Santa claus on a sleigh in the snow.

A Biz Kid’s Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The business plan was hung on the fridge with care, In hopes that investors soon would be there. The Biz Kids … read more

A guide to writing a business plan.

Biz Kid$ 101

Happy Financial Literacy Month! In case you’re just discovering Biz Kid$, welcome! For all of you with fresh inspiration this month to seek out new and engaging financial literacy content, we thought we’d provide a roundup of our all of … read more

How to run a million dollars.

A Resource for Every Resolution

So, Biz Kid, are you among the millions of Americans spending their New Year’s Day jotting down resolutions for the coming year? If so, we wanted to tell you about a few of our resources that could help make your … read more

A group of people watching a soccer game.

How Parents Can Encourage Entrepreneurship

At the basketball games, the bleachers are filled with super-fan parents, cheering on their players with the tenacity only a parent can deliver. Debate competitions, more subdued but equally passionate. And choir recitals and musical performances empty local florists of … read more

A group of people preparing food in a kitchen.

The Ripple Effects of Entrepreneurship

When the founder of Chobani yogurt finally saw his long-standing dream come true last week, this is what it looked like: others got rich. Yes, the CEO of one of the world’s largest yogurt brands had been planning for years to reward his … read more

How to turn $100 into $1,000.

Striking it Rich (With No Regrets)

The last few weeks of news cycles have been saturated with a piece of news that would affect just three people in the entire world: a billion-dollar lottery jackpot. Jackpots like these bring out similar questions in us all: What would I do if … read more

A white shirt on a man's hand.

Profit: Who Cares?

If you’re like many Biz Kids, the thrill of starting a business can provide enough adrenaline to keep going, regardless of profitability. But a business that doesn’t make money—or loses money—is rarely sustainable. The ability for businesses to lose money … read more

An oreo cookie on a black background with the words you can't dunk in the dark.

Change of Plans

There’s a word I’ve noticed being used at increasing rates in recent months, especially in the startup community: “nimble.” According to, nimble means, “quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid.” Our society is advancing at … read more

The definition of the word 'intentional'.

2015: The Year of Intentionality

Happy New Year, Biz Kid! It’s officially 2015. Have you made your resolutions yet? After a whirlwind of a year for me personally in 2014—getting married, fulfilling three weeks of jury duty, working on a chapter for a book, and … read more

A man is working on a car in a garage.

The Sharing Movement: Breakthrough for Teen Entrepreneurs

Bootstrapping. Lean iteration. Crowdsourcing. All three of these terms have become buzzwords recently, as part of a growing movement of entrepreneurship that seeks to get to market quickly, committing to as little initial infrastructure and investment as possible. The idea … read more

A template for a marketing plan.

Announcing All-New Biz Resources!

At Biz Kid$, we’re always looking for fresh ways to equip you with the tools you need to build a thriving business. Well, we have an exciting new set of resources for you that we think will do just that! … read more

French toast in a baking dish on a cooling rack.

Cashing in on the…toast fortune?

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend’s mom mentioned that cupcakes were the new fad. I (foolishly) quickly jumped into the conversation, exclaiming that cupcakes had been a fad for years and were definitely old news. The new fad, I exclaimed, was … read more