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From the producers of Bill Nye The Science Guy comes Biz Kid$, the fun, fast-paced series where kids teach kids about credit, saving, budgeting, investing money and business. Whether a handbag designer, podcast host, or a dog groomer, the young business owners on the series inspire viewers to turn their passions into profit. Comedy sketches and spoofs make the series a hit with kids and parents alike.
101 – What Is a Biz Kid?
You’ll learn that anybody can be a Biz Kid with effort and the right attitude. Biz Kids identify a need, make a plan, and take action. Join us and you’ll meet a skateboard designer, a rap music producer, a boy who started a rock-a-thon to raise money for hospital rocking chairs, and more. You’ll also discover the entrepreneur who built a wildly successful garden products business on … worm poop. All successful. All Biz Kids.
102 – What Is Money?
The Biz Kids say: “Show me the money!” Join us and you’ll take a grand tour through the history of money from the days of bartering, through the first coins and currency, all the way to the electronic transfers of today. Watch as the Biz Kids put on cowboy boots and get a crash course in the art of negotiation and exchange at a high-energy cattle auction in Colorado.
103 – How Do You Get Money?
Join us and you’ll explore many ways to make money. Follow a Biz Kid on a job hunt—reviewing help wanted ads, filling out the application, and going through the interview. Hear from business celebrities, including Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, as they talk about their very first jobs. The Biz Kids also look at the many ways kids get and use allowances. Meet a young person whose love of animals turned into a profitable dog-walking business.
104 – What Can You Do with Money?
Decisions, decisions! Join the Biz Kids and you’ll ponder the merits of spending, saving, donating, and investing money. Visit the New York Stock Exchange, get tips from the author of Not Buying It, and learn to avoid compulsive shopping. You can also learn how to create a financial diary and track spending. Meet an ambitious teen who opened a candy store at age 15 and, in the process, fulfilled a dream and revived an ailing business district in her small town.
105 – Money Moves
When money moves between individuals or groups it is called a transaction. Join the Biz Kids and you’ll follow a single dollar bill as it moves from a depositor’s hand across the counter, down to the vault, over to the Federal Reserve, and finally out to a project the bank is financing. Visit the branch of a real credit union inside a high school where the students are the tellers. Watch the ebb and flow of money as the kids examine the concepts of supply and demand. Meet a young man who began collecting books to read to his grandmother and soon found himself as the head of a national book business.
106 – Taking Charge of Your Financial Future
Join the Biz Kids as they figure out where they want to be financially and make plans on how to get there. You can work on your plans and meet some new kid entrepreneurs, too. Follow along as a Biz Kid sets up his first savings account. We also look at an innovative program that rescues street kids and gets them back into education and business.
107 – A Biz: What Is It?
You’ll see that a successful business supplies goods or services and makes profit when it earns more money than it spends. Meet the junior high school boy who makes healthy dog biscuits, the high school twins with a cake decorating company, and the college student seeking investors for his successful corporation.
108 – How to Succeed in Biz-Ness by Really Trying!
A business can be anything from babysitting to owning vending machines. You’ll discover the three key steps to success: identifying a need, making a plan to fill a need, and taking action. Join us as we meet the prep school boy whose new take on the old school tie caused a sensation. We also meet the young founder of Logan magazine.
109 – Cash and Credit
You’ll learn about the power and pitfalls of credit, which is essentially using someone else’s money temporarily (for a price). Meet a young entrepreneur who used credit to start a successful bath salts business and another who launched a successful design firm. And, as a cautionary tale, we talk to a young woman who had fun buying with credit until she found herself in bankruptcy.
110 – How to Achieve Your Financial Goals
Join us and you’ll learn to track your expenses, get control of your spending, and invest what’s left over to reach your financial goals. You’ll see the importance of starting young, while time is on your side. Meet some high school entrepreneurs who started a sports business.
111 – Don’t Blow Your Dough
Biz Kids Beware. Protect the money you already have by putting it in a safe place. Beware of scams and schemers. You’ll discover ways to avoid the growing problem of identity theft. Meet with Washington State’s Attorney General Rob McKenna and the Better Business Bureau. You’ll also see young people who did blow their dough, and find out what that experience has taught them.
112 – Introducing Entrepreneurs
You’ll discover an entrepreneur is someone who sees a financial opportunity and acts upon it. Learn the stories behind the Frisbee, the Slinky, and blue jeans. Meet an entrepreneur who started a lemonade stand to raise money for playground equipment, then grew so successful she was able to make over an entire park.
