But now you realize you have a lot to learn!
Here’s a few things you might need to learn more about:
- time management
- customer serve
- how to overcome shyness
- bookkeeping to track your income and expenses
- how to express yourself
My book Running a Micro Business for Teens will help you run a successful micro business.
Amazon Kindle $4.95
Ebook on pdf format $4.95
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Sales
- Your Sales Statement
- Selling in Person
- Your Sales Presentation
- Making the Sale
- Getting Paid in Person
- Selling Online
- Getting Paid Online
- Describe Your Customer
- Reaching Your Local Market
- Reaching a Distant Market
- Progress Step by Step
- Make a Marketing Plan
Chapter Three: Customer Service
- Serving Customers is Good for Business
- What to Charge
- Tips and Secrets of Customer Service
Chapter Four: Record Keeping
- What Records to Keep
- Record Transactions
- Keep Supporting Documents
- Keep Official Letters
- How to Record Your Start Up Expenses
- Record Purchases of Equipment
Chapter Five: Bookkeeping Basics
- A Simple Bookkeeping Method
- What to Do and When
- Daily, Monthly, Quarterly, Annually
- Should You Learn Bookkeeping or Accounting?
- Hire Help If You Need It
Chapter Six: Using Software
- Personal Money Management Software
- Small Business Accounting Software
Chapter Seven: Legal Names and Numbers
- Does a Micro Business Need a Name?
- When is a Business License Needed?
- Should a Micro Business be a Sole Proprietorship?
- Should a Teenager Start Business With a Friend?
- When Is a Tax ID Number Needed?
Chapter Eight: Reducing Risk
- Is Insurance Needed?
- What’s an LLC?
Chapter Nine: Time Management
- Goal Setting
- To Do Lists
- Time Management
- What if You Cannot Get it All Done?
My two oldest kids and I have read through your micro business books and began an Entrepreneurs Club with we three as members. We are meeting weekly to talk about the progress we make, what we plan on doing the next week, and help each other as needed. Thanks for writing such a realistic and clear guide for kids wanting a business. -Parent of teenagers
Carol Topp, author and CPA, packs her years of experience into a full curriculum that will equip your student with all the information they need. Packed full of real examples of successful teen businesses alongside doable, practical advice, each book is a resource your child will turn to time and time again.
From figuring out where to start, developing a marketing plan, record keeping, and time management, each book walks students step by step in simple, clear teachings. The ideal instruction manual for a young entrepreneur in the making.
I purchased the entire set (Starting a Micro Business, Running a Micro Business, and Money and Taxes in a Micro Business) for my 15yo daughter. All of the books have been extremely helpful to us. The information is clear and helpful and is not boring for a teen to read. We are using it as part of our homeschool curriculum. It’s wonderful to have this resource available for teens!