If you are looking for ways to introduce kids to the business world, there are plenty of resources available. These ten books for teaching kids entrepreneurial skills will get them excited about making money and starting their own successful ventures.
The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business by Steve Mariotti
This book provides a practical, step-by-step pathway, including everything that young people need to know to start a business from creating financial statements to developing marketing techniques. Through inspirational stories of young people finding success in the business world, kids will learn about dozens of ideas for businesses that they can start today. The author, Steve Mariotti, is Founder and President of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit that has taught over twenty-five thousand young people across the country how to start their own small businesses.
Beyond the Lemonade Stand by Bill Rancic
Bill Rancic, winner of "The Apprentice" TV show, provides twenty ideas for kids to create their own businesses in Beyond the Lemonade Stand. The book includes advice from celebrities on success strategies and a build-your-own business worksheet to assist kids with turning their ideas into reality. Rancic shares his philosophy of honesty and the lessons he has learned in his ventures.
The New Totally Awesome Business Book for Kids by Arthur Bochner and Rose Bochner
Originally written by Arthur Bochner when he was just 13 with his mom, financial planner Adriane G. Berg, The New Totally Awesome Business Book for Kids was one of the first books teaching kids entrepreneurial skills. Now as an adult, Arthur teams up with his kid sister, Rose, on a completely revised, updated edition to the basics of becoming an entrepreneur, offered in an entertaining style for kids age 8-14. The book uses cartoons, quizzes, games and stories to teach kids about starting their own businesses.
What Color is Your Piggy Bank? Entrepreneurial Ideas for Self-Starting Kids by Adelia Cellini Linecker
In this book, author Adelia Cellini Linecker, teaches kids to discover their own talents and passions that will help them to start their own business. Through real-life stories, quizzes and an online connection to business-starting templates, this book will provide the steps necessary for teaching kids entrepreneurial skills.
The Richest Kids in America: How They Earn it, How They Spend It, How You Can Too by Mark Victor Hansen
Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series introduces readers to real-life young entrepreneurs making money by turning their passion into a business. This book will teach kids key business principles that can also be applied in their lives.
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