Not many teenagers have over 13 years of experience for a micro business.
18-year-old Jessica Mattes does! Ever since she was 5 years old, Jessica has been riding horses. It was at a young age that she decided that she wanted to run her own business in the equestrian field.
After taking basic business classes and joining the Future Business Leaders of America, where she learned leadership and business planning skills.
After finding a barn to house her business, Jessica’s dream was off!
She created J. Corrine Enterprise to showcase her equestrian business. Initially, she offered riding lessons for riders of all levels.
But Jessica has expanded her business to fit her market. She now boards horses for clients, hosts parties, and even travels to provide off-site training and lessons.
She hopes to start a summer camp for young learners soon!
What advice does Jessica have for other teens? She suggests starting a business that is not just a job, but a passion. Great advice!
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Teens, it may seem like Jessica has so many years of experience, that you couldn’t possibly match. Not true!
What is something that you’ve been doing since you were little?
It could be piano, dance, or horseback riding. Each of those could be micro businesses!
Start teaching piano lessons to beginners or offer a dance class for young students in your home.
The sky’s the limit! My book, Starting a Micro Business, can help.
Carol Topp, CPA
Jessica Mattes says
Thank you to much for the great article. I just happened to come across it now.