account.

Whoa there! Before you go any further, you might be surprised to learn that, because you're a teen, you can turn those obstacles into opportunities. Many teen 'treps succeed where their adult counterparts falter. Check out the ways these 'treps played the "youth card" in their favor.

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