Hi guys. I'm sixteen years old and I'm interested in starting a business that would sell t-shirts/sweaters/etc. with cool/funny designs that other kids would want to wear. I would probably start with selling them locally but hopefully it could expand into something where I could start selling them online.
Anyways, I want most of the proceeds to go directly to some charity and with the rest of the money, I can invest in back into more clothes or building a website, etc. I also thought maybe I could get sponsored by corporations or something and maybe they could supply the money for the clothes so that 100% of the proceeds can be for charity.
Anyways, my real questions are:
1. How can I get this started?
2. Would this be considered a charity? A business? A nonprofit business?
3. What is the *right* way of going around this?
I know that the kids who sell lemonade at the lemonade stands don't need to legalize their business, etc. So, at what point does a business need to be made "official"?
I'm realllly looking forward to this and I'd extremely appreciate all of the advice I get. Thanks!