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Kids who start businesses learn the value of money along the way
Kids who start businesses learn the value of money along the way

From hot-chocolate stands to dog walking to helping people with computers, kids can start their own businesses — and learn about the value of money along the way. On a chilly day last November, 5-year-old Sylvia Fordham caught the business bug. “She wanted to have a lemonade stand to make money,” says her mother, Jennifer. “But it was freezing outside. I told her I didn’t think anyone would want a cold drink on a cold day, so I suggested she try something else.” A few hours — and one trip to the grocery store — later, Sylvia’s stand was up and running, serving hot chocolate and homemade cookies to her Baltimore neighbors. ...

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