Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Starting a Micro Business by Carol Topp

ISBN: 978-0-09829245-0-1
Retail price: $9.95

(Cincinnati, OH) With unemployment rates high, the teen population is finding it harder and harder to find work. Adults are competing for the same minimum wage jobs. But there’s an alternative—starting a micro business. What is a micro business? It is a very small, one-person business that you can start easily and quickly with what you already know or own. No money needed, low risk and no debt! Students can spend as much time running a micro business as they wish and can even close it down during busy times. The best advantage for teens to own a micro business is that it not only brings in extra cash (often more than imagined), but students end up learning a great deal about business, money and themselves. It may lead to an entrepreneurial life or at the very least, prepare students for higher learning opportunities.

Starting a Micro Business will help teenagers earn money while learning how to start their own business. A micro business is simple to start, usually home-based, low risk, educational and easy for a busy student to run. This book offers ideas, a business plan, starting with no debt, pitfalls to avoid and resources to get a teenager started making money running their own micro business.



Carol Topp, CPA advises teenage business owners though her Micro Business for Teens book series. Carol’s day job is accountant to business owners, and she enjoys teaching teenagers to succeed beyond their dreams. Students appreciate how she shares what they need to know in clear and helpful lessons. Her website is MicroBusinessForTeens.com

Visit a guest post from Carol here

Teens are always in need of money.  What better way to help them learn responsibility than to help them start up their own business.  In Topp's book, explains what a micro business is and takes the reader a step further by  giving details as to what is needed to make a business start up,  Even tells how to write a business plan and gives an example of one.  It is a very easy book to read and understand.  Everything is spelled out in black and white.  She covers risks and and scams and the purpose of even wanting to start a micro business.  Discusses problems and banking/financing issues involved.  Topp is very thorough in her book and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand what she has wrote.                                                                                



GRAND PRIZE!
The Complete Set of Carol Topp's Micro Business for Teens Series
(Winner will receive the four books shown below)



To enter please leave a comment below telling me which article on Carol's site that you found most interesting.  Be sure to leave a way of contact.  I will draw a name on April 22nd to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing to be held by KCWC on April 25th.

Want a bonus entry?  Leave a comment on the Guest Post here.  




Carol Topp's
Micro Business for Teens
Giveaway Winner is ...

  
Lady Dragon Keeper
from my Blog



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8 comments:

Lady DragonKeeper said...

I enjoyed the "Taxes for Teens" article. http://microbusinessforteens.com/taxes-your-own-return-or-your-parents/

Even though I don't have a micro-business, I do have a part time job, so it was very helpful for me.

Thank you for the chance to win --I love making crafts and I've always thought about selling in the past.

jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

T Jones said...

My favorite article was 20 Easy Micro Business Ideas.

This series of books would make a perfect gift for my youngest son who is 15 and really wants to get a job and make money, but won't be 16 until next fall. It just might give him some great ideas to make some money over the summer.

Thanks for holding this giveaway.

savvyshopper said...

Would love to win these books for my daughter, she has a mind for business & just needs some refining! Loved the article on "cake pops" because my dd is a wonderful baker & I think tthis is something she could do, great ideas on her site :)

savvyshopper said...

Forgot to leave contact for above
vickismail77 at yahoo.com

throuthehaze said...

Do Babysitters Owe Taxes? was interesting :) Thanks for the giveaway
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Millardthemk said...

Hey there!

I most enjoyed the Teen Entrepreneur Survey, does it count as an "article"? It was eye opening that only 63% of teens believe they *can* be an entrepreneur, not that they'd like to be one, but believe they *can*. That needs to be fixed!

I'd love to enter!
discoveryambassador(@)gmail(.)com

Sakira said...

I enjoyed the article of teen entrepreneur tips for peers.
http://microbusinessforteens.com/teen-entrepreneurs-offer-tips-to-peers/

It was an eye opener and gave really great advice for teens interested in starting a little business! I'm really glad I had the chance to read it.

elfdrop(at)gmail(dot)com

Sakira said...

Forgot to add. I came over here from Scraps for life!!