Eseedling helps parents nurture their young entrepreneurs.
Parents – We just finished our first VIRTUAL CAMP and I have to say – it was a huge success! We have had several requests for another virtual camp so we have set up another LIVE Virtual Business Camp for kids 9-13 on July 20-24 from 9 am – noon Central Standard Time. Kids will work on developing their own business idea. The camp is filled with hands-on experiential learning, educational games, business basics, financial literacy, leadership lessons and fun activities. Register by July 10th and we will ship you a briefcase, tshirt, printed workbook and all the materials you need as an extra bonus ($40 value)! If you register after July 10, we will be sending you printable worksheets and a list of materials you need to have to use during the camp. If you would like a detailed schedule or have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org : Click to Register
“Excellent camp for kids with brilliant minds who are always looking to create + innovate!”
~Claire, Camp Parent
We know that raising kids is hard! Encouraging your child to develop skills in entrepreneurship helps them become better problem solvers, leaders, and collaborators with a team. Eseedling has fun resources for the whole family to get involved in learning about entrepreneurship and encouraging the development of these skills. Want to get your child started with entrepreneurship – Try out a free preview of our NEW online Business Boot Camp for Kids
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Ideas to start teaching kids about business and entrepreneurship
Run a Lemonade Stand
It seems obvious but, but running a lemonade stand is one of the easiest ways to have kids learning about business. Have them come up with a company name, plan out what it will look like (colors, feel, what the stand will look like, etc.), and then make business decisions such as:
- What they are going to sell (flavors, slushies, regular, treats)
- Creating a budget for it (research costs at the local grocery store)
- Where it will be located (if it’s not in your yard, you will need to check with your locality for permits)
- If they are going to donate the money to a cause.
They will need to create the stand and display, marketing materials, figure out how to get the word out, figure out how to get the money to buy the supplies, buy the supplies and then run the stand. It really is a great introduction into running a business and they will learn problem-solving, financial management and communication skills while having fun.
Visit Local Businesses
Entrepreneurs love to tell their story and one of the best way to learn about different businesses is by visiting them and asking questions. Choose a time that is not extremely busy (i.e. if it’s a restaurant don’t go during busy meal times) and then ask if you can speak to the owner about their business. If they are too busy, ask if there is a time that you can come back and learn more about their business. When you are done visiting, don’t forget to send a thank you note! Through this activity, the kids will learn about their local economy and start to build relationships with the businesses in their area.
Attend a Youth Entrepreneur Camp
one of the funnest and fastest way to learn about business and entrepreneurship is through a camp, after-school program or club specifically for entrepreneurship. Many programs have the kids work on their own business idea in addition to learning business basics, visiting entrepreneurs and having guest speakers. Kids usually have the opportunity to present their business idea and some of the longer programs even include putting their business into action. New camps and programs are popping up more and more, so if you don’t find something in your area check with your local chamber, school, local business school as they may know of something. If you are in Madison, WI – E-seedling has youth entrepreneurship camps for kids for ages 9 and up.
Play Business Games
There are several games both board and online that can help kids learn about business. Here are a few to check out:
- Biz Ops Game – Home Edition, this game is one of the favorite activities at our Youth Entrepreneur Camp and the kids asked for a version they could play at home. This version is for 4-6 players and each player comes up with a company name for their own paper airplane business. They then design, test and make paper airplanes, budget expenses, sell them to the customer, track sales and expenses. The player with the most profit wins. Learn more about the Biz Ops Game.
- PBS kids online game – Fizzy’s Food truck let’s kids run a food truck business http://pbskids.org/lunchlab/games/food-truck
Solutions for Parents and Young Entrepreneurs
Now you can play the same Biz Ops Game that we use in our camps at home. Engage youth entrepreneurship with this fun, interactive game that simulates running a paper airplane business. Each player is a bootstrapping entrepreneur running their own company. Learn business operations and business financials, business roles while you play this fun and engaging game in less than 90 minutes.
You're Never Too Young to Start A Business Book
Our e-book “You’re Never too Young to Start a Business” is the perfect way to get your kids started with entrepreneurship. It takes the kids through how to choose their idea, test it out and then develop it as a business so they can start and run it. Includes a free downloadable workbook!
More Than A Lemonade Stand™ Book
his book is perfect for the parent who wants to teach their kids about entrepreneurship but is not sure what to teach and where to start. More Than a Lemonade Stand™ is a step-by-step guide that includes the D-I-Y of the curriculum you need to get your kids started as an entrepreneur.
Youth Entrepreneur Camps or Clubs
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Youth Entrepreneur Curriculum
Lead your own entrepreneurship experiences with this toolkit that includes all the essential resources you need!
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