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FIT Small Business

Top 25 Business Ideas for Teens

in 2018

by Ana Dizon

Have Fun and Make Your Own Slime Business

Trae Bodge, Lifestyle Expert, TrueTrae.com

Slime is all the rage with teens and tweens and, even if kids are making it themselves, they will often buy from other makers. It doesn’t take much to get started. You just need the basic ingredients like glue, laundry detergent, cornstarch, hand soap, shaving cream, food coloring and containers. The most successful kids will be adept at social media and in the know about the latest innovations like the addition of different ingredients to affect the texture, scent, color and so on. This same marketing model could be applied to other do-it-yourself items like jewelry, key chains and clothing. It’s really all about fun videos and posts to build and engage with your audience.

 

Washington Post

Sequined sneakers and ‘millennial pink’: 5 back-to-school trends to watch  Abha Bhattarai

Holiday retail sales predicted to inch higher  Abha Bhattarai

Holiday shopping 2012: Big-box retailers take on online competitors  Abha Bhattarai

Black Friday cheat sheet: 5 things to look for as you shop    Abha Bhattarai

Cyber Monday guide: 5 things to look for as you shop    Abha Bhattarai

 

CNBC.com

How to Maximize the Cash Hanging in Your Closet  Tom Anderson

Gift-Card Exchanges Can Save You Up to 35 Percent  Tom Anderson

This Rewards Strategy Can Save You Serious $$  Kelli B. Grant

Frugal Vacation? This is How It’s Done   Kelli B. Grant

Simple Ways to Shore Up Your Emergency Fund  Kelli B. Grant

Tricks to save big on Black Friday and Cyber Monday   Jessica Dickler

 

KIPLINGER

9 Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers   Andrea Browne Taylor

How to Save Big Bucks at Starbucks  Rebecca Dolan

What You Need to Know Before Shopping at Costco  Andrea Browne Taylor

How to Save Money at Startbucks   Rebecca Dolan

Affordable Grad Gifts   Cameron Huddleston

The Worst Things to Buy in Bulk   Andrea Browne Taylor

The Best Things to Buy On Jet.com   Andrea Browne Taylor

The Best Doorbuster Deals on Thanksgiving Day   Andrea Browne Taylor

The Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon   Andrea Browne Taylor

6 Ways to Save on Flowers for Valentine’s Day   Andrea Browne Taylor

Memorial Day Sales 2018: What to Buy (and What to Skip)   Andrea Browne Taylor

16 Secrets to Shopping at Costco   Andrea Browne Taylor

13 Expensive Products Worth Every Penny  Andrea Brown Taylor

 

Today.com

32 Amazing Old-School Tips From Beauty Experts’ Moms and Grandmas   Aly Walansky

11 Things a Makeup Salesperson Wishes You Knew   Anna De Souza

 

GLASSDOOR

‘Work Ethic Without Ego’: What it Takes to Survive in Today’s Job Market   Glenn Laumeister

 

MARKETWATCH

The Best Piece of Advice You’ve Never Heard  Catey Hill

5 Things Not to Buy at Drugstores (including drugs)   Catey Hill

What Not to Buy Over Labor Day Weekend   Catey Hill

What NOT to Buy at Office-Supply Retailers   Catey Hill

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Mom Flowers on Mother’s Day  Quentin Fottrell

33% of Mothers Spend 60 Hours a Week on Mom-Related Tasks  Quentin Fottrell

4 Things NOT to Buy in Duty-Free Shops  Catey Hill

11 Money-Saving Habits That Can Cost You  Natasha Burton, Daily Worth

5 of the Best Apps for the Holidays  Quentin Fottrell

11 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do at the Mall  Catey Hill

UPS warns shoppers about delivery delays — here’s what to do   Alessandra Malito

5 things NOT to buy before Christmas   Alessandra Malito

Do you overspend? Here’s the best piece of money advice you’ve never heard   Catey Hill

Amazon expands same-day and one-day delivery to 8,000 cities   Alessandra Malito

3 post-holiday deals worth buying   Alessandra Malito

These states don’t charge sales tax on back-to-school shopping   Alessandra Malito

 

USNews.com

What to Do With Gifts You Can’t Return or Exchange   Andrea Woroch

When Spending More Benefits Your Budget    Andrea Woroch

10 Grocery Store Traps That Cause You to Spend More   Andrea Woroch

9 Amazon Prime Day Shopping Strategies    Andrea Woroch

 

Money.ish

5 secrets for scoring incredible deals on TVs, toys and more on Amazon Prime Day  Catey Hill

4 mistakes you’re probably making when you shop on Amazon  Catey Hill

What Deal Hunters Should Buy From Jet.com’s New Private Label, Uniquely J  Catey Hill

5 insanely good Amazon Prime benefits you probably don’t know about   Catey Hill

 

