Helping kids become Entrepreneurs

There is nothing quite so fun as helping kids become entrepreneurs. Kids can be successful in their own business, if they are given the right tools! And it can be a great way to sneak in some summer learning fun!

Teaching Kids to be entrepreneurs is easier than you might think!

Today is the last day of our 10 Day Series on Summer Learning Fun. I hope you have found some of these tips to be helpful in keeping little brains active and learning this summer!

If you have missed any of the days be sure to check it out here.

10 Days of Summertime Learning Fun

Helping kids become entrepreneurs

I have been so excited to share today’s tip with you! I am an accountant when I’m not being a mommy and homeschool teacher, so this tip is really close to my heart.

There is no better way to learn than by doing. Someone can tell you how to do something over and over, but until you actually do it, you probably won’t remember.

Helping Kids become entrepreneurs is easier than you might think!


My kids have been bugging me all summer to let them have a lemonade stand. I have been reluctant, because I didn’t want to sit out in the hot sun just to look at a jug of lemonade on the table. But they finally talked me into it! So I figured if they were going to have a lemonade stand, they should learn something from the experience.




So I have created a mini e-book for kids to encourage them to be entrepreneurs. It lays out the process of being a business owner in a few easy steps that are easy enough for a kid to understand. There are lots of great business gurus out there with plenty of tips for business owners, but not very many focus on helping kids be successful in their ventures. Whether they try a lemonade stand, or dog walking, or lawn care, kids can be surprisingly successful if they put the effort into it. This workbook has colorful graphics and thoughtful questions to help them make the most of their entrepreneurial endevours. I hope you will find it helpful in your homeschool!


Teaching Kids to be entrepreneurs is easier than you might think!


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So have you and your kids ever tried being business owners or Kid Execs? I would love to hear about it!

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  • Lisa Brown

    July 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm Reply

    How fun, a lemonade stand. So good to let kids be creative and run things for themselves; builds confidence and creativity.

    • Amy

      July 22, 2016 at 6:36 pm Reply

      Yes! So much to be learned by doing! They had fun and made a little money too!

    • shama

      July 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm Reply


    • Sara

      July 31, 2016 at 6:39 pm Reply

      This lemonade looks yummy

  • Rosie

    July 22, 2016 at 4:43 pm Reply

    This is great! When we were kids, we sold blueberries, also we would have neighboorhood “fairs,” you could put your hand in “eyeball goo” for a nickel entrance fee, and other fun things. But it was fun to have a few dollars to spend. This sounds like a great book!

    • Amy

      July 22, 2016 at 6:36 pm Reply

      Sounds like lots of fun! I hope you enjoy the book!

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  • Simon

    July 23, 2016 at 5:33 am Reply

    This is great for leaning how to use money and earn them

  • Amy Orvin

    July 23, 2016 at 10:42 am Reply

    Wow! This would be great for my nieces to learn some responsibilities. All they do now is text and play video games.

    • Amy

      July 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm Reply

      Teenagers are really into texting and electronics, aren’t they? If they do try some entrepreneurial enterprises, I would love to hear about them!

  • Jenna Hudson

    July 23, 2016 at 11:40 pm Reply

    I think kids running a lemonade stand is a great idea. It teaches them that they can’t just sit there and expect people to come to them. They might have to wave/hold signs. Also teaches them that there are going to be days they don’t make as much as others.

  • Rajeeva

    July 24, 2016 at 4:43 am Reply

    i don’t have kids. but if i had one i would take the advice seriously.


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    July 24, 2016 at 8:50 am Reply

    I think the book is awesome and helps to inspire children to know they can do whatever they put their minds to. It’s important that my children knew that there are no boundaries they can not brake and as time went by they saw for themselves how true this was… As long as they, Themselves worked at it!

  • Emily

    July 24, 2016 at 10:50 am Reply

    My son just recently asked me to start a lemonade stand. I thought this would be the best chance to teach him a little about money.

  • Karen Machamer

    July 24, 2016 at 11:16 am Reply

    A great way to teach your child about being responsible for the money they earn.

  • Bill Elliott

    July 24, 2016 at 11:18 am Reply

    I agree, you will never learn unless you try

  • Jennifer

    July 24, 2016 at 12:18 pm Reply

    This is true. If we teach them early, they learn. Most ADD kids grow up inventing things their mind is focused on or their thoughts grow into something to help others.

  • Lisa Coomer Queen

    July 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm Reply

    This was awesome. I will pass it along to my grandchildren and their parents.

  • May

    July 24, 2016 at 3:41 pm Reply

    I would have liked to do this when I was younger

  • Becky Richardson

    July 24, 2016 at 4:23 pm Reply

    I will remember these ideas for my grandchildren for next summer.

  • Erin Will

    July 24, 2016 at 5:59 pm Reply

    Great, I love it!! My daughter was talking about selling pencils to make money. haha She’s only 4 but she’s thinking already!

    • Amy

      July 24, 2016 at 10:36 pm Reply

      That is awesome! She’s a pretty smart kid!

  • Sarah

    July 24, 2016 at 5:59 pm Reply

    I don’t have any kids, but I am an aunt and I think this is an excellent and fun way to teach kids about business. I think my nephews would have fun learning how to run their own lemonade stand, especially when it comes to creating their own signs and spending the money they make! I wish I had had adults to help me learn about business and encourage me to do something like this when I was a kid. I honestly feel like the earlier, the better!

