Guest Post: Biz Kid Harrison Brooks of ElevatorUp

Hi Biz Kids. I’m Harrison Brooks the 17-year-old founder & CEO (Chief Elevator Officer) of ElevatorUp: a brand-new card game that’ll keep you smiling through Ups, Downs, and even getting Stuck! For as far back as I can remember, I … read more

The Millionaire’s Launchpad: the Dorm Room

One night in the fall, then-junior Akilah Releford took her beauty insights to Twitter, creating a thread of her favorite beauty hacks and tricks. After hitting send, she headed to bead. When she awoke in her dorm room at Howard University, she … read more

Billionaire Advice Every Biz Kid Should Hear

There’s no doubt about it: being a young entrepreneur requires the DNA of a pioneer. But groundbreaking doesn’t require that one go it alone. Many of today’s most wildly successful entrepreneurs started out as Biz Kids. In this week’s post, we … 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

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

The Mighty Power of Mistakes

It was to be Tesla’s biggest event of the year: the announcement of the next iteration of the Tesla brand. This time, a truck. A unique truck. Among its futuristic features? Dent-proof doors and unbreakable glass. To show off the … read more

Empowering Your Teen Entrepreneur

Behind every story of a self-made millionaire is a long line of supportive family members, friends, and mentors who spoke up when it mattered, invested when times were tough, and bit their tongues when criticism wasn’t constructive. If you find … read more

The Biz Kid Advantage to Influence Marketing

The term influencer has become a buzzy term. Kids long to be one, parents roll their eyes at the concept, and even book publishers are scrambling to find a place for the new category of celebrity. Even Saturday Night Live parodied the … read more