Entrepreneurship

Many kids dream of having their own business, but don’t know where to start. We show you the ins and outs of being a young entrepreneur, from brainstorming new ideas, to marketing a product, to selling to customers. Get inspired by stories of social entrepreneurs, green businesses, and kid millionaires, who all share their secrets on how to become a ‘Biz Kid’.

What They'll Learn:

brainstorming ideas, marketing, selling, managing income and expenses, growing a business, ‘green’ business ideas.

Lesson Plans

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Yes, if you're the one giving it away. Hear heart-warming stories of how kids identified a need in their community and used an entrepreneurial mindset to solve it. Be inspired by their ingenuity, and...

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Yes, if you're the one giving it away. Hear heart-warming stories of how kids identified a need in their community and used an entrepreneurial mindset to solve it. Be inspired by their ingenuity, and find out how you can do the same to make a difference by becoming a social entrepreneur.
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All in the Family

Does your family talk marketing over meatloaf? Do you know someone who tracks revenue at the family reunion? Family-run businesses come in all shapes and sizes whether you’re a mom-and-pop shop or...

All in the Family

Does your family talk marketing over meatloaf? Do you know someone who tracks revenue at the family reunion? Family-run businesses come in all shapes and sizes whether you’re a mom-and-pop shop or the Trump empire. Learn how families work, grow, and fight their way to profits.
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Businesses Going Green

Going green is worthwhile, and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what’s hype and what’s hip. Meet two college grads who...

Businesses Going Green

Going green is worthwhile, and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what’s hype and what’s hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit, from the coffee grounds up.
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Fundraising can be Fun

Have a worthy cause? Then do a worthy fundraiser. This episode shows how to organize volunteers, choose the right venue, get the word out, and keep expenses low. Learn the right way to do the right...

Fundraising can be Fun

Have a worthy cause? Then do a worthy fundraiser. This episode shows how to organize volunteers, choose the right venue, get the word out, and keep expenses low. Learn the right way to do the right thing. See how the largest student-run dance marathon puts the fun in fundraising.
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What’s in the Books?

Poor record-keeping adds up to lost money. This episode examines bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses, profit and loss, and gives tips on how to get over math anxiety (in case you have...

What’s in the Books?

Poor record-keeping adds up to lost money. This episode examines bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses, profit and loss, and gives tips on how to get over math anxiety (in case you have it). Meet the youngest Harlem Globetrotter who does a slam dunk with his books.
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Businesses That Give Back

Get to know some businesses that are giving back in big ways, including up-and-coming entertainer Cymphonique, who helps encourage positive self-esteem for girls. Learn from socially conscious...

Businesses That Give Back

Get to know some businesses that are giving back in big ways, including up-and-coming entertainer Cymphonique, who helps encourage positive self-esteem for girls. Learn from socially conscious companies that are doing good by giving back in unique ways. It’s the new triple bottom line: people, planet, profit.
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Business Structures

What structure is right for your future business? It’s not just “incorporated” anymore. Join us and learn about LLCs, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and more. Examine the pros and cons of...

Business Structures

What structure is right for your future business? It’s not just “incorporated” anymore. Join us and learn about LLCs, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and more. Examine the pros and cons of each business structure and discover which one could be right for you. Meet two girls who were able to start both a non-profit and a for-profit, all from selling honey.
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Escape the Box

What do you do when opportunity knocks? Learn how to recognize and act on new opportunities in your life and to be creative in problem solving.  Meet five young entrepreneurs who all thought 'outside...

Escape the Box

Opportunity knocks – what do you do?  Learn how to "think outside the box" and be creative in problem solving, recognizing opportunities in your life and acting on them.  
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The Marketing Mix

Now that you’ve decided to start a business, how will you market it? Let the Biz Kids help you understand the four P’s of marketing: product, price, place and promotion. Learn how “Exclusive...

The Marketing Mix

Now that you’ve started a business, how will you market it? Learn about the four P’s of marketing success: product, price, promotion, and placement.
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Social Entrepreneurs

Join the Biz Kid$ and you’ll meet social visionaries who use business skills to make changes in their communities. Their focus is on people instead of profits.  Meet a 12-year old who's helping...

