8. Become an Entrepreneur
There are over 22 million individuals who are self-employed in the U.S., with no employees other than themselves. That’s about 14% of the entire American workforce. With drive, initiative, and a quality product or service, it may be more attainable than you think to make it on your own. Here are some great resources to help you determine if being an entrepreneur will work for you. 

Young Entrepreneurs Program is to help create a community where young people are empowered to take responsibility for their personal and professional future through creating and developing their own business plan to achieve financial independence.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, reaching more than 8 million students in 100 countries worldwide.

Here is a list of 25 business ideas for teens and tips on how to grow their startups into successful ventures.

Inc.com features 15 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Pursue Your Dreams. Great quotes that will help you strive and achieve the next level.

In this series, YouTube Icon, Remi Cruz talks about her popular YouTube channel and shares secrets of her success.

Young Entrepreneurs Program is to help create a community where young people are empowered to take responsibility for their personal and professional future through creating and developing their own business plan to achieve financial independence.

Business Resources - Whatever the nature or size of your business—even if it’s still in the planning.

Students and advisers participate in motivational general sessions, professional development, and career planning workshops.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.

(Maryland FBLA) develops your character, prepares you for useful citizenship, and fosters patriotism. America is a tune. It must be sung together.

Youth Entrepreneurs exists to inspire a better future, equipping young people with the values and vision necessary to pursue their dreams. Inspire your students to dream big and create their future with these engaging entrepreneurial resources.

Young Boss Camps give youth the entrepreneurial problem-solving skills they need to compete in today's economy, and to turn their ideas into valuable desired solutions.

The ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute™ is a youth-based mentoring organization providing mentorship opportunities and educational resources to develop creativity, interpersonal skills, leadership, and entrepreneurial mindsets.

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