Just take a look at what's inside!
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.74(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.73(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Table of Contents
|Part 1||Ideas and Inspiration||11|
|Part 2||20 Kid Businesses You Can Start Today!||71|
|Part 3||Build Your Own Business Model||119|
|Part 4||Managing Your Money||129|
|Part 5||Your Contacts and Appointments||143|
Q&A with Bill Rancic
Why did you decide to write a children's book?
I decided to write a children's book because the Apprentice had such a following by children. Kids were coming up to me all the time and asking me questions. I was a young entrepreneur and wanted to share some of my childhood experiences with kids and hopefully teach them a few things I learned along the way.
What was the first business you started?
I ran a make-shift restaurant out of my grandma's kitchen. When I was about 9 my parents and sisters went on vacation and I was left with my grandma. By the second day I became bored. She taught me how to make pancakes and then invited the neighbor ladies over to show off my skills. When I was cleaning up after they left, I noticed five dollar bills under their plates. Every weekend after that I was asking to go to my grandma's house.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I wanted to go into a different profession every week. I do remember really wanting to become a police officer. My dad's cousin Elaine was a Chicago cop and I loved hearing stories about her job. She even let me go on a ride-a-long with her in her police car.
What did you save your money to buy?
I like anything with a motor so I saved up all of my money to buy a motor scooter.
After school let out for the day, how did you spend your afternoons?
After school I mostly hung out with the neighbor kids. There were so many kids on our block. We lived on a cul-de-sac and depending on what season it was, those were the games we played. We went from baseball to football, kickball, and basketball. It was so much fun and I have a lot of great memories.
Who did you look up to when you were growing up?
My dad and I used to watch football together and I always admired Walter Payton. I still have a Payton 34 sweatshirt. He played on the Chicago Bears and I wanted to be just like him. For my 30th birthday my friend gave me a football autographed by Walter Payton and I keep it in my office.
Name one thing about yourself that would surprise people.
I baby-sit for my sister's kids (when they can't find anybody else) and yes, that includes changing diapers!!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fun book for people who want to make cash, quick and easy. In the book, it describes different money-earning stories. I like the part where the kid earned $300 from a car wash. I wouldn't mind earning that much money!
If we do not nurture our children's entrepreneurial ideas, there will be a severe lack of innovative products in the next 20-30 years. So here's the volume that will ignite their creative sparks and give them a structure to proceed with their ideas.