Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What kind of business can a student start?
Students can start all kinds of businesses, but it’s really common that they start a service-based one that works around their school schedule.
Which business is best for students?

Honestly, any business that is easy for you to do, will not be time-consuming, and works around your college schedule. Here are some side hustle favorites:

  • Flip websites

  • Re-sell sneakers or tickets

  • Baby or pet sitting

  • Writing, design or development services

  • Start a blog

  • Sell your class notes

  • Become a tutor

  • Organize others’ trips

  • Party planner

  • Create a campus newsletter or podcast.

How can a student start a business?
First, decide your business idea and choose the segment of the market that you’ll be serving. Then, choose a business name and design your business brand. Once it is launched, market your business in your neighborhood or campus.

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