Kidpreneurs

Entrepreneurship for kids 6-12 years old

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Baptiste Grève
Baptiste Grève@baptistegreve · Founder at Unimersiv
Amazing project! Good luck at passing forward the entrepreneurial spirit to childrens!
Adam Toren
Adam TorenMaker@thebizguy · Co-Founded YoungEntrepreneur.com
@baptistegreve Thank you! When we started writing the book Kidpreneurs both my brother and I focused on all the items that we wished that we had learned as young kids growing up. It was an amazing passion project that gave us the ability to speak with amazing kids, teachers and parents that inspired us to create the Parent & Teacher curriculum program which is now used in hundreds of schools and homeschooling programs around the world.
Austin
Austin @awoldes · Full Stack Dev
This movement needs to happen. For people in my generation (Z?) it is rare to find people with the entrepreneurial spirit. A lot have become complacent in the thought pattern of going to school, university/college and then are some how guaranteed a job. I really hope more projects in the future help foster this spirit in youth so that future generations have role models to be inspired by.
Adam Toren
Adam TorenMaker@thebizguy · Co-Founded YoungEntrepreneur.com
@awoldes Thanks Austin! We couldn't agree more. We are trying to fast-track the awareness by donating one book (to underprivileged children, Schools, Libraries and Non-profit organizations) for every book sold. We've always felt that all children share the inalienable right to learn about Entrepreneurship and have the potential to become financially independent, whether rich or poor, city or suburb. Sharpening a child’s entrepreneurial skills will equip them with the skills necessary to tackle a limitless future. There is no reason it cannot start at an earlier age. We're hoping the Kidpreneurs program puts the power in the hands of the future.
Armen
Armen@ubik911
Yesterday, my 10 year old declared that he wants to start grilled cheese sandwich business. His main question was HOW? Have to sit down with him and go over this resource.
Adam Toren
Adam TorenMaker@thebizguy · Co-Founded YoungEntrepreneur.com
@ubik911 That's awesome! I love when kids come up with ideas other than the lemonade stand. Best of luck to him!
Ken Rossi
Ken Rossi@kenrossi · CardStack
added an easier option
Ken Rossi
Ken Rossi@kenrossi · CardStack
@ubik911 search for "goat cheese tomato pesto sandwich" swap out the tomato with anything from zucchini to peppers
Juan Fortunato
Juan Fortunato@fortunatojh · Director of Product Developement
Love this product! I have two kids (9 & 6) that are constantly coming up with ideas to solve problems, so instead of princess and fairies we started reading about problem solving (Problem Solving 101 - Ken Watanabe) and real world issues before bedtime. Their "little" minds are amazing! I'll add this to the mix.
Dan Ruswick ☕️
Dan Ruswick ☕️@danruswick · Full Stack developer ❤️ Python and Rails
Here's the problem: Who is this for? In many cases, probably not the kid. What kid comes to their parent and says "I want to start a business?" Not very many. They might have novel ideas or talk about selling something in passing, but how many kids have the motivation and intention to sell something for real? A minority. Even then, it's probably selling Girl Scout cookies, etc., which, more often than not, involves the parent doing most of the heavy lifting and sort of carrying the kid through everything. (This is just my observation.) Very few 6-12 year olds have an inborn interest in selling things. It's generally something that parents instill their kid with and handle. So then the natural assumption is that this is mainly for parents who want to raise "business-savvy kids" who can grow up to "be successful" But at what cost? 10 year olds should spend their time in AYSO or playing Minecraft with their friends, not drafting business plans... When I was a kid, the last thing in the world I wanted to do was go do business. I'm sure there is a minority of kids who will get value out of this sort of book but it definitely has a helicopter-parent type feel.
Adam Toren
Adam TorenMaker@thebizguy · Co-Founded YoungEntrepreneur.com
@danruswick I think the better questions here are: how many parents ask their kids what do they want to be when they grow up? How many kids between the ages of 6-12 years old know what a doctor, lawyer, dentist, fireman or police officer do? VS How many kids understand the basic principles of what a small business owner or entrepreneur does (which happens to be what this country was founded on). Kidpreneurs teaches the basic principles in bite sized nuggets that kids can easily absorb and digest in fun, easy and safe-ways. The book and program isn't about creating a business plan and launching an empire at 7 years old. It teaches the importance of social entrepreneurship, giving back to your community, leadership, organization and there is even a chapter that ties into the environment. You're probably right, this may be a minority group of kids/parents/teachers who would like to balance their kids gaming life with learning real world principles about how entrepreneurship plays a vital role in everyday life. We've recently surpassed the 100,000 kids/parents/teachers milestone, so it's been rewarding to see our passion for educating these younger kids has been embraced by many already. Whether kids plan to become entrepreneurs or not, understanding the basic principles will help them understand and excel in many other areas. According to the SBA’s Office of Advocacy: “Small businesses accounted for 63 percent of the net new jobs created between 1993 and mid-2013 (or 14.3 million of the 22.9 million net new jobs). This is the book that my brother and I wish we had as kids. We're donating one book for every book purchased to help those underprivileged kids that don't have the ability to get a copy. "Some people say it's never too late, but we've always said that it's never too early!" - Toren brothers