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Biz Kids II

Biz Kid$ IIBiz Kid$ is an award-winning public television series where kids teach kids about money and business. The series features interviews with young business owners, comedy sketches, and spoofs of movies that make learning fun and memorable. Biz Kid$ also shows how to use credit wisely and emphasizes the importance of saving, budgeting, investing, and giving back to the community.

The show is complemented by a resource-rich website, lesson plans, outreach activities, and a monthly electronic newsletter.

Biz Kid$’ creative team is best known for creating and producing "Bill Nye the Science Guy,"which was a popular science series produced in the 1990’s. It is still being used to teach science in classrooms across the U.S. today.

Biz Kid$ is a "recommended educational resource" according to the State Boards of Education in Virginia and many other states.

Middle and High school.

Approx. 28 minutes each.

Season 2

Episode 27: 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. Meet a teen who opened a snow-cone shack, another who makes and sells candles, and a group who markets self-defense kits.

Episode 28 – 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 with a handbag designer and meet students who are helping to save the environment.

Episode 29 – Building Your Business Online

In today’s world, great tools are available for you to build a business online. The Biz Kids investigate the advantages and potential pitfalls in Internet 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.

Episode 30 – Financial Institutions – All The Same?

You can have a savings account in one place, a checking account in another, and you can even bank online. Learn about the services offered by different institutions, including investment houses, stock exchanges, payday loan companies, and more. Visit New York City to see how fashion and finance mix.

Episode 31 – How Credit Affects Your Life

Did you know that your credit score could make the difference in whether or not you get into the college of your dreams? Your credit score could even impact whether or not you get the job you’re applying for. Join the Biz Kids, and you’ll learn about building good credit and how the credit laws affect your life.

Episode 32 – 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 movie memorabilia online.

Episode 33 – The World Is a Risky Place

Taking risks in life is important, but you want to be smart about those risks. Learn the things you can do to protect your business, your assets, and yourself. Meet two young tennis coaches and the owner of “Small Town Skateshop.”

Episode 34 – Economic Cycles (What Goes Up Must Come Down)

Trends in the economy go up and down. Learn how trends 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.

Episode 35 – The Green Economy & You

Join the Biz Kids on a 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. Find out about “The Big Green Bus” and “Zoo Doo.”

Episode 36 – Secrets to Success

The secret to success is actually simple – it’s all about staying in school and building the best toolbox for your future. Learn about the many ways to pay for your education and the importance of learning every day of your life.

Episode 37 – The Marketing Mix

Now that you’ve decided on your business product or service, how will you promote it? Let the Biz Kids help you understand your target market and learn about the four P’s of business success: product, price, promotion, and placement. Learn how “Exclusive Cuts” barber services, “Wow, Take a Bow” dog grooming, and other businesses market their services and products.

Episode 38 – Hidden Careers

You don’t have to be perfect at your passion to build a career in it. If you love baseball, but don’t have the skills of a super athlete, you will see there are many different roles you can play behind the scenes. Learn about “behind the scenes” careers in sports, music, entertainment, art, and even aviation.

Episode 39 – Learning From Failure

Have you ever made a decision you regret? Let the Biz Kids show you how several well-known companies overcame failures. You’ll also discover how mistakes can make you stronger by looking at the work of Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and the kid businesses of “You’re on Deck” custom cards and “Big Quill Enterprises” oyster sales.