If your young business person has read all the business books on the list or is looking for more resources, we have more suggestions. After all, there’s more advice than books. Check out the following free resources for budding entrepreneurs and kid businesses:
Kidpreneur Magazine — This is our digital magazine for young entrepreneurs. It’s a collection of our articles with advice and guidance for children and high school students — and their parents. From preparing your child to be an entrepreneur to encouraging their ideas, you will find practical help and inspiration. Read: Kidpreneur Magazine.
Business Ideas for Teens – Ready to jump right into starting a business? Or perhaps you want to research business startup concepts along with reading a good business book or two. If you need ideas, we have plenty! High school students can easily start a business at home and we’ve collected a number of options to consider. These suggestions do not require a lot of money, and none are very complex. Read: 50 Business Ideas for Teens.
Teaching Children the Value of Commitment – The foundation of starting a business is commitment. Children have to understand the value of committing to an idea, principle and goals early in life. With plenty of examples of many successful entrepreneurs who stuck to their commitment, it is easy to why it is so important. Read: Parenting a Child Entrepreneur.
National Lemonade Day – Did you know there’s a holiday just for encouraging young entrepreneurs? Called National Lemonade Day, it occurs on the first Sunday of May annually and the next one is on Sunday, May 2, 2021. This event is a great way to show community support, and make children feel like entrepreneurship is valued.
Saving for a startup fund – Any young person will be more committed to success if he or she has skin in the game. Teach young people how to forgo spending their allowance on discretionary items, and instead save it up to start a business. See our savings calculator to get started.
The early lessons these business books provide for kids will last a lifetime. As budding entrepreneurs, the business principles they learn now will serve them well in the future.
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