Fake Business Ideas for School Projects

Michele Meleen
Teen girl packing boxes with clothes

Fake business ideas for school projects can be serious or funny depending on the parameters of your assignment. Show off your creativity and entrepreneurial skills by creating an original and comprehensive company.

Fake Product-Based Business Ideas

Some businesses are based on making or buying and then selling a specific product. Companies like Nike, Apple, and Nintendo sell products to consumers. Product-based business opportunities can take on all kinds of forms from small businesses with a charity component to large corporations giving students experience in lots of different business practices.

Custom Pet Creator

Build a business where customers can choose all the features of their ideal pet thanks to genetic engineering. You'll need to think of every angle from how the pets will be ordered and created to how you'll stave off critics of this controversial process. The fun nature of this product and its real-world potential are ideal for a school setting because teens will need to explore building a business and the dilemma of ethics versus profit.

Replacement Robot

Have you ever wished you had a second version of yourself to cover for you on sick days or take a test you're not prepared for? Now you can with the Replacement Robot. Students may actually be able to build a robot prototype to use in testing their business, even if it's on a smaller scale. Creating a business teens can actually run takes their project to the next level in understanding the complexities of being an entrepreneur.

Rent-A-Cell Phone Center

Forget disappearing messages on apps, the ultimate way to call or message someone with complete anonymity is a Rent-A-Cell Phone Center. At your kiosks, anyone can pick up one of the provided cell phones and use it for any length of time. A mobile phone business project like this gives teens the chance to explore franchising within their business as that might be an option for how to get these phone centers all over the place.

False Combination Locks

Everyone has trouble opening their school locker combination lock at some point throughout high school. These false combination locks might have hidden buttons or levers or require the user to only turn to one specific number instead of the traditional three number opening method. This business takes a real world teen issue and provides a solution, which helps connect business lessons with real life.

Senior Painted Portraits

Teens today don't want to blend in with the crowd, they want to stand out as unique individuals. Start an art business where you paint senior portraits for teens. Instead of hiring a photographer for their yearbook photo or photos for home, students can hire you to paint a unique senior portrait. Since each product is completely original and takes time, students will be challenged to explore the feasibility of creating a business based solely on their own talent or skill.

Fake Service-Based Business Ideas

Service-based businesses provide experts who will do work for customers. Services are usually focused on one specific task or field. Examples of companies providing services are Uber, Chipotle, and lawn care businesses. Students will need to define their customer base and create service packages to best meet customer budgetary needs.

School Backpack Couriers

Tired of carrying around your overloaded, heavy backpack all day at school? With this business you can employ dozens of backpack couriers. These couriers can carry backpacks to and from school for students or all during the school day. Since the customer base is students, teens can do real market research in their own school for this business plan.

two teen boys carrying backpacks

Personalized Sports Fan Section

For people who want to feel like professional athletes, you can give them the dedicated fan experience they've been hoping for. Athletes of any level can hire their very own sports fan section for an upcoming game or even the whole season. Include different tiers of packages like an inexpensive option where 3 to 5 fans who will hold a sign with your name on it and an expensive version that includes 20 fans. Students will have to consider all aspects of running a company with many potential employees.

Lunch Leftover Packagers

Those who pack a lunch and those who buy a lunch at school might have leftovers because of short lunch periods. Build a business where you can package up leftovers for students, staff, and the cafeteria. You can keep the leftovers refrigerated for the rest of the school day then have a pickup location near the main school exit at the end of the day or donate all the leftovers. This business option gives kids an introduction to working with food, which requires an understanding of government regulations.

Farm to Table Food Truck

Starting a food truck at your school or in your town is a simpler way to create a fake restaurant business. This small business option relies heavily upon networking because students will need to find farms who provide different ingredients and work with local governments or businesses to find places to park the food truck.

School Campaign Promotors

From student council campaigns to prom queen campaigns, high schoolers have many opportunities to market themselves. This business offers the chance for teens to hire a team of professional promotors who will do everything from design and hang posters to coordinate flash mobs for their campaign. Students will focus on learning about marketing techniques as they create this fun business.

School Project Success

The most successful high school business project ideas are ones that are creative and you're really invested in. Choose a type of business that suits your personality, talents, and skills and you're sure to get an "A." Starting a business as a kid can feel overwhelming, but if you follow a business plan, the process can be a lot simpler.

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Fake Business Ideas for School Projects