From School Library Journal
Grade 6 UpAIn the same format as Girls and Young Women Leading the Way (1993) and Girls and Young Women Inventing (1995, both Free Spirit), this inspirational book introduces dozens of young female entrepreneurs ranging in age from 9 to 25, and offers advice and instruction for others wishing to start a business. In addition to the personal narratives, a detailed and current annotated list for further reading, a glossary of business terms, and contact information (including Internet addresses) for organizations relevant to young people in business are appended. The stories stress the young women's personal satisfaction of entrepreneurship, rather than the profit angle. Black-and-white photographs of the contributors appear alongside their narratives. The authors make starting a business sound like an irresistible adventure. Steps they suggest include brainstorming for ideas, developing a business plan, and finding support and investors. Other sections address nonprofit organizations, what incorporation means, and other legal and practical issues.ARebecca O'Connell, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
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