Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business with 25 Projects

Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business with 25 Projects

From the early days of traders and trappers to today’s global online marketplace, business is the glue that holds our world together. In Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business, children learn what it takes to transform a great idea into a workable business plan and their own new business. Through hands-on activities, art and history meet economics and math while young readers gain a solid understanding of how a business works.

As young readers learn the history behind modern business, how business is conducted, and basic marketing strategies, they use familiar resources to develop a business idea of their own, create a presentation for potential investors, and utilize basic cost and price analysis worksheets. The skills they learn by writing a business plan, creating a prototype of an item to sell, designing packaging, and finding ways to advertise their products translate into language, math, and problem-solving skills that are relevant across all subjects. Cartoon illustrations, fun facts, and interviews with successful entrepreneurs make Entrepreneurship entertaining and informative.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $17.95
  • Hardcover, $22.95
  • eBook, $12.95

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL U

Subjects

  • Economics

Author
 

Illustrator
Mike Crosier 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • 4-color interior
  • 128 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619302655
  • Hardcover, 9781619302846

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From the early days of traders and trappers to today’s global online marketplace, business is the glue that holds our world together. In Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business, children learn what it takes to transform a great idea into a workable business plan and their own new business. Through hands-on activities, art and history meet economics and math while young readers gain a solid understanding of how a business works.

As young readers learn the history behind modern business, how business is conducted, and basic marketing strategies, they use familiar resources to develop a business idea of their own, create a presentation for potential investors, and utilize basic cost and price analysis worksheets. The skills they learn by writing a business plan, creating a prototype of an item to sell, designing packaging, and finding ways to advertise their products translate into language, math, and problem-solving skills that are relevant across all subjects. Cartoon illustrations, fun facts, and interviews with successful entrepreneurs make Entrepreneurship entertaining and informative.


Reviews

Booklist
“This book’s intent is to not only inspire young business-minded readers to think about future career options but to compel them to make themselves into entrepreneurs now. . . Funny comic strips, charts, and caricatures illustrate sometimes complex business concepts in an age-appropriate manner. . . a great tool kit for young readers who want to practice the skills required for success in business.”

Bookloons
“Excellent book for children ten years of age and older on how to create a small business. Illustration help explain the various elements of the process plus there are fun facts and vocabulary. Hands on activities are good too. Worth buying…”

Jennifer Schulze, MSEd, Reading Specialist Instructor, Western Oregon University
“Kahan packs a ton of great information into a supportive format that takes readers from the background of business and entrepreneurship to creating, managing, selling, and looking to the future of their own businesses. The text is easy to read and understand, and contains wonderfully rich vocabulary.”

Amy Lyon, EdD, fifth grade teacher
“Success has everything to do with perceiving ‘failures’ as opportunities for growth. Students will benefit from this idea and plenty more from this child-centered book while they identify their own passions to drive their business objectives.”

Kristen Goulet, fifth grade teacher
“This book for kids is full of historical references and facts and creative, fun ideas. It will entice any kid! Provides a great platform for teaching time management and long-term goal setting.”

Marla Conn, educational consultant
“I LOVE the life lessons and strategies presented in Entrepreneurship. This title gets kids ready for college and career. It says, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up? Now read, think, apply, write, and do something about it!’”


Look Inside

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Projects

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Chart of Businesses

Business is part of our everyday life. In this activity you’ll organize businesses into a chart so it’s easier to see how businesses affect your life.

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF


Author-Illustrator

Alex Kahan

Alex Kahan is the co-founder and president of Nomad Press. As a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years, he has established several companies across the diverse fields of marketing, publishing, manufacturing, and sports. Alex lives in Norwich, Vermont.



More Details

Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
GRL: U
Subjects: Economics,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Booklist
“This book’s intent is to not only inspire young business-minded readers to think about future career options but to compel them to make themselves into entrepreneurs now. . . Funny comic strips, charts, and caricatures illustrate sometimes complex business concepts in an age-appropriate manner. . . a great tool kit for young readers who want to practice the skills required for success in business.”

Bookloons
“Excellent book for children ten years of age and older on how to create a small business. Illustration help explain the various elements of the process plus there are fun facts and vocabulary. Hands on activities are good too. Worth buying…”

Jennifer Schulze, MSEd, Reading Specialist Instructor, Western Oregon University
“Kahan packs a ton of great information into a supportive format that takes readers from the background of business and entrepreneurship to creating, managing, selling, and looking to the future of their own businesses. The text is easy to read and understand, and contains wonderfully rich vocabulary.”

Amy Lyon, EdD, fifth grade teacher
“Success has everything to do with perceiving ‘failures’ as opportunities for growth. Students will benefit from this idea and plenty more from this child-centered book while they identify their own passions to drive their business objectives.”

Kristen Goulet, fifth grade teacher
“This book for kids is full of historical references and facts and creative, fun ideas. It will entice any kid! Provides a great platform for teaching time management and long-term goal setting.”

Marla Conn, educational consultant
“I LOVE the life lessons and strategies presented in Entrepreneurship. This title gets kids ready for college and career. It says, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up? Now read, think, apply, write, and do something about it!’”


Projects

project image

Chart of Businesses

Business is part of our everyday life. In this activity you’ll organize businesses into a chart so it’s easier to see how businesses affect your life.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

Alex Kahan

Alex Kahan is the co-founder and president of Nomad Press. As a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years, he has established several companies across the diverse fields of marketing, publishing, manufacturing, and sports. Alex lives in Norwich, Vermont.