Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out

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This podcast covers tips to starting a homeschool co-op from Carol Topp, CPA the author of Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out.

Carol covers the 4 W’s and 2 Cs that leaders need to answer in launching a new co-op:

What, Where, When and Who and Cost and Curriculum

This is Part 1 of a two-part podcast. To hear Part 2 where I cover the basics of business structure and getting nonprofit and tax exempt status for your co-op click here.

For more information on starting and running a homeschool co-op visit Carol’s website HomeschoolCPA.com

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Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out has helped more than 1,000 readers run their homeschool co-ops. Get your copy here.

The Homeschool Co-ops book is on sale during the summer of 2016!

Only $7.50 for the print version or $3.99 for the ebook version.

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More Micro Business Ideas. Episode #51

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In episode #50 of the Dollars and Sense podcast, Carol Topp shared more than 30 micro business ideas for teenagers and parents.

In this continuation Carol answers audience questions and shares some pitfalls to avoid when starting a micro business.

Listen to Part 1 of 30+Micro Business Ideas for Teens

To celebrate the 50th episode ( and now 51st episode) of the Dollars and Sense podcast, the Micro Business for Teens books are on sale at 25% off

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The sales on the Micro Business for Teens books lasts through September 30, 2015, so grab your copies today!

30+ Micro Business Ideas for Teens (Part 1) #50

Welcome to episode #50 of the Dollars and Sense Show! In this episode, Carol Topp, author of the Micro Business for Teens book series, shares more than 30 ideas of micro businesses that a teenager (or a parents) can start quickly and easily.

Here’s a helpful handout

To celebrate the 50th episode of the Dollars and Sense Show, Carol has put her Micro Business for Teens books on sale.

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The sales runs through September 2015, so grab your copies today.

Become a Published Author (Part 2) Episode #49

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Host Carol Topp is joined by teen author Rachel Coker in this presentation where they discuss traditional versus self publishing, building a platform, and how a parent can help get their child published in Part 2. Rachel and Carol answer audience questions about getting published.

Listen to Part 1

Here’s a helpful Handout.

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How You (or Your Child) Can Become a Published Author

It is easier than ever to become a published author. Even a child can be published!

Host Carol Topp is joined by teen author Rachel Coker in this pre-recorded presentation.

Listen as Carol and Rachel discusses traditional versus self publishing in Part 1.

Here’s a helpful Handout.

Rachel’s website

 

Tax Exempt Status for Homeschool Support Groups. Dollars and Sense #47

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Homeschool support groups have been around a long time, but often are unaware of what their tax status is with the IRS.

In this episode of the Dollars and Sense Show podcast, Homeschool CPA, Carol Topp, explains that homeschool support groups can be classified as 501(c)(7) Social Clubs and have automatic tax exempt status.

But there is an annual reporting requirement to the IRS to maintain that tax-free status.  Listen as Carol explains the details.

 

 

Carol’s book, The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization, discusses the advantages of tax exempt status for homeschool organizations.

Carol also mentioned her book, Money Management in a Homeschool Organization.

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If you have questions about tax exempt status for your homeschool organization, please contact Carol. She’s happy to set up a phone consultation with you or your entire leadership team.

 

How to Teach Teenagers and Recent Grads About Money. Episode 46

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In episode 46 of the Dollars and Sense Show, host Carol Topp continues her presentation on how to teach kids about managing money. She explains the important lessons to teach high school students and young adults.

This is part 2 of a two-part presentation. Listen to Part 1 .

This Handout lists helpful resources for teaching teenagers about managing money.

You might be interested in Carol’s 4-part podcast series in teaching kids about money:

Episode 7: Teach Preschoolers About Money

Episode 8: Teach Kids About Money

Episode 9: Teach Pre-Teens About Money

Episode 10: Teach Teenagers About Money

 

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Carol’s newest book Career Exploration for Homeschool High School Students is available in print and ebook format. Learn more.

How to Teach Kids About Managing Money (Part 1) Episode 45

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In episode 45 of the Dollars and Sense Show, host Carol Topp discusses how to teach kids about managing money when you’re not doing so great yourself. Carol explains the important lessons to teach young and elementary age children.

This Handout lists helpful resources for teaching kids about managing money.

If you enjoyed this podcast, you might be interested in Carol’s 4-part podcast series in teaching kids about money:

Episode 7: Teach Preschoolers About Money

Episode 8: Teach Kids About Money

Episode 9: Teach Pre-Teens About Money

Episode 10: Teach Teenagers About Money

 

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Carol’s newest book Career Exploration for Homeschool High School Students is available in print and ebook format. Learn more.

Start a business this summer! Part 2 Episode 44

DSS#44GraphicSummertime is a great time to start a business, especially if you’re a teenager.

Host, Carol Topp, author of Micro Business for Teens, is joined by Rachel Coker, a teenager who has 4 micro businesses of her own. They discuss how to get started and pitfalls to avoid.

This is Part 2 of a two-part workshop Carol and Rachel gave at the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati.

Listen to Part 1.

 

The Micro Business for Teens books and videos can help you launch a business

For more business ideas visit the Micro Business for Teens Pinterest page.

 

If you found the podcast helpful, please leave a review on iTunes. Click on “View in iTunes” to leave a review. Thanks!

 

Start a Business This Summer Part 1 Episode 43

DSS#43GraphicIt’s summertime ans  a great time to start a business-especially for teenagers.

Join this episode of the Dollar and Sense Show as host, Carol Topp, and her guest, teenage micro business owner, Rachel Coker, explain the best type of businesses a teenager can start this summer.

Here are some micro business ideas Carol and Rachel shared:

Business Ideas: Products

Crafts, clothing, sports-related shirts/towels, bracelets, pet food, baked food/candy/cakes, jewelry, books, ebooks, CDs,  iPhone/iPad apps

Business Ideas: Services

Tutoring, Childcare, Music lessons, Editing papers, Web design, Pet Sitter/Dog Walker, Bookkeeping, Event planner, Virtual assistant, Writer/Author/Blogger, Lawn care, Cleaning/Clutter control, Writing coach

 

Check out the Micro Business for Teens books and videos

For more ideas visit the Micro Business for Teens Pinterest page.

 

If you found the podcast helpful, please leave a review on iTunes. Click on “View in iTunes” to leave a review. Thanks!

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