Anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset can start some form of a business, including youth. Youth raised to do odd jobs for money, such as snow shoveling, babysitting, gardening and car washing, can seize the "opportunity mindset." They can advance beyond making money from odd jobs if they utilize the experience they obtain as odd-job workers to find a window of opportunity for starting their own businesses, which will provide the additional benefit of allowing them to discover and understand the value of working hard for their money.
Many youths create businesses that cater to their own generation and that inspire other youths to start their own businesses. Youth entrepreneurship encouraged early enough can blossom into encouragement to pursue higher education, additional vocational training or certification that enhances their hands-on business knowledge and that allows them to learn how to grow their businesses.