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Biz Kid$

BIZ KID$ is the fun, new, fast-paced TV series where kids teach kids about money and entrepreneurship. Created for school-aged children, each half-hour episode features several young business owners and philanthropists who share their success stories. Whether it's a skateboard designer, a candy store owner, or a hip-hop music producer, the kids on the series inspire young viewers. Throughout the series, kids learn about saving, budgeting, investing and giving back to the community. Spoofs of old TV shows and comedy sketches performed by a humorous cast of characters make the series a hit with both kids and parents alike. The King of Ka-Ching, a cheesy lounge singer, and Francine Fairtrade, a world traveler with extensive knowledge of all things exotic and financial, are two of the characters who add to the fun.

Biz Kid$  
  • The Marketing Mix
    Sunday, February 25
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Now that you've decided on your business product or service, how will you promote it? Let the Biz Kids help you understand your target market and learn about the four P's of business success: product, price, promotion, and placement. Learn how "Exclusive Cuts" barber services, "Wow, Take a Bow" dog grooming, and other businesses market their services and products.
  • How to Make A Million Bucks!
    Monday, February 26
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    It is possible! If you start early and save consistently, you'll take advantage of the power of compound interest. You can make a million by working hard, spending less than you make, and saving, saving, saving. Meet a 16-year-old with a fashion recycling business.
  • Scam-A-Rama (Protect Yourself from Being Scammed)
    Wednesday, February 28
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    It's a complicated world and there are many ways you can be taken advantage of or cheated. Learn how to recognize a scam, and how to protect yourself from identify theft, pyramid schemes, and more.
  • Hidden Careers
    Sunday, March 3
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    You don't have to be perfect at your passion to build a career in it. If you love baseball, but don't have the skills of a super athlete, you will see there are many different roles you can play behind the scenes. Learn about "behind the scenes" careers in sports, music, entertainment, art, and even aviation.
  • The Value of Money
    Monday, March 4
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    With many currencies around the world, what determines the value of money? What are the factors that raise or lower the value of the american dollar? Why is the dollar measured against the chinese yuan, the japanese yen, or the euro? Learn why the value of the dollar is important in your life.
  • What's Your Money Personality?
    Wednesday, March 6
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    How do you act with money? Are you a "Money Star," "Oblivious," or "Penny Wise Pound Foolish"? This episode looks at the range of emotional reactions and connections people have with money. So what personality are you? Find out in this episode.
  • Learning from Failure
    Sunday, March 10
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever made a decision you regret? Let the Biz Kids show you how several well-known companies overcame failures. You'll also discover how mistakes can make you stronger by looking at the work of Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and the kid businesses of "You're on Deck" custom cards and "Big Quill Enterprises" oyster sales.
  • Business Structures
    Monday, March 11
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    What structure is right for your future business? It's not just "incorporated" anymore. Join us and learn about LLCs, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and more. Examine the pros and cons of each business structure and discover which one could be right for you. Meet two girls who were able to start both a non-profit organization and a for-profit company, all from selling honey.
  • Movin' On Out
    Wednesday, March 13
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Check out this kid's guide to the true cost of cutting the cord and being independent. This episode takes you through it all - budgeting, roommates, finding a place, and learning about all the hidden costs that Mom and Dad used to pay for you. Meet seven girls who figured out how to share finances and the hairdryer. So how much does it cost to live on your own? More than you think!
  • Are You Financially Literate?
    Sunday, March 17
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Understanding how to manage your money before you get to high school will make you even more successful when you head to college or move out on your own. Explore the skills of goal setting, budgeting, saving, and money management that make you financially literate!
  • You Are The Target!
    Monday, March 18
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Every day, kids and teens are subjected to thousands of commercial messages from advertisers. This episode helps you recognize when you are being targeted, how to resist manipulation, and when to apply good consumer skills to cut through the commercial fog.
  • The Economics of Economics
    Wednesday, March 20
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Here's a lighter look at a complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. See how business owners and even individuals use economic principles to make financial decisions. Meet a young entrepreneur who started up her serving business when the economy turned down. It's all economics!
  • Wheel of Misfortune
    Sunday, March 24
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Find out how to avoid common money mistakes and learn the importance of following a financial plan. Explore both short- and long-term goals.
  • Businesses That Give Back
    Monday, March 25
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Get to know some businesses that are giving back in big ways, including up-and-coming entertainer Cymphonique, who helps encourage positive self-esteem for girls. Learn from socially conscious companies that are doing good. It's the new triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit.
  • What's in the Books?
    Wednesday, March 27
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Poor recordkeeping adds up to lost money. This episode examines bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses, profit and loss, and gives tips on how to get over math anxiety (in case you have it). Meet the youngest Harlem Globetrotter who does a slam dunk with his books.
  • More Bang for Your Buck
    Sunday, March 31
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Whether you're facing good times or tough times, it's important to know how to get the best value for your money. Discover tips for stretching your dollars.
  • Take It to the Bank
    Monday, April 1
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Get a kid's view of the services that banks, credit unions and other financial institutions offer - and why you should make use of them early in life. Learn the different products and services that banks offer and how to shop for the right bank for you. Meet a young entrepreneur with a haunted house who has no fear of banking.
  • It's A Job to Get A Job!
    Wednesday, April 3
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    It's a job getting a job and Biz Kid$ is here to help. Learn tips and tricks for writing a great resume, dressing for success, and nailing the interview. Get the inside scoop on what employers look for from a young entrepreneur who manages 200 employees.
  • Where Is My Allowance?
    Sunday, April 7
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Discover how different families work out "allowances." Even basic financial planning starts now-learn how to manage your monthly income and expenses for vacations, education, and more.
  • Fundraising Can Be Fun
    Monday, April 8
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have a worthy cause? Then host a worthy fundraiser. This episode shows how to organize volunteers, choose the right venue, get the word out, and keep expenses low. Learn the right way to do the right thing.
  • What to Do with a Windfall
    Wednesday, April 10
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Congratulations - you have a windfall! Now what? Take a look at some investment alternatives and how to evaluate them based on time, risk, and rate of return. Meet several young entrepreneurs who were faced with a financial opportunity and see where they decided to invest their money.
  • Escape The Box
    Sunday, April 14
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    What do you do when opportunity knocks? Learn how to recognize and act on new opportunities in your life and to be creative in problem solving.
  • Businesses Going Green
    Monday, April 15
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Going green is worthwhile and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what's hype, and what's hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit from the coffee grounds up.
  • All in the Family
    Wednesday, April 17
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Does your family talk marketing over meatloaf? Do you know someone who tracks revenue at the family reunion? Family-run businesses come in all shapes and sizes whether you're a mom-and-pop shop or the Ford Motor Corporation. Learn how families work, grow, and fight their way to profits.

