As we move into the holiday season, I always try to stress to my kids the importance of patronizing small businesses. It’s not always easy, especially when so many of the bigger stores offer huge discounts and sales.
Visiting craft fairs, holiday bazaars, and in-home parties is one way to celebrate those entrepreneurs among us, though. And before you go, talk to your kids about the work that goes into each and every product, from purchasing supplies to creating merchandise, to pricing items and wrapping them.
It’s no easy feat.
Here are a few books, both nonfiction and fiction, that are worth picking up if you have a budding entrepreneur on your hands.
Rags to Riches: People Who Started Businesses from Scratch by Nathan Aaseng
Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Magic by Tamra B. Orr
American Entrepreneurship by Wil Mara
Bill Gates: Revised by Jeanne M. Lesinski
The Baby-sitter’s Club #1: Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin
Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars by Paula Danzinger
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
Just Ask Iris by Lucy Frank
The King of Mulberry Street by Donna Jo Napoli
What books are missing from this list? Which other books are great for young entrepreneurs to read and enjoy?