113 – The Biz Kids Challenge
The Biz Kids learn the world of marketing through the “Project Lemonade Challenge.” Two teams, two identical lemonade stands. It’s up to the kids to decide the price and promotion strategy to sell the most product. The proceeds go to their favorite charities. You’ll see the preparation and the results when they are critiqued by marketing guru Scott Bedbury, the force behind Nike’s slogan “Just do it.”
114 – How to Be a Smart Consumer
Get the most for your money. Join the Biz Kids and you’ll explore smart shopping strategies. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and traps set by savvy marketers and high-pressure salesmen. Meet some smart consumers and successful entrepreneurs.
115 – Using Your Credit — Crazy or Compelling?
Don’t live on borrowed time. Join the Biz Kids and you’ll see the true cost of purchasing with credit. You’ll also have an unsettling look at credit scores and the increasing number of people and places (employers, insurers, colleges, etc.) who are using these scores to make major decisions that could affect your future. Meet entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated credit pitfalls.
116 – Budgeting Basics
The Biz Kids learn the first rule of money management: you can’t manage what you don’t know. Join the kids and you’ll look at spending and expenses and examine several proven methods on how to gain control of both. You’ll also meet several successful entrepreneurs.
117 – Understanding Business Ethics
Do the right thing! You’ll learn with the Biz Kids as they examine several aspects of ethics in business. You’ll also see the downside of not following ethical business practices. In this episode you will discover what it means for management to lead by example, and how employees must take responsibility for their behavior. Meet several entrepreneurs who are successful on all levels.
118 – Saving and Investing for Your Future
You’ll learn along with the Biz Kids about the powerful potential of starting a savings plan early in life. You’ll also discover various savings and investing options available to young people. As always, you’ll meet individuals who are successful at saving and at their businesses.
119 – A Closer Look at Careers
When is a job more than a job? The Biz Kids look at what it takes to find your true calling. You’ll learn ways to start exploring careers. The kids talk to several celebrities and find out how they got their start and how they keep achieving their dreams.
120 – The Global Economy
Around the world with the Biz Kids! Join us and you’ll follow the flow of imports and exports that make up the interconnected world economy. You will discover who makes the many things we use every day that come from all over the world. You’ll also see how several entrepreneurs have made a success of their businesses, despite the pressures of the world economy.
121 – Bulls, Bears, and Financial Markets
Kids and bulls and bears, oh my! The Biz Kids examine stocks, bonds, commodities, and the markets where each of them are traded. You will discover various ways young people can get involved with the transactions, aim for profit, and avoid risk. Meet some successful entrepreneurs along the way.
122 – Sell, Sell, Sell (The Science of Sales)
All sales final. Join the Biz Kids in sales training as they explore philosophy and sales techniques. Discover the traits common to all good salespeople. You’ll meet several entrepreneurs who demonstrate superior sales skills!
123 – Understanding Income and Expenses
Go with the cash flow. The Biz Kids watch the ebb and flow of income and expenses. Join them and you’ll learn proven methods for getting expenses under control while growing income with new ideas, smarter work habits, and innovation. Meet some entrepreneurs who have seen success with cash flow and more!
124 – Building and Growing a Business
From start-up on up! Follow the Biz Kids as they learn the necessary steps for organizing, staffing, training, and building a new business. You will see how effective communication increases morale and makes the business grow. As always, you’ll meet some individuals who have successfully built their businesses.
125 – Understanding Your Paycheck
What’s on your stub, bub? The Biz Kids use a modern American pay stub to explore various social movements of the last century. From unions to social security and from workman’s compensation to the 401(k) plans of today—it’s all there on the stub. Plus, you’ll meet entrepreneurs and explore how they started their businesses.
126 – Social Entrepreneurs
Join the Biz Kids and you’ll meet social visionaries who use the same tools as profit-oriented entrepreneurs. Yet instead of building companies and large profits, these people create thriving organizations and powerful movements for social change.
201 – Have A Plan Stan
Explore the different elements of a business plan and see why it’s crucial to develop a plan before you start your business.
202 – Money Math-Who Needs It?
Math is a true building block in the business of your life. Whether you are calculating the tip on the restaurant bill, making change at your lemonade stand, or figuring out how to quickly grow your savings, it’s all about the math in money. Visit a handbag designer and meet students who are helping save the environment.
203 – Building Your Business Online
In today’s world, great tools are available to build a business online. The Biz Kids investigate the advantages and pitfalls with online-based businesses. See the success of a young graphic designer, a nine-year-old who sells bath salts, and two teens who built a social networking site.
204 – Financial Institutions – All the Same?
Not all financial institutions are created equal — so which one’s right for you? Learn about the services offered by different institutions including banks, credit unions, investment houses, stock exchanges, payday loan companies, and more. Visit New York City to see how fashion and finance mix, and meet a hospital guild started by four teens to raise money for cancer research.
