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Western Reserve To Air "Micro Business for Teens" With Local Students

By Rich Heldenfels Published: February 22, 2012

The 90-minute program premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday with a replay at 10 p.m.. The studio audience included 145 people, among them students from:

Coventry High School · Delta Academy for Girls · Field High School · Gilmour Academy · Hubbard High School · Hudson High School · Hudson Montessori Middle School · St. Ignatius High School · Theodore Roosevelt High School · Laurel School · Seton Catholic School · University School · Western Reserve Academy 

The official word: Teens can discover how to launch their own successful micro business in the new Western Reserve Public Media production Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business, which will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1). 

Carol Topp, a Cincinnati-based certified public accountant, hosts the 90-minute program, which is based on her “Micro Business for Teens” book series. 

The program celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week, which is Feb. 18-25. Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business makes the very notion of creating a micro business an achievable goal for those who have a good idea and the enthusiasm to design and implement a plan of action. It discusses what a micro business is, gives examples of businesses suitable for teenagers, offers instruction on writing a business plan and financing the business and more. 

Topp presents the content in seminar style with a live studio audience of Northeast Ohio teens, parents and educators. The program also features six teens who are already operating a variety of profitable micro businesses.... 

The program will be released nationally to PBS affiliates in spring 2012.

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