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It's great that you want to encourage your son's entrepreneurial interests. Besides giving him a chance to make extra pocket money, running a business teaches young people sound money management skills, Your son should start a business that reflects his favorite hobbies It may never be fully completed or, depending on its its nature, it may be that it can never be completed. However, new and revised entries in the list are always welcome. This is a list of hobbies. and skills.
Having him attend a financial or business camp is a great way to begin. The Black Enterprise Kidpreneurs Conference is held each spring: call 800-543-6786. Others include the Bull and Bear Investment Camp (conducted by Moody mood·y
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2. Subject to periods of depression; sulky.
3. Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood. Reid Financial Advisors Inc.), 800-761-0274; and YoungBiz Better investing and YoungBiz Smart Start to Business Camps, 888-543-7929, www.youngbiz.com.
Some helpful online resources include: www.myownbizkit.com, which offers business opportunities to parents and their children, and www.ja.org, the site for Junior Achievement, which helps young people understand business and economics.
Also look into organizations such as the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, also referred to as NFTE (pronounced Nifty) or Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship , 800-367-6383 or 212-232-3333, www.nfte.com; and the NAACP NAACP
in full National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Oldest and largest U.S. civil rights organization. It was founded in 1909 to secure political, educational, social, and economic equality for African Americans; W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B. Reginald F. Lewis Youth Entrepreneurial Institute, 410-580-5745, www.naacp.org (applications are available this month).
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