Want to get together with others interested in business? Start a club! A club can be a great way to get ideas for a business. It is always fun to learn with others. How do you start? Just ask around to see if anyone is interested. You can meet once a week or once a month—whatever you decide. It doesn’t have to be big, all you need is two people. If you have snacks, people will come. :) Make it fun. Here are some ideas to get you started. Also, if your club is interested in having my husband and I come visit, just ask—you never know, we may come. :)
Ideas for Starting a Club
- An obvious way to start is by going through my business course if you haven’t already. You can do the lessons together or just get together to discuss them.
- Your club could be in the form of a book club. Read a book from my suggested list of further reading and discuss it together. Depending on your age, you may want to begin with the easier ones like The Toothpaste Millionaire Or The Go-Giver
- Talk about ideas that you are interested in. Are there any that you could start now? Your club could be about starting up a business together! Meetings would involve planning, market strategy, financing, and just figuring out what you need to do. There are many books that have ideas for kids.
- Watch an episode of Shark Tank (check with your parents-a couple of episodes are not kid friendly). There are shows on flipping houses, fixing restaurants, and more. There are tons of YouTube videos talking about business. Zig Ziglar has many of them. Afterwards, talk about what you watched.
- Dave Ramsey has many resources for learning about money and how to use it wisely. Some are geared for younger people. It is good to have a basic knowledge of handling money when you are in business.
- You could do a Scripture search of verses that talk about money and business. The Bible actually has a lot to say about money! Without money, it is very difficult to trade and serve each other. God wants us to know how to use it wisely and avoid the pitfalls.
- Field trips! Going to a business and talking to the owner and the people who work there is a great way to learn about business. Perhaps someone in the club has a parent who owns a business or works in one. You could do something really simple like go to a coffee shop or store and just observe. How are they serving? Are there systems in place? How does the whole thing work? If you are able to ask a business owner for a tour, be sure to be on time and have a list of questions. Be interested in their answers and thank them for their time. Be sure to mail them a thank you note for their time.
- In my business course, I taught about some famous business people. There are tons more! You could study famous business people in your club. You can use the internet, watch shows (there are many biographies on TV about business people), or read a book. Everyone in your club could study someone different and then come together to tell everyone who they learned about.
- There are tons of ideas for business clubs for kids online. There’s probably one you could join with every meeting planned out for you to follow! If not, start one!
I hope these ideas are helpful or lead you to even better ones. If you have an idea that you think I should put here, let me know—I may add it. Let me know how it goes:) God bless!