Carol Topp Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway-Micro Business For Teens









Micro Business for Teens
KCWC Blog Tour - April 11-15


About the Book


Starting a Micro Business is a practical guide for teenagers who want to earn money without losing their lives. This book is not only an ideal resource for parents and grandparents, it also has a strong appeal to the homeschool community.


My Thoughts:



I LOVE the book and highly recommend it in preparing young people to earn money in so many ways that does produce good work ethics. Carol encourages teens to work hard and how to go about having good business skills. We live in the country and I have had the privilege of teaching young people how to play the piano. Two of my former students now drive to homes and provide music lessons to earn extra spending money. Carol touches upon this idea and much more. Oh my, how I wish this book was available to me way back then. As a grandmother of 4, I will personally be sharing this 5* book with them at a later date.


Starting a micro business is empowering and rewarding. Carol's professionalism and warm approach to helping people are quite evident with her many books about business blueprints, tax info, and business low risks on this subject. In this particular book, she breaks down the nuts and bolts of starting your own business in 7 chapters with easy to understand advice. What is most impressive is Carol's approach to internet marketing savvy and her passion with dedication in helping teens succeed. Best wishes and much continued success to Carol Topp. I enjoyed reading your book.


If you're looking for a realistic, practical guide that is helpful for teens starting a micro business and becoming successful through the process, then purchase the book and spread the word.
Starting a Micro Business







ISBN: 978-0-09829245-0-1
Retail price: $9.95

(Cincinnati, OH) With unemployment rates high, the teen population is finding it harder and harder to find work. Adults are competing for the same minimum wage jobs. But there’s an alternative—starting a micro business. What is a micro business? It is a very small, one-person business that you can start easily and quickly with what you already know or own. No money needed, low risk and no debt! Students can spend as much time running a micro business as they wish and can even close it down during busy times. The best advantage for teens to own a micro business is that it not only brings in extra cash (often more than imagined), but students end up learning a great deal about business, money and themselves. It may lead to an entrepreneurial life or at the very least, prepare students for higher learning opportunities.
Starting a Micro Business will help teenagers earn money while learning how to start their own business. A micro business is simple to start, usually home-based, low risk, educational and easy for a busy student to run. This book offers ideas, a business plan, starting with no debt, pitfalls to avoid and resources to get a teenager started making money running their own micro business.


Carol Topp, CPA advises teenage business owners though her Micro Business for Teens book series. Carol’s day job is accountant to business owners, and she enjoys teaching teenagers to succeed beyond their dreams. Students appreciate how she shares what they need to know in clear and helpful lessons. Her website is MicroBusinessForTeens.com


Spring Cleaning: A Time For a Teenager to Make Money
by Carol Topp
Here are some ideas for a micro business a teenager can start this spring:
  • House cleaning: Offer to tackle large jobs like washing windows, moving furniture, etc. Many people are grateful for a young, strong teenager to help them with heavy lifting. What is easy for you might be very difficult for them, especially if they are an older person.
  • Routine house cleaning: Some customers need regular house cleaning and may hire you on a weekly or monthly basis. Don't wait for them to ask: offer to come weekly or twice a month and see what they say.
  • Attic cleaning: Offer to help people do a job that they put off, such as cleaning an attic.
  • Garage cleaning: A big job that can earn you big bucks!
  • Yard cleanup: Offer to trim bushes, pull weeds, plant flowers and spread mulch to spruce up a yard.
  • Car and van cleaning: People spend a lot of time in their automobiles and their cars and vans need frequent cleaning. Melissa gladly paid to get her van cleaned inside and out every week because her four children could really make a mess in it. You can make some cash by offering to clean a van inside and out.
  • Organize. Organize a house, playroom or garage. Charge the customer for any bins, tubs and labels that you purchase for them and then add on the value of your time. Take before and after photos to use on your advertising fliers.
  • Declutter: Do you love HGTV shows on organization? You might be able to find someone to hire you to declutter their house like you see on TV.
  • Garage sales: Advertise, organize and run a garage sale for your neighbors. Get several neighbors to participate together and really earn the bucks!
  • eBay sales: Offer to sell your neighbors' stuff on eBay and take a cut for yourself. Combine the decluttering, garage sale and eBay tasks into a full package to help your customers profit from their excess stuff.
(This is an excerpt from Carol's article. Full article available at docstoc.com)


The names of those who comment on the blog tour will be entered into the grand prize giveaway!!!



GRAND PRIZE!
The Complete Set of Carol Topp's Micro Business for Teens Series
(Winner will receive the four books shown below)

Starting a Micro Business
ISBN: 978-0-09829245-0-1
Retail price: $9.95
Running a Micro Business
ISBN: 978-0-09829245-1-8
Retail price: $9.95
Money and Taxes in a Micro Business
ISBN: 978-0-09829245-3-2
Retail price: $9.95
The Micro Business for Teens Workbook
ISBN: 978-0-09829245-2-5
Retail price: $14.95




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