205 – How Credit Affects Your Life
Did you know your credit score could impact whether or not you get into college, get a job, or even rent an apartment? Join the Biz Kids, and you’ll learn about building good credit and how the credit laws affect your life. Meet a teen who built her vending machine business on good credit, and a club promoter who explains what happened due to bad credit.
206 – The Art of Negotiation
Discover strategies for effective negotiations with your parents, teachers, friends, siblings, and bosses. Even if you are simply working out the shared schedule with your brother to walk the dog, you’ll find out how to achieve your goals and arrive at a winning solution for everyone. Discover the success of teens who run “Grand Slam Garage Sales” and another young man who sells Star Wars memorabilia online.
207 – The World Is A Risky Place
Taking risks in life is important, but you want to be smart about those risks. Learn about liability, contracts, and insurance, and how having these in place can protect your business, your assets, and yourself. Meet two young tennis coaches who protect themselves with contracts, and the owner of Small Town Skate Shop who keeps his business insured.
208 – Economic Cycles
Cycles in the economy go up and down. Learn how cycles can affect a business. Discover how you can protect yourself against negative effects and plan for the positive trends. Meet a young man who made paintball profitable and a family who mines for gold.
209 – The Green Economy and You
Join the Biz Kids on a green mission and discover your impact on the environment. Explore different ways to become part of the green economy and learn how there’s green to be made in thinking green. Take a ride on the “The Big Green Bus” and find out how to turn poop into profits with “Zoo Doo”.
210 – Secrets to Success
The secret is actually simple – it’s all about staying in school and building the best toolbox for your future that you can. Learn about the many ways to pay for your education and the importance of learning every day of your life.
211 – The Marketing Mix
Now that you’ve decided to start a business, how will you market it? Let the Biz Kids help you understand the four P’s of marketing: product, price, place and promotion. Learn how “Exclusive Cuts” barber services, “Wow, Take a Bow” dog grooming, and other businesses use unique methods to market their products and services.
212 – Hidden Careers
You don’t have to be perfect at your passion to build a career in it. If you love something, but don’t have the skills to be the top star, there are many different roles you can play behind the scenes. Go backstage with Death Cab for Cutie, the Seattle Mariners, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
213– Learning From Failure
Have you ever made a decision you regret? Let the Biz Kids show you how mistakes can actually make you stronger and more successful. Meet several business owners who all learned from their mistakes including a magician, custom playing card maker, and a pizza proprietor.
301 – Are You Financially Literate?
Whether planning for college or the big move out after high school, being financially literate will help you be more successful. This episode explores the skills of saving, banking, budgeting, goal setting, and managing credit.
302 – Wheel of Misfortune
The Biz Kid$ explore the most common financial mistakes that people make and the importance of following a financial plan. Financial misfortune can happen to anyone, anytime. It pays to be prepared.
303 – Bang for Your Buck
In good times or bad, it’s always good to know how to get the best value for your money, by being a smart consumer.
304 – Where’s My Allowance?
Learn how some kids get an allowance based on chores, and others just for being part of the family. Either way you need to know about the three things you can do with your allowance — spend, save, share.
305 – Escape The Box
Opportunity knocks – what do you do? Learn how to “think outside the box” and be creative in problem solving, recognizing opportunities in your life and acting on them.
401 – A World Without Taxes
Explore how taxes impact your life, and why you should care about the IRS. Find out about the importance of federal, state, and local taxes and learn what they pay for. Hear how a semi-pro skateboarder, swimming instructors, and young entrepreneurs who sell lacrosse sox, all handle their taxes.
402 – Debt: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
It’s easy to spend more than you make with credit cards. Learn to avoid the pitfalls of overspending by keeping a spending journal, sticking to a budget, and living a cash existence. Meet the owner of a carpet cleaning company and a radio DJ who both learned how to manage debt.
403 – Your First Big Purchase
Make sure your next big purchase is B.R.O.W.N. - you’ll want to understand these important steps for your next purchase decision, whether it’s the latest computer, a new smart phone, or a car. You will learn about budgeting, researching, negotiating, and more. Find out how a teen luxury car photographer upgraded his camera, and a 15-year-old aviator purchased an old airplane!
404 – What’s Up With The Stock Market?
Have you ever tried to read the financial pages in the newspaper or understand the bottom of the TV screen financial ticker? It’s almost like reading the sports page with its own set of stats. Biz Kid$ takes us through the language of the stock market, as we meet several young investors such as a visually-impaired painter, and two students who played the SIFMA Stock Market Game.
