As a young girl, I grew up in an entrepreneurial home. Over time, I was given the opportunity to do work for my Dad and Grandpa (both business owners), and in so doing gained confidence and many business and life skills and even earned enough money to pay for a month-long trip I took to Europe as a Youth Ambassador while still in high school.
I used some of the skills I learned from my Dad to start my very first business in high school where I made handcrafted jewelry. My talents in jewelry making helped me earn college scholarships and provided me with extra spending money during my first year of college. It was a phenomenal start for my life!
Do you want to know how you can teach your kids these same entrepreneurship skills?
It’s a system I call kidsourcing and it led me to writing the book, The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids in 2011.
What do I mean by kidsourcing and how will it benefit your business and help you teach entrepreneurship to your kids?
As a small business owner and parent, you have tasks to be done each day/week/month and often these tasks get done by you, but is that really the best use of your time and talents? The answer is “No”. You need to be doing the things in your business that make you money and that only you can personally do.
The hard part is finding others to do those tasks that don’t have to be done by you. Often, when we begin delegating tasks to others, we look outside our own home, but I want you to consider hiring your kids or kidsourcing!More…