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A Business Blog for Teens By Teens

When we started Balloon Zoom, we looked for websites and books that could teach teen entrepreneurs how to run a business.  But almost everything we found was written for adults. 

In the Kids on Business blog, we share what we've learned with other teen entrepreneurs who want to build or start businesses.  We'll point teen entrepreneurs to books we found helpful, and share the success stories of other kids and teens who have started successful businesses. 

Kids can run a business!  Do not let anyone tell you otherwise.​  


This blog is all about Kids on Business.

July 18, 2013

In this, our first of a series of "Balloon Zoom Spotlights," we feature a Q&A from great entrepreneurs (kids and adults!) we can all learn from. 

Gina Schaefer, 42, is an energetic businesswoman who owns nine ACE hardware stores in and near Washingto...

July 3, 2013

​I am going to be honest.  Running a business is hard.  I have given up a lot of Saturdays, Sundays and other free time for Balloon Zoom.  A lot. 

But I like being my own boss.  Why?  In the real world, we kids do not have many choices.  We have t...

July 3, 2013


One of the reasons I like owning my own business is because it's very satisfying to do things for other people.  Yes, a business is about making money.  But it can be a lot more.


Last year, Balloon Zoom did two huge charity events: One for Heifer Intern...

July 3, 2013

Believe it or not, one of the best how-to books written for kids who want to start a business is not a how-to book.  It's a novel!  The Lemonade War, by Jaqueline Davies, follows brother and sister Evan and Jessie as they compete to earn the most lemonade money in...

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