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Childrens Book Entrepreneur

  1. 1. If you started a business, just what would it be?
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>When Taylor had summer break from elementary school in Hamilton County, she and her friends sold lemonade at her refreshment stand. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taylor grew up to start her own business. She now travels the world selecting the best fruits and vegetables to order for her produce company in Indiana. </li></ul></ul>If you started a business, just what would it be?
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Even before he was in Kindergarten, Charles loved to take things apart. He was also very good at fixing broken toys for many of his friends. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now that he has grown up many of his friends have wonderful jobs and enjoy working for Todd. He owns a company that repairs broken computers for people all over the world. </li></ul></ul>If you started a business, just what would it be?
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Cheryl really liked to play with stuffed animals even when she was older than other kids. In 4 th grade she started to love to use the computer too. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of children love to play with their virtual pets on the website that her business created when she grew up. </li></ul></ul>If you started a business, just what would it be?
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Jeff’s mom could barely get him to take his hat off when he was a kid. It did not matter if he was playing ball or earning money by doing chores, he wanted to wear his baseball cap! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now when hat day comes around at school, his children have a lot of hats from which to choose. His company produces hundreds of styles each year for thousands of customers. </li></ul></ul>If you started a business, just what would it be?
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Shelby looked forward to the school science fair every year. She even came in second place in the 5 th grade. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After years of studying in school, Shelby invented a life-saving cancer treatment. She then started a company that has saved the lives of a great number of people. </li></ul></ul>If you started a business, just what would it be?
  7. 7. <ul><li>There is a business involved in bringing you </li></ul><ul><li>all that you do. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The clothing and uniforms that you wear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The games and toys that you love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The products you use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The car in which you ride </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All the food and treats that you eat </li></ul></ul>If you started a business, just what would it be?
  8. 8. Someone created each one of these businesses. This person is called an “ Entrepreneur ”. It is a big word and a big job. Merriam-Webster’s Definition: Entrepreneur Pronunciation: äⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-nər, -n(y)u̇r Function: noun -One who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise
  9. 9. The world is full of elementary school students like you. Some of whom may some day become an entrepreneur. So, if you started a business, just what would it be?
  10. 10. Authored by J. Michelle Sybesma, Business Owner Professional Skills Consulting Edited by Cathy Langlois, Manager Entrepreneurship Education Hamilton County Alliance With Special Thanks to Barb Beadle, IDOE
  11. 11. Hamilton County Entrepreneur Week Follow Up Learning <ul><li>Recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Open the classroom for a discussion about the types of things the students use that require a business. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>A crayon factory </li></ul><ul><li>The desk manufacturer </li></ul><ul><li>The clothes they are wearing </li></ul><ul><li>Consider encouraging the discussion to continue throughout the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Grade Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the students about inventions, ideas, or ways in which they have earned money. </li></ul><ul><li>If they were going to start a business what type of business might they make from these ideas. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Hamilton County Entrepreneur Week Follow Up Learning <ul><li>Recommended </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Grade Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Have each student write the name of a company on a slip of paper. Allow the students to draw a slip from a bowl, or trade with one another, and talk about what it might be like to be an entrepreneur of this type of company. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, consider allowing students to invite parents who own a (or work at a locally owned) business to talk to your class. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Grade Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Using scrap magazines have the students clip photos/images of businesses that may have a entrepreneur for a founder. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the students to write a fictitious letter to the him/her about what it is like to be an entrepreneur and what they were like as a child. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hamilton County Entrepreneur Week Follow Up Learning <ul><li>Recommended </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Grade Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Survey the room for entrepreneurs whom the students may know. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them to name some of types of qualities that these people might need to exhibit. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Working </li></ul><ul><li>Respectable </li></ul><ul><li>Risk-Taking, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended </li></ul><ul><li>5 th Grade Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Allow each of the students to select or create a business in which to become founder. Each student can design parts of an ad campaign to generate sales in their new found company. </li></ul><ul><li>They can include things like: </li></ul><ul><li>Logo </li></ul><ul><li>Slogan </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Mock Up </li></ul><ul><li>Story Board for Commercial </li></ul>
  14. 14. Additional Resource Links The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education / National Entrepreneurship week website http://   The Kauffman Foundation: Entrepreneurship Education http:// /   Ball State's Center for Entrepreneurship http:// /entrepreneurship/   Indiana University Center for Entrepreneurship http:// / Emily the Entrepreneur Doll Information