Bea's Blog

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Why should YOU or YOUR COMPANY sponsor a classroom of kids to receive 'Bea' Books?

REASON #1: Get kids thinking like entrepreneurs so they can be future difference makers.

REASON #2: Help kids who never are exposed to business LEARN something entirely new.

REASON #3: Give little minds the tools to prepare them for the future.

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Leveled readers: $9.99 --> $6.99
Chapter books: $12.99 --> $7.99




It's already mid July, and I'm starting to realize that school is right around the corner! This past year, the team at Bea is for Business visited more than 20 classrooms to read and talk about business, and this year, we're doing a little more! Now people (AND companies) can sponsor a whole classroom of kids to receive 'Bea' books. All the kids in the room can start learning about business, and thinking like young entrepreneurs. #Jackpot! Here's how YOU can BE A B2S HERO:

Sponsor 20 books, and you can get a discount!

Leveled Readers: Usually $9.99 --> Get 'em for $6.99

Chapter Books: Usually $12.99 --> Get 'em for $7.99


I had a really cool thing happen. A classroom in Charlotte read my book, and then sent me letters about each student's business idea! Jackpot! I'm going to post a bunch of their ideas with little notes from their letters ... I think looking at their ideas can help us all learn about business!

One of the letters I got was about a Duct Tape Accessory business. What my friend said in the letter was really smart:

"The easiest way to [make the products] is to make a line of people and each has a different job . Let me explain how to work this assembly line . First you will have someone cut strips of duct tape, next you will have someone stick the stripes together. Third, someone will take the strips of duct tape and put them into what they want to make.” - E.J.

My friend E.J. is talking about an assembly line! That's just like the one Lander and I used in my first book. Glad to see it in action!

Here are a few things you can talk about at home:

-Have you ever seen an assembly line? Check out this video from an old Mr. Rogers segment. I love it!

-What other materials could you use to make accessories like purses or shoes or wallets?

The Lookie Cookies business was a F-U-N plan . And, it might sound dweeby (that's a word, right? It is now!) but Kristen and I learned a lot. Every time I'm part of a new business venture, I get better and better at it. I’m also just really proud (like, BIG proud) when Kristen (or any of my other friends) decide to keep going with their business. That means they really believe in the idea. And themselves. AND that's a sweet feeling.  #Jackpot

With every business venture I'm a part of and I make some money with, I set aside some money to donate to the animal shelter. I do it mostly because Mom and Dad taught me just how important and all-around-good it is to help others. I give to the animal shelter because that’s where we got Hamilton. Since he’s my dog-brother, I try to look out for other pups like him.
Friday after school, Mom and I went to the animal shelter to give them some of the money I've been saving up for them; with Christmas coming, I wanted to make sure the dogs and cats have enough food, treats, water, and heat, so if my money can help them right now, that's great. Mrs. Johnson, who works at the front desk there, was excited to see us. She asked about Hamilton, and we told her that he's a real character, he still likes peanut butter, and we're happy to have him. Mrs. Johnson was over-the-moon excited for my donation. She said it will be a big help around the shelter this winter. She was so appreciative. That made me feel really good. 
As we walked out, I heard Christmas music playing in the lobby. I heard the song lyric, "making spirits bright..." and I turned to Mom. 
"Mom! That's it!" I said. 
"What's it, Bea?" She asked. 
"Making spirits bright! That's what business is about!" I exclaimed. "Maybe it's the dog and cats here; maybe it's Mrs. Johnson; maybe it's Kristen. Business is all about making the world and people a wee bit brighter!" 

"That's a pretty bright insight, Bea," said Mom. 
"Well, it's got to start somewhere, ya know? Might as well start with me!" I said. I threw Mom a high-five, and we headed home. 

Do you have a business idea? I’d love to hear it! And I’d love to help you get it off the ground. Grab mom or dad, and write me an email , I’ll be happy to help!
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Stay tuned for my next business venture...