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Amanda McCormick

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Kids

By October 24, 2012

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Kidrapreneurs coverIf you ever need a pick-me-up on the road to building your dream business, I urge you to watch this video about Caine's Arcade. It concerns a plucky nine-year-old who constructs an elaborate arcade out of cardboard boxes in his dad's used auto parts store in East L.A.

Caine's story got me to thinking about the littlest entrepreneurs. Maybe you were one of them? Building a lemonade stand or selling candy -- these are some entrepreneurs' first steps on the road to owning a business of their own.

If you have kids, you may wonder about encouraging them to learn critical entrepreneurial skills like confidence, good financial management and creativity.

Lucky for us brothers Matthew and Adam Toren have written the definitive guide to entrepreneurship for kids: Kidpreneurs. I spoke to Adam via email to get the scoop on encouraging your youngster to develop his or her entrepreneurial passion, plus what us adults can learn from the kiddos.

I want to hear from YOU in the comments though. When did you embark on your first entrepreneurial venture? And how are you supporting the entrepreneurial visions of the kids in your life?

Comments
October 31, 2012 at 9:33 am
(1) Dipak Banerji says:

Excellent input. I would like to have more on Entrepreneurship Culture.
Hope you appreciate the importance of culturu in ushering in Entrepreneurship.

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