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Episode 23 with Gr. 5 & 6 Students from Argyle School
Well we took a walk on the wild side for this episode!
Tune in as we ask a Gr. 5 & 6 class what it means to be an entrepreneur and why someone becomes an entrepreneur. These students demonstrated great insight and fantastic spelling capabilities!
Check it all out here!
Welcome to The Secret Life of entrepreneurs. Stay tuned to meet today’s guest and hear their story of what makes them tick. What drives them to succeed, and their role in growing a thriving business community. The Secret Life of entrepreneurs chronicles the success and secrets of locally owned businesses and owners listening live as we discuss their secrets and learn how they are making a positive impact in their community. You’re listening to your host, Bob McGrath, business leader, entrepreneur, and founder of the Get found on Google program. Let’s get started. As never seen before and possibly never seen again. I’m talking to a group of grade five and grade six students to learn about entrepreneurship from their point of view. Before I introduce our guests, I have to tell you that the students I had the opportunity to work with demonstrated such insight and maturity when I asked them about entrepreneurialism and what it means. The one that hung them up though, was when I asked him to spell entrepreneurialism, and then of course, they asked me to spell it and no, I got hung up too. So, without further ado, let me introduce our guests. Our first guest today hails from Argyle school here in Regina. He’s a grade five student who loves all things, sports, puppies, and will seems to be destined to be a professional negotiator. He loves to negotiate. Welcome Peter.
Grade 5/6 Student 1:45
Say hi, hi. Okay.
And our next guest. She’s a grade six student, also from Argyle school here. Also from our girl school, who loves to read claims to have mastered spelling. So I think we’ll find out today, and she tells us every day, how much she loves broccoli.
Grade 5/6 Student 2:09
All right. Are you too ready to get started? Yes, it’s a little bit like a game show today? No, it’s not. I’m gonna ask you guys some questions. And it’s the same questions I asked each of the students in the grade five, six class. So let’s see what you guys can tell me. The first question I’m going to ask you and I’m going to ask Katarina, what’s an entrepreneur?
Grade 5/6 Student 2:43
See, an entrepreneur is someone who stares or runs their own business.
Okay, someone who starts or runs their own business. Let’s listen to what some students from our class had to say.
Grade 5/6 Student 2:58
Is basically someone that starts a business, for example, a clothing company, someone who starts a business from scratch, an entrepreneur, someone who starts a business and they have this passion for it, and it keeps growing.
They Okay, Peter, what do you think once an entrepreneur,
Grade 5/6 Student 3:19
Someone who starts a business on their own and tries to make it grow and get really big, okay, grow and get really big?
Do you think that’s something important for businesses? Do they have to be big? Mo? No. Are they still a business even when they’re small?
Grade 5/6 Student 3:37
Yeah, I think so to make them grow, you should help melt motion they do become maker.
That’s right. When you support a local business, they can grow and get bigger. Let’s listen to what a few more students had to say on that question. What is an entrepreneur,
Grade 5/6 Student 3:52
Somebody that starts their own like job because they, they don’t, they don’t really find a job that they like, or there’s no jobs open. And they just want to be creative, like they can vote on themselves. Think that an entrepreneur is someone that develops a company, an entrepreneur is somebody who makes their own company, because, like, all of the things that they like, so they’re happy doing their job. Maybe there aren’t any jobs that they’re happy with. So they make their own ones so they’re happy.
Sounds like the students in your class really have a good idea about what an entrepreneur is, hey, yeah, yeah, well, that’s a good little icebreaker question. But they get a little tougher from here, I think. Are you ready for question number two? Hey, Peter, you get to answer question number two first. Why does someone become an entrepreneur?
Grade 5/6 Student 4:49
So they can help people out to make other people’s businesses grow and get bigger and make their web website better, so they track poor people.
Hmm, yeah. Because if you’ve got a good website, then maybe you can get some more customers. Yeah. Okay, very good. Well, let’s see what the students in grade five and six had to say. And when we’re all done, then Katarina, I’ll ask you that question. Well, let’s see what they have to say.
Grade 5/6 Student 5:19
Well, there’s many ways, but I would think, for the money, and probably just so they’re not like getting bossed around, but they can boss people around because it’s their own business. I think because they either go to school or have a job that they don’t like. But then while they’re doing that, they get an idea. So then they try and make that idea. That country, yes.
