Fourth Grader Releases Book On Entrepreneurship

Are you ever too young to become an innovative and successful entrepreneur? The answer to that question is ‘no’ if you are Rymer J. Strauss.

His book is entitled ‘The Big Money Squeeze’ and he is becoming something of a business guru. He also just so happens to only be in fourth grade. Forbes Book has published the South Carolina native’s book and it’s available on Amazon for children of all ages.

This book came about when Strauss and his father were looking for business books for kids and were disappointed with the results. Thus, Rymer worked off the ethos ‘if you want something done right, then you should do it yourself.’

A statement released announcing the book said that “with his father’s help, Rymer decided to write (a business book) himself, believing that kids deserve to pursue their dreams and that it’s never too early to learn how to manage money.”

The book tells the story of 9-year-old Rymer and his friends, who all want to improve their tree house with a TV and gaming system. Thus, they set out to earn the money they need to achieve their goals. They do this through a lemonade stand, which allows them to raise the cash.

According to the statement, this book teaches children “what it means to start a business, to budget, and to think like a true entrepreneur.”

Rymer isn’t the youngest author that we have heard of. British girl Bella-Jay Dark released a book that got her into the Guinness Book of records when she was just five with her title The Lost Cat. To qualify for the record book you need to sell at least 1,000 copies, which Bella-Jay did.

Bella-Jay’s follow-up, Snowy’s Birthday Party, (which she wrote while aged six) is set to make her the youngest writer to publish a series of books and reach the 1,000 copies sold milestone.

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