Not every young person wants to work
for a big business so we need a systemic
approach to teach entrepreneurship.
- Arne Duncan

For Young Entrepreneurs: Start Your Own Business

07/29/09 | 11:15 am

Get involved with NFTE: Start your business as a student in a NFTE class or by competing as a Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Click here! Also, NFTE has an extensive library of helpful guides to get you started.

Youth Scholars Program: A summer course offered at the University of Maryland that allows students to explore dynamic business and technology topics by working in teams to design a new business. Click here!

C.U. Enterprises for Kids: Cutting Edge Entrepreneur Program for Kids. Click here!

Hot Shot Business: be a virtual employer! Click here!

Tips for kids from USA Today. Click here!

GoVenture: a comprehensive entrepreneurship simulation offered by Media Spark. Click here!

BABSON COLLEGE: America’s top college for entrepreneurship education. Click here!

SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Click here!

Materials available on Amazon:

A Kid Can Start A Business: Geared Towards Kids, Good For Everyone
by Shannah Trailor

Business Kit for Kids: A Complete Start Your Own Business Kit for Kids
by Summit Financial Products, Michael J. Searls, and Todd Clary

The Kids’ Business Book (Kids’ Ventures)
by Arlene Erlbach

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