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Start It Up: The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions Into Pay

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Do you have a passion you want to turn into pay? Or maybe you are looking for a way to make some extra cash in high school? Start It Up shows teens how to turn their hobbies and talents into full-fledged businesses. Inside you’ll find comprehensive and fun information on how to • know what’s the best business for you,
• pull together a company, and
• sell your product and le
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 30th 2011 by Zest Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Sue Morris
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Start it Up is a guide for teens that are interested in working for themselves rather than someone else. It is an all encompassing, entrepreneurial start up book for teens, with nearly every aspect of operating a business covered. Interspersed between information and exercises are real-life teen entrepreneurs sharing their story and offering advice. These glimpses of teen business owners work well as encouragement and as examples of success.

This is an amazing book for teens, and adults, interest
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Bekka
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book, not just for teens, but for anyone looking to start a business. The explanations are straightforward and clear, and it give great advice on all aspects of creating a start up. Its got the best worksheet for a business plan of any book I've read!
Kimberly Bower MLIS (gladeslibrarian)
This is an amazing book. There are a few good books out there aimed at teens who want to start their own business but none are as valuable and engaging as this one. Without authentic language the message is lost. Rankin's language rings true. Without pinpointing passions, strengths and weaknesses the reader may blindly grasp at anything just to get a project up and running. Rankin provides checklists, quizzes and brainstorming sessions so a reader can find a project that matches one of their pas ...more
Kimberly Bower MLIS (gladeslibrarian)
This is an amazing book. There are a few good books out there aimed at teens who want to start their own business but none are as valuable and engaging as this one. Without authentic language the message is lost. Rankin’s language rings true. Without pinpointing passions, strengths and weaknesses the reader may blindly grasp at anything just to get a project up and running. Rankin provides checklists, quizzes and brainstorming sessions so a reader can find a project that matches one of their pas ...more
Gretchen Voit
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think this is a great book for any person wanting to start a business. It gives you all of the basic information needed and is written with no nonsense language. It incorporates many specific examples from teenagers sharing their thoughts, struggles, and successes. A great read for anyone really.
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Kenrya Rankin Naasel is an author and editor whose work has appeared in more than a dozen national publications, including Reader’s Digest, Ebony, Glamour and Redbook, and has been translated into 21 languages. She is founder and editorial director of parenting site BlackAndGreenMama.com, and currently serves as contributing editor for ShopSmart and Latina magazines and a writer for BET.com. Kenry ...more