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What is your best entrepreneurship / business advice for children?


January 23rd, 2014

Please word your answers as if you are actually talking to children. 

Dave Hersh Incubating...

January 23rd, 2014

I think the inspirational advice always comes easily and naturally. Like anything else, it's the work that matters. When my daughter got interested in entrepreneurship, we started doing Sunday Meetings, where we would go to a cafe and talk through last week's goals and this weeks. I bought her several great books like Kidpreneur and The Young Entrepreneur Guide. I gave her advice and assistance but made it clear that she had to be the driver for the process; otherwise, nothing would happen. We also started watching Biz Kids. And we posted her financial goal in a visible spot to make sure she was staying on track. 

Justin Kresge Marketing & Web Specialist

January 23rd, 2014

Want that phone? It's $300, if you make $8 an hour how long will it take you to buy the phone? How else could you pay for the phone? 

John Wallace President at Apps Incorporated

January 23rd, 2014

Create what matters to you. Don't be afraid to fail - the more difficult the goal the more likely you'll fail sometimes along the way. But pick yourself up, learn from each failure so you won't fail the same way again, and keep building. Pursuing what matters most to you is satisfying to your soul.

Leena MBA Content & Publication Manager at NetApp

January 23rd, 2014

What do you have the most fun doing? Keep doing that.

Eugene St.Clair Chief Executive Officer at Humanproof

January 23rd, 2014

If you aren't living your dream, you are part of someone else's. Do exactly what you love and what feels right and brings you happiness. Do not be concerned with how you will make money or survive, if you are doing what you love, the money will follow. And don't think that what everyone else around you is doing is "the" right way to live your life. Everyone has their own calling. Some people want to help with others dreams and some people want to pursue their own. You always have a choice. Whatever you decide, pour your heart into it and make it the best it can be, and be the best YOU can be. Doing anything halfhearted for yourself or somebody else isn't worth doing at all.

And above all, for real, true, business advice, always put your customers first, read every book you can get your hands on and always think about the person you are serving. Without happy customers, there is no business.

Muhammad Awaid Co-Founder and Director at Apponative

January 31st, 2014

Well, just tell them the golden words of Steve Jobs :)

"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

Lawrence Lerner Digitalization and Transformation Coach

January 23rd, 2014

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January 25th, 2014

Learn mathematics. Mathematics is the Queen of all sciences!

Neha Palacherla Marketing

January 27th, 2014

As a follow up question to the main one, is there any way to explain principles of entrepreneurship in children's terms? I think Dave gave a couple good ideas, but anyone else have ideas? 

Bernard Desarnauts Entrepreneur, Advisor & Mentor

January 23rd, 2014

You need to squeeze the lemons to make lemonade