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Get Creative With Your Location

These teens found unique solutions to the age-old question of where to locate a business for maximum profits.

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This story appears in the August 2003 issue of Teen Startups.

(YoungBiz) - What are the three most important factors to consider when deciding where to open a business? Location, location and location! But if you're a teen business owner, location can be a real problem. You may, for instance, have little start-up cash, so there's no way you can afford the high monthly rent of a prime location. And if you did have the money, you're too young to sign the contracts required to rent a storefront or office. And besides, who would mind the store during all those hours you're in school?

Never fear, say our teen 'trep experts. With a little creativity and a lot of determination, you can find a way to solve the location problem and get your business off the ground for little or no upfront cash.

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