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									Kid's Business Entrepreneur Of The Year
Entrepreneurial Kid of the Year™ We would like to recognize kids, young entrepreneurs who start a business . We would like to profile many of these business experiences in TeachingKidsBusiness.com to show other kids what is possible and to get other kids interested in business. We know there are many entrepreneurial stories of kids who venture into business at an early age. We would like to know your story. Who knows, maybe we will create a reality program with young entrepreneurs. Let's celebrate the ventures of great little entrepreneurs!

Categories of Awards: The contest will award entrepreneurs by age age category and with business categories. There are three age categories as stated below and three business categories - general business, kidse-marketplace.com and lemonade stand business.
KidsE-Marketplace.com Entrepreneur Of The Year We would like to acknowledge entrepreneurs in kidse-marketplace.com. We would like to base the awards on votes by kids. As we develop the marketplace and create the award idea further, we will give you the details. Please see www.kidse-marketplace.com for business start-up information.

Lemonade Stand Entrepreneur of The Year We would like to ackowledge young entrepreneurs who have developed a lemonade stand business. Please see our lemonade stand program and lemonade stand business contest for more details.

Awards:
We are planning a range of awards for kids; kids business products from our business store, Kid's Digital Dollars to help you further develop your business abilities, acknowledgement on our website and certificates. The greatest award will be your personal satisfaction and experience from your business venture! Age category guidelines: (subject to change based on participation) Kids 7 and under: Tell us a story about your experience of developing and running your business. Kids 8-12 : Tell us what you did and what it was like developing and running a business. Present your thoughts in kid's words with a focus on the things you learned from your experience. Kids 13 and older: You can still take the story approach. You can also write an executive summary of your experience and consider writing a traditional business plan. This contest is all about providing kids with a positive experience. What the kids do to plan their business and how they operate (plan to operate it) is important. The presentation isn't as important as

the experience and therefore the time should be spend on the experience rather then the writing of the experience. We will have business plan writing contests later, but not for this project. Please note that this is not like a school project in which your parents do a lot of the work. Parents and or teachers help is ok in advising you and helping you understand business concepts. You will get much more out of this project if you take ownership in it and do it to learn and to developed your business skills.

How to Enter:
If you are interested in sharing your story with us, please give us an e-mail at contact@teachingkidsbusiness.com (If you are under 13 years of age please see our contact page and have a parent approve of you contacting us and participating) Contest Date: The contest is ongoing with no deadline restrictions. We don't want to exclude any young entrepreneurs. Based on the level of participation, we will change things accordingly. We will try and respond to participants within a few weeks and present awards every few months. The Kid's Business Entrepreneur ™ Award" will be awarded within a month of the end of the year.

Our "how to start your own business program" helps kids prepare for business. There is lots of information throughout this program that will help you realize that there is a lot to business. If you take the time to think and prepare properly for business, you will have a much greater chance of actually getting started and succeeding. There are many resources on how to start your own business, but we have developed this program as a kidfriendly approach for kids in grade k-12. Good luck and enjoy your business experiences!

Kid's Overview As a kid, there are lots of business opportunities and lots of things to consider to give yourself the best chance of getting started and succeeding in business. Take a look at our lemonade stand program to get insight into the many things to think about for a very simple business.

Summary of This Section: (clink on the topic to go to the section) What is your own business? What is business all about? Play around with some business ideas before you start your own business! Gain experience from jobs that will help you start your own business. Practice and develop your skills. Be prepared to make mistakes and have failures along the way. What are your goals of going into business? What is a good business fit for you? Examine businesses and think about businesses that you are exposed to. Try some business ideas. What business opportunities are in your area? Join or Create a business club Prepare a business plan! You will need money to start your business Start your own business! Inspiration and support to help you in business.
What is your own business? Let's be clear that your own business is working for yourself or possibly with partners. You and your partners are the ones who are responsible for developing the business and operating it. Whenever you have your own business you are working for yourself. What is business all about? This may seem like a very basic question, but it is one that you need to consider. If you are clear on what business is all about, then you will be able to prepare yourself for the many steps you need to take to start a business. Even if you think you know what business is all about, there is still lots to learn. Businesses change as products, technology, regulations, consumer tastes, competition and many other factors change.

