{Teen Launch Blog Series}Your Marketing Plan

In a previous post, I told you what marketing was, but didn’t really touch on why you need it.  Marketing increases customer awareness of your business.  Effective marketing reaches all the right people, your target market. It creates awareness of your business and your brand.  it also is repetitive.  Did you know a potential customer must be exposed to your company name and messaging 7 to 10 times before it sinks in and they decide whether […]

{Teen Launch Blog Series} Branding

At this point, you should have decided what type of business to start.  You should have your customer avatar filled out in the worksheet you downloaded in the last lesson.  Finally, you should have your pricing figured out.  Now it’s time to start getting into the fun stuff. Brand Heidi Cohen of Riverside Marketing Strategies has a great blog post on her website with 30 different definitions of what a brand is.  I found #19 to […]

{Teen Launch Blog Series} Change is good

Originally, my plan was to create an entire post to cover topics related to marketing.  After writing it, I realized it is much too long for one blog post, so I have decided to split it into two.  The first will cover Branding.   You will come up with the message you want your business to convey. Once that is done, you will create your company name, logo, and color scheme. Branding, according to the […]

{Teen Launch Blog Series} Blast off to success

The last post in this series focused on refining your business ideas and choosing one to make a business. I gave you three questions to ask yourself to help you narrow down your ideas into one business plan. Hopefully, you’ve figured it out. If you are struggling to come up with an idea to go with, I also offer free email consulting. Just send an email to me at support@learntolaunch.com with your brainstorming list and […]

{Teen Launch Blog Series} Refine & Decide

Last time we talked about coming up with as many ideas as you can for your business. I asked you not to dismiss any idea that came to mind. I asked you to write them all down for a reason. It’s time to take a look at those ideas, refine them and decide on your business. Three Questions There are a couple ways to really decide on a business idea. First, go through your list of […]

{Teen Launch Blog Series} The 411 on Business Startup for Teens

I’m so excited that our Teen Launch Blog Series, Business Startup for Teens, goes live on Monday, June 1st.   By the end of the series, if you do all the activities, you’ll have a great business plan formed and you’ll be ready to rock!  I’ll still be posting some regular blog posts that will inspire and help you AND keep your eyes open for some surprise bonuses! The series posts will go live every […]

Business Startup for Teens Blog Series

Teens are having a harder and harder time finding jobs these days.  With many adults taking what used to be typical teen jobs, like fast food workers, it’s difficult to find a first job. My teens and even young adult daughters are struggling to find jobs in today’s job market. With that in mind, I wanted to create a free resource for teens to earn some money of their own. I’m thrilled to announce that […]