Raising Child Entrepreneurs
There’s been a slew of child entrepreneurs in the news recently. You may have heard of Moziah Bridges (Mo’s Bows) or Isabella Rose Taylor (fashion designer). These children are an inspiration to other children (as well as adults!) who dream of running their own business. Their success stories are motivational and show that even children can be successful and make their mark on the world. Surely, these children had a nudge or two in the right direction from adults in their life. As a parent (or perhaps an aunt or teacher), how can you help your aspiring little entrepreneur in your life learn the skills. Here are three companies that have created kits and activities to help your youngster get started in the world of entrepreneurship.
It's My Biz Most girls love beads, baking, fashion and making crafts --- so why not let them do what they love while learning about entrepreneurship? Fashion Angels makes cool kits for tween girls ages 8-13. Each kit focuses on a specific craft and comes with a mini guidebook with helpful tips about: marketing, operations, merchandising, and running a successful business. Why not help a girl become a She-E-O? Prices range from $19.99-$25.99.
Biz in a Boxx Does your child want to start a pet care business or a landscaping business? Or perhaps making their own phone app or computer program? Biz in a Boxx lets kids and teens start the business of their choice that could make them the next kidpreneur. There are three workbooks to choose from: CEO Prodigy for ages 7-10, CEO apprentice for ages 11-14, and The CEO for ages 15+. Prices range from $39.95-$59.95.
Bizainy Activity Kits Started by an ex-exec, Bizainy are award-winning business-in-the-box kits for ages 5 – 110. You can choose from three bright colored kits: the lemonade-stand, a babysitting business, and baking business. One happy custom said “The Bizainy Lemonade Stand Kit is SO full of activities and ideas, and it kept my children busy for hours, literally HOURS!”. Check out the kits here: bizainy.com