Fans of The Apprentice may recognize the picture of the first season's winner on the cover of Beyond the Lemonade Stand: Starting Small to Make It Big! by Bill Rancic. Offering 20 ideas for start-up kid businesses, tips for creating a business model and quotes from the Donald himself, Rancic's book may well provide aspiring entrepreneurs with everything they need to climb to the top. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
As winner of the acclaimed television reality show, "The Apprentice," Bill Rancic brings unique perspective to the topic of building businesses. Certainly working for Donald Trump, a world-famous entrepreneur, allows a view of success that only a privileged few are privy to. In a conversational and engaging style, Rancic shares with young readers tips that he has gleaned from creating and maintaining business enterprises, from his earliest lemonade stand to the present. Values of perseverance, hard work, integrity, and creativity are interwoven with homilies entitled "Lesson Learned." Also included are helpful hints from youthful executives who tell of their successes and failures with a variety of financial adventures. Special features include chapters with instructions for building a business, money management, and suggestions for investing the profits, as well as a glossary. The celebrity factor spotlights words of advice from Andy Roddick, and of course, The Donald, on how they have achieved success. Demonstrating that his heart is where his mouth is, Rancic is donating the profits from this book to children's charities. 2005, Razorbill/Penguin Group, and Ages 10 to 15.
Gr 3-5-This basic book for young entrepreneurs is full of ideas. The six chapters include "Build Your Own Business Model" and "Managing Your Money." In the section on sample businesses, Rancic provides pros and cons as well as tips for getting started. He shares his philosophy of honesty and the lessons he has learned in his ventures. Kids 7 through 12 also present their experiences. Black-and-white family photographs appear throughout.-Kathleen A. Nester, Downingtown High Ninth Grade Center, PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.