Gift Guide for Young Entrepreneurs

Do you know a young entrepreneur trying to get a business idea off the ground? Are you a young entrepreneur yourself?

Getting started with a new business is never easy. It requires commitment and hard work and often, rewards are only realized long after the work has begun. We’ve put together a few gift ideas for the holidays that can lighten the load.

What would you add to this list?

Business Cards $19.99
Even in this digital age, business cards are still a valuable tool for entrepreneurs. There’s a lot to do when getting a business off the ground and business cards are the perfect leave-behind for the people new entrepreneurs meet along the way. Vistaprint and have great options, some for under $10!

Lynda online classes, $29.99/month for premium
Entrepreneurs never stop learning. Lynda is a great tool for young entrepreneurs to sharpen their skills and learn new ones from industry experts, on their own time!

Books $5-25
The most successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common that everyone can do: they are avid readers. A few months ago, we posted a list of books for young entrepreneurs. Give one as a gift to help entrepreneurs continue to acquire knowledge beyond the classroom.

Logo Design from Professional Design Firm $$$
This gift is on the higher end when it comes to price, but a business’ logo and branding is often what future customers see first, especially for an online business. Hire a design firm for an hour brainstorming session or for help fine-tuning an existing logo. A professional, clean, and strategic logo does wonders for confidence when it comes to starting a new business!

Subscription to Inc., Entrepreneur or Wired $9.99 – $12.99/year
A smart entrepreneur not only knows what’s going on within his or her own industry but also stays up to date on the competition and general business news. These three monthly magazines are geared to small business owners and entrepreneurs and contain great nuggets of information on what other business leaders are up to.

Moleskine Notebook $14.95+
Chances are that the new business the young entrepreneur in your life is working on wasn’t the first (or last!) business idea they had. While phones are great for taking notes, there’s something to be said about writing them down with an actual pen on real paper. This sleek notebook is the perfect size to carry with them for when an idea strikes.

Website Subscription to Sell Products – $200/year
Websites can get pricey, depending on the needed features, but they’ve come a long way in the past few years. Sites like Squarespace make it easier for people with limited coding knowledge to get a website up and running and even sell products for a reasonable price. You can get a young entrepreneur a subscription for less than $200/year if they’re willing to put in the time to design it.

Visa Gift Card
Cash is always king, especially when starting a new business. Choose any amount to load onto a gift card for young entrepreneurs to use on various startup costs, whether it’s to purchase materials, put towards marketing, or for a new outfit for an important business meeting!


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