The Skill Set: 7 Tips for Starting a Business in High School

The Skill Set: 7 Tips for Starting a Business in High School

This baking CEO knows all about the hustle. If there’s one thing Jessica Cervantes can measure her success to, it’s balance. In 2006, at the age of 16, she created the first cupcake on an edible stick while still in high school—naming her budding baking business PopsyCakes, a recognition of its resemblance to ice cream popsicles. After winning first place in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) competition against 25,000 high school students across the country, she went on to college where she expertly managed the demands of schoolwork with…