Social Entrepreneurs

Meet social visionaries who use the same tools as for-profit entrepreneurs. Yet instead of building profits, these people create organizations with powerful movements for social change
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Building and Growing a Business

From start-up on up! Follow the Biz Kid$ as they learn the necessary steps for building and growing a new business. You learn how having the basics in place can make all the difference. Meet celebrity...

Building and Growing a Business

From start-up on up! Learn the necessary steps for organizing, staffing, training, and building a new business. Meet celeb shoe designers, and high school kids who make salad dressing.
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Understanding Income and Expenses

Go with the cash flow. The Biz Kid$ watch the ebb and flow of income and expenses. Join them and you’ll learn proven methods for getting expenses under control while growing income with new ideas,...

Understanding Income and Expenses

Go with the cash flow. Learn proven methods for getting expenses under control while growing income with new ideas, smarter work habits, and innovation.
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Sell, Sell, Sell (The Science of Sales)

All sales final! Join the Biz Kid$ in sales training as they explore effective sales techniques. Discover the traits common to all good salespeople. You’ll meet several entrepreneurs who demonstrate...

Sell, Sell, Sell (The Science of Sales)

All sales final. Join the Biz Kids in sales training and discover the traits common to all good salespeople. Meet a young entrepreneur who sells Lobster Feeder cockroaches!
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Understanding Business Ethics

Do the right thing! You’ll learn with the Biz Kid$ as they examine several aspects of ethics in business.  You’ll also see the downside of not following ethical business practices. In this...

Understanding Business Ethics

Do the right thing! You’ll learn with the Biz Kids as they examine several aspects of ethics in business. You’ll also see the downside of not following ethical business practices.
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The Biz Kid$ Challenge

The Biz Kid$ learn the world of marketing through the "Project Lemonade Challenge": two teams, two identical lemonade stands. It’s up to the kids to decide the price and promotional strategy to sell...

The Biz Kid$ Challenge

The Biz Kids learn the world of marketing through competing lemonade stands in "Project Lemonade Challenge".
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Introducing Entrepreneurs

You’ll discover an entrepreneur is someone who sees a financial opportunity and acts upon it. Find out the qualities that makes an entrepreneur successful. Meet an entrepreneur who turned his...

Introducing Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and acts upon it. Learn the stories behind the Frisbee, the Slinky, and blue jeans and meet a social entrepreneur who raised money for playground equipment.
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How to Succeed in Biz-ness

A business can be anything from babysitting to owning vending machines. You’ll discover the three key steps to success: identify a need, make a plan to fill the need, and take action. Join us as we...

How to Succeed in Biz-ness

The three key steps to business success: identify a need, make a plan, take action. Learn from a young fashion guru with a tie business, and the teen who started a magazine.
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A Biz: What Is It?

You’ll see that a successful business supplies goods or services and makes profit when it earns more money than it spends. Meet the junior high school boy who makes healthy dog biscuits, the high...

A Biz: What Is It?

A successful business makes profit when it earns more money than it spends. Meet the boy who makes healthy dog biscuits, and the twins with a cake decorating company.
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Building Your Business Online

In today’s world, great tools are available to build a business online. The Biz Kids investigate the advantages and pitfalls with online-based businesses. See the success of a young graphic...

Building Your Business Online

In today’s world, great tools are available to build a business online. The Biz Kids investigate the advantages and uncover pitfalls in building an Internet business.
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Have a Plan, Stan!

Explore the different elements of a business plan and see why it's crucial to devleop a plan before you start your business.  Meet a teen who opened a snow-cone shack, another who makes candles, and...

Have a Plan, Stan!

Explore the different elements of a business plan and see why it’s crucial to develop a plan before you start your business.
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Crash Course on Starting a Business

So you’ve got an idea – now what? Check out this quick, but comprehensive course on business basics. The crash course involves finding a good idea, getting funded, marketing your product or...

Crash Course on Starting a Business

So you've got an idea, now what? Take a quick but comprehensive tour on the steps you need to start your own business.