The Old Schoolhouse team of reviewers has been looking over the Micro Business for Teens books.
Here are some of their reviews:
Candy at CandyFoote.com says “Starting a Micro Business really took a lot off from me as mom and put the responsibility of coming up with ideas right back onto the children.”
Angela at Gallymaufrygrove shared what her daughter wrote” It has made a long-time dream of mine much closer to reality, and I feel much more confident that I know what I am getting into. Thanks to these books, I now know what to think about and what research in order to finalize my business plans. I feel like I can definitely start a business this summer!”
Brandi at BrandieRaae.com wrote “These are the kinds of books that are about real-life learning. It’s easy to get into a curriculum rut where it’s all about the books and getting paper assignments done, but these books encourage children to think outside the box and get them contributing to society at an early age.” She included photos of the pages her 12 year old son filled out in the Workbook.
Jennifer at Home Grown Hearts Academy tells us that “even my 10 year old daughter understood and enjoyed the learning experience. She was mesmerized by the idea and it quickly became evident that this curriculum was going to be a great fit. Friends, I can’t even put into words the excitement I felt, seeing my daughter so happy about her new venture. I don’t think she will ever forget her first payday either.”
Amy at Homegrown Hatfields says, “The Micro Business for Teens Workbook was a wonderful tool for making sure that Brendan was understanding the concepts taught.” Then she included some photos of her son’s workbook pages including his business card design!
Callie at Mama’s Coffee Shop was delighted “As Isaiah worked his way through the first book I could see the light in his eyes with all of the new ideas he had brewing!” She was also glad let me tell her son what she had been saying for years! Happy to help you, Callie! more to come…
LaRee agrees with this comment on her Broad Horizons blog: “This has been a wonderful, educational experience for them, and it has been soo much better to have “the book” telling them to consider possible problems, and move through the process methodically instead of just having Mommy tell them they need to think about these things. “
Tere at Teachable Scotts found that “The books are very fun to read. Everything is presented with realistic expectations and has the reader actually walk through brainstorming ideas that are do-able.”
Diane of Cabin in the Woods, has a daughter who is starting a micro business as a birthday party performer. Shes says, “Wow, just wow! The motivation my child had with this product is priceless. The best part is how excited she is about the business. Much of this could not have happened without this review product.”
Over Home With a Purpose at Kara’s son has a lawn care micro business and she wrote, “If you have a junior high or high school aged student with an entrepreneurial bent, you may want to check this program out! It could be just the guidance and encouragement they need to stretch their wings!”
Leah of As We Walk Along the Road wrote that, “my son (can) come up with some pretty far fetched business ideas. It’s easy for me to see the flaws in the idea right away. But I don’t like to just crush their ideas. I want to encourage them to have ideas and to put them into action. Carol’s straightforward and informative approach will help the kids to think through their idea and consider whether it will really work and how it might need to be changed.”
Debbie, from Debbie’s Homeschool Corner, found the book Running a Micro Business was helpful in her business, never mind the kid’s micro business! “As an owner of several micro businesses myself, I found the Running a Micro Business book helpful, finding some information that I could use to improve my bookkeeping and advertising.”
Renee at Little Homeschool on the Prairie shared a beautiful story about her daughter, Bug, who has some learning challenges, but started a micro business as a bee keeper. ” Somewhere along this journey that my daughter has led me on I fell in love with having a beehive in our backyard. I let go of my fear of stinging insects an let God take control of her future and stopped worrying if she would be okay. Here we are three years later and with our first beehive.”
Lisa over at Our 4 Kiddos grew up helping in her family’s store and wants her son to learn some of the same skills. “Since my son didn’t grow up in a business like I did, he really benefited from this program. By the time I was his age, I was assisting in inventory and able to make purchases from sales representatives. I knew how to cash out the register at the end of the evening. All of this is new to my son and this program was such a big help to him.”