Raising a Successful Child Entrepreneur - Steps to Entrepreneurial Stardom
By Andrew Loh
Raising a successful child entrepreneur involves empowering him
or her with an array of unique characters. Parents may want to teach their
children with the basics of these characters. Before becoming an
entrepreneur, one should try to nurture two different types of skills. One
relates to the entrepreneurial traits while the other deals with
entrepreneurial skills. Here, is what parents can do to empower their
children with entrepreneurial traits and skills:
Business is all about achieving something. Achievement comes through hard
work. Hard work is possible, when your children work hard. The first
important thing that can do to help your children is to highlight the
importance of achieving something. You may also like to tell your children
the innumerable benefits that come after achieving something.
Persistence and dedication are the cornerstones of
success. Both of them are absolute necessities for entrepreneurs. If your
children are doing something, they should persist in the set goals and
dedicate their efforts to finish it with success.
Successful entrepreneurs are exceptionally talented leaders. Professional
business leaders lead their subordinates from the front and guide them
to reach their own goals. Children may need to develop this quality right
from their childhood. Help them learn the basics of leadership. Take them to
a children's leadership camp. Let them attend summer camps to learn the
basics of leadership.
Good sales people could become efficient entrepreneurs. Sales drive business goals.
Salesmanship helps entrepreneurs to push their business towards success. One
of the best sales techniques that children should learn is to participate in
the local fairs and try to sell something. One of the most famous sales
techniques is to sell lemonade to people. This is a basic sales technique
that helps your children learn the art of interacting with people and
selling them the concept of nutritious and tasty lemonade.
Business is also a system of efficient network. Network could
mean different things. Network means a ring of like-minded people. It could
also mean a system of supply and demand chain. Whatever it means, you should
teach why network of people is extremely valuable in life. With a good
network, your children can achieve the impossible. Ask them to create their
own network in their school. Invite them to your home during the weekend.
Arrange for a party.
Your home itself is a beehive of child entrepreneur ideas. You can be
creative enough to find one or two mock business activities for your
children learn and master. Here, is a brief list of business endeavors for
your children. Please join them in the activities.
Outdoor arts and painting services
Take your children to a professional house painting
class and let them learn the art of house painting. Once the child learns
the basics, you can allow him or her to seek painting orders from homes in a
different neighborhood. People may hesitate to give your children any work
for obvious reasons. However, you can ask people to allow your children to
paint fences and post boxes for a menial fee.
Clay modeling and making objects
Clay modeling to make patterns and objects is a
exceptionally compelling business idea. If your children are adept at clay
modeling, you can provide them the necessary raw materials to make models
and objects for selling in their school.
Party and event management
Some children are adept at managing parties and small events. They are
exceptionally talented organizers too. If your children fall in this
category, you can help them in this activity. Ask some of your friends and
colleagues to take your children to help in their parties and weekend
events. Let your children learn the basics of managing events. Event
management is a profitable niche in the business circle.
Golf clubs and players always need caddying services when
they play in the field. You can ask one of the local gold clubs to allow
your children serve gold players as caddies. Gold caddies earn top salaries
and they are respected.
Cooking and household help
Cooking is another area where your child can learn the art of entrepreneurship. Involve
your children in making different types of food. Teach them the basics of
catering and serving. Also, train them in the art of household helping.
These two areas are paying niches in business circles.
Gardening is a premium business niche. Running a nursery, floriculture
and green house farming are other well-known business niches that your
children can excel. Teach your children the basics of gardening. Use your
own backyard garden as the area for training.
Online research and blogging
These two topics are the hot niches today. Millionaires is
born every day by using these business niches. Online research, publishing,
web designing and blogging are the best business vehicles to make money.
Your children can use to learn the art of business by using innumerable
options. Pick the best one, that suits your children better. Let them learn
the basics of these activities until such a time they can start their small
entrepreneurship. As they start working on their business ideas, you can
watch them become another well-known entrepreneur just like one of those
famous child entrepreneurs.
Kidpreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs With Big Ideas!
By Adam Toren and Matthew Toren
You've heard the saying, "It's never too late." We say, "It's never too early!" Even children
can be introduced to basic business principles and the rewards of entrepreneurship. Our goal
with Kidpreneurs is to outline some basic tools and strategies kids can use to gain some valuable
experience in starting, managing, and growing a successful business venture.
Using kid-friendly design and illustration, we break down some of the major points of entrepreneurship,
so your child can have fun as he or she learns. Also, your child will enhance his or her decision-making
skills by trying out simple businesses as he or she grows up.