Check out the following programs for ideas on how to better understand business;      kids' introduction to business Business basics section. Lemonade stand program Business cases Entrepreneurship Program

Now that you have a good understanding of the many things to think about in business, you are ready to start thinking about your business.

Play around with some business ideas before you start your own business!

Most kids do not know what business to try or when the best time to get started is. A little advice is that many successful business people have tried a number of businesses before they found the right one for them. You should get started as soon as possible. Starting the process of starting your own business is a big step to take. Once you start thinking about starting a business, you are well on your way. A good way for kids to "try a business" is to think it through by dreaming about it and doodling around on paper. Dream about business and your future Dreaming is a healthy business exercise to go through. Kids are often great dreamers. It doesn't cost you money to dream about a business and you are more likely to succeed in your dreams then in reality. Our entrepreneurship program discusses the ideas of developing dreams and visions. Our Dream about your future section helps you develop and understand your dreams. Take the time to dream and try and understand why you are dreaming the way you are. Take notes about the things you remember in your dreams and dream in your spare time, before you sleep and while you sleep. Dream of yourself in many situations and figure out how you would deal with issues and opportunities.

Play some business games Games are a good way to have some fun, try something new, gain experience & confidence and develop some skills. We have created The Just For Clicks Business Game to help kids play around with starting a business - creating an idea and testing it on other people. See our "Games Section" for more ideas.

Doodle around on paper with business ideas Doodling is a great way to develop ideas.

Check out our "Doodle Away To Ideas" to help you get started with doodling techniques. Your will be surprised at how easily you can draw/sketch out ideas on paper or on your computer.

Think Take the time to review this program and most importantly, spend some time thinking about going into business. Thinking is a great skill to have as you consider business! There are many ways to think about issues and opportunities to arrive a good decision. Check out our "Thinking Section"

Gain experience from jobs that will help you start your own business.

Experience is a great asset to have when you consider starting a business. You will often discover that your job experiences will help you understand different business and help you develop skills for business. You can also consider volunteering and job experience as a way to get some training to prepare you for what you really want to do. We have created some opportunities for kids to gain experience in our business encounters section. Take a look at our "Jobs-For-Kids-Program" to help you gain experience, develop & discover your skills and interests. Jobs can help you find out about yourself - what you like and what you are good at. Jobs will also teach you about business if you think about what you are doing, why, how and how your job helps the business you are working in. Practice and develop your skills.

How well would you play a sport if you didn't know how to play the game or if you hadn't practiced and developed the necessary skills? Business is similar to sports in that you need basic skills to do well. We know that good athletes spend a lot of time practicing skills and learning to understand how to play the game better (rules, strategy and plays). The approach we take to sports can be applied to business. Take a look at an editorial on this subject. Explore our resource center to help you develop skills you will use in business. Consider having a coach to help you out. The Kids' Guide To Business is an excellent book resource to help you practice and prepare for the development of a business. Our Lemonade Stand Business program is a great way to think of ways to plan a business. Be prepared to make mistakes and have failures along the way.

Please recognize that you will make mistakes in business and more then likely have some failures along the way. The key to remember is that mistakes and failures are a good thing if you learn from them. All of your successes and failures will help you in your next business venture. "Failure is success if we learn from it." by Malcolm Forbes Do not allow your concerns of failure to stop you from trying.

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." by Wayne Gretzky

If you take the time and consider how to properly get started in business and do the proper planning, you can minimize your failures.

"A smart businessperson is one who makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes it again. A wise businessperson is one who finds a smart business person and learns from him how to avoid the mistakes he made." Jim Abrams

Consider talking with people about business and learning from other people or business cases. If you can learn from other peoples mistakes, you will give yourself a better chance of succeeding. Take a look at our Anecdotes section for some good advice from successful people. What are your goals of going into business?

