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"15 Part-Time, Home-Based, Money-Making Opportunities for Teenagers by John O’Callaghan (Entrepreneur’s Network Inc., 7780 Midnight Pass, Sarasota, FL 34242)
"The Right Stuff," Newsweek E-Life, May 2000, p. 16 features a self-evaluation on becoming an entrepreneur.
www.accountingcommunity.com compares different accounting software, if you plan to do your own bookkeeping.
www.businessbuffet.com offers a nine-volume set of videos and accompanying materials that teach basic business principles to new business people. The videos sell for $39 each for eight videos, and the ninth video is free to all JA orders.
www.cybpcertify.com The Certified Young Business Professional (CYBP) equips young business professionals with the required skills needed to meet and surpass business standards in our global industry.
www.entrepreneur.com/tsu provides information for teens interested in starting a business
www.entreworld.org offers a wealth of resources for entrepreneurs from assessing start-up ideas to evaluating your market, developing and pricing your product/service, hiring, taxes, and more.
www.hoovers.com provides profiles on hundreds of companies.
Hot Shot Business was developed by Disney Online and the Kauffman Foundation, and gives students an opportunity to be a virtual entrepreneur.
www.intuit.com is the Web site for software packages like Quicken 2001, personal finance software, and QuickBooks 2000, accounting software for small businesses.
www.mbnet.com is a technologically enhanced minority business information and resource service. Provides advanced methods for marketing, supporting, and growing minority & women owned businesses.
www.mediaspark.com offers GoVenture - a comprehensive entrepreneurship simulation on CD-ROM.
www.nfte.com The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) offers a Web-based Entrepreneurial Program called BizTech. BizTech is an entrepreneurship program that teaches business, information technology and workplace concepts via the Internet through its specialized curriculum that includes quizzes and a comprehensive business plan. Teachers and consultants will need to purchase licenses in order to gain access to the program.
www.nolo.com offers free advice on registering a trademark, picking a business name, hiring independent contractors, or taking home office tax deductions.
www.onlinewbc.gov is the site for the Office of Women's Business Ownership within the U.S. Small Business Administration, offering various helps and mentoring services for women starting their own businesses.
www.paloalto.com is the Web site for software packages like Business Plan Pro and Marketing Plan Pro.
Penny Stocks Guide is your guide to investing in penny stocks: get the information you need to pick stocks wisely.
The Student’s Guide to Home Business Success, by Dr. Harvey Sisler: If you are a middle school, high school, or college student thinking of starting your own home-based business, this book is a must-have. The Student’s Guide to Home Business Success contains ideas for full- or part-time businesses that you can start in your home—and most can be started with just a few dollars. To order The Student’s Guide to Home Business Success, please contact Dr. Harvey Sisler, Hillcrest Publications, 1223 Bonnie Lane, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124, email firstname.lastname@example.org, www.harveysbookstore.com.
www.wsjclassroomedition.com The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition is an award-winning educational program developed by the publishers of the world's premier business newspaper, and devoted to preparing young people for the decisions that will shape their economic future.
Young Scholars Program is a summer course offered at the University of Maryland that allows students to explore dynamic business and technology topics by working in teams to design a new business.
YouthActionNet spotlights "social entrepreneurs" – young people spearheading positive change around the world. Launched in 2001 by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Nokia, YouthActionNet serves as a virtual gathering place for young people looking to connect with each other - and with ideas for how to make a difference in their communities.
youthrules.dol.gov seeks to educate teens, parents, educators, and employers regarding the rules for teens entering the U.S. workforce.
You’re the Boss Lifeskills & Entrepreneurship Program is a grades 6-12 activity-based program developed as a partnership between the Bureau for At-Risk Youth and KidsWay, an Atlanta-based organization that also publishes Young Entrepreneur. Call 1-800-99-YOUTH.