 

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  • Crash Course On Starting A Business
    Wednesday, February 21
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    So you've got an idea - now what? Check out this quick, but comprehensive course on business basics. You'll learn how to refine your ideas, make a business plan, identify funding sources, find a market, and of course, sell your service or product. Find out how two teen girls developed a $2 million business out of magnetic bottle caps.
  • What's Up with the Stock Market?
    Monday, February 19
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Learn the language of the stock market and how these terms apply to your life. Meet an 11-year-old who created an application for the iPhone that helps teach other kids about the stock market.
  • Secrets to Success
    Sunday, February 18
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The secret to success is actually simple - it's all about staying in school and building the best toolbox for your future. Learn about the many ways to pay for your education and the importance of learning every day of your life.
  • Your First Big Purchase
    Wednesday, February 14
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    You'll want to understand the important steps to take before your first big purchase, whether you're buying the latest computer, a new smart phone, or a car. You will learn about budgeting, researching, negotiating, and more. Find out how a teen photographer upgraded his camera and a 15-year-old aviator purchased an old airplane!
  • Debt: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
    Monday, February 12
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    It's easy to spend more than you make with credit cards. Learn to avoid the pitfalls of overspending by keeping a spending journal, sticking to a budget, and living a cash existence. Meet the owner of a carpet cleaning company and a radio DJ who have both learned how to manage debt.
  • The Green Economy & You
    Sunday, February 11
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Join the Biz Kids on a mission and discover your impact on the environment. Explore different ways to become part of the green economy and learn how there's green to be made in thinking green. Find out about "The Big Green Bus" and "Zoo Doo."
  • A World Without Taxes
    Wednesday, February 7
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Explore how taxes impact your life. Find out about the importance of federal, state, and local taxes and learn what they pay for. Meet young business owners who sell lacrosse socks and others who serve as swimming instructors and hear how they handle taxes.
  • Escape The Box
    Monday, February 5
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    What do you do when opportunity knocks? Learn how to recognize and act on new opportunities in your life and to be creative in problem solving.
  • Economic Cycles (What