Be inspired by these amazing ventures filled with valuable lessons for life and business. We describe in detail what you need before starting out. Then what you have to consider when setting up the venture, and tips on making it successful. Each venture is ranked on its millionaire potential, fun, probability of success, if you have to invest money into it, difficulty, and how old you should be before trying it out. 

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  1. Start fruit and berry picking
  2. Start helping kids to find jobs
  3. Start a consulting business
  4. Start a jewelry making venture
  5. Start selling used clothes
  6. Start a bathbomb/soap business
  7. Start a flower service
  8. Start a baking business
  9. Start after school activities
  10. Start an advent calendar venture
  11. Start a t-shirt business
  12. Start a dog walking service
  13. Start a recycling venture
  14. Start a window cleaning venture
  15. Start a gaming business


  • Evaluating ideas
  • Naming your venture
  • Deciding business model
  • Selling your products
  • Product calculations
  • Preparing a budget
  • Finding capital
  • How to do marketing
  • Setting prices
  • Hiring classmates
  • Tackling competitors
  • Collecting data
  • Success with PR
  • Creating offers
  • Importance of not giving up


"Josh decided to start a window cleaning business after reading the book. He quickly got 2 customers, us and his grandparents. Then 8 more. He got so busy that we had to tell him to take it easy." 

"We read one example every night for 15 nights. We had lots of good discussions on the different types of ventures."

"After every example, my kids asked, can we start this? Of course, I told them." 

"For every idea, we discussed if we agreed on the millionaire potential and difficulty level."

"We enjoyed the variety of ventures suggested."

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Sverre Steensen has developed more than 200 products including; an automatic pot-stirrer, the world's first winter hat with a lamp, unique massage products, many kitchen inventions, and products for kids. The products have been sold worldwide, including MoMA, The Container Store, and most Nordic retailers for a retail value above 200 MUSD.  

Sverre Steensen has two parallel degrees in Business and Computer Science, worked 5 years in the consultancy BCG and has built many businesses from scratch. He also consults other companies in business strategy, entrepreneurship, and scaling companies and has published a number of books. Sverre is a father of three kids and works and lives in Norway, when not traveling the world. To read more www.sverresteensen.com