Homeschooling Entrepreneurs


We all know that homeschoolers are “out of the box” thinkers. It’s just a part of choosing a path other than traditional public school. What is becoming more clear in current trends is that the individualist thinking we need for homeschooling extends to choosing careers as well. More and more homeschoolers are starting their own businesses and becoming successful entrepreneurs.

Are you homeschooling a future entrepreneur? Check out these must-have resources for ideas.

Homeschooling Entrepreneurs

My 14-year-old daughter is planning to start her own home-based business so I’ve been researching resources for entrepreneurs. Here are some that I have found:

Homeschool Entrepreneur lists 101 ideas for possible businesses, as well as helpful articles on the topic of homeschooling entrepreneurs.

Teen Business is a website that shares ideas and feature stories about teen entrepreneurs.

Another helpful book:

Micro Business for Teens

Carol Topp has written a series on this topic, which was also produced for television by PBS. I highly recommend using her course if your teen is interested in starting his or her own business. Carol holds a BS in Engineering from Purdue University and is also a CPA. Beyond that, she was a stay-at-home homeschooling mom. I love to hear stories like that! The titles in the series include:

Starting a Micro Business

Running a Micro Business

Money and Taxes in a Micro Business

Micro Business for Teens Workbook

How to Start Your Own Business

My daughter is going through the workbook How to Start Your Own Business by Kate Tietje. Kate is also a homeschooling mom and author of Unschooling from Birth to Early Elementary, as well as several cookbooks and the blog Modern Alternative Mama.

How to Start Your Own Business

It’s a printable workbook to walk your kids through the steps of starting their own business, from naming it to creating a business plan and costs and taxes.

How to Start Your Own Business


How to Start Your Own Business

It also includes a parent’s guide so you can help your kids along the way as they complete the workbook.

Although I’m in denial about how fast the time has gone as my daughter reaches high school, I’m so proud of her initiative and independence as she makes her plans. She has a very bright future ahead of her!

Are you homeschooling a future entrepreneur? Are you prepared to encourage them and give them the tools they need to succeed?




Sara (325 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.

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  1. says

    I love this! Mine have no interest at this time but I really hope they do :) And Now I will know where to go when and IF they do. ya!

    • says

      It was available through the Build Your Bundle sale, which has ended now, but Kate said it will soon be available on Amazon. I’ll update the post when it comes out. Thanks for asking!

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