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WELCOME TO

THE LITTLE BOOKS OF

BIG BUSINESS

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BRAND NEW BOOK #5
MAY 16!

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Welcome to MAIN TOWN USA!

Empowering kids with financial literacy knowledge through entrepreneurship

 

The Little Books of Big Business series follows four friends in Main Town USA, Cat, Emma, Max & Nick, as each start their own business and learn key principles along the way. Authored by Mara Williams from Success Street Coaching, The Little Books of Big Business books are fun and easy to read and can inspire conversations and teach financial literacy principles. Our vision is to share the adventures of these four friends as a way to engage kids and adults to build confidence and capacities with practical money skills and basic business concepts and terminology. 

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 Meet
Mara!
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Meet the Kids!

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Bill C. says...

“I have to say that is one of the best & easiest to understand business books I have ever read (and I have written a few myself). Complicated principles are simplified and should be used in business development courses.”

WHAT WE
LEARN
WITH CAT

Entrepreneurship, Budgeting &
Saving

Cost Of Goods Sold,
Mass Production &
Making A Profit


 

BOOK #1

Cat Casey Turns Brownies Into A Business

 

Meet Cat Casey, the girl who turns her grandmother’s brownie recipe into a business. With the help of family and friends, she learns business principles like “cost of goods sold”, mass production and making a profit. Learn along with Cat as she launches her delicious Twinkle Bar business.

Experience the small town charm as Cat starts a business and gets real life experience planning her business operations, learning skills & concepts from her parents and grandparents and engaging her three best friends to help her succeed. Set in a simple time where adult mentors like Mr. Adams at the Blue Moon Cafe’ empowers Cat to launch her business at the town’s Halloween Spooktacular, this first book in the Little Books of Big Business series will inspire kids to roll up their sleeves and practice their own business venture.

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Jan R, Teacher & Grandmother says...

“I read Cat’s story on the way home to 6 yr old SK. I loved the story! I will use this with 11-12-year-olds especially. The books are very appropriate & interesting. SK never allowed me a break in 4 chapters!"

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WHAT WE
LEARN
WITH EMMA

Wants & Needs
Opportunity
Cost

Sales Tax
IRS Tax
Bookkeeping

 

BOOK #2

Emma Mason Turns Paperwork Into A Profit

Meet Emma Mason, the girl who turns assisting her grandmother with paperwork at her Christmas tree farm, into a profitable business. With the help of family and friends, this young entrepreneur learns basic business concepts like taking inventory, opportunity cost and saving money. Learn along with Emma as she launches her own bookkeeping business and provides an important business service to the community.

Set in a simple time where mentors like grandparents and local business owners empower Emma to learn and develop her skills. This second book in the Little Books of Big Business series will inspire kids to learn about earning money by offering a service, deciding between wants & needs and how to market their services.

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Staci C. says...

“My daughter & I loved the books. As a homeschool mom, I'm always looking for fun summer activities or seasonal themes. The books and kits are perfect for that plus I am a business owner & I learned a few things!”

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WHAT WE
LEARN
WITH MAX

Project
& Event
Management

Credit & Debt
Financial
Decition-Making

 

BOOK #3

Max England Turns A Pet Project Into Pay

Meet Max England, the boy who turns his love of pets into a business. With the help of family and friends, he learns basic business principles like project management, leading a team and event planning. Learn along with Max as he considers taking out a loan and paying interest so he can buy the bike of his dreams.

 

Max has watched his friends Cat and Emma start their own businesses and now it is his turn. This third book in the Little Books of Big Business series connects Max’s love of animals to a business that revolves around his passion. Max and his dog Sammy the Smart even have some tricks up their sleeve (paws) during the big open house event!

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Otto B. says...

“My daughter loved it! She sat down and read the whole thing in one setting. She already has an idea of what kind of business she wants to start.”

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WHAT WE
LEARN
WITH NICK

Compound
Interest  |
Saving Money

Apprenticeship,
Learning A Trade,
Summer Business

 

BOOK #4

Nick Frank Turns Carpentry Into Cash

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Meet Nick Frank, the boy who turns his handyman skills into cash. With the help of family and friends, he becomes an apprentice carpenter and learns basic business skills like finding customers, bidding jobs, and invoicing customers. Learn along with Nick as he launches his summer business and finds out about the power of compound interest.

 

Nick spends his summer earning money “selling cars” and doing carpentry projects around the island. During a mid-summer visit, he gets a little help from his friends Cat, Emma and Max as they share their system for budgeting and saving money.

Mrs. Hall, Grades 4 & 5...

“The children right now are so hungry for the right mix of delighted storytelling & imaginative pleasure PLUS hands on, practical knowledge for how to feel solidly at home in the world.”

BOOK #5

Tim Young Turns Clouds Into Coins

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Meet Tim, the boy who turns his daydreams into coins. With the help of his twin sister Tori and family and friends, Tim starts a business and sells his products at the local Farmers Market. Tim and Tori learn entrepreneurial skills like developing and creating products, marketing and communicating with customers, and calculating prices to make a profit. Learn along with Tim and Tori as they launch their Farmers Market businesses and build financial literacy skills along the way.

WHAT WE
LEARN
WITH TIM

Risk
Management