Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue  by Steve Searfoss

 

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KidVenture: Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue

 

 

(KidVenture #1)

 

 

By Steve Searfoss
Middle Grade Fiction, Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 125 Pages
January 26, 2020 by Steve Searfoss

Chance Sterling launches a pool cleaning business over the summer. Join Chance as he looks for new customers, discovers how much to charge them, takes on a business partner, recruits an employee, deals with difficult clients, and figures out how to make a profit. He has twelve weeks to reach his goal. Will he make it? Only if he takes some chances.

KidVenture stories are business adventures where kids figure out how to market their company, understand risk, and negotiate. Each chapter ends with a challenge, including business decisions, ethical dilemmas and interpersonal conflict for young readers to wrestle with. As the story progresses, the characters track revenue, costs, profit margin, and other key metrics which are explained in simple, fun ways that tie into the story.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Ten year old Chance Sterling wants a brand new Midnight Blue bicycle but he doesn’t have to money. So with his dad’s help, Chance launches a pool cleaning business. And I love that this book not only teaches children to start a business, it also teaches every aspect to having a business. From making profits to spending money, and how to effectively run and grow a business to hiring help, and everything in between, this is the book every parent and child needs to read. I love that Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue teaches children of all ages how to make money for things they want. I did something similar with my son when he was growing up and it taught him where money comes from when he wanted to buy something. Not that parents don’t buy their children things, the issue here is teaching them responsibility. And author Steve Searfoss does an amazing job of doing this.

I highly recommend this book for parents to purchase. You will be amazed at how much you and your child will learn from this one book. Five Stars is what I am giving this book. I hope you enjoy ax much as I did.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
 
 
 
 
 
 

About the Author

 

Steve Searfoss: I wrote my first KidVenture book after years of making up stories to teach my kids about business and economics. Whenever they’d ask how something works or why things were a certain way, I would say, “Let’s pretend you have a business that sells…” and off we’d go. What would start as a simple hypothetical to explain a concept would become an adventure spanning several days as my kids would come back with new questions which would spawn more plot twists. Rather than give them quick answers, I tried to create cliffhangers to get them to really think through an idea and make the experience as interactive as possible.

I try to bring that same spirit of fun, curiosity and challenge to each KidVenture book. That’s why every chapter ends with a dilemma and a set of questions. KidVenture books are fun for kids to read alone, and even more fun to read together and discuss. There are plenty of books where kids learn about being doctors and astronauts and firefighters. There are hardly any where they learn what it’s like to run small business. KidVenture is different. The companies the kids start are modest and simple, but the themes are serious and important.

I’m an entrepreneur who has started a half dozen or so businesses and have had my share of failures. My dad was an entrepreneur and as a kid I used to love asking him about his business and learning the ins and outs of what to do and not do. Mistakes make the best stories — and the best lessons. I wanted to write a business book that was realistic, where you get to see the characters stumble and wander and reset, the way entrepreneurs do in real life. Unlike most books and movies where business is portrayed as easy, where all you need is one good idea and the desire to be successful, the characters in KidVenture find that every day brings new problems to solve.

 
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