5 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Be Kidpreneurs

Do you find it difficult to explain to your kids what an Entrepreneur does? Entrepreneurial curriculum is rarely a part of the formalized education system in the USA, so exposing your kids to Entrepreneurship will likely be a process you begin at home. Some say its never too late, but we say its never too early to introduce your kids to entrepreneurship by fostering “Kidpreneurs.”

Some of the best products came from wild ideas, so don’t put your parental brain limitations on your kids, let them dream big. Then move to step two.

So they have big dreams and ideas, show them how to formalize those goals with a paper and pencil, or typed out on the tablet. Focused goal setting teaches accountability

Entrepreneurs think different. Coach them when they fail or have set-backs to always bring a set of optimistic eyes to the issue to find opportunity.

Starting Your Kidpreneur writing their first business plan now may sound extreme, however a simple outline will help them learn structure. Create your own or refer to the examples in the free book at KidpreneursBook.com

Support your kids startup dreams by investing in them. Don’t just give them money, assign dollar amounts for extra jobs your kids could help with around the house, go over the parameters just like a client and at the end, review their service. Start them off early with the business process in a fun and exciting way by getting the Kidpreneurs Book  

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11 & 12 - the ages of food truck owners Jaden Wheeler and Amaya Selmon when they started “Kool Kidz Sno Konez.

9 & 17 the age Leanna Archer started her natural hair care product idea from her kitchen with her grandma and the age she is today as CEO of Leanna’s hair

15 Million The approximate worth of the 19 year old Juliette Brindak and her website, Miss O and Friends. At age 10 she had an idea for girl-empowered online world which she then created

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos began as a Kidpreneur. 12 ear old Hsieh would transform personal photos into buttons that people could pin on clothing hats and backpacks. That mail order business made him income and paved the early way for online mail order shoe company Zappos

Before Jenny Craig sold her weight-loss empire for $600 million to Nestle, she use to earn a penny for every she caught as a girl and supplied to her mom. She used to catch three dozen a day in the summer to earn her own money.

Greyson McClean, Inventor of BrickStix – the reusable decals you attach to your Legos or other plastic bricks. At the age of 9 Greyson thought of a new way to play with your Legos and turned that idea into booming company. Reusable static cling equaled huge innovation (and some appearances on Martha Stewart and the Conan O’Brien Show.

Asya Gonzoles, Founder of Stinky Feet Gurlz, started out at 13 by doodling in a notebook but used those designs to launch a socially responsible clothing line. A portion of every item sold is donated to this (now 16 year old) Kidpreneur’s non-profit, She-is-worth-it which supports young girls who are victims of sex trafficking.

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Entrepreneurship can equip your child with the skills to do amazing things. We invite you to keep reading to discover how your child can learn entrepreneurship in a fun, friendly and effective way!

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Interview with 14 Year Old Entrepreneur, Chef Remmi Smith

Chef RemmiChef Remmi Smith is the living embodiment of the Kidpreneurs philosophy, “it’s never too early.” At fourteen years old this dynamic and driven young woman is taking the nation by storm one school cafeteria and teen at a time. Remmi has partnered with Sodexo, a large provider of school lunch programs, to be their student ambassador. As an ambassador Remmi cooks and promotes healthy eating and even has her own brand of salad dressing sold in her local Whole Foods around Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Chef Remmi has always had a passion for cooking from a young age and has parlayed that passion into a full-fledged career. She also hosts her own cooking show, Cook Time With Remmi and has recently authored her first cookbook, Global Cooking for Kids, which is all about healthy cooking from around the globe. Healthy cooking and global cuisine are at the heart of everything Chef Remmi does as they combine her love of cooking with her desire to honor her own roots, being adopted from China.

I recently spoke with Chef Remmi to talk more about all her accomplishments and what she’s working on. When we spoke, she was feeling excited about her recent win of a local business pitch competition, which she had won. The really exciting part? She was pitching a business idea in competition with adults, not teens. Her professionalism, experience and dedication to her vision are clear the moment she speaks. When I ask her what her biggest challenge has been on her journey so far she explains, “Being taken seriously. People see me as a kid and think I don’t take my business seriously. They say, ‘oh that’s cute.’ But I’m very dedicated to my business and work hard at it.”

In fact that challenge is something Remmi explained works in her favor. In the true entrepreneurial spirit she turns a challenge into an opportunity by saying, “in a way being a kid is a great entrepreneurial advantage. I still have all the time ahead of me to fail and all the time I need to work on my business.”

That’s a true statement for someone so serious about their mission of helping educate others on healthy living and eating. Chef Remmi not only cooks healthy and offers a healthy cookbook geared toward parents and teens, she also is an active participant in the Independent Youth Program and the No Child Hungry Programs. It’s hard to image she has spare time for school but somehow Remmi manages it all with great balance and clarity.

What would her advice be for other Kidpreneurs out there? “Start with your passion,” she says. “If you do what you love, you’ll find a way to be successful at it.” That’s good advice for every kidpreneur.

Kidpreneur Rachel Zietz Is Building Better Lacrosse Equipment

RachelRachel Zietz loved Lacrosse but got fed-up with the products on the market that were constantly falling apart and needing to be replaced or repaired. She kept thinking Lacrosse would be a whole lot more enjoyable with equipment that actually worked and lasted for a long time. So she did what any teenage kidpreneur does… she decided to invent it herself! Her company Gladiator Lacrosse manufactures some of the highest quality Lacrosse goals and practice returners on the market today.

So we caught up with this innovator to find out more about Gladiator Lacrosse and how Rachel made it come to life.

How old were you when you started making your first piece of Gladiator Lacrosse equipment and what was it?

I was 13 years old when I created my first two products: a lacrosse goal and rebounder.

 

What gave you the idea to create Gladiator and turn it into a business?

I came up with the idea for Gladiator Lacrosse when I was searching online for practice equipment. I noticed that all the rebounders/goals I have previously owned were not able to stay in quality condition when I used them to practice. I knew that any rebounder/goal I was going to buy would do the same. I decided to then create a version of a lacrosse rebounder/goal that would be able to stand up to all weather conditions and hardcore practicing. Through a 33-week program called the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, I learned how to start, manage, and run a successful business. I designed my products and launched my website to bring great quality practice equipment at a low cost into the homes of lacrosse players all over the country.

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What has been your biggest challenge in getting started and how have you overcome it?

My biggest challenge in getting started with Gladiator Lacrosse would probably be managing my business while keeping up with school, competitive lacrosse, and other extra- curricular activities. I learned that time management skills are very important when trying to balance school, competitive lacrosse, and my business.

Have your parents helped you with your business and what have they taught you?

My parents have done a great job in teaching me the business basics. My father, also being an entrepreneur, has taught me what it takes to start a business, and has helped me along the way by guiding me on how to market my business.

What are your plans for the future; will you keep designing and creating?

In the future, I am hoping to add more to the product line, such as water bottles, compression socks, and other lacrosse related items. I like to include things in my product line that I believe there is a need for. I use my own experience to decide which products to add to the line, because throughout practice and games I realize what types of items would help players excel.

What advice would you give other young Kidpreneurs who want to start their own business like you did?

My main point of advice would be to make sure you are ready to commit. I believe that my business is my child; I have to constantly watch over it and help it grow to become something successful and meaningful in the world. You should also learn perseverance and determination. When someone tells you that you should not start a business because you’re a kid, that you are making a mistake, or it is too hard, that is when you prove to him or her that they are wrong and it is possible to start a business as a kid no matter what anyone says.