Choosing Your TEEN-BASED
Business WORKSHEET

Exploring your business possibilities
Instructions: In the table provided below, select three businesses that appeal to you. Rank your selections in order of your interest level in starting and running that type of business. Use a ranking of 1, 2, or 3, where 1 is your favorite and 3 is your least favorite. Type the rankings in the column labeled "Rank."

Note: You are not limited to selecting only from the list of suggested businesses. If you are interested in starting businesses not listed, type them in the spaces labeled "Other."

Business Option
Rank
Landscaping

Mobile Car Wash/Car Detailing

Bicycle Repair

Child Care

Pet Grooming

Pet Care (sitting/walking)

Arts & Crafts
1
Pet Treats

Gutter Cleaning Service

CD Replication

Food Preparation/Cooking

General Cleaning Service

Desktop Publishing

PC Tutoring

Academic Tutoring

House Painting

Freelance Writer

Artist
2
Photographer
3
Music Instructor

Hairstyling

Other:

Other:

Other:



2.Assessing Your Skills
Instructions: Based on the three businesses you are considering starting, list the skills that you believe are required to successfully operate each type of business in the table provided below. In the first column, key the type of business, in the second column, key the skills required to operate the business, in the third column, key an "X" next to the skills you believe you already possess.

Choice #1
Skills Required
Possess?
Arts and Crafts.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Yes

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Yes

Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work
Not Really

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Yes

Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Yes

Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Yes
Choice #2
Skills Required
Possess?
Artist
Perspective: What is it : The art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface.

Yes

Proportions: The comparative relation of size between all the object in your scene.
50-50

Anatomy: Draw things that look believable ,humans, animals, plants but also vehicles, etc.
Yes

Composition: The placement or arrangement of the visual elements.Serve the artwork to the viewer eyes in a pleasing or expressive way.
Yes

Lighting: Lightness or darkness expressed with values of colors.
Yes



Choice #3
Skills Required
Possess?
Photographer
Be creative, with a good eye for a picture.
Yes

Be reliable and able to meet deadlines.
Yes

Be motivated and determined.
Yes

Have excellent technical and photographic skills
Yes

Have computer skills, especially with computer programs such as Photoshop.
50-50

Have good communication skills.
A little bit


3.Required Equipment
Instructions: In the table provided below, list the equipment that is required to successfully operate each of the three businesses that you are considering starting. In the first column, key the type of business, in the second column, key the equipment required to operate the business, and in the third column, key an "X" next to the equipment you already own or have access to.
Choice #1
Equipment Required
Own?


















Choice #2
Equipment Required
Own?


















Choice #3
Equipment Required
Own?




















4.SELECTING A BUSINESS PROFITABILITY
Of your three potential businesses, which one do you believe would be most profitable and why? Type your response in the space provided below.


5.SELECTING BUSINESS TO START
Based on your analysis of your interests, skills, equipment, and profit potential, which business have you chosen to start? Explain why you have chosen this particular business. Type your response in the space provided below.