  • michele

    July 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm Reply

    My son needs to see this for his children.. I will make him read it tonight.. thank you for this post

  • clojo9372

    July 24, 2016 at 6:55 pm Reply

    I think this is so cool! I wish we had stuff like this when I was a kid. It might have helped me figure out the whole career and money thing a lot earlier than I did! lol! 🙂 It’s never too early to teach kids how important it is to be responsible about money! 🙂

  • Bailey Dexter

    July 24, 2016 at 8:15 pm Reply

    I just made my grand-kids a lemonade stand last week. They are going to set it up next weekend here for extra money!

  • belinda bell

    July 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm Reply

    This is a great learning idea for kids. I had a lemonade stand when I was a kid.

  • Quanda

    July 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm Reply

    Not only is this a great way for children to earn money and be responsibility that goes along with making money but this is a good way to get them away from in front of the TV or cellphones as well. Good read. Thanks

  • shannon fowler

    July 24, 2016 at 11:29 pm Reply

    this is an awesome post. i remember doing things like this as a kid, but now it seems kids just stay inside so much more.

  • kayla sheehan

    July 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm Reply

    This is a great post. My little one is only a year and a half, but its definitely something to keep in mind, later on when he is older.

  • Deb P

    July 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm Reply

    We try to have a yard sale once a year and the family helps. We clean out the house and make a little money.

  • Tabitha @ Life Learning Homeschool

    July 26, 2016 at 12:15 am Reply

    My best friend and I had a couple yard sales together last summer and my son and her two kids wanted to run a lemonade stand. We made it clear that the money earned would be divided based on who did the most work. My son (who was the youngest of the three kids – just 6 years old) rocked it. The other two would give up or get hot and go inside and he would stay out there peddling lemonade to everyone who drove up. He was asking people if they’d like a glass of nice cold lemonade before they could even get out of their car. And he’d fix it and take it to them while they shopped. 😀 Needless to say, he got the highest cut of the profits!

  • Debbie Welchert

    July 26, 2016 at 9:15 am Reply

    Sounds great. My oldest grandson started mowing yards last year and now he has all his regular mowing jobs this year and gets all kinds of extra mowing jobs all the time. He is a good little worker and he loves it….

  • Katherine McPherson

    July 26, 2016 at 11:20 am Reply

    Thank you so much for the e-book. What a great resource!

  • Chum

    July 27, 2016 at 12:08 am Reply

    this is awesome! will definitely keep this in my mind once my little one is old enough for it.

  • Hala

    July 27, 2016 at 10:59 am Reply

    We must teach our children to depend on them selves

  • Natalie

    July 27, 2016 at 3:10 pm Reply

    What a great way to teach kids about how business works! We should start a lemonade stand too.

  • Robin

    July 28, 2016 at 12:50 am Reply

    Sounds like a great read. We always did lemonade stands when we were younger and thats something I woud love to do with my littles!

  • Sarah L

    July 29, 2016 at 12:58 am Reply

    So how did their lemonade stand work out? What do you think they learned from it?

    • Amy

      July 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm Reply

      They made about $18 in 2 hours, which was split between three of them. They learned that they have to have a big enough sign so people can see it, and it’s easier to make money when mom buys the ingredients! And that it’s HOT in July! lol

  • Cirro

    July 29, 2016 at 5:17 am Reply

    Sounds great. Great way to teach kids about how business works

  • neyar

    July 29, 2016 at 9:25 am Reply

    that’s great for kids to learn how to spend money

  • Ruslan

    July 30, 2016 at 1:52 pm Reply

    Very good idea! Because now children in majority sit having buried in tablets or the mobile phones 🙁

  • Christy Caldwell

    July 31, 2016 at 2:48 am Reply

    This is great. Loving the eBook too. Thank!

  • Susan Smith

    August 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm Reply

    I agree! My kids had their own lemonade stand for a couple of Summers.

  • Jenna

    August 3, 2016 at 6:55 pm Reply

    Great way to get kids involved in an activity that allows for social interaction!

  • jan

    August 3, 2016 at 11:50 pm Reply

    Great site really enjoying it

  • Rachel

    August 4, 2016 at 2:01 am Reply

    This is such a great opportunity! Helping kids fulfill their little business/ shop dreams come true heh!

  • Ronald

    August 5, 2016 at 9:22 am Reply

    You are so right about the importance of kids growing up with the entreprenuer knowledge, but like you advise they must be given the right tools

  • Kari Bundy

    August 5, 2016 at 4:13 pm Reply

    Great idea! My kiddos do a juice stand and draw pictures.

  • Debra

    August 6, 2016 at 5:06 am Reply

    I love the lemon aid stand. However, did you know that some areas are fining parents for this?

    • Amy Lanham

      August 6, 2016 at 3:28 pm Reply

      Yes, you should always check your local ordinances to see if you need to get a license or permit. But there are many other ways for kids to have a business and make some money… maybe dog walking or babysitting?

  • Gabrielly

    August 6, 2016 at 4:45 pm Reply

    This is great for leaning how to use money and earn them.

  • Holly Thomas

    August 6, 2016 at 5:40 pm Reply

    I had a lemonade stand when I was a kid and loved it!

  • mary czerczyk

    August 6, 2016 at 6:28 pm Reply

    My daughters when they were kids had a kool aid stand.

  • Sharon Braswell

    August 6, 2016 at 8:38 pm Reply

    A lemonade stand is a great place to start for a kids business and I would definitely buy some if I were there. It looks so good and refreshing! Entrepreneur kids and their parents will love your book as well!

  • Jerry Marquardt

    August 7, 2016 at 12:22 am Reply

    I think it is a wonderful idea to try and get the kids into the fact that they could be a success at an early age. This is so good for the spirit.

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