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Start It Up

The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions Into Pay

With our aggressively consumer-driven society and the challenging economic situation, teens are looking for ways to earn cash outside of allowance and after-school jobs. Some teens are even turning their dreams into dollars and becoming the new class of American millionaires! It’s never too early to learn the basics of business and become the master of your destiny, and Start It Up (March 2011; Zest Books $14.95 US; 160 pages; two-color illustrations; paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9819733-5-7) provides extensive foundational information about the entrepreneurial life.

Start It Up offers easy-to-understand information on:

• Establishing a support system
• Creating a business plan
• Making your business official
• Hiring and management
• Promotion and customer service
• Financial protection and future planning

Also included are engaging quizzes for the new entrepreneur, and advice from top teen business owners.

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Start It Up
The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions Into Pay

by Kenrya Rankin
March 2011; $14.99 US;
160 pages; two-color illustrations; paperback original
Ages 12+, Teen nonfiction
ISBN-13: 978-0-9819733-5-7

Kenrya Rankin is a Washington DC-based writer and business reporter who has contributed to Parlour Magazine, Latina, Reader’s Digest, UPTOWN Magazine, Glamour, Black Enterprise, Vibe’s Prodigy, Consumer Report’s ShopSmart, WeddingChannel, TheLoop21, The Plain Dealer, Soul of Virginia, and The Hilltop.