Children are the future.
Yeah. Right. We’ve heard that so many times that the expression has lost all meaning.
But there is truth in it. Young people see the world with fresh eyes, looking past outmoded systems and prejudices. They embrace change, they dream up new ideas, and they do it all without batting an eyelash. Incidentally, these happen to be the qualities that set entrepreneurs apart.
They also happen to be qualities that are routinely squashed in the public school system. Thinking small, being obedient, and coloring within the lines are considered virtues in the classroom and for anyone looking to get a job in a cubicle. Kids are missing out when no one tells them how much they could achieve by blazing their own trail.
That’s why we’re so passionate about ‘What it Takes to Make More Money than Your Parents’. The 25 amazing young people in this book don’t just reveal the secrets to their success: they are living proof of the power that young people possess.
All you need is an idea and an internet connection.
The interviews speak for themselves. If you’re holding this book, that means you’ve already taken the first step to realizing your full potential and making an impact in the world. Don’t stop there. We can’t wait to meet you at the top.
In the meantime, we’d love your support in the form of your stories, suggestions, connections, or celebratory high-fives.
As you read this, Nick Tart is responding to emails, setting up meetings, writing the next article for JuniorBiz.com, and otherwise doing everything within his power to preach the good word of entrepreneurship to the next generation.
Either that, or he’s watching Taylor Swift’s YouTube videos on repeat. Nick was first bit by the entrepreneurial bug at the age of 12, when he offered to help a neighbor mow their lawn. Six years later, Nick’s lawn care business was providing service to about half of his neighborhood.
But when he began studying management and marketing at the collegiate level, Nick realized just how much more his business could have accomplished if he had known a bit more about entrepreneurship. JuniorBiz, LLC was born out of Nick’s desire to make sure that kids grow up with every entrepreneurial resource at the tip of their fingers.
Nick became a published author in 2009 with JuniorBiz’s first product: the JuniorBiz Lawn Mowing Guide. He graduated magna cum laude from Colorado State University in May 2010, with a degree in Business.
His tentative post-grad plans include conquering the world. In his spare time, Nick enjoys laughing.
Nick Scheidies has wanted to be a published author since before he knew how to write. But a book about youth entrepreneurship was not what he had in mind.
That changed once Nick began transcribing and editing the interviews in this book. Nick could feel the power of entrepreneurship and, more importantly, he felt empowered himself.
In April 2010, at 21 years old, Nick was inspired to launch Next Level Ink – a freelance service dedicated to helping other writers and entrepreneurs turn their vision into reality.
Nick plans to continue building Next Level Ink while pursuing a master’s degree in English this fall (2010) at Colorado State University. He will also continue to passionately promote youth entrepreneurship as JuniorBiz’s Chief Creative Officer.
In his free time, Nick enjoys friends, family, and making music.