We are strong believers in the entrepreneur spirit! We are always looking for ways to make a profit from home, which is not always in the form of money.
We want our children to know about all aspects of business. Hopefully our children will have built their own business from their interest (bent) by the time they get married. Establishing a business (hopefully home based) and knowing how to live debt free will give our kids such a jump start on their adult life. Hopefully living in this fashion will allow them the freedom of flexibility in life and not be bound to a time clock. With that flexibility comes tons of responsibility and stewardship. None of it is easy.
One day someone asked Olivia how much her Dad pays her when she works for him. She said, "The pay is not good, but you can't beat the benefits!" Which is so true. Our time spent together is worth all the sacrifice. If you are going to work hard you may as well profit your family!
Earlier this year Olivia started her own bath product business. She has not made a lot of money, but she has made some profit, but most of all she has learned SO MUCH about creating a product, ordering supplies, storage, quality control, marketing, budgeting, etc… Not to mention it is nice to have items on hand for gifts! ;o)
She got started with this e-book . Then she designed her own 'theme' (which she has changed a couple times) and sales pitch.
She has done festivals and has a website, Southern Belle Bath Products. Talk about real life education! Some festivals she and Emma will dress in their Southern Belle dresses, it draws attention. ) She does 'employ' Emma which is another aspect of business…dealing with employees! lol… Seriously, Emma is just like her dad…a salesman at heart!
You may want to consider buying this e-book and get your daughters involved in a "cottage industry". I promise, they (and you) will learn a lot!
- Finding an image
- How to package and where to find packaging supplies
- Recipes for homemade skin products
- Where to find ingredients
- How much money it will cost to begin
- Where to find how-to instructions for making your products
- Where and how to sell your products
Avoiding typical problems
If you are interested in learning this skill to generate some income, to save money on bath products, or to give as gifts to family and friends then just click here to view more details.