LearnVest

Our Hand-Picked, Hands-Down Favorite Shopping Deals This Weekend  Molly Triffin

5 Things to Buy in February — and 2 to Skip   Jennifer Liu

6 Things You Should Buy in August – and 3 to Skip  Jennifer Liu

 

iHeart Radio

Black Friday Coming to Stores Again  Dale Forbis

Thanksgiving Shopping May Not Last  Nikki Courtney

Retailers Cope with Online Sales  Lyndon Joslin

Amazon Tests Drone Deliveries  Nikki Courtney

Seasonal Sales Can Save You Money  Dale Forbis

Amazon Stores Popping Up in Malls  Dale Forbis

Shoppers want tech, not a human touch    Cliff Saunders

 

CONSUMER REPORTS

How to Prevent Gift-Card Problems  Jeff Blyskal

Smart Ways to Prevent Gift-Card Hassles   Jeff Blyskal

 

GOBANKINGRATES

The Best Deals at Sam’s Club, Costco and BJ’s for Parents  Morgan Quinn

Creative Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ Without Spending a Dime  Cameron Huddleston

Are You Really Ready for Black Friday?  Sabah Karimi

10 Items You Should Never Get at the Dollar Store  Lia Sestric

8 Beauty Products That Are Worth the Splurge  Laura Woods

8 Benefits of Walking That Will Save You Money  Holly Hammersmith

16 Holiday Shopping Tips From Top Couponing Experts  Cameron Huddleston

21 Best Mother’s Day Freebies, Discounts and Deals  Elyssa Kirkham

42 Can’t-Miss Senior Discounts for Senior Citizen’s Day  Elyssa Kirkham

Majority of Americans Will Blow at Least One Paycheck on the Holidays  Cameron Huddleston

18 Bad Spending Habits That Will Bust Your 2018 Budget   Cameron Huddleston

 

THE STREET

Why Consumers Won’t See Their Wallets Busted Because Walgreens Is Purchasing Rite Aid Stores  Ellen Chang

Five Ways to Avoid Overspending on Back to School Shopping  Kathryn Tuggle

Why We Give Dads So Little on Valentine’s Day  Brian O’Connell

Road Trips Break Budgets, Consumers Say  Scott Gamm

5 Holiday Shopping Budgeting Tips  Scott Gamm

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Financial Tips  Juliette Fairly

 

READER’S DIGEST

16 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store   Kaitlyn Chamberlin

40 Smart Ways to 
Save at the Supermarket    Jody L. Rohlena

 

FIT SMALL BUSINESS

Top 25 Business Ideas for Teens in 2018   Ana Dizon

SHE KNOWS

How to Save Money on Prom  Bethany Ramos

Amazon Prime Day: A Savvy Shopper’s Guide   Becky Bracken

How to Teach Kids the Importance of Saving Money   Madison Medeiros  

 

Cheatsheet

6 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store   Sheiresa Ngo

15 Things You Should Never Buy at Sam’s Club  Sheiresa Ngo

7 Tempting Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store   Sheiresa Ngo

 

Cheapism

The Best Ways to Reduce These 10 Monthly Bills and Expenses    Mia Taylor

 

GROW from Acorns 

How to Unload Unwanted Holiday Gifts for Something Better (Like Cash)   Marianne Hayes

 

Northwestern Mutual

How to Save Money on Every Wedding Guest Expense   Natasha Burton

 

Clark.com

6 Scary Saving Mistakes That Will Haunt Your Budget  Andrea Woroch

 

Credit.com

How to Plan a Fabulous Wedding on a Budget  Brooke Neimeyer

 

DealNews

What Happens When a Store Closes?   Sheryl Nance-Nash

 

Dermstore

9 Brilliant Ways to Save on Beauty Products  Dermstore Editors

 

NBCNews.com

Retailers Are Making It Easier For You To Return Gifts – And Buy More   Nicole Spector

How to safely sell those unwanted gift cards   Herb Weisbaum

 

StudentLoanHero.com

8 Small Financial Mistakes That Lead to a Mountain of Debt in Your 30s  Jordi Lippe-McGraw

 

MyCorporation

Experts Weigh In: The Best Jobs for Teens Looking for Summer Employment    Deborah Sweeney

 

Racked

The Best Things to Buy (on Sale!) in January  Tiffany Yannetta

 

Offers.com

5 Things Not to Buy on Cyber Monday 2017 … And What to Buy Instead   Kristin McGrath

 

AARP

8 Ways to Save on Home Improvement  Poon Watchara-Amphaiwan

 

Parents Magazine

Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards  Tracey Perez

 

The Oregonian

Hot Holiday Trends: Personal tech, fitness trackers, all things red   Lee Williams 

 

KNOCK KNOCK

6 Desk Organizing Tips  Knock Knock Stuff blog

 

CouponBox Blog

2017 Holiday Guide: Christmas Deals, Hosting Tips and More  CouponBox Editors