The following is a review by Carol Topp from Micro Business for Teens.
Nick Tart & Nick Scheidies did interviews with 25 young entrepreneurs for their new book 50 Interviews: Young Entrepreneurs that will inspire and encourage every teenager who wants to “make more money than your parents.”
The teenagers featured in the book have all been successful, but come across as normal kids. They share their experiences and advice freely. They are not bragging, although most have plenty to brag about!
They also don’t intimidate the reader. Many times a book about young entrepreneurs can make a normal kid feel inadequate or incompetent, but the teenagers featured in 50 Interviews: Young Entrepreneurs come across as genuine, warm and approachable.
They are generous with their advice, sharing wisdom learned from experience such a:
“You are going to use a lot of the things that you learn now as an entrepreneur when you’re an adult. Just try it. If you don’t like it, then you can stop – but at least you will be able to say that you tried.” – Savannah Britt, girlpez.com
“We want instant results. But nothing is instant. Don’t give up so easily. Some blogs only last one or two weeks before [the writer quits] because the blog’s not making millions of dollars. Come on! You’ve just got to give it time.” -Alex Fraiser, Blogussion.com
“I don’t really pay myself. To me, it’s really more of learning experience. It’s more about finding the next step, how to get there, and what it’s going to cost.” – Emil Motycka, motyckalawns.com
I am impressed by the common-sense advice these young entrepreneurs share. The book 50 Interviews: Young Entrepreneurs may start off as an inspiration, but it will quickly become a textbook on business success. I highly recommend it and may make it required reading in my micro business classes!