Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of thriving businesses danced in their heads.

And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly how Clement Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas” really goes, but why not! Christmas is now just a week away. Stores are actively scrambling to ring up last-minute purchases, as shoppers rack up lengthy receipts and bursting shopping bags.

Lauren_P_162Many of you Biz Kids will soon have a week or more off from school, presenting uninterrupted time for family, friends, and relaxation. So how will you use your break? Will you build snow forts in the yard? Will you lie on the couch and watch TV? (If you do, we sure hope you tune into Biz Kid$!) Or will you dream of how you can add value to the world?

Breaks present a unique opportunity to do things we wish we had time for but rarely accomplish. As a Biz Kid, you surely have a long list of ideas that you wish you could find the time to create, build, code, or design. Over your Holiday break, you will have a choice to make: will you spend the time laying around and watching the time pass by, or will you take advantage of the break to build something? To write a business plan, or make an app? This is your chance. Dream it, then do it. Perhaps take an hour each day of your break to brainstorm and create. Those hours will add up, and soon enough, you could have a business on your hands! We have lots of resources to help, and want to hear what you come up with! Tell us how you’ll be spending your break in the comments below.

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