HomeschoolConvention.com reviewed Starting a Micro Business
My 13-year-old daughter recently took a Homeschool Entrepreneurship class that used Carol Topp’s book, Starting a Micro Business for Teens. I was intrigued by the book and curious to see how much my daughter would learn. You see, shortly after my first son was born, I started an embroidery digitizing business so I could stay home with him. It was a successful business that I had for nearly ten years, but a lot of what I learned was by trial and error. I can only imagine the benefits, had I been able to learn some important business facts at an earlier age!
Starting a Micro Business is practical and very easy to read. There are seven chapters in the book that include ideas for starting a micro-business, problems and pitfalls of a micro-business, how to write a business plan, what type of finances will be needed, and problems with debt. It is filled with useful information, questions to consider, and forms to fill out. It is also quite encouraging and motivating, in that examples are given of teens who have successfully started their own businesses. There are also several resourceful websites listed in the book.
Any young boy or girl (or even adult) who has a desire to start a micro business would benefit from reading this book. After reading it, my daughter decided to start her own micro business to help people organize their homes. Her first client had some inventory sitting around from a previous business that she wanted to sell. My daughter organized and inventoried the products, sold them, and made a $240.00 profit! Starting a Micro Business gave her just the nudge she needed to pursue her business.
-Reviewed by: Kimberly Williams
Thanks HomeschoolConvention.com for the review! I hope Kimberly’s story inspires you (or a teenager in your house) that you can make money from a micro business!