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Review by Audrey Bolin : Starting a Micro Business for Teens by Carol Topp

“Starting a Micro Business”
by Mrs. Carol Topp
 A Review by Audrey Bolin, A Teentrepreneur exhibitor at the CHEK Family & Homeschool Conference

     This book is an awesome resource for any teen; especially those who are seriously considering the idea of starting there own “Micro Business”!  Mrs. Topp provides many real-life examples of teens that have already started their businesses. These help you realize that starting a successful business is an actual possibility. 

      If you want to start a business, but are not sure what you would like to do, you will surely find a solution to your problem in this book.  With over 20 micro businesses ideas, from tutoring to website developing, you will find something that is just right for you.

     Many businesses fail, because the owner did not start out on the right foot.  But, if you follow Mrs. Topp’s basic steps for creating a business and financial plan, you are sure to get a get start!

     I am a member of my local 4-H Means Business club and have recommended this book to all of the other members and I highly recommend it to you.  Also, I encourage you to attend Mrs. Topp’s “Micro Business for Teens” workshop, Friday, June 22 at 1:00pm in the Chapel.


  1. Audrey,
    Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you liked the book and found the stories of other micro business owners inspiring.
    I've unearthed even more ideas of businesses started by teenagers and share them over at my blog on


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