About “Innovative Kids of America Project” We are introducing a fascinating, new concept designed to inspire, excite and provide kids ages 5 through 18 with a real life opportunity to start their own business. “Innovative Kids of America Project” is the idea of Dianne Linderman, award-winning author of the children’s book series titled “How to Become an Entrepreneurial Kid.” An entrepreneur since childhood, Dianne’s business experience as a young person has inspired her to provide the opportunity to start a business to as many kids as possible.
Why “Innovative Kids of America Project” is So Important America was built by entrepreneurs, but schools don’t teach economics and never give kids the idea that they could one day be job providers. We need to inspire our youth to get creative and innovative and have the ability to achieve their dreams and ideas!
Where are the Locations for “Innovative Kids of America Project”? An enthusiastic member of America’s fair industry for 30 years, Dianne believes that state and county fairs are the perfect launching ground for anyone to start a business. Earlier this year, Dianne introduced “Innovative Kids of America Project” to fairs and found that they were very excited about bringing such a community-oriented, creative and educational attraction to the industry. The first location for “Innovative Kids of America Project” will be at the Sacramento County Fair, May 24-28, 2012. Other locations will be announced on our website and by the fairs and events sponsoring it. www.InnovativeKidsOfAmerica.com dianne@EverythingThatMattersRadio.com 541-761-2007
What to Expect In addition to purchasing the book and reviewing the business plan, each child will need to complete a simple application and include a photo of their products. Parents need to be involved with this process to help their children understand and to be successful. Kids will keep all proceeds from the sale of their items and services. For more information and for an application, please call Dianne Linderman at 541-761-2007 or email her at dianne@EverythingThatMattersRadio.com
An Invitation We invite any child age 5 through 18 to participate. We welcome homeschoolers, public schools, clubs, moms’ groups or anyone with the desire to learn how to start a business. With the mobility of this concept, the opportunities to bring “Innovative Kids of America Project” to locations all around the country are endless. Dianne Linderman has worked with troubled children and teens for many years, inspiring them to become independent and successful. In addition to providing workshops for entrepreneurial kids, she is also available to speak on many other subjects relating to young people.
Planning for Participation Kids are encouraged to create products or to research a retail item to sell. Each child will be provided with an 8-foot table, backdrop and a spot within our location on the busy fairgrounds. They will need to provide their own decorations and merchandising items. (Because of heath regulations, homemade foods and beverages cannot be sold!) There will be no charge for the spot, however, kids will be required to purchase the business plan book, “How to Become Entrepreneurial Kid,” at a cost of $5.00 each. This simple, 20-page book will take them through all of the steps to ensure that they have a good understanding of how to proceed and will also make this a very educational experience!
Innovative Kids of America Dates:
Sacramento County Fair
Oregon State Fair
Aug. 22- Sep.2
Santa Cruz County Fair
What We Provide • One 8-foot table with red & white
skirting and two chairs
Your Small Business Kit
Should Include: • Snacks and a Lunch
• Table Cloth
• Racks, stands, boxes etc. to
display your merchandise
• Receipt Book
• Business Cards
• Money Box with change
• The Square (optional - a free app
for your phone or ipad that allows
you to take credit cards)
How to Become an Entrepreneurial Kid
Dianne Linderman’s series, How To Become An Entrepreneurial Kid, is a unique and beautifully crafted program that truly hits a nerve and fills a need by promoting financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills and attitudes for readers of many ages in a time when economic realities demand this kind of savvy and skill set at ever-earlier ages. “Everything in life starts with one idea!” The series includes three enchanting, entrepreneurial storybooks and a business plan workbook for starting your own business. Beautifully illustrated, educational and entertaining. Perfect bind, 32 page storybooks.