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Kylie & Lucy create a brand new business idea & make it happen!  Activities & fun quizzes mean you experience it with them.
Kylie & Lucy create a brand new business idea & make it happen! Activities & fun quizzes mean you experience it with them.
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Bright Girls:Story & Activities that Teach Girls Business

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Hi my name is Holly and I'm an entrepreneur, businesswoman, and storytelling mom.  I've been a girlpreneur for as long as I can remember. As a young girl I loved working at my parent's business or doing my own thing like creating backyard carnivals to raise money for an animal shelter and selling interesting leaves from my front yard (to very kind people passing by).   Having an entrepreneurial spirit at an early age helped me to be successful as I grew up whether it was at multinational companies or startups.  I want to share this excitement and self empowerment with girls.

Introducing Bright Girls

I’ve written a full length book with great illustrations and activities for girls (age 8-12) to learn about business so that they can envision themselves as entrepreneurs, business leaders and CEOs. 

The book, Your Own Business Can Be Great, tells the story of two girls, Lucy and Kylie who create a business from idea to execution.  It's packed with activities and fun quizzes. The book teaches concepts including:

  • Brainstorming
  • Testing your idea
  • Creating a product
  • Networking
  • Profit & Cost of Goods
  • Marketing and more!

These are skills she'll use throughout her life.

Why is This Important? The Gender Gap.

The average revenue of a woman owned business is just 25% of her male counterparts.  Experts say the solution is to get girls interested in entrepreneurialism before high school.  Let's close the gap together!

She'll Change Her World

Whether she grows up to be a scientist, chef, coder, doctor, artist, or whatever she dreams up, understanding business will help her to be successful and change her world. 

Rewards

The Book

You can choose to get an eBook, printed book or both!   The book (over 90 pages) includes great illustrations, a story, and fun activities so that the readers experience the business adventure with the characters and think about how they would create, name, brainstorm, solve problems and even price their own product. 

Be The Coolest Girlpreneur On The Block!

We have created the "Changing my world" t-shirt that we LOVE and hope you will too.  Lucy wears it in the book and we’ve made the design “human size” for kids and adults. You can get it now exclusively through this Kickstarter campaign!  

Bringing Business to Life

I am also offering a kit for the readers to make the Be Great product Lucy and Kylie create in the book, truly bringing the business to life. Each kit includes one set of completed hair ties/bracelets and enough material, charms, and instructions for your girlpreneur to make 4 more sets. The meaning of Be Great is revealed in the book.(small parts not for children under 3 years).

New Reward!!  You Can Be in The Book!!

We just added these new very special rewards. An illustration of you, another adult, or your child can be included in the books.  Join the girlpreneur movement by literally being in the book!

These are exclusive and limited opportunities!

Here's a breakdown of what the campaign will fund:

  • Book printing
  • Shipping costs (to me and then to you)
  • Production, materials and fulfillment of all the rewards

Stretch Goal $15,000:  If we hit $15,000 I'll be able to add more characters and create a module for non-profits, teachers, afterschool programs and girls clubs that I'll provide for free. (I would love to do this!)

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Bright Girls In The News!

CBS featured our Kickstarter campaign, the book, and our mission
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The Sun Sentinel published a piece on us today "Mother's program creates 'girlpreneurs'"

And thank you to these blogs that recently featured us:

Risks and challenges

The book is completed and we are ready to go to print as soon as this campaign is over. I've spoken to other authors from the amazing Kickstarter community as well as others who have self-published and I feel confident that the information they've provided to me will help that process go well.

I have intentionally chosen charms for the bracelets that are made in the USA and I am working with a U.S. based t-shirt company. This keeps production close to home and also ties into the book.

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    ***THE EBOOK***
    Digital (PDF) version of the book with activities (90 pages) plus a special Bright Girls postcard with a handwritten thank you for your awesome support.

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    ***THE BOOK***
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    ***T-SHIRT***
    This exclusive shirt celebrates all the women and girls who are changing their world. Available in kid and adult sizes. Shipping to US included, please add $10 for Canada.

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    ***THE BOOK + EBOOK***
    Printed version of the book with activities (90 pages) plus digital version. Shipping to U.S. included please add $10 for Canada.

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    ***THE BOOK + T-SHIRT***
    Autographed printed version of the book with activities (90 pages) + "Changing my world" t-shirt. Available in adult and kid sizes (Free Shipping to US please add $10 for Canada)

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    ***THE BOOK + T-SHIRT + BE GREAT BRACELET KIT***
    Autographed Printed Book (90 pages) + "Changing my world" t-shirt. Available in adult and kid sizes. Plus one premade BE GREAT bracelet set and a kit with instructions to make 4 more. (Free shipping to US, add $15 for Canada)

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    ***FIVE COPIES OF THE BOOK + T-SHIRT***
    Proudly wear your "Changing my world" t-shirt while sharing the autographed books (90 pages) with 5 special girls. You'll also be recognized as an Ultimate Supporter on our website. T-shirt available in adult and kid sizes (free shipping to US, add $15 for Canada).

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    ***TWENTY COPIES OF THE BOOK + TWO T-SHIRTS + EXCELLENT KARMA***
    I see you and a friend wearing your "Changing my world" t-shirts while sharing the autographed books with 20 happy girls. You'll also be recognized as an Ultimate Supporter on our website. T-shirt available in adult and kid sizes (free shipping to US & Canada).

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    ***BE IN THE BOOK!**
    An illustration of you or another adult of your choice will be included in the book "Your Own Business Can Be Great". You can also name the character. This character is a mentor to the girls. Be an important part of empowering girls and see yourself in full color print! (note: illustration will be based on a reference photo you provide, then subject to artistic interpretation to work within design style of the book). Also includes autographed book and you will be recognized as an Ultimate Supporter on our website. (free shipping to US, add $10 for Canada)

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    ***BE IN BOOK #2 OF THE SERIES**
    An illustration of your child, you or another person of your choice will be included in the second book in the series which is about financial literacy & being money savvy. You can also name the character. Join the girlpreneur movement by literally being in the book! (note: illustration will be based on a reference photo you provide, then subject to artistic interpretation to work within design style of the book).

    You will also get an autographed copy of both books and you will be recognized as an Ultimate Supporter on our website. (free shipping to US, add $10 for Canada)

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