Entrepreneurship for Kids & Teens

It’s never too early to start your own business! Learn how, as a parent, you can help develop an entrepreneurial mindset in your child!

What Is Entrepreneurship?

A simple explanation of entrepreneurship is creating a business.

According to www.businessdictionary.com, entrepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize, and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit.

Teaching Entrepreneurial Skills

Have you ever had a lemonade stand?

If you answered yes, you know a little bit about having an entrepreneurial spirit.

Teach kids entrepreneurial skills by having them come up with their own product, service, or invention. You can give them some parameters to guide them or give them free reign to come up with any type of product or service.

One idea is to have the student use his or her first name and come up with a hypothetical product to sell that starts with the same letter as their name.

Homeschooling & Entrepreneurship

Homeschool students have a great atmosphere for building entrepreneurial skills.

Because they are not constrained by a fixed schedule, homeschool students have the flexibility to study and also work.

Having a lawn mowing service, babysitting, or baking are three popular jobs for homeschool entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship for High Schoolers

Critical thinking and problem solving are essential to developing entrepreneurship for high school students.

Break kids up into small groups for brainstorming sessions to get the creativity flowing. What does profit mean?

Teach kids about managing money as this is one of the first steps in becoming a successful entrepreneur.

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Encouraging Creativity in Your Children

Encourage kids to come up with their own ideas and give them the freedom to do so.

What does this look like? Allow your children to pretend play, make things, make messes, and mistakes without hovering. 

Giving your child unstructured time allows them to come up with their own ideas and gets those creative juices flowing.

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How Home Education Prepared Me for Public Office

Sarah Fowler is the first homeschool graduate to serve on a State Board of Education. In this session she will be exploring key education experiences that prepared her for service in state government and how the lack of training in these areas has undermined the ministry and service of others. Sarah will explore the benefits of Christian mentorship in her personal and spiritual development and share how she has reciprocated by mentoring young people as well.

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Diving Into the Publishing World Without Drowning

Author Carol Kinsey will explore the journeys to publication she and The Writing Family have gone through as they’ve moved into the publishing world. This workshop will explore practical ways for you or your child to edit, get published, land an agent, find a publisher, pursue independent publishing, and advertise yourself.

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Gap Year with a Purpose

A popular trend recently has been to take a year off after high school, calling it a “gap year.” Many students see this as an opportunity to take a break and relax. However, there are also many students who take this year to set a foundation for the rest of their lives. This session will discuss the importance of that foundation and how a student can effectively take a Gap Year with a Purpose.

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Work At Home as a Medical Transcriptionist

Discover a step-by-step guide to what medical transcription is; medical transcription versus medical billing & coding; learning medical transcription simply and cost-effectively, and avoiding expensive and common mistakes. You will learn about marketing your business easily, operating capital and grants; and everything you wanted to know about pricing, collections, equipment, computers & software, transcription equipment, electronic files, business taxes, professional organizations, networking, employees vs. subcontractors, growing your business throughout the U.S., how to get hands-on work experience, work for services and much more.

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From Gamers to Programmers: Leading our Digital Youth to Successful Careers

So.. you’ve got a gamer? Don’t worry! Come hear the facts, and dispel some myths, about our children and the digital culture they live in. We help parents understand how they can embrace technology and use it to lead our children into awesome careers. Learn about the similarities between our kids today and our childhoods 20-40 years ago. Yes, they are actually pretty similar. In addition, learn about the many areas of interest our kids have, just like when we were growing up, that we need to nurture. The only difference is…. they do it digitally. So come explore the world our children are growing up in and learn how to use it as an awesome tool for guiding them to successful, happy careers/lives.

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Turn Your Homeschool Blog into a Money-Making Machine

Homeschool bloggers around the world are using their online platforms to grow substantial businesses. And the “how to” isn’t as difficult as you think.

Many bloggers assume the only way to make money through their websites is with sidebar advertising. While using advertisers can be profitable, there are many other ways to generate an income while maintaining your authenticity.

Join Tabitha Philen as pulls back the curtain on her blog at MeetPenny.com, sharing specific ways you can make money blogging. You will also learn the key to generating a stable income and how to identify the best monetization strategy for your audience.

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Discerning My Calling

I believe the workplace is our mission field and we need to follow the guidance of the Lord to find the right mission field for each of us.

In Jeremiah 29:11 God says I know the plans I have for you…to prosper and not to harm…to give hope and a future.

When young people tune into their God-given skills, personality, strengths, and spiritual gifts, they make more satisfying decisions and have fewer regrets about school, college, and career.

