Common Sense Business for Kids

Common Sense Business for Kids




Product Description

by Kathryn Daniels

Common Sense Business for Kids is a collaboration between Kathryn Daniels and Anthony Maybury to benefit and encourage young people interested in entering the business world. Anthony Maybury discusses characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur, manager, or employee. Using practical judgment derived from experience rather than study, and providing real-world examples, he explains common sense realities behind basic business principles, including: fixed and variable costs, market potential, research, price strategies, inventory management, salesmanship, and management techniques.

From the Back Cover:

What does it take to be successful in business? Anthony Maybury used to think that in order to be successful in business one must know how to put complex theories into practice. He thought that success required knowledge of advanced mathematics, inventory management equations, and whiz-bang marketing techniques. But, he made some interesting discoveries. He came to realize that the greatest contributor to his business success was found in life experiences, not textbooks. Anthony Maybury said his business strategy was just "plain old common sense." But, through years observing others in the business world, he realized that his common sense business strategy was not so common after all. In Common Sense Business for Kids, Anthony Maybury shares these discoveries with readers.

"I hope the 'common sense' I share with you will be beneficial as you embark on your own career, that it helps you appreciate the value in being aware, of looking at things from multiple perspectives, and of being ready to adapt. I hope you see that even though success in business may seem complicated, it's really just 'common sense.'" Anthony Maybury

If you are searching for an engaging, down-to-earth introduction to business and entrepreneurship for students, this book will make an excellent addition to your home/school library. And, if you and your students have enjoyed Richard Maybury's Uncle Eric books and/or Karl Hess' Capitalism for Kids: Growing Up To Be Your Own Boss you will find Common Sense Business for Kids a wonderful companion volume.

Although written at a reading and comprehension level that children ages 10 and up can understand, this book will also be beneficial to teens entering the workforce who will find Anthony Maybury a wise and gentle guide as they embark on their first journeys in business (and you might just find the nuggets of wisdom beneficial for your own business ventures, too!)

62 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0-942617-61-0
ISBN-10: 0-942617-61-4