Like many children in my neighborhood, my first business was selling lemonade. The competition was intense. On a Saturday, you could find at least 4 stands open on the same block! Needless to say, it was a hard market to break into, and I ended up drinking more lemonade than selling. But that tiny stand was one of my first experiences running a business and learning to manage money.
Teaching children about business and entrepreneurship at an early age prepares them to seek out opportunity, provides them a chance to learn from failure, and encourages them to become leaders. Other great business opportunities for our kids is babysitting, dog-watching, and yard work. Giving children these experiences will help them build their business skills and foster their entrepreneurial spirit.
Children also gain skills in:
- Money Management
- Effective Communication
- Planning and Organizational Skills
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
This semester in our Build Your Own Business class students will take on the project of opening their own restaurant or other types of businesses. Each week students will focus on topics that will help bring their business ideas from the drawing board to life.
- What is an entrepreneur?
- Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) proficiency
- Market research and analysis
- Investment and financing
- Advertising and branding
- Revenue, profit, and expenses
With all of our programs, we hope to provide opportunities for growth and valuable experiences that will hopefully shape your children's futures. With the right tools and encouragement, we can help them discover their full potential.