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Week One:

Create a Product Line 
Offering a wide range of supplies, girls  can explore  making products such as  natural henna  nail polish, perfumes made from  oils and dried flowers, doggie tees and leashes, photo jewelry,  cupcakes &more! 

Product Line
Once girls have had time to experiment, they decide on their product line.

Business Plan
Each  girl develops a mini business plan using our simple form. This helps them look at cost, profit and marketing.

Capital
We make a loan of $20  to each girl so they have money to purchase their supplies. (We have the supplies  at camp and price them so they have plenty of money).

Budget
Girls learn to follow the budget.

Week Two:

Run Your Own Company
Each girl starts the process of having their own company and making  important choices!

Choose a Name
We will do some quick  research with the to see if the name is taken.

Test It
The girls act as a focus group for each other and give feedback on the names.

Business Cards & Labels
We make it official with business cards and labels. We print them at camp and the girls can take them home. 

Packaging
The girls can pick the packaging for their products.We have lots of  wrapping to choose from such as colored tissue paper, velvet pouches, pretty boxes.

Elevator Pitch
Girls practice explaining their product in under one minute.


Empower

Important Life  Skills:

Dream (yes)

Innovative and creative thinking

Brain storming

Create

Organize your plan

Plan ahead

Make decisions

Budget

Problem solve

Collaborate

Launch

Produce and analyze results

Develop confidence

Be empowered!













                                        


 
  "I Have To Be Me"   

  What happens when you can't look like everyone else?  

Kate has been busy designing dresses for Marie and Antoinette, her two little dogs. But now she has a chance to shine as a  famous fashion designer, or so she thinks.  When Kate’s mom, a famous fashion icon, arranges for Kate to help dress the mannequins at Bergs, New York's fanciest department store, Kate is jumping for joy.  Kate has to promise her mother that she will dress in the latest style, “plain and simple” when she goes to Bergs, and not  in one of her own designs. But  Kate has a problem. 

Although she tries, she just can’t  look like everyone else. Even worse, the dresses she is  given to put on the mannequins are so “booring” they make Kate feel sad.  Bursting with ideas on how to give them more sparkle and pizzazz, Kate gets carried away …. until Mrs. Blinker, the owner of Bergs walks in and sees  what Kate is doing.

 Now that Kate is in big trouble, what will happen to her dreams of being a fashion designer? Does Kate learn that she has to look like everyone else to be accepted?


"If you are looking for a great new series for your young daughter or tween, the Kate Kate series is sure to please." Blissfully Domestic

            



                                                                                       Media/ Blog Reviews

                          

Oh this book, Kate Kate and the Bizzy Girls, "I Have To Be Me," is just fantastic, with SO many great messages for young girls.The book focuses on Kate standing up for herself and what she believes is fashionable. Confident, full of spirit,expressive Kate doesn't cave to the pressures of being like everyone else. 
Another feature of Kate Kate  that I love are the activities at the end of the book to that enhance the educational value of the story. I have never seen a book like this. It starts out with a very simple section on entrepreneurs (perfect for the age of the book) followed by more about CoCo Chanel. Oh, but that is not all,there is an entrepreneurs workbook/handbook and Mom's page and a fashion sketch book. Mom's page includes a mother/daughter book club guide, tools for girls and articles and resources that address raising tweens  Kate Kate, "I Have To Be Me," is the first in a series. I for one can't wait for more to follow. Nor can my girls.
 http://www.outnumbered3-1.com/2011/12/kate-kate--review.html

This book is highly recommendable and as a mother, I encourage you to read it right along with your daughter. It’s a beautiful story that will definitely show mom and daughters that you're  never too old or too young to follow your dreams. Please consider reading more about this great author. She’s amazing in every way fathomable (and again, so is this book). After reading this book myself, I cannot wait to read the next installments in this great series. “I Have To Be Me” is an exceptional buy for an additional gift (stocking stuffer) this holiday season!
from blogfully mom holiday gift guide http://blogfully.net/-brand-new-tween-series/

Having always dressed different - even when I was Kate's age - I loved that this book pointed out that 
you could be different!  I immediately thought of how cool it would have been to have this book as a kid.  Flipping through it as an adult with that frame of mind, I thought it was the perfect introduction to little girls  who might also want to be a fashion designer. It really has a wonderful message.  If you know of a budding fashion designer about ages 5 to 10, this is definitely a great little gift this holiday season. 
Holiday Gift Guidehttp://www.confessionsofapsychotichousewife.com/2011/11/book-review-kate-kate-fashion-plate-by.htm

I love the idea of this book as a way to help reach my daughter on a level that she enjoys– reading books and empowering females. I want my daughter to be introduced to various aspects of life that will help teach her to be unique, true to herself and confident. This book, Kate Kate and The Bizzy Girls, really reaches my daughter in a way to help her follow her dreams without listening to her Mama preach to her about being herself and reaching for the stars.Books such as Kate Kate the Fashion Plate are a wonderful way to help your daughter read a positive message in a fun way
Happlilydomestic.net

[REVIEW] This is a wonderful new book series for young tweens [ages 6-10]. This will be our next mother-daughter Book Club pick. It was a fun, charming,and an easy read that kept my daughter engaged and entertained.
http://parentclickreviews.com/-kate-kate-the-fashion-plate/

Kate Kate and The Bizzy Girls: I Have To Be Me is a good story for girls, sending a message of confidence. I loved the fact that it focused on being confident even when others may not think your ideas are ‘cool’, or think you’re too different. After the story part of the book, there is a section with great educational and fun value. A short handbook on getting started as an entrepreneur (very simple and age appropriate),  AND there’s super cool fashion sketch pages as well. Both my girls have really enjoyed sketching out their fashion ideas and sharing them with each other. Snag your own copy of Kate Kate and The Bizzy Girls:  I know Kylie can’t wait to see the next book in the Kate Kate The Fashion Plate series! 
http://www.myfourmonkeys.com//three-chapter-books-perfect-for-stuffing-stocking

If you are looking for a great new series for your young daughter or tween, the Kate Kate series is sure to please.I Had the chance to sit down with Deborah Kanafani, author of kate Kate and The Bizzy Girls, read full interview her
http://blissfullydomestic.com/fun-bliss/books-fun-bliss//110855/



Kate will entertain and educate young readers. Kate Kate The fashion plate is the first book for tween and pre tween readers that introduces inspirational characters and historical figures through fun filled fashion adventures!
http://www.celebrityparentsmag.com/2012/01/celebrity-book-kate-kate-and-the-fashion-plate.html

Deborah Kanafani 's new book Kate, Kate the Fashion Plate is designed to encourage girls of all ages to realize their dreams!www.TheGeorgetowner.com
 


Meet The Bizzy Girls
The Bizzy girls are three friends that have their own business.
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