How many books do you read per year? Although you may not believe it, reading is a secret weapon for successful entrepreneurs. Many of the world’s most notable entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Tai Lopez have credited their massive achievements to their love of reading books. It’s the best way to learn about relevant business topics without experiencing them first hand.
Top Teen Entrepreneur Books of 2021
Here are 5 books that every teen entrepreneurs should read:
Strictly Business: How to Crush it as a Young Entrepreneur – Brendan Cox
Strictly Business is written by serial entrepreneur Brendan Cox, who started his entrepreneurial journey at a young age and has since founded over 10 businesses. In this book, Cox shares his tips and tricks that allowed him to conquer the business world. This is a beneficial book for any aspiring entrepreneurs seeking first-hand guidance. This book features Cox’s business strategies and tactical concepts that will help him/her take the first steps towards creating a company.
Consumer Review: Great business insight from an entrepreneur early in age, but “years-wise” in reflective experience. Brendan shares his perspectives for ideation, innovation, and execution that work in and for enterprises of all sizes and shapes. Love his passion, enthusiasm, and “can-do” attitude! An engaging, and thought-full read. Can’t wait to hear of his next venture!
Start it Up: The Complete Teen Business Guide – Kenryn Rankin
Start it Up is a book, written by Kenryn Rankin, a Washington, DC-based journalist. The book, meant for young entrepreneurs, guides aspiring entrepreneurs who want to make some extra money through the process. It is an easy-to-understand book that is extremely beneficial for teenagers who are considering going into business. It is a comprehensive and engaging book that contains the real-world business advice and quotes from successful entrepreneurs.
Consumer Review: 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.
How to Start Your Very Own Business – Julie Merberg and Sarah Parvis
How to Start Your Very Own Business offers advice to help aspiring business people build an entrepreneurial mindset. It teaches teenagers how to save, invest, and start earning money. It contains the basics of entrepreneurship, which is usually not taught in schools. Everything is written in a simple, clear, and fun way — from building a successful brand to advertising your products and services.
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Consumer Review: I bought this for my daughter for Christmas and she says that it is her favorite present. She is always looking to sell something, and has been talking about having her own business for several years (she is only 10!). This book talks on a “kid level” about anything and everything you need to consider when starting a business. The many real life examples of kids who have been successful in their business endeavors was inspiring, and made my daughter feel like she can do this too! She LOVES the card reader that came with the book and her eyes glow when she talks about the possibility of being able to accept credit cards for payment ( with Mom and Dad’s help to set up an account of course!). If you have a child who has the slightest interest in business, this is a must buy! You will not regret it!
Be a Young Entrepreneur – Adam Sutherland
“Be a Young Entrepreneur” is written by Adan Sutherland to offer guidance to business-minded kids who want to begin their entrepreneurial journeys. The book helps kids think outside the box and choose the right start-up for themselves. Sutherland’s book also teaches children how to market their product and harness ideas effectively.
Consumer Review: For any parent that is trying to teach concepts of entrepreneurship to their kids, or if they have a budding entrepreneur in their family this book is for them. This book is a treasure trove of ideas, resources and more to help any young entrepreneur to better understand business and what it takes to start and continue a business. As mentioned it is filled with practical tips and advice to help you brainstorm and find solutions that will help you be creative in your business approaches. My youngest is a budding entrepreneur and has a number of ideas already. After reading this she was able to whittle this list down a bit and make some of the ideas more concrete, which was perfect!
How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000 – James McKenna and Jeannine Glista
How To Turn $100 into $1,000,000, teaches young DO’ers how to turn $100 into $1,000,000 (of course over time). It includes various effective strategies and explains the basics of how to make, save, and invest money. It’s a well-thought-out book for kids to achieve their dream of becoming millionaires at a young age.
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Consumer Review: We’ve just started but so far my son likes this. He really loved the section on the 5 things you can do to raise your first 100. He loved the 6th thing (steal it) and the mention that you can’t do that, and that’s why there are 5. Love it! It will be interesting to see if he makes it. He actually already has his $100 saved up!
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