Talking Business in the Home & Classroom
With financial literacy, entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, and creativity leading the business world right now, for the next generation, these concepts will be non-negotiable skills every leader will need to know.
Bea is for Business by Jamie A. Brown and Meg Seitz is an innovative, educational platform to teach kids about business. Join Bea as she discovers an interest for business and a passion for using her business to help her friends. Kids will enjoy Bea’s journey as well as:
- Learn basic business concepts including brainstorming, strategic planning, assembly line production, competition, revenue, and investment
- Expand business vocabulary and language
- Create learning opportunities to think differently and solve problems
- Foster an environment of feedback and encouragement
- Support and inspire kids to become entrepreneurs
Brown said, “Our goal is to help nurture a generation of kids who can be flexible problem solvers, job creators, and innovative thinkers.” In the first book, Bea is for Business, what begins as a fun after-soccer-practice favor for a friend grows into a plan for Beatrice Banks to launch her own business. Other titles include:
The Water Bottle Venture
A three-day weekend can only mean one thing: road trip! Join Bea and her friend, Lander, as they hit the road with their families and head to the beach. What’s waiting for them? Sun, ocean water, sea shells AND a new business venture: selling water bottles! Bea learns fast, however, that business isn’t always roses - especially if partners don’t agree or success comes at a cost. Can Bea and Lander pull together to take on the challenges and accept the responsibility of building a new business?
The Caramel Popcorn Venture
Bea's friend, Gracie, needs to figure out how to earn a B-I-G sum of money . When Bea discovers Gracie's passion, she's all in to help. The two friends team up to plan and launch what they hope will be a hugely successful caramel popcorn business! But, after a run-in with a bully classmate, slow sales, and competition from another business, will the caramel popcorn business ever "pop" so Gracie and Bea can earn enough money?
The Party-Planning Venture
Bea is at it again, and this time, it's party time! Join Bea and her friend, Makayla, as these two young entrepreneurs team up to launch a party-planning venture! Learn about a service business, some basics of market research and follow some simple steps to start any business.
Now, also available: Bea is for Business Bea School Guidebook. Great for families, classrooms, and camps, this workbook is broken up into four sections: Business Concepts, Business Math, Case Studies, and Business Plan. The fun, smart, unique lessons and activities will inspire kids to think business! Applicable to real life, it’s a foundation for improving financial literacy and inspiration for young entrepreneurs.