To do anything well in life, it is important to set goals. If you have goals in mind, you will have given yourself a chance to make accomplishments. Here are some examples of goals you may consider:       

gaining experience resume development to succeed in your own business to work for yourself money personal development something to do

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learn responsibility develop character gain self-confidence satisfy a parents demands or desires career development determine other goals that apply to you

Depending on the goals you choose, you will approach business in different ways and get different things out of your experiences. Talk to people about what their reasons were for going into business. Check out some e-mentor profiles on how people approach their businesses and career development. What is a good business fit for you? Since you are the one that has to make the business succeed, you will need to have the necessary skills and an interest to do the work well. Take a look at "What's your Business Thing" in our resource center to help you understand a good fit for you.

Examine businesses and think about businesses that you are exposed to.

Once you start looking at different businesses, you will be surprised how much you will learn. This is like watching a sports game and learning how to do something from watching someone else do it. You are exposed to business every time you venture outside (walking to school, driving somewhere) or on TV, radio, the internet, magazines and around your home. Every thing that exists and services provided all come from a business. As you observe businesses, ask yourself questions like;       What is this business about? What do you have to do well to succeed in his particular business? How would I do it differently? What issues are facing this business? Could I do it well? Is there something this business should be doing - is there an opportunity I could pursue

Try some business ideas. Test your ideas and try to test business ideas. (Think it through - discuss it with family and friends) Try a business club to test ideas with other people. Consider Kids-Works-Ventures to develop some business ideas with the help of your school and community

Try launching a business in www.kidsbusinessfranchise.com Try launching a business in www.kidse-marketplace.com What business opportunities are in your area? Do some research on businesses operating in your area. There is nothing worse then coming up with what you think is the greatest business opportunity and then finding out that many other people have thought about it and have actually started the business. Check the phone book, physically look around, do an internet searches and talk to people in the area. All of these are good research techniques. Brainstorm for opportunities. Examine the opportunity of a KidsBusinessFranchise™ at www.kidsbusinessfranchise.com Join or Create a business club A business club will be a good way to get you involved in business, give you valuable business experience and develop team skills which are essential in business. Check out our "Business Club". Prepare a business plan! This is the least favorite part for most entrepreneurs, especially kids. It is kind of like studying for a test in that your chances of doing well on the test are directly related to the amount of and quality of studying you do. As you go through the planning process, you should recognize that you will need some help and advise. Please consider asking people to advise you on your business. Ideally you want people with different experience and expertise. Give some thought to setting up an advisory board. Check out our business plan templates section. You will need money to start your business Raising the money, is the most difficult part of starting your own business. There are thousands of great business ideas that don't get started because they don't have enough money to do what they need to do to get started properly. Take a look at our seed capital program to help you understand financing a business. Do an internet search on "venture capital" and review some of these companies to understand what is involved in obtaining other peoples money to start your own business. Look at bank web sites to see what young entrepreneur programs they have. Many governments have programs to help kids get started in business. Start your own business!

Congratulations, if you have gone through all of the steps above, you are well on your way to starting a successful business. By going through this exercise you have delayed your start but you will be better prepared to succeed in your business. Hopefully, you now realize that starting your own business involves a lot of steps. Please don't get bogged down with the planning of a business so that you never take advantage of a business opportunity. Many entrepreneurs will tell you that timing of the business is an important component of succeeding. Often the first to get started in business gains a competitive advantage. You will learn to balance the planning process and the ability to react to business opportunities. Throughout this program you have been exposed to links for additional information and to get you started. Check out our web site links in our resource center for additional information. For example, the United States Small Business Associate will give you many additional tips on getting started in business at www.sba.gov Inspiration and support to help you in business. You will learn a lot about yourself as you venture into business. Be honest with yourself and realize your limitations and when you need other peoples help. Believe in yourself. No matter what happens in your business consider your experience as an investment in yourself. Set realistic goals and don't fall into the trap of thinking that you are only successful if you make a lot of money. If you start a business, you have succeeded in many ways. Each step you take in business should be considered to be an additional success. Please be careful of the scams that try and sell you on how easy it is to start your own business and make lots of money. Remind yourself often, "Hey I'm in my own business which is only a dream for many people". Contact us and tell us about your experiences. We would like to share business cases with other kids. Good luck, think, plan, work hard and have a great experience!

