Thursday, April 14, 2011
Book Review: Starting a Micro Business by Carol Topp (and a GIVEAWAY!)
(Cincinnati, OH) With unemployment rates high, the teen population is finding it harder and harder to find work. Adults are competing for the same minimum wage jobs. But there’s an alternative—starting a micro business. What is a micro business? It is a very small, one-person business that you can start easily and quickly with what you already know or own. No money needed, low risk and no debt! Students can spend as much time running a micro business as they wish and can even close it down during busy times. The best advantage for teens to own a micro business is that it not only brings in extra cash (often more than imagined), but students end up learning a great deal about business, money and themselves. It may lead to an entrepreneurial life or at the very least, prepare students for higher learning opportunities.
Starting a Micro Business will help teenagers earn money while learning how to start their own business. A micro business is simple to start, usually home-based, low risk, educational and easy for a busy student to run. This book offers ideas, a business plan, starting with no debt, pitfalls to avoid and resources to get a teenager started making money running their own micro business.
"Starting a micro business will help teenagers earn money while learning a lot. A micro business is simple to start, usually home-based, low risk, educational and easy for a busy student to run. This book offers ideas, a business plan, pitfalls to avoid and resources to get a teenager started making money running their own micro business."
I agree with him. Although small in size (112 pages), it is full of information for teens to help them get started with:
1. Getting an idea for their business
2. Writing a business plan
3. Avoiding common problems
4. Financing their business
If you have a young person in your family who is thinking about having their own business, this is a great resource to own. I give Starting a Micro Business for Teens 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
(Tomorrow I will have a bio of the author, Carol Topp, and an article on business ideas for teens.)
(I received this book from Kathy Carlton Willis Communications for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.)
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