Let that number sink in for a moment.
Did you know that by the time your little girl reaches age 12, you will have spent 91% of your quality time together?
And by the time she hits 15 she will have her own friends and activities. Then she's off to college and beyond, you will only see her on holidays and occasional visits.
She is eager to have her own life to live. What will your role with her future look like?
It's not too late to forge an unbreakable bond with your daughter by being the cool Dad who opens up a whole new world of abundance and opportunity for her.
Come Join Us For Father Daughter Business Starter*
*Quick Note: This program was inspired to share a fun experience with my own 8-year-old daughter, but it is NOT LIMITED to just fathers or daughters. It is about creating that same fun atmosphere between one child and one key adult in their life, to explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
WHAT IS IT?
Father Daughter Business Starter is a 6-Week online experience where your son or daughter will start their own business, develop a product and sell it to first customers.
It is NOT a "class" of Zoom calls but a learning laboratory format. Parent and child will explore together. They will get their hands dirty.
And ultimately together we learn that when we want something in life (that new toy or video game for example) there is always a way to make it happen.
WHY DO FATHER DAUGHTER BUSINESS STARTER?
Together, you and your son or daughter will:
How to pick the perfect idea that will be fun, profitable, and worth your time. Learn how to know that people will pay for it BEFORE it even costs you a penny.
Where (and how) to find the perfect customers for your new business. You will know them as perfect, because they will raise their hand when they are ready to buy. They will even tell you what they want to buy. And they will tell you for how much they would be willing to pay.
Into the business secret that no one seems to be talking about. You can guide her business even with your busy schedule. Yoour child won't have to quit other activites and yet his or her side hustle will grow faster.
A life skill that will impact how your child will see school, and their friends. This is a chance to see their future in a whole new light.
The two of you will start his or her first "real" business. In less than 60 days he or she will make their first sales. Your job will be to help them celebrate each and every win.
Your child that when he or she wants something in this world, there is always a way to make that happen. Learning to have a growth mindset is invaluable.
Nurture your child's most important relationships. Prepare them to interact with others.
The forever gift of abundance-thinking for a scarcity-minded world...
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Are you a busy Dad (or caring adult) with a son or daughter between the ages of 7 and 17?
Even better, are you an entrepreneur yourself? Do you wish your child could have the benefit of learning even earlier in life than you did? Do you want them to know what it takes to create lifetime of abundance and opportunity?
Does your son or daughter ever come to you with new wants and desires, maybe a new toy or video game? Here's your chance to show them how there is always a path to achieve their goals?
Father Daughter Business Starter is not just a hobby or lemonade stand, but a real business that will pave the way into their future (and maybe even pay for college).
- Help busy parents create structured quality time with their sons or daughters
- Nurture every child's most important relationships that will shape how he or she interact with decision makers in their world for years to come
- Use entrepreneurship (and a growth mindset) to learn abundance thinking in a scarcity minded world.
CAN YOU DO THIS?
For The Heroes (ages 7-17): Yes you can. And yes you are a hero.
You are THE hero of your own story. The Hero's Journey is a big part of what we do at Acton Academy. We talk about it every day. It is the path that leads to your finding a calling that will change the world. It will change your world.
I know you can do this, because Heroes as young as 5 and 6 years are able to follow this process and use their own creativity to sell products with a real business behind them.
See the section below on what success looks like.
For The Adults: Honestly... your job will be a lot harder. Because as the adult your role is to be the cheerleader and NOT step in to fix things when they go off course. You will have to watch your child struggle. That's really hard. And maybe even fail. That's even harder. In the end, you would never want to deprive your cherished little one from the experiences that will make them powerful beyond both of your imaginations.
The Father Daughter Business Starter program is every bit as much about helping parents set a new contract with their child. It is about being learner-driven. With freedom comes responsibilty.
You will be SO proud when you see how capable even the littlest ones can be when they are given responsibility for their own experiences.
WHO WILL BE LEADING THIS QUEST?
At AAFTL, we don't talk in terms of lessons, tests, or curriculum. We play with games. We do launches. And we do Quests.
WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE?
At the end of the Quest, your daughter WILL HAVE a product that they will bring to market. It will already be proven to sell (that is part of the testing). They will have the opportunity to turn that proof of concept into a real business.
Imagine your child being able to start multiple businesses before they even turn 18.
At the end of each FDBS 6-week session, there will be an exhibition of the work, in the form of an online marketplace. This is the first milestone in turning your son or daughter's idea into a viable business.
WHEN ARE THE DATES?
The next Father Daughter Business Starter Quest begins Monday, June 21st.
Summer Quest #2 begins Monday, July 19th.
Each Quest runs for 6-Weeks. It includes a weekly combination of self-paced resources + virtual "Learning Lab" sessions to ask questions or get feedback on your ideas.
The next AAFTL-sponsored Children's Business Fair (Fort Lauderdale) is planned for Saturday, Dec 4th at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
How Much Does This Program Cost?
The investment for the 6-Week Program is $2000. This includes registration in the next AAFTL-hosted Children's Business Fair Weekend, if you choose to join us.
IS THIS PROGRAM GUARANTEED?
But Here Is My Personal Promise To You: This is business. Business has risks (or else everyone would be doing it, right?). That is part of the learning experience here, every bit as much as learning practical math when we develop the Profit & Loss statements.
There are NO true guarantees in life. I’ve been doing this work for over a dozen years now. It is NEVER “fast and easy”. If that is what people are selling you - run the other way!
This ability to go "get your first customers" framework is something your daughter will NEVER lose or UN-LEARN. Once you know it, it cannot ever be taken away from you. It is THE master skill set that sets up all other aspects of business.
My goal is for you by the end of the 6-weeks is that your child will be have validated their idea by getting first customers AND they will be ready to take their product to market. If your child moves a bit slower and needs more time... I’ll continue to support you on my dime, with additional planning sessions and resources until she is ready to exhibit online or at one of the Children's Business Fairs.
*What’s a personal promise these days? To me (and the people who know me) IT IS EVERYTHING. My promise is to stand with you until we get your results. I am in this to serve the Parent/Child teams and HAVE FUN DOING THIS TOGETHER.
My Boundaries: Let’s be responsible, committed, respectful adults. Please do not invest in the Quest if you’re the type of person who’s ever filed a chargeback or complaint for any product without first having an adult conversation with the person you paid. I love working with people who invest with a full heart and take as much responsibility for the outcomes as I do.
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN... HEED THIS CALL TO ACTION FOR YOUR OWN HERO'S JOURNEY (YOU + YOUR SON/DAUGHTER)
Will you heed the call? What amazing thing could your daughter/son create?
Can you be the guide that your child needs? Can you help them prepare for a world that doesn't even fully exist yet?