I just have to tell you what Vivian did yesterday. We were planning a big neighborhood "goodbye to summer" barbeque, and Vivian came up with a stunningly good business idea. She had this packet of tattoos that we bought for 20 rmb. It contained 8 sheets of tattoos, far more than she could use in the immediate future. So she hatched an idea that she would recruit a business partner (preferably one a little bit older, one who knows how to apply tattoos) and sell tattoos to children at the party for 2 rmb each.
With the help of a strategically planted idea, she struck a deal with our 7-year old neighbor Lachy. Vivi would sell the tattoos and handle the money, and Lachy would apply the tattoos to the customers. After they paid me the 20 rmb I spent on the tattoos, they would split the proceeds 50-50.
The tattoo stand was a success. They sold out of tattoos and made 65 RMB. After paying me back 20 RMB, they each earned 22.5 RMB. That's a pretty good return on their investment, and a great reward for a couple hours of work.
I am crazy proud of my girl and her business idea. She totally made it happen for herself and learned a great big lesson about hatching ideas, putting ideas into action, working hard, and making money.