From the early days of traders and trappers to today’s global online marketplace, business is the glue that holds our world together. In Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business, children learn what it takes to transform a great idea into their own new business. Through plenty of hands-on activities, art and history meet economics and math while young readers gain a solid understanding of how a business works.
Kids use familiar resources to develop a business idea of their own, create a presentation for potential investors, and utilize basic cost and price analysis worksheets. The skills they learn by writing a business plan, creating a prototype of an item to sell, designing packaging, and finding ways to advertise their products translate into language, math, and problem-solving skills that are relevant across all subjects. Cartoon illustrations, fun facts, and interviews with successful entrepreneurs make Entrepreneurship entertaining and informative. Supplemental materials include a glossary, list of resources, and an index.
Entrepreneurship meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
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Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Daniel Ek and Spotify. Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, and Instagram. We've all heard news stories about young entrepreneurs making it big, but what can kids learn from these hardworking, lucky visionaries? In Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business, successful entrepreneur and business mentor Alex Kahan describes a path of diligence, research, and fun for young entrepreneurs.
Readers learn the key elements of business, such as basic marketing strategies, spreadsheet design, and how to develop a great idea into a workable business plan. The skills gained through the hands-on activities—including brainstorming, creating a time management calendar, and developing presentations for potential investors—translate into language, math, and problem-solving skills that are relevant across all subjects. Art and history meet economics and math as young readers gain a critical understanding of how a business works.
Alex Kahan is the co-founder and president of Nomad Press. As a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years, he has established several companies across the diverse fields of marketing, publishing, manufacturing, and sports. Alex lives in Norwich, Vermont.
Mike Crosier holds an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.
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