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Author: Neal Taparia

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The former Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Imagine Easy Solutions, now the Co-Founder of SOTA Partners, focused on incubating and advising new businesses (from Impossible Foods to Solitaired).

Posted March 1, 2021, 12:11 p.m. by Neal Taparia | View Comments
How to Start a Business in High School

I always thought it was fun to discover ways to make money. In 1999, during my sophomore year in high school, the air conditioning went out. While students were sweating going from class to class, I saw an opportunity. I had my mom drive me to Walgreens where I purchased five miniature fans for $2 each. The next day, I sold those fans to my classmates for $5 each, making $25 in revenue, covering my costs of $10, and making $15 in profit. Not bad for a high school student. Later, when I started learning about building websites in computer ...