In 2011, two-thirds of college se- niors graduated with an average debt of nearly $27,000, according toareportby CNNMoney.1
Meanwhile, warns the Economic Policy In-stitute,;unemployment;continues;to;be
not require a college degree. 2 So what
homeschool families are discovering, is
to encourage your child to become an
(the author) encouraged their son
graphics. He’s now a successful, self-employed;Broadcast;Designer;who;has
Emmy Award, television ads for T. D.
Jakes, and the McCain Presidential
encouraged their daughter, Yancy, to cre-ate;a;business;around;her;passion:;music.
Today, Yancy has a thriving online busi-ness,;Yancy-Not-Nancy.com,;as;well;as;a
music ministry that travels the world.
Spencer and Wendie Oestmann are
business, Uniquely For U. Even though
says that running a business is a great
way for Katie to make extra money and
1. Provide Instruction
instruction in business start-up and
maintenance. Bill and Cindy required
Wil to read books written about busi-
service, and recordkeeping, as well as
books about famous entrepreneurs.
They enrolled him in a class on money
management and made arrangements
for him to receive hands-on training
through volunteer work at a local TV
work ethic and improve his computer
to his success today.
Jim Wideman provided Yancy with
on-the-job training through his own
business, Jim Wideman Ministries.
Yancy not only learned how to pur-
chase inventory and keep records,
but she also learned about market-
ing, both online and print. Because
she was homeschooled, she was able
to Mentor an
ABOVE: Katie Oestmann offers gift suggestions to Lilia Wall, a customer of Uniquely For U.