Entries by Julie Wood

Five things to successfully teach kids entrepreneurship (Part 2 of 6)

Helping Kids Choose a Business Idea they can Start (Part 2 of 6 of the 5 things to successfully teach kids entrepreneurship series) One thing that we discuss in the More Than a Lemonade Stand™ youth entrepreneur program, before having kids choose a business idea, is what it means to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs not […]

5 things to start with when teaching kids entrepreneurship (Part 1 of 6)

I often get asked, what should I start with when teaching kids entrepreneurship? After teaching kids, ages 9-14, entrepreneurship over the past 10 years I’ve come up with five things that have proven to be successful. I use these 5 things in the More Than a Lemonade Stand™ curriculum and have developed hundreds of young […]

Lemonade Stands Really Do Make a Difference

Did you know that kids all over the world start and run lemonade stands to raise money for something they believe in? I’m sure you have read articles or have seen news stories of young entrepreneurs running lemonade stands for the recent hurricane and earthquake victims but I bet you didn’t know that kids are […]

Youth Entrepreneur Camps – A Fun Way to Learn about Business

“Just because you’re a kid doesn’t mean you can’t start a business”. That was what Sophia (a youth entrepreneur camper) said to me last summer. And the best part is she was right! It is amazing the ideas that kids come up with during camp. Sometimes they come with something they have been working on […]

I have an Aspiring Entrepreneur – now what?

You have an aspiring entrepreneur in your house or classroom; the one setting up a lemonade stand and sitting out in the front yard until dark or the one that is making bracelets and selling them to their friends at school or the one that is always asking their neighbors if they can take care of […]

Does your Main Street have a Succession Plan?

Look down the Main Street of home towns across the US and you will see that small local entrepreneurs make up the majority of businesses. They have passion for what they do, they are resilient during tough times and they contribute more to the economy then big business. In the U.S. there are 28 million […]

What do Mini-Lessons & Goldfish Have in Common?

Mini-Lesson Mondays for Young Entrepreneurs – Are they the wave of the future? You may have heard that the focus of a human being has been compared to that of a goldfish. In a recent article by a colleague of mine, Jenna Atkinson, in our local business magazine (In Business Magazine) quoted that  Time magazine published an […]

Have you signed your kids up for camp?

Camp is one my favorite memories from when I was a kid.  I loved staying in a tent or cabin, slurping slushies, singing fun songs around the campfire and learning all kinds of new things by experiencing them first hand.  I loved it so much I became a 4-H camp counselor at age 16, volunteered […]