Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Beyond the Lemonade Stand


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Be smart. Be honest. Play fair. Make it big!

Want to go on a money-making adventure? In Beyond the Lemonade Stand, Bill Rancic, winner of the smash-hit show The Apprentice, coaches you on how to succeed in business—while being smart, fair, and helping those who need it.

• 20 ideas for your own kid business and 5 easy steps to get started
• Stories from Bill about how to be honest and come out on top!
• Words of advice from super celebrities on how they learned to succeed
• A build-your-own-business worksheet that will turn your ideas into reality
• Tales from the trenches—stories from kids just like you about starting their own business
• All new! Bill responds to questions from his readers and shares their stories of success!

So on your marks, turn to page one, and get set to make it big!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595141118
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/07/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.09(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Bill Rancic is a television personality and the author of the New York Times bestselling book You’re Hired: How to Succeed in Business and Life, as well as the books First Light and I Do, Now What? which was written with his wife, Giuliana Rancic. After bursting onto the national scene when he was hired by Donald Trump as the winner of the first season of NBC’s breakthrough program The Apprentice, Rancic has become a well-known entrepreneur and sought-after motivational speaker. He appears before businesses and organizations around the world on a variety of business-related topics and is also a frequent guest on numerous daytime broadcast and cable television programs such as TodayThe ViewRachael Ray, and various CNBC programs.

Table of Contents

Part 1Ideas and Inspiration11
Part 220 Kid Businesses You Can Start Today!71
Part 3Build Your Own Business Model119
Part 4Managing Your Money129
Part 5Your Contacts and Appointments143


Q&A with Bill Rancic

Why did you decide to write a children's book?
I decided to write a children's book because the Apprentice had such a following by children. Kids were coming up to me all the time and asking me questions. I was a young entrepreneur and wanted to share some of my childhood experiences with kids and hopefully teach them a few things I learned along the way.

What was the first business you started?
I ran a make-shift restaurant out of my grandma's kitchen. When I was about 9 my parents and sisters went on vacation and I was left with my grandma. By the second day I became bored. She taught me how to make pancakes and then invited the neighbor ladies over to show off my skills. When I was cleaning up after they left, I noticed five dollar bills under their plates. Every weekend after that I was asking to go to my grandma's house.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I wanted to go into a different profession every week. I do remember really wanting to become a police officer. My dad's cousin Elaine was a Chicago cop and I loved hearing stories about her job. She even let me go on a ride-a-long with her in her police car.

What did you save your money to buy?
I like anything with a motor so I saved up all of my money to buy a motor scooter.

After school let out for the day, how did you spend your afternoons?
After school I mostly hung out with the neighbor kids. There were so many kids on our block. We lived on a cul-de-sac and depending on what season it was, those were the games we played. We went from baseball to football, kickball, and basketball. It was so much fun and I have a lot of great memories.

Who did you look up to when you were growing up?
My dad and I used to watch football together and I always admired Walter Payton. I still have a Payton 34 sweatshirt. He played on the Chicago Bears and I wanted to be just like him. For my 30th birthday my friend gave me a football autographed by Walter Payton and I keep it in my office.

Name one thing about yourself that would surprise people.
I baby-sit for my sister's kids (when they can't find anybody else) and yes, that includes changing diapers!!

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