405– Crash Course On Starting A Business
So you’ve got an idea – now what? Check out this quick, but comprehensive course on business basics. The crash course involves finding a good idea, getting funded, marketing your product or service, making a profit, and putting it all down in a business plan. Meet two sisters making millions from magnets, and a teen who's turning foreclosures into profits.
406– How to Make A Million Bucks!
It is possible! If you start early and save consistently, you'll take advantage of the power of compound interest. You can make a million by working hard, spending less than you earn, and by saving, saving, saving. Met a 16-year old with a fashion recycle business, and a track start saving his way to college with a button business.
407 – Scam-a-rama (Protect Yourself From Being Scammed)
It's a complicated world and there are many ways you can be taken advantage of or cheated. Learn how to recognize a scam, and how to protect yourself from identity theft, online fraud, pyramid schemes, and more. Meet two aspiring models, a ballet dancer, and young filmmaker, who were all victims of a scam.
408 – The Value Of Money
With many currencies around the world, what determines the value of money? What are the factors that raise or lower the value of the American Dollar? Why is the dollar measured against the Japanese Yen, British Pound, or the Euro? Meet several entrepreneurs who's businesses are directly impacted by fluctuations in exchange rates.
501 – What’s Your Money Personality?
How do you act with money? Are you a “Money Star,” “Oblivious” or “Penny Wise Pound Foolish”? This episode looks at the range of emotional reactions and connections people have with money. So what personality are you? Find out in this episode.
502 – Business Structures
What structure is right for your future business? It’s not just “incorporated” anymore. Join us and learn about LLCs, sole proprietorship's, partnerships, and more. Examine the pros and cons of each business structure and discover which one could be right for you. Meet two girls who were able to start both a non-profit and a for-profit, all from selling honey.
503 – Movin’ On Out
Check out this kid’s guide to the true cost of cutting the cord and being independent. This episode takes you through it all — budgeting, roommates, finding a place, and learning about all the hidden costs that mom and dad used to pay. Meet seven girls who figured out how to share finances and the hairdryer. So how much does it cost to live on your own? More than you think!
504 – You Are the Target!
….of advertisers, that is. Kids and teens are subjected to thousands of commercial messages every day. This episode helps you recognize when you are being targeted, how to resist manipulation, and when to apply good consumer skills to cut through the commercial fog.
505 – The Economics of Economics
Here's a lighter look at the complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. See how business owners and even individuals use economic principles to make financial decisions. Meet a young entrepreneur who started her serving business up when the economy turned down. It’s all economics!
506 – Businesses That Give Back
Get to know some businesses that are giving back in big ways, including up-and-coming entertainer Cymphonique, who helps encourage positive self-esteem for girls. Learn from socially conscious companies that are doing good by giving back in unique ways. It’s the new triple bottom line: people, planet, profit.
507 – What’s in the Books?
Poor record-keeping adds up to lost money. This episode examines bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses, profit and loss, and gives tips on how to get over math anxiety (in case you have it). Meet the youngest Harlem Globetrotter who does a slam dunk with his books.
508 – Take it to the Bank
A kid’s view of the services that banks, credit unions and other financial institutions offer – and why you should make use of them early in life. Learn the different products and services that banks offer and how to shop for the right bank for you. Meet a young entrepreneur with a haunted house who has no fear of banking.
509 – It’s a Job Getting a Job!
It’s a job getting a job and Biz Kid$ is here to help. Learn tips and tricks for writing a great resume, dressing for success, and nailing the interview. Get the inside scoop on what employers look for from a young entrepreneur who manages 200 employees.
510 – Fundraising can be Fun
Have a worthy cause? Then do a worthy fundraiser. This episode shows how to organize volunteers, choose the right venue, get the word out, and keep expenses low. Learn the right way to do the right thing.
511– What to do with a Windfall?
Congratulations - you have a windfall! Now what? Take a look at some investment alternatives and how to evaluate them based on time, risk, and rate of return. Meet several young entrepreneurs who were faced with a financial opportunity and where they decided to invest their money.
512 – Businesses Going Green
Going green is worthwhile, and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what’s hype and what’s hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit, from the coffee grounds up.
513 – All in the Family
Does your family talk marketing over meatloaf? Do you know someone who tracks revenue at the family reunion? Family-run businesses come in all shapes and sizes whether you’re a mom-and-pop shop or the Trump empire. Learn how families work, grow, and fight their way to profits.
66 – Biz Kid$: Three Minutes to Change the World
A new, hour-long special from the producers of the Emmy winning financial literacy series Biz Kid$ follows four young entrepreneurs as they compete in an international contest to change the world. Sharing their lives, passions, joys and hardships, these semi-finalists from the United States, Canada, India and Singapore must present their business ideas to some of the world’s most influential technology leaders - in just 180 seconds.
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