Announcing another teen speaker for the conference is so much fun! I originally met Sydney a couple of years ago when I found out about her website and how she was running a business as a young teen. What she had accomplished was so amazing and I was very impressed that she had tens of thousands of girls visiting her website every month! I was able to interview her over on my site TeensGotCents and learned a lot from her. Of course, she was at the top of my list of teens I was hoping could be involved in The Teenpreneur Conference and I’m thrilled that she will be attending and speaking about her experiences as a teenpreneur!
I’m Sydney Englund and I am really looking forward to meeting other teen entrepreneurs at the Teenpreneur Conference! I started my website, HorseCrazyGirls.com when I was nine. I was obsessed with horses (I’m still horsecrazy) and I was looking for fun horse games. Some of the sites I came across weren’t all that great or safe. One of my friends was creating a website and I decided to create my own.
It didn’t take long before girls from around the world were coming to the site to share their horse stories, pictures, reviews of horse games and movies and more. It’s been an adventure trying to keep up! And of course now there are so many social networks that it’s even more challenging to stay on top of it all.
I’ve learned a lot with my business. I’ve cold-called sponsors, interviewed authors, created videos, done radio interviews, and faced challenges I never expected when I started. But it’s also helped prepare me for the real world. There have been successes and setbacks, and I just keep pursuing the next goal.
I can’t wait to meet other teens with businesses at the conference. I am looking forward to sharing my experience as a speaker, but I also really want to learn from everyone there. It’s going to be brilliant!
See you in June!