Family + Faith + Encouragement
My oldest son loves to earn money. I can't even pay him though to do chores because he make more working side jobs for family and friends. He does have an entrepreneurial spirit and saves every penny. Yesterday after church he was in a hurry to eat lunch and get in the garage. He had an idea that was burning in him and his creative spirit needed to get it out.
He later called me into his room to show me this! Hanging in the middle of his barn wood shelves was a cross. He had measured and designed it himself. He asked about a few different ways to make it hang straight. I gave him suggestions and he came back satisfied with his work.
Now, I have a reader question. How would you go about encouraging his entrepreneurial spirit? He said "I think I could sell these." Last year I tried to help and got in the way and he decided not to do anything. This time I feel as though he has a genuinely good idea and can go far with it. What suggestions would you give a kid who wanted to earn extra money? How would you first encourage him to market a product? What about cost verses what he is charging? Would you have him crunch numbers?
I honestly can't wait to see where he takes this. He's been eyeing my Dremel tool too.