Mark Cuban started selling garbage bags door to door at the age of 12. After graduating from Indiana U, he briefly owned the most famous bar in town. After a dispute with his boss, he decided to start a company called Micro Solutions. After selling Micro Solutions to Compuserve, he took another job with them where he helped develop the technology behind the AOL Instant Messenger program. He then left Compuserve to create a new company called Broadcast.com. Four years later, Yahoo bought Broadcast.com for $5.6Billion.
Quick book with basic info on starting a business. Lots of stuff is obvious, but a great first book for kids. Need answers from parents. Good section on examples of businesses. Give you materials costs & profit breakdowns, instructions for making them (if needed), and sales suggestions. Also gives you idea about what to do if your business doesn't work out. Suggested businesses are soap, duct tape wallets, splittin' cartons of home products, lemonade stand, snowball stand, dog walker, tech helper, school supplies. Most of these ideas already exist. Kids should know they can make money doing something they enjoy. You can find a lot of items on eBay, Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Kid Start Up is written in a conversational style, so kids can read it without falling asleep. However, the lessons taught are very helpful for any entrepreneur.
A very nice little business book to help and encourage children and teenagers to start a business and teaches them how to proceed. This book is a rare feat, combining teaching that starting a business and making money from it are both good things while reminding the reader that success will take hard work and perseverance but will also teach them lessons about themselves and prepare them for the future. The book has plenty of exercises for children to do in order to work through their business ideas as well as interviews with child entrepreneurs. A great read.
This book is a great way to get started thinking about starting your own business. From cover to cover it gives great advice from real life business people about how to start planning your own business. They show that its never too early to begin developing skills for running your own business. Its simple, yet thorough guide to creating a business, great ideas for kids business, and insightful interviews with real life kids business owners demonstrate that with hard work, and dedication anyone can be successful. For those of you wanting to inspire ambition in your children, this book is a MUST BUY! How Any Kid Can Start A Business offers a solid foundation for any future entrepreneur, whether they're a child or an adult.
This book is a scam. Like all scams, this book is full of half-truths, misleading statistics, and outright lies. No one really needs a book titled How To Start A Business For Kids. This book is nothing more than an infomercial for the author's website (kidstartup.com) and some of the companies mentioned within it. And what about those ten business ideas? They're not actually broken down for kids, they're just examples of the author's marketing scheme. Kids can start businesses, but it takes a lot of effort, patience, and experience. Don't believe everything you see in books like this; do your own research before starting any business.