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Two teen entrepreneurs share practical advice from 51 influential business leaders on how to become a young entrepreneur in “Down to Business.”

You have a start-up idea . . . but where do you go from there? DOWN TO BUSINESS (Random House Books for Young Readers | March 5, 2024 | Ages 10 and up) has your answers. In an easy-to-read Q&A format with photos, two kid-preneurs and lifelong best friends assembled 51 of the world’s most accomplished businesspeople, from a variety of backgrounds and identities, to ask the questions every burgeoning exec wants the answers to: How can I get started? Is college worth it? What skills do I need? How did YOU make it big?


Randall Reade
Executive Vice President, Washington DC ArchAngels
Randall Reade is the co-founder of the Washington DC ArchAngels, an angel investment group that finds, vets, and presents early stage companies to hundreds of investors. Founded in 2011, The ArchAngels has presented over 800 companies from clean tech, biotech, medical devices, AI and blockchain, energy, apps, games, and even cookies. Read full profile…


Jason Liaw
Co-Author, Down to Business: Young Entrepreneurs Ask-Industry Leaders Answer
Jason Liaw launched his first business at age eleven, building and maintaining websites for a local chamber of commerce. He is a three-time class president, is the president of his school’s entrepreneurship club, and won first place for a financial literacy project in a DECA state competition.
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Fenley Scurlock
Co-Author, Down to Business: Young Entrepreneurs Ask-Industry Leaders Answer
Fenley Scurlock has run a business making artisanal soaps and pens since he was seven; he sells at farmers’ markets, in his online store, and at kids’ business fairs. He has won multiple business, sales, and marketing awards and has been interviewed by Fast Company and Kids 2 Market, as well as many local media outlets. Read full profile…