Motherhood Monday

When Your Child Wants to Start a Business #MotherhoodMonday

Last week I was washing dishes and my daughter came to me and said, “Mommy, I have an idea. I want to do a Nail Stand. You know, like a Lemonade stand! People can walk by and get their nails done for $5.” Her eyes were so excited about her idea and I could not break her heart by saying, “Not right now or we can talk about it later.”

Bailee nails

I asked her what does she need me to do and her response was, “Make me a flyer!” I told her to go in her room and write down what she wanted and she did exactly that. I went to work and created the flyer, posted it on FB and she actually received some appointments!

Bailee Nail 2

All week, we talked about her nail shop. We went and bought her polish and went over how she treats her customers. Saturday morning it was show time! Her first appt was at 10am and she was set up, and waiting.

Bailee nail 3

She actually had 4 customers and her grandmother came to show support! When we closed her shop, she was all smiles. Although her nail shop is not something we can NOT do every weekend, we can always visit her customers at home. So, we have decided that people (our friends) can msg me (if they live in our county) and we will come by and Bailee will paint their little girls nails.

Bailee 4

I am happy that she wants to continue her business after today, which means I am going to have to do some research to help her be successful and make her dreams comes true.

Here are a few steps I have learned: 

  • Have them create a dream board or book where they can be very clear about what they want for their business and future. 
  • Help them research the industry they are trying to be apart of. Go on google or visit the library together.
  • Keep them around positive people. Kids are impressionable and words can hurt them quickly. My daughters eyes lit up when people told her she was doing a great job and they wish her the best. Could you imagine how she would feel if someone told her the opposite?
  • Teach them what a Business Plan is. They may be young, but if they are smart enough to desire business ownership – they should at least be willing to learn how to plan it out. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but necessary.
  • What is customer service? If your child learns how to treat a customer like royalty early, I believe they can go farther faster.

Check out this book on Amazon, it’s only a $2.99 Kindle Download: The Making Of A Young Entrepreneur: The Kid’s Guide To Developing The Mind-Set For Success. Click the picture for more information. 




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  • Louida
    July 28, 2014 at 11:10 am

    A inspiring young entrepreneur, I love it! My daughters has a thing for fashion and they love creating clothes for their dolls so maybe they’ll become fashion designers.

  • Katherine G from La La Land Mommy
    July 28, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Looks like your little lady did her thing. I’m very proud of her. I actually used her story as motivation to get my kids to think about their careers. I think she is awesome! She has great parents so of course she is going to be fabulous. I think it is fanatic how you helped her fulfill her dream. I enjoyed seeing the pictures on social media. She has a bright future ahead of her.

  • MJ
    July 28, 2014 at 11:57 am

    How beautiful is this. She is well on her way to being a success young lady. Proud of her and you go mom. You are an excellent role model for your baby girl.

    • Bernetta
      July 29, 2014 at 10:25 am

      Thank you MJ! I appreciate that!

  • Lesley Stevens
    July 29, 2014 at 1:08 am

    My daughter has done lots of stuff like this, she’s 12 years old now. She would sell cupcakes, rocks, old toys, etc just to make a dollar. Just last week she asked me if she could go around the neighborhood and ask to wash cars for money.. lol Cool that kids want to earn money!

    • Bernetta
      July 29, 2014 at 10:25 am

      That is awesome Lesley! It’s very cool that they want to earn money and that they understand they have to put in the work to do so.

  • RattlesandHeels
    July 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    This is really awesome! She’s going to be an amazing business woman pretty soon. She’s not even willing to wait to follow her heart and that’s admirable. Kudos to your supporting her.

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