Kids Business Apprentice Program™ "You're Hired!" Our kids business apprentice program exposes kids to business by introducing them to business concepts, providing a wide variety of business resources and gives kids (pre-teens, teens, youth, children) opportunities for valuable business experience. An apprentice is someone to be trained in a particular skill for a set amount of time by a specific employer. During the apprentice term the person gains skills and experience. Our kids apprentice program welcomes all kids to participate for as long as necessary to gain business skills and experience.

All contestants will be given a prize. The top 20 candidates will be given a KidsBusinessFranchise and the overall winner will work for TeachingKidsBusiness.com as a V.P. of Business Development. Enjoy! Apprentice Tasks
Your task is to present ideas to help improve the products of TeachingKidsBusiness.com. The products you review can be found at www.teachingkidsbusiness.com/kids-business-e-store.htm . Use the framework of the following questions to complete your task;

1. Name the product you would like to perform the tasks on. 2. In your words how would you explain this product. What message would you
communicate about the product - what would you say about the product to other kids - 30 second written advertisement?

3. What do you feel this product can do for kids - what are the benefits of the product? 4. What are the opportunities for this product? (Where it can be sold + how/when/where/why it can be used) 5. What do you see as the issues (problems) relating to the product? 6. How would you improve the product? 7. What do you think is a big idea to make this product a huge success? 8. What age group do you feel would use the product? 9. What price should it sell for? 10. Where should it be sold? 11. What other products do you feel this product is competing with? 12. What is the competition doing differently and better? 13. What other business related products for kids would you develop? 14. What role could you play in making this product a great success? 15. Provide any comments that you think will improve the product and help the product be successful. Rules 1. All contestants should be kids which we consider to be k-12 or under 18 years of age. Proof of age may be requested for contest winners. 2. All contestants can work as a group and can use advisors who are over the age of 18. 3. All responses should be submitted via e-mail with no attachments to apprentice@teachintgkidsbusiness.com If the contestant is under the age of 13 years of age, a parent will have to e-mail us to provide approval for the child to contact us. Parent approval can accompany the submission provided the contact information is that of a parent. 4. When you have finished your tasks, please send them to the management of TeachingKidsBusiness.com for review. We do not fire anyone but we hope to show others your work. 5. All contestants will receive a prize. 6. The contest will run through a number of rounds. Each time we receive 250 contestants we will move on to the next round. In each round one contestants will

be selected to move on to the contest finals. Once we have 20 finalists the overall winner will be chosen. 7. The winners will be chosen by a TeachingKidsBusiness.com management team. 8. The overall winner will be paid a royalty percentage of sales on the products available online at TeachingKidsBusiness.com. Royalties (a % of sales) on product sales from business products available from www.teachingkidsbusiness.com/kids-business-e-store.htm during Episode #1 will be put into a fund to pay out to the winner. Royalties will be calculated as 20% of product sales during Episode #1. The winner will earn the royalty money and gain valuable experience as they perform the new role of Vice President of Business Development for TeachingKidsBusiness.com. The fee for this job will be a minimum of $2,000.00 9. All responses are to be sent to contact@teachingkidsbusiness.com Products to Review
You will be working with TeachingKidsBusiness.com to review your choice of products. Choose one of the following products and do the tasks below; The Kids' Guide To Business

KidsBusinessFranhise.com
The Kids Business Game Kids Online Business Camp Kids Online Business School Just For Clicks Business Game All products are available for purchase from the Kids business e-store @ www.teachingkidsbusiness.com/kids-business-e-store.htm

Tools To Help You Get Started In Business Introduction to business for kids Introduction to business for parent advisors How To Get Kids Interested In Business Resource Center - business resources for skill development Business Encounters - opportunities for valuable business experience
Simply surf around our www.teachingkidsbusiness.com site and develop as an apprentice.

It is not necessary to signup for our apprentice program, but we would like your comments. If you are under the age of 13, please have a parent approve your contact with us


								
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