Small businesswomen make big leaps in building success – Orange County Register

As investors moved from booth to booth, young businesswomen passed out samples, describing the benefits of their products and following up with handmade business cards.

The entrepreneurs, ages 8 to 11, made their pitches to real professionals visiting their City of Boom Chicken Soup, a mock society created as part of a crash course in leadership and entrepreneurship held for local elementary school students by Girls Inc. of Orange County.

Hosted at Chapman University’s Launch Labs, the three-week entrepreneurship culminated in a market day where 41 girls vied for the attention of investors. The girls weren’t paid in cash for their offerings, but with “Mozzarella Chopsticks,” the currency they created earlier in the program. This wasn’t simple play money – it represented weeks of real effort by the girls, who used it to build up…

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