Did any of you readers out there love coming up with moneymaking ideas when you were a kid? I know I did. I’ve blogged before about my adventures with a babysitting business. I also once helped start a neighborhood newspaper, and my cofounders and I actually collected quite a bit of money from our publication. Of course, we also spent quite a bit to get it off the ground. Come to think of it, I’m not entirely sure we ended up turning a profit!
Fortunately, there are lots of ways that kids really can begin and maintain a profitable business venture. Our new Fall 2014 series You’re In Business! (cover pictured) explains how they can do just that. This spread-based series includes tips for how kids can:
● Start a dog-walking or pet-sitting business
● Tutor other kids in need of academic help
● Teach social media to those who may not be familiar with it
● Make things to sell, such as fashionable and functional cell phone cases
● Shop for those who might be unable to shop for themselves, such as older neighbors or grandparents
● Become a golf caddy for the summer
In addition, readers will find a “Now What?” critical thinking section with business plan questions to ponder, a comprehensive glossary, an annotated Further Information section for more resources on entrepreneurship, and a helpful index to point them to the info they’re seeking.
Wishing much success to all aspiring entrepreneurs!