I think people become entrepreneur, entrepreneurs. Because maybe it’s for the cash. Or, like, if in the bay business, you can, like, go on Dragon’s Den and like, like, make it more popular and like have a business grow around the country, and maybe worldwide, or they just want independence,
I think someone becomes an entrepreneur is because they have like a lot of passion for what they do. And they want to take it to a bigger level, and show some other people if they like it, and then they can like, do it with them. I think someone becomes an entrepreneur, because they like to work independently, and it’s something they enjoy. I think it’s because they must have something like, if they really want to do a must be like pretty special to him. So they be an entrepreneur and they random business.
Those are some pretty tough answers to be Caterina, why does someone become an entrepreneur?
Grade 5/6 Student 6:50
Right? Like the job that they want to use as an entrepreneur, like start, or like the business that they want to start? Yeah. They can either get said they might like, want to be more around everybody, but by themselves.
So somebody in the answers mentioned, Dragon’s Den, is that a place where you go and get fire breathed on? You know, oh, what’s Dragon’s Den?
Grade 5/6 Student 7:24
Meet someplace that like, you go. And if your business is calling you on the go, you can make a deal with them to help your business grow.
Ah, so when you make a deal, they give you some money.
Grade 5/6 Student 7:38
Yeah, you can make a deal with them. And they’ll give you this amount of money. And you have this much your business.
Oh, very good. Yep, Katarina.
Grade 5/6 Student 7:48
So if, after you, like describe your business to them, if they don’t like the idea, then they might not agree for it. Like they may not give you as much money as you’re betting for.
Okay, that sounds good. All right. Well, let’s keep going. We want to make sure everybody has a chance to answer all the questions. So we’ve talked about a few different kinds of businesses isn’t always possible to take something that you like to do, let’s say, Peter, for you sports. For you Caterina reading, is it always possible to take something that you like to do and turn it into a business? What do you think Catarina? Yes or no?
Grade 5/6 Student 8:40
I think yeah, you probably can. Because if I like to read in like books, then I can become an entrepreneur and start writing books or get a library or make a library. Okay,
Peter, what do you think?
Grade 5/6 Student 9:01
I think not, because a lot of cases, like, say, you like sports?
No. I mean, since you say you negotiates on everything.
Grade 5/6 Student 9:19
Making websites? Yeah. No, you can make. No, here’s some things that if you like, living, painting picture, if you like, just drawing and pictures, you can just turn that into a big business.
Okay. Well, you know, that’s a really good example. And in fact, you you didn’t know what the kids said. So listen to what they say because someone uses the exact example that you did. Listen to this.
Grade 5/6 Student 9:48
So I’m pretty sure you just like have to be passionate. You have to have creativity. You basically got to love what you’re going to do as an entrepreneur.
And yeah, that’s it. Like, what was the question again?
How do you turn something you love to do into a business?
Grade 5/6 Student 10:08
I actually don’t know. Probably, I can’t remember what I wrote in the sheet. Yeah, I’m gonna pass, you have to be really passionate about something that you love doing, and then trying to teach other people how to do that? I think, no, because like, most people like to say something, but not everyone turns it into a business. I don’t think you can turn it into like something you like into a job necessarily. It has to kind of depend on what it is. And if it can, like, you can work off of that and make more money off of it. I think you could probably turn like your some of your hobbies into a job depending on what kind of hobby it was. Because like, I like to draw when I can typically draw, I couldn’t make drawing into a job that would like, make me money from a job.
So isn’t that funny? You guys pick the exact same example. Even though you didn’t know that that’s what they said. So sometimes it is really tough to take something you like to do and turn it into a business. Now, can you believe that sometimes people buy a business or build a business, even though it’s not a personal passion for them. And we’re going to hear from a couple of the students about people they know who started a business, and some of them likely started the business because it was a passion. Well, others simply bought the business because they saw a business opportunity to buy something, grow it and create both a job for themselves as well as for others. So let me ask you first, Peter, do you know anyone who’s an entrepreneur? Yeah, you can answer? Do you know anyone else who’s an entrepreneur?
