You don't have to be an adult to start your startup. We show you how to find a great business idea and bring it to life. You can try one of our ten kid-friendly ventures, including timeless ventures like opening a lemonade booth, to more modern ventures like starting an Etsy art store, or starting your own. Because every billionaire was once a kid with great ideas - just like you
After “leafing through” (for two hours) this book, my children (9, 7, 6) started taking out our boxes and making signs for their “lemonade stand”. They also began to think and analyze how many people walk by the house each day, and if at least half of them bought bottled water, how much “profit” they would make.
As a parent, I don't want to raise men with a mindset for a 9-5 job, but rather offer a wide range of opportunities for their future, and if they choose the 9-5 job, then the less they knew what their options were.
Kid Start Up is informative, easy to follow, and packed with useful information that even adult entrepreneurs can use (leverage social media, the right way to build a site, how to create an effective flyer, etc.).
The book has a really conversational tone so kids can get over it without falling asleep, but the lessons they teach are prophetic enough for all of us. Here are some examples:
Honestly, a lot of adults I know need to be slapped with this book. Our kids loved it too and are planning to start their next business.
As a primary school teacher, this book is a MUST! In addition to teaching reading, writing and arithmetic, we are responsible for teaching 21st century skills: creativity, courage, collaboration, etc. This book does exactly that! It offers a kid-friendly and accessible step-by-step approach to becoming your own Mark Zuckerberg or Mark Cuban. Most books on this topic are intended for adults, but this includes diagrams, pictures, interactive activities, and interviews with children. I will be ordering a course set for my students so that everyone can learn to become an entrepreneur!
No one was born knowing how to run a business. Skills such as identifying business opportunities, product positioning, and pricing strategies take time to develop. But the earlier in life you start to develop these skills, the better. The book does a great job of trying to do just that for kids! My daughter (11) felt inspired by other kids her age making money and running businesses, and had some great ideas on how to get involved in the tutorials inside. Now she's working on her next business, one more step to becoming a millionaire! Highly recommended
I got it for my 7 year old niece who had never thought of concepts, but when she read it she was gone! She has big plans, which her home-raising mother plans to help her accomplish. Putting these concepts in children's minds early on is a wonderful idea, which they can then develop as they learn.
I bought it for my 7 year old daughter and she loves it! The authors really made it relevant and oriental for kids to read. Her favorite chapter is making money while you sleep! I plan to buy copies for my grandchildren over Christmas!
I liked the fact that he gives ideas for starting a business and advice from those who have already started a business. It's a great book for getting a kid involved in starting a business.