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E is for Entrepreurial Skills

Even though the majority of individuals in our workforce do not end up being actual entrepreneurs, it is still a great idea to encourage your child to develop and build their own entrepreneurial skills such as creativity, hard work, marketing, networking, working well with others, self-confidence, risk taking, and most importantly persistence despite rejection or failure.   

In addition to introducing your child to entrepreneurs you know well, you can also encourage them to create their own little business to practice these skills.  Be sure to keep your child safe and only work for people you know very well or work with them so they are not alone.   

Here is a list of kid-friendly jobs to try:
      1. Babysitting
      2. Car washing
      3. Cleaning and organizing homes and garages
      4.Making and selling greeting cards
      5. Mowing grass
      6. Organizing the house or garage
      7. Delivering newspapers
      8. Being a parent helper – babysitting while parents are still home (great for tweens and       
          younger teens)
      9. Pet sitting
    10. Picking up dog poop
    11.Raking the yard
    12. Recycling aluminum cans and metal
    13. Selling lemonade
    14. Shoveling snow
    15. Walking dogs

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