Q&A about the Starting a Micro Business video on YouTube

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Q: What’s the link to the Starting a Micro Business video

A: http://youtu.be/K2g_MKqLUpo

 

Q: Is there a Teachers Guide for the video?

A: Yes, there is a discussion guide to accompany the video.

Video Discussion Guide (pdf) 

 

 

Q: Is there a curriculum to accompany the video?

A: Glad you asked! Yes, there is a three-book curriculum that includes Starting a Micro Business, Running a Micro Business and a Workbook. It typically can be covered in one semester. Here’s more information

 

Q: Any other teacher resources?

A: Yes!

Teachers Guide: 40 page pdf with discussion questions, lesson plans and sample syllabus

Sample Syllabus

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Q: Will I be able to show the video in my classroom if there is no wifi or internet access?

A: You need wifi or internet access via a wire to access the video on YouTube.
If you do not have reliable internet access, you can request a DVD to be mailed to you (free) if you have at least 10 students who will see the video. http://microbusinessforteens.com/products/dvd-offer/

 

Q:  In the teacher’s guide, it mentions that a large portion of the video explaining the challenges of running a product business had to be cut, and that it can be found on YouTube. Where?

A: Here’s the link to the cut portion of the video where I discuss product-based businesses. It’s about 14 minutes long.
http://youtu.be/sx2Vlv06ve4

 

 

Now on YouTube: Starting a Micro Business

I am thrilled to announce the Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business video is now available in its entirety (55 minutes) on YouTube!

Please “like” the program and tell your friends.

When it hits 1,000 likes, I’ll offer a free book, Starting a Micro Business, as a thank you gift for your support!

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Teachers: Go to this link to download a free teachers guide.

Special thanks to Western Reserve Public Media and the sponsors of the video for making this video possible.

Carol Topp

Author of Micro Business for Teens series.

 

 

 

 

Starting a Micro Business on your local PBS station

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I am thrilled to announce that the television program Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business is now available to PBS stations across the country!

 

Find your local PBS station here

 

Can’t wait for your PBS station to air the program? Order the DVD here

 

Want your local PBS station to air Starting a Micro Business?
Contact them by email or phone and request they air the show!

Here’s a sample email to send to your local station.

Dear (station name):

I recently heard about a program I would like to see on (station name), Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business.

The 60 minute program is available though NETA. Here is a link to the program details: http://www.netaonline.org/search/ProgramDetails.aspx?id=3966

I am very interested in encouraging teen entrepreneurship. Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business explains what a micro business is, gives examples of businesses suitable for teenagers, offers instruction on writing a business plan and financing the business and more.

Please consider adding Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business to (station name) broadcast schedule.

(Your name)

Drop me an email or comment when it will be airing in your local area! I’d love to hear from you!

Carol Topp, CPA

Host of Starting a Micro Business

Coming soon to your PBS station: Starting a Micro Business for Teens

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I am thrilled to announce that the PBS-produced program Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business will be distributed to PBS stations across the country via the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) beginning June 5, 2013.

Now more teenagers will be encouraged to start their own micro business!

Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business explains what a micro business is, gives examples of businesses suitable for teenagers, offers instruction on writing a business plan and financing the business and more. You’ll meet six teens who are already operating profitable micro businesses by following the guidance of Carol Topp.

This program makes the very notion of creating a micro business an achievable goal if you have a good idea and the enthusiasm to design and implement a plan of action. While the program is targeted to a teen audience, its content will be helpful to any adult interested in starting his or her own micro business.

The program was produced by Western Reserve Public Media with sponsorship from:

The Burton D Morgan Foundation
Dominion Foundation
The Veale Foundation
The Fred A Lennon Charitable Trust
Hudson Extrusions, Inc.
Deluxe Corporation Foundation
Ohio Small Business Development Centers
Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates

If you sign up for my email list, you’ll be hearing more about when the show will be broadcast on your local PBS station.

Carol Topp

Premiere: Starting a Micro Business on PBS

In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, Feb. 18-25

Western Reserve PBS

will be broadcasting

Premieres Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 8 p.m.

Repeats Feb. 23 @ 10 p.m. & Sunday, Feb. 26 @ 7 p.m.
Also airs Saturday, March 24 @ 9 a.m.

Discover creative alternatives to earning money in the highly competitive job market — by becoming your own boss!

Discover how to launch your own successful micro business in this new Western Reserve Public Media production!

Carol Topp, a certified public accountant and mentor to many successful teen entrepreneurs, hosts this 90-minute program based on her Micro Business for Teens book series.

Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business explains what a micro business is, gives examples of businesses suitable for teenagers, offers instruction on writing a business plan and financing the business and more. You’ll meet six teens who are already operating profitable micro businesses by following the guidance of Carol Topp.

This program makes the very notion of creating a micro business an achievable goal if you have a good idea and the enthusiasm to design and implement a plan of action. While the program is targeted to a teen audience, its content will be helpful to any adult interested in starting his or her own micro business.

Look for Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business to be broadcast on your local PBS station later in 2012.