You may be wondering how you can give a gift that will make an impact on the special young person in your life. I’m here to tell you that it’s easier than you think. Teen entrepreneurs derive great satisfaction from being recognized for their achievements and achieving their goals (regardless of their size). When it comes to choosing the perfect gift for the budding entrepreneur in your life, it’s not about consumables but about investing in productive gifts that help them grow themselves and their business. Teens are often afraid to ask for these types of gifts because they’re not sure if they’ll be taken seriously, so here are some gift suggestions, all under $100, that will definitely affirm that you fully believe in their pursuit. business:
1. A subscription to your local business newspaper: Business Journals are offered in major US cities and provide a variety of resources such as new business openings, trade events, and recent contract awards. The Journals also recognizes business leaders in the community and writes about how these business leaders achieved success. Business Journals also publish a list of the top companies in various industries in your city. These resources provide your emerging teen entrepreneur with valuable and expensive background information, such as revenue and number of employees served, that they can use as they prepare to market their services.
two. A handheld pocket camcorder: Portable point-and-shoot video cameras are great for creating promotional videos and shooting live interviews on the go or at networking events. This is a great marketing tool, especially for teens who are outgoing and more likely to talk than perhaps write a blog. Today’s point-and-shoot video cameras are typically powered by 2 AA batteries, are easy to operate, and make it easy to upload videos directly to major online video-sharing sites. Short smart videos are powerful tools to market your product and hold the attention of potential customers.
3. A ‘student’ membership in the local chamber of commerce: A membership in the Chamber can provide an incredible amount of exposure to community leaders and business professionals in all types of industries and all company sizes. Additionally, the networking opportunities are invaluable and they can leverage face-to-face networking skills and increase business opportunities and partnerships.
Four. A gift card to your favorite bookstore: Teen entrepreneurs love reading inspirational stories about self-made millionaires and success stories about people who have overcome challenges and are living the lifestyle of their dreams. So giving your child a gift card to their favorite bookstore will give them the option of choosing their preferred business book(s) or magazine.
5. Website Hosting and Domain Renewal for 1 year: Having a web presence or blog online is important to today’s young, tech-savvy teen entrepreneur, but it typically consumes the majority of your business’ startup money. Free websites don’t always give you the flexibility to add some of your own bells and whistles. So buying or renewing domain name registration is a great gift along with hosting service for 1 year.
6. A gift voucher for business card design and printing: Creating a business card logo on your own using a free web-based program is great. But having a professional designer create what you’re thinking is even better. Plus, it’s one of those first satisfying boosters for youngsters: seeing their unique idea and creation come to life.
7. Custom request: Ask them what they need! While teens may be afraid to ask for business-related products as gifts, if you ask them specifically what they need for your business, they’re unlikely to decline your request.
Any one or combination of the gifts listed above is sure to provide a reasonably priced gift that is timely and timeless and will definitely increase your ROE (return on engagement) with that special teen in your life.