15 Fun Family Activities that Don’t Cost a Dime

Pop quiz! What do the following have in common: lavish family vacations, spontaneous jet-setting, and ample family fun budgets? Answer: they’re all the subjects of parents’ 2020 daydreams. As family budgets are squeezed and travel restrictions expanded, it’s due time … read more

Talking to Your Kids about Money Problems

With unemployment rates skyrocketing in recent months to their highest levels in decades, parents around the country are facing similar conversations — about trimmed budgets, canceled vacations, and uncertain futures. Such topics can feel defeating, but they aren’t without precedent. … read more

The Job Market’s Message? Be a Biz Kid.

Each summer, teens exchange their bookbags for aprons, uniforms, and name tags, taking on seasonal jobs for extra cash. These grocery clerks, ice cream scoopers, and lifeguards fill the needs created by seasonal businesses while satisfying a need of their … read more

The Ever-Evolving Lemonade Stand

Lemonade and summertime: the inseparable duo has been quenching our thirst for millennia. Historians tell us that the sweet-and-sour beverage was invented by the Egyptians in 500 AD, though it wasn’t called lemonade at first. Its name was qatarmizat, a simple … read more

The Timely Importance of Imagination

As summer officially begins, it seems that any joys the season typically brings have been canceled or closed. Pools? Closed. Camp? Canceled. Plans? Scrapped.   But what if we told you there was a place that was open for business 24 … read more

5 Mistakes that Changed the World

Few have felt very successful these last few months. Retailers’ numbers have plummeted, businesses have shuttered, and some schools have gone so far as to give all students A’s in acknowledgment of how their education has suffered. If history is … read more

Cue the Confetti: Saving is Cool Again

It isn’t flashy, trendy, or instantly rewarding. In fact, it’s contrary to all of those, yet this month, it’s fully en vogue. It is saving. The age-old practice of living within your means, it turns out, has become cool again. Literally … read more

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Introducing a Brand New BizKids.com

When we launched BizKids.com more than a decade ago, we never could have imagined that it would reach aspiring young entrepreneurs in more than 190 countries, become an integral part of teachers’ lesson plans, or facilitate homebound learning during a … read more

An Unbeatable Equation: Girl Power + Entrepreneurship

The headline immediately grabbed our interest: “8 Under 18: The Young Trailblazers Stepping Up During the Pandemic.” The article, published by Forbes, is an excellent piece of writing and a worthy celebration of talented biz kids. The profiles include grocery … read more

Hidden Opportunities in Our New Virtual World

A year ago, “school” referred to a brick building with a circle drive and flags. A “doctor’s appointment” required getting in a car. A “wedding” likely meant plane tickets. And “graduation” included a multigeneration road trip. Today, all of those … read more

Meet the Biz Kids Saving the Planet

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – an annual celebration of the planet we call home, and a reminder to do our part to protect her. At Biz Kid$, we’ve spent years chronicling the entrepreneurial ventures of young people … read more

Talking Money in the (Digital) Classroom

The word “classroom” has had a major overhaul in the last two months. What once described a carpeted room filled with wooden desks and gleaming whiteboards is today more of a concept than a location. “Class” is as concrete as … read more