Grade 5/6 Student 12:17
That’s cool. Today, um, you watched a video about digital printers that they showed fresh air and they go to dance and they get like fresh air and then they sell it.
Wow. So who did they sell it to?
Grade 5/6 Student 12:33
People that had like really polluted places like for example, China.
Ah, Katarina, do you know anyone who’s an entrepreneur?
Grade 5/6 Student 12:46
Fine. Hmm. You’re not up there.
Yet. Good answer. Who else?
Grade 5/6 Student 12:50
Molly’s mom is an entrepreneur because she started the desert store. And well she she started it and okay, well I Miss Miss Luba son is an entrepreneur because he started 10 tree. And Juliet’s mom’s and was an entrepreneur and she did marketing.
Yep, who do you think of? I forget her name, but her dad shirt and a dry cleaner.
Oh, a dry cleaner. And people always wear clothes and their clothes get dirty. So that’s probably a good business to own. Well, let’s see what kind of businesses the kids in your class. Let’s see who they know because there’s actually quite a few.
Grade 5/6 Student 13:43
My parent my mom’s an entrepreneur, the Nortel lanes does all the work there by yourself pretty much. Nobody.
He’s an entrepreneur. He started his own accounting business and he has lots of clients pretty good work gets that much amount of money. That’s my take my grandma’s nephew owns Richards moving company. And the person
Today is long is a patient and she does nails and that’s that’s all I know and entrepreneur and it’s my mom and she’s an esthetician. And watching means that she basically does like nails and facials and waxing. And I think she did that because when she was younger she was into like nails and facial and like beauty stuff and kind of all that As she turned it into something she liked entered into business.
My dad is an entrepreneur and he owns br Gaffney and Associates. And he does appraisals for buildings.
Grade 5/6 Student 15:17
My brother does a clothing company, and he’s planning to do another drop of clothing. My mom and her boyfriend have a company called for days, they sew coats, fake fur on them, because she’s a, like, she likes the island. She doesn’t like to feel animals, because the environment and animals are important to her.
Okay, so there’s actually quite a few kids at your school, who know people who aren’t who are entrepreneurs. So that’s actually kind of cool. Now, here’s the big question. What does an entrepreneur actually do in this time? Oh, sorry. Would you like to be an entrepreneur someday? So this time, we’re going to hear from the students first, and then we’re going to hear from you guys. So what do you think? Would you like to be an entrepreneur someday?
Grade 5/6 Student 16:15
Yes, I do want to be an entrepreneur. Another one to like, wait and find out things that I like to do in the future or make a YouTube channel gonna be a good way to make money.
I don’t want to be an entrepreneur, because I think it’s too risky. And I really know what to come up with.
I want to be one because I love soccer and I want to make my own like soccer shop or like sports. So yeah. No, because it will give me headaches. And I would like, either, you know, I don’t think I would like be an entrepreneur, it would be the stress would be too much to handle. And I’d rather be professional hockey player.
Um, my parents would like me to be to be an entrepreneur, but I really don’t want to I kind of want to be a professional hockey player.
Okay, theater, Katarina, would you like to be an entrepreneur? Someday? I’m going to make your question a little bit harder than what those guys have to answer. Doesn’t matter if you say yes or no, you have to tell me why.
Grade 5/6 Student 17:32
Wants to go first. Okay, Peter,
Did you like to be an entrepreneur someday?
Grade 5/6 Student 17:42
Yes, and no.
Okay, why vote then?
Grade 5/6 Student 17:47
Well, no, because it might be risky and your business might die. And then you won’t get very much money. Hmm. But yes, because if you’re the opposite to what I just said.
That’s right. Very good. So there’s a little bit of risk involved in being an entrepreneur, especially when you have overhead like buildings, and equipment and machinery and inventions. Right. So it can go both ways. Katarina, what do you think? Would you like to be an entrepreneur someday and have no boss?
Grade 5/6 Student 18:25
That might be good for you. As Yes, and when would want to do if it was an entrepreneur would probably be like, starting a restaurant or coffee shop.
Okay. All right. Well, let’s start to talk about summer holidays a little bit. Peter, you counted on the calendar? How many days of schools you have left?
Grade 5/6 Student 19:00
24 2004 Now 2324.
Okay, so only 23 days of school left. So that’s not very many eight. Is there anything entrepreneurial that you guys can think of that you would like to do this summer?
