Calling all young entrepreneurs!


Calling all young entrepreneurs. I mean, really young entrepreneurs.

If you know a youthful businessperson between the ages of 12 and 19, you may want to tell them about a contest and a book. Financial consultant, author and speaker Peter Bielagus is offering a $1,000 grant in venture capital to the young entrepreneur with the most interesting tale of their business dealings so far. So if you know a young entrepreneur who either has a business or one in the planning stages,here's what you do.

Send a 250-word essay describing the business to with the word "contest" in the subject line. You need to include a description of how you came up with the idea, how you got started or plan to start, what obstacles you faced or face, and what you will do with your $1,000.