06 Feb

7 Things Teenagers Can Teach You About Social Media Success

There’s no guarantee of success on social media. Whether you want to generate a huge following on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Snapchat, there’s no magic tool or course you can take to raise you to the level of the web’s biggest stars. What you can do is learn from many of them. Often these are folks who were born into the social media revolution, and were still in high school when they began their path to success. It’s these...

11 Oct

Why this high school dropout is actually the most enviable teen in NYC

Why this high school dropout is actually the most enviable teen in NYC By Raquel Laneri April 14, 2016 | 6:30am Modal TriggerProvided by Ben Pasternak While most 16-year-olds are reading “The Great Gatsby” and studying for the SATs, Ben Pasternak has more adult concerns, like remembering to pay the rent. “There’s so much stuff I’ve got to take care of, like dishes and washing clothes,” says the teenage tech entrepreneur, who lives on his own in a studio apartment in a...

11 Oct

5 low-cost business ideas for teen entrepreneurs

Zandra Cunningham loves lip balm — so much that she used to ask her dad to buy her a new tube every day. Exasperated, he joked that she should make her own. So she did. She was 9. Six years later, her Buffalo-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and online at, Etsy and Amazon.  (Photo: Sarahphoto) “I want the company to be as big as it can,” says Cunningham, who earned $50,000 in net...