Grade 5/6 Student 19:18
Do you want to hear from the students in the class first?
Yes. No. Okay, let’s see what they came up with. Because they came up with some good ideas. Oh, to make extra money if anybody owes my me I have one. Okay, what’s yours?
Grade 5/6 Student 19:37
Um, well, I kind of started making my own website because you’re kind of teaching me and my finish that hey,
You can finish your website and then hopefully the person will pay you some money for it. Kate, what were you going to say calorie not.
Grade 5/6 Student 19:54
Things that I could do to make money in the summer would be like Like, lemonade stands maybe?
Mm hmm. Okay.
Well, let’s see what the kids had to say.
Grade 5/6 Student 20:14
I don’t think I’d like to do something like really big, but maybe like a lemonade stand or something. And this summer, I might try to spend lots of time. Hmm.
I don’t think like about doing anything like entrepreneurial like, like maybe something small. Like for the most of it No, because I’m doing like dirt bike races and going like swimming and hanging out well for two weeks in the summer, I am basically one because I walk dogs for two weeks. And then usually I just spend my time in July doing really going to the pool or something. But in August, I can’t really because I’m going to Vancouver and doing some stuff there. But I’m going to be biking and like walking dogs there as well.
So I’m really excited. You know, my plan is on summer is learn how to swim because I don’t know how to swim. My dad never teach me how to swim. And ya know, and
I what I want to do this summer is go to Cyprus and go to my cabin.
Um, yes. And it’s amazing. Because if I want to if I had something that entrepreneurialism, I would either want to have a fashion line, or just like video games. I want to create video games and learn how to code. Well, if I don’t do that I’m probably just gonna go to camp or visit my grandparents at Casper we can maybe look after my sister and get some money from my parents.
All around my neighborhood as they have a bunch of dogs and they don’t like walk in their mouths? Well, I’ll ask them if I could walk them up for their permission and then I could get money by like $3 to walk a dog or to walk it off.
So what do you think, is getting money from mom and dad? Is that entrepreneurialism? No, it sure wouldn’t be in our house. Would it know what happens when you guys want extra money? You have to earn it. That’s right. But everybody’s house is different. Right? So for some people if they do work at home, lots of times mom and dad will help them out a little bit. Will you get allowance? Do you want to talk about that now?
Grade 5/6 Student 23:02
No, I didn’t think so.
No. Okay, entrepreneurialism. Our last question. How do you spell entrepreneurialism? Who wants to try first? Katarina it is. Let’s let Katarina try. And then we’re going to let two of the students from your class try.
Grade 5/6 Student 23:28
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Grade 5/6 Student 23:56
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We almost need to have that one up on the board while we do it. Peter, are you going to give it a try? Nope. Okay, let’s see what two more students said
Grade 5/6 Student 24:27
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Where you guys okay Sam for being honest entrepreneurialism. I can well you guys do Good, fantastic. Wow, did you ever have some good answers today? Peter or Katarina? Is there anything else that you would like to say?
Grade 5/6 Student 25:12
Oh entrepreneurialism seems like a lot of work. And you got to use your time wisely.
And that does sound like a good idea. Well, we’re just about out of time. So I’m going to ask our special guests to step back out of the camera so I can wrap up our show. I want to thank everyone for being here today for this special episode of a secret life of entrepreneurs. And thank you to Peter and Katarina, for joining me to talk about it and sharing a few of my secrets along the way. I’ll be back on June 12, with Pam Klein from Phoenix advertising group, and Miriam Johnson, the marketing director for the Saskatchewan Roughriders Kevin Marissa will join me to kick off the series women in leadership and talk about powerhouse media groups Western Canada accelerator happening here in Regina in September. Tune in June 12. At noon to hear their secrets and learn more about how you can become involved. We are at a time, I’d like to thank you for joining us today on The Secret Life of entrepreneurs. As always, if you’d like to be a guest on the show, please email me at email@example.com or reach out on Facebook and Instagram at above the fold. Ca just a reminder, you can even submit questions in advance of the live show on any of our social media channels. I’m your host, Barb McGrath, local business owner, digital marketer and Google girl. Remember, you worked hard for your success. Don’t keep it a secret. Bye for now.