5 low-cost business ideas for teens

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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, New York-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and online at ZandraBeauty.com, Etsy ETSY, -1.43% and Amazon AMZN, -0.32%

“I want the company to be as big as it can,” says Cunningham, who earned $50,000 in net profit last year.

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