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The Startup Squad

By Brian Weisfeld


Publication Date: May 07, 2019

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Juvenile Fiction / Business, Careers, Occupations
Ages 8-11


Girls mean business in the first book of a series about four girls starting a small business, learning about friendship, and working as a team.

The start of an exciting new series, The Startup Squad encourages the entrepreneurial spirit in young readers with a fun, accessible voice and a heartwarming story of friendship.


When their 6th grade class holds a fundraiser, four girls who barely know each other are tasked with starting a lemonade stand—and competing against their classmates to raise the most money.


But Resa just takes charge without asking, Amelia keeps asking questions, Harriet keeps getting distracted, and Didi cracks under pressure. The recipe for success is tough to perfect, and there’ll be some sweet and sour moments along the way . . . .


The story is seamlessly woven with challenges that teach basic business concepts. The back matter highlights tips that readers can use to start their own businesses!


Author Bios:
Brian Weisfeld has been building businesses his entire life. As a kid, he sold gummy bears, nuts, dried fruit, and mix tapes; sorted baseball cards; and babysat. As an adult, he helped build well-known, billion-dollar companies including IMAX Corporation and Brian is the Founder and Chief Squad Officer of The Startup Squad, an initiative dedicated to helping girls reach their potential, whatever their passions. Brian lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters.


Nicole C. Kear grew up in New York City, where she still lives, with her husband, three firecracker kids, and a ridiculously fluffy hamster. She’s written lots of essays and a memoir, Now I See You, for grownups, and The Fix-It Friends series for kids.


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