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!
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.09(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.47(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Table of Contents
|Part 1||Ideas and Inspiration||11|
|Part 2||20 Kid Businesses You Can Start Today!||71|
|Part 3||Build Your Own Business Model||119|
|Part 4||Managing Your Money||129|
|Part 5||Your Contacts and Appointments||143|
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!!