Everyday the news has updated (and inundated) us with changes from social distancing to isolation due to the spread of COVID-19. It has disrupted our lives more than we ever thought possible! Youth Entrepreneurship Education can give kids hope that there is light at the end of all this chaos by looking at life from the prospective of how they can make a difference and solve problems that we are all facing (you never know when the solution to all of this might come from a young entrepreneur)!
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
That is why we wanted to try and do our part to keep empowering kids through entrepreneurship and let you know of the free and low cost options that are available from Eseedling so that you could implement youth entrepreneurship education even when we are all isolated from each other.
1) Download the free lemonade stand business guide
Even if kids can’t do a lemonade stand right now – it will help implement youth entrepreneurship education by teaching kids business basics. The workbook is a PDF and includes worksheets and how to make a lemonade stand from PVC pipe. The download is available by clicking the GET STARTED FREE button on the home page of the eseedling website https://eseedling.com/
2) Check out the free Mini-Lesson Monday videos on the Julie Ann Wood YouTube channel
These are short video lessons that can be used to implement youth entrepreneurship education as they teach business start-up and entrepreneur basics. Have the kids grab a notebook and work on choosing and starting their own business idea. You can view them at YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCm5TOSplv8&list=PL06msTFytEgyclLHQdDYVONxx80aT8DSx
3) The Kindle Book “You’re Never Too Young To Start a Business”
This kindle book is available on Amazon (only $2.99) and will help implement youth entrepreneurship education as it is a complete guide that walks kids through starting their own business. It also includes a link to free downloadable worksheets. You can purchase it at: https://amzn.to/3db3rPm .
4) We have been working since last summer’s youth entrepreneur camp to release our Online Business Start-Up Boot Camp for kids.
As we can only reach a limited number of kids without an online option. We are excited to be able to expand our reach to implement youth entrepreneurship education and announce that the online course is finally here. You can try the first 3 lessons at no cost with the Free Preview of our new online Business Start-up Bootcamp for Kids. Each lesson includes a video lesson, worksheets and additional resources and activities so the kids can learn about entrepreneurship, choose a business idea to work on start their own business. Here is the link to the free preview: https://e-seedling-llc.mykajabi.com/offers/87Q6tjPj
5) If you want to continue to implement youth entrepreneurship education, the Full NEW ONLINE Business Start-up Bootcamp for kids is the next step.
It includes 13 lessons complete with what is entrepreneur, choosing a business idea, branding, marketing, sales, financials, customer service and more. Until April 30 – the full course is $100 off (reg. $149). It is only $49 through April 30. This is modeled after our More Than a Lemonade Stand Summer Camp (without the in-person team lemonade stand, the Biz Ops Game and field trips). The discount will calculate automatically. Here is the link to purchase: https://e-seedling-llc.mykajabi.com/offers/NcLDBtVu
6) The Biz Ops Game Home Edition will help you implement youth entrepreneurship education in a fun way for the whole family.
Modeled after our large group/classroom Biz Ops Game Facilitator Kit – this home version is for 2-6 players and teaches business operations by each player taking turns as the customer as the other players run their paper airplane companies. To watch a video of the game being played (in the larger group) and learn more about the game and order visit: https://eseedling.com/biz-ops-game/
7) Another fun way to implement youth entrepreneurship education at home is the Eseedling Baking Business Kit.
They come with a printed copy of the “You’re Never to Young to Start a Business” Book that is customized specifically for a baking business, an apron (choose pink or blue), spatula, measuring cups, measuring spoons, creating your own business card instructions and recipes that are sure to sell. The cost is $34.95 which includes shipping in the U.S. You can order it here: https://eseedling.myshopify.com/collections/business-kits-for-kids/youth-entrepreneurship
It is my hope that we all work together and follow CDC and WHO guidelines so that we can get back to normal as soon as possible. In the meantime, take a moment to tell your friends and family how much they mean to you, be patient and kind and take care of yourself! I hope that these options can help keep youth entrepreneurship education moving forward as a vehicle to empower kids to make a difference and change the world!
Julie Ann Wood, Chief Cultivator