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Sunday Book Review: Microbusiness Tips for Teens

Posted by Lisa Lickel on April 17, 2011

Starting a Micro Business for Teens

By Carol Topp

c. 2010

Ambassador Publishing

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

 This nifty little book sets out to make a big difference in encouraging families with teens who are interested in more than setting up a lemonade stand or playing around with real dollars. Topp’s reason for adding this book to her collection of teen helps is that she wanted to create a useful and practical guide for teens, written by a mom who had teens, and include the inspiration reasons behind stewardship. 

 Each chapter, from the introduction of “What is a Micro Business” through the practical steps of figuring out suitable ideas to making them work and how to establish realistic goals, is filled with brief paragraphs of advice in easy-to-understand and follow tips, and ends with bullet-pointed Important Points. I loved her sample Business Plan, her encouragement, even the word-for-word advice for shy teens when they are encouraged to seek advice over the phone or in person from help desks or professionals.

 Topp doesn’t stop when the micro business is set up; she makes sure all accountable areas are covered, particularly with licensing and the all-important responsible government cut. Kudos to Topp for this wonderful and practical guide.

 Carol Topp is a CPA who advises teenage business owners. Visit her web site: microbusinessforteens.com/

Enter the drawing for a free package of Carol’s other books by leaving a comment here and other places on the tour.   GRAND PRIZE!

The Complete Set of Carol Topp’s Micro Business for Teens Series

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Starting a Micro Business

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

Running a Micro Business

ISBN: 978-0-09829245-1-8
Retail price: $9.95

Money and Taxes in a Micro Business

ISBN: 978-0-09829245-3-2
Retail price: $9.95

The Micro Business for Teens Workbook

ISBN: 978-0-09829245-2-5
Retail price: $14.95

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One Response to “Sunday Book Review: Microbusiness Tips for Teens”

  1. Carol Topp, CPA said

    Thank you Lisa, for your kind words. I guess I accomplished my goal to create a helpful and realistic book to help teenagers start a business.

    You read the first book, Starting a Micro Business. It’s followed by a second book Running a Micro Business and then a third book, Money and Taxes in a Micro Business. Students can read each book as needed and as their business grows.

    The Micro Business for Teens Workbook is designed for a student to apply what they read in the Starting and Running books and works great in a group or class setting.

    I taught 10 teenagers using the workbook last semester and we had a lot of fun. One boy recently told me he is making $100 a month giving guitar lessons.

    My website MicroBusinessForTeens.com has sample pages and a Table of Contents for each book.

    Thanks for your help in spreading the word!

    Carol Topp, CPA
    Author Micro Business For Teens series

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