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Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business with 25 Projects Review by Tara Mitchell

Alex Kahan
Nomad Press
2456 Christian Street
White River Junction, Vermont 05001

My daughter and I have talked quite a bit over the past year about ways to start a small business of our own. She is an aspiring dancer, and we have been looking for ways to offset the cost of some of the workshops she would like to attend. We never really put pencil to paper in our discussions, though. Well, not until we started reading through Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business with 25 Projects. This book has been just the inspiration and motivation we needed.

Entrepreneurship is a 122-page, full-color book written for readers aged 9-12. The book is packed full of historical information about men and women who have been able to market their talents, ideas, and inventions. Each chapter covers a different aspect of starting a business from scratch. From brainstorming to prototypes to marketing and budgeting, this book really does take kids through every step of creating their own business. It is written in a way that young entrepreneurs will be able to understand and implement (with a little help from adults) the ideas presented.

Throughout this book, there are hands-on projects for the reader to work through while creating their business. As she worked through the book, my daughter started by creating a time-management chart so that she could see exactly how much time she had to devote to starting a business. She already knows “what” she wants to do, and now she knows “when” she can devote time to it. Next on her to-do list is to create a company overview and executive summary. As we continue to progress through this book, we’ll explore who her customer is and who her competition is. We’ll discuss marketing and communication. We’ll design a company logo. Then, we will move on to learning about money management. A few of the money topics covered include creating a sales plan and a budget.

Entrepreneurship is a great resource for business-minded kiddos who are interested in starting a business of their own—from walking dogs to selling handmade items and more.

-Product review by Tara Mitchell, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, March 2015