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Inspiring Future Entrepreneurs

Lowey Bundy Sichol is an author, speaker, MBA, and leading expert in teaching business and entrepreneurship to kids. Her nonfiction series, From an Idea to…, takes young readers (age 8-12) into the world of entrepreneurship through the true stories of how our favorite companies came to be. Each year Lowey visits schools across the country and speaks to thousands of students, teaching them about entrepreneurship and inspiring them to think about how their ideas could one day change the world.  more


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From an Idea to... books are the world's only business and entrepreneurship biographies for kids! From an Idea to... takes young readers (age 8-12) into the world of entrepreneurship and business by learning how their favorite companies came to be. Kids walk away enlightened, inspired, and ready to change the world with their ideas. Cool illustrations and Fun Facts throughout make From an Idea to… books a favorite among kids, parents, educators, and entrepreneurs.

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"Inspirational Fare."  - Kirkus Reviews

"This enjoyable informational text is a great purchase for schools." - School Library Journal

"Inspiring, honest and interesting. From an Idea to... books are the kind of books that create young entrepreneurs and inventors. It clearly illustrates the road to success, the good and the bad. Kids will be inspired to believe that anything is truly possible. They will also learn that things will not just be handed to them. Rather things they really want will take work, will be earned and that in the end all that hard work and perseverance will pay off! I love this series SO much!" - Mrs. Mommy Book Nerd Book Reviews

"There was much to love about this book! While there are books that are in the “Who was/ What was” series, this series is a wonderful concept in bringing biographies and business thinking together. … With simple language, a manner of story telling approach almost, the author introduces concepts of grass-root marketing , patents, market research and innovation." - StackingBooks.com

"Young readers, especially those who have an entrepreneur spirit, will enjoy reading." Kristi’s Book Nook

"This is a fun, informative series that introduces young readers to the world of business, entrepreneurship, and marketing through easily understood and nicely presented concepts and the exciting histories of some of the biggest companies in the world." Word Spelunking Blog

”If you have nonfiction readers that have an interest in how business or brands work, stick a toe into the water and put a few of these into your collection." - Mom Read It blog

“A fast and informative read, From an Idea to Nike would be a great fit for middle-graders who are interested in Nike, biographies, business, and pop culture. Even kids marginally interested in any of these topics will likely find the book to be accessible and engaging.” - Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk blog

Nonfiction can be so fascinating. I really enjoyed this one (From an Idea to LEGO) and would recommend it to just about anyone and everyone…. This book goes beyond that simple story of how it came to be. It also includes plenty of informational text that focuses on business and economics.” - Becky’s Book Blog

"With From an Idea to… Lowey Bundy Sichol has brought all her years of experience writing case studies and text material for the world’s biggest selling MBA marketing textbook, Marketing Management, to bring to life business for an entirely different audience – kids!  Lowey knows what makes companies tick and how they became successful and she shares those lessons in a fun and engaging way to little budding entrepreneurs and our next generation of business leaders.  Lowey makes learning about the potentially complex world business informative easy and enjoyable for kids." - Kevin Lane Keller, E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

"Lowey’s research is impressive and her clear, engaging style perfectly explains to young readers the stories of these companies. She describes the creative process as well as the business principles involved in the creation of America’s most successful companies. Her “Fun Facts” and the abundant illustrations will further engage readers. From an Idea to… will be a welcome, enjoyable addition to books on business for young people, and will also serve to inspire the nation’s budding entrepreneurs and future business leaders."Cynthia Richey, 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)