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Controlled Chaos ‘A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Parent’: Practical essential oil uses/tips for everyday living.

It’s important to take care of yourself with the gifts God has given us so that you can be at your best potential as a homeschooling parent and better serve your family and others.

Controlled Chaos ‘A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Parent’: Practical essential oil uses/tips for everyday living.

Come to learn how to incorporate essential oils and other natural wellness products in your daily life to help with:

-fussy babies

-upset toddlers

-moody teens

-stress relief

-decreased anxiousness

-better sleep

-increased focus

-increased energy

-seasonal allergy relief

-enhancing foods

-detoxing

-immune support

-non-toxic cleaning

….and more!!!

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The First Ten Years

Speaker: Carisa Hinson Blogger of 1+1+1=1 Shares why she thought their family would never homeschool and the first years of struggles learning how to homeschool.…

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes Most Families Make When Saving for Retirement

You’ll learn the Biblical perspective on saving and even investing for retirement, as well as discuss seemingly contradictory teachings of Jesus on “storing up”.

You’ll learn the 4 biggest risks to your retirement success and how you can manage or even avoid them.

– Understand the simple rules for maximizing your retirement savings!
– Discover the 1 risk that no one can avoid and what you must do to beat it
– Learn what I call “The Big Mistake” and what I teach my private clients so that they never make it

Participants will be given the opportunity for a FREE “Retirement-Readiness” audit to find out for yourself if you’re on track to reach your goals!

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How to Write and Publish a Book

Please join Cecelia Schmidt, homeschool senior and published author of three books, as she discusses the process for writing and publishing. She will explore the critical topics of character and plot development, proper syntax and diction, along with the editing and publishing processes. She hopes to encourage aspiring authors to develop their writing skills and use them for God’s glory.

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The Secret Tool to Help Any Student Succeed in any Field

Having taught the fine art of communication from a Biblical perspective for over 15 years, Nicole Stratton knows the importance of this incredible tool and how a lack of training in this area results in an unbalanced education and life. Come learn the secrets of becoming an excellent communicator and how this tool will enable your child to excel in any field or vocation in life!

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Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business

Encouragement for teenagers to start and run their own micro business. They will learn a lot while earning some money. A micro business can be started quickly and easily with no debt from home. Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has counseled dozens of teenagers starting a business and will discuss business plans, ideas. Teenagers and their parents are encouraged to attend together!

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One Size Does NOT Fit All: College and Career Check-up

Your situation is different, so your approach should be as well. As we get close to the end of the school year lots of families have questions about what they should have their child do to prepare for college. We’ll move beyond a simple checklist to actually give you the tools and questions to complete an end-of-the-year checkup.

Many people have it backwards. I’m frequently asked by students and parents, “what do I/does my child need to do to prepare for college?” I turn that question on it’s head and instead ask, what do you need to do to prepare for your career? A career, not college, is the goal, and dictates what direction you should follow now (not some automated checklist). If college is a logical part of that route then we can talk about what to do. Don’t know what career you’re interested? Well, we’ll start there!

We’ll do an overview of the “Big 5” elements of preparing for a career, college and life after graduation. What career are you considering? What route will get

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College Out of the Box: the Alternative Methods to Earning Your College Degree

Figuring out where to go (and how to pay for) college can be a stressful time. Join me as I show you options that maybe you haven’t thought of before. We’ll discuss alternative ways to earn credits (it’s not just CLEPS & dual credits anymore!), traditional versus nontraditional routes to a degree, compare costs and time required, uncover little known ways to earn scholarships, and much more. If you have a student Junior high- high school age, you need to attend to find out how they can begin earning college credits doing the work they are already doing! My son started at age 12 and got his accredited associates degree by age 15 and his bachelor’s by 17 (and for just a FEW thousand dollars!). College Out of the Box is the new way to get your college degree in less time, for less money, and with NO student debt!

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Home Business Education 101

Building a home business is a very viable option for entrepreneurial homeschoolers to impact their world with their leadership skills and further the Kingdom of God. In this delightful session, you will learn how to encourage your students to use their talents and gifts to serve others as they work to build financial freedom.

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Overview of American History

Please join 14 year old published author and homeschooler, Solomon Schmidt, as he teaches an overview of American History. Solomon will cover thirty major topics, spanning from Columbus to modern day. Young and old audiences alike will be blessed by this young man’s contagious enthusiasm for our nation’s rich heritage.

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Transruption

Early on in their business careers, the Benhams recognized that disruptive business models were the ones that transformed entire industries. In this session, they share the secrets to their success in business and outline a powerful five-step process of transformation that catapulted them into nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. They also share how this same process can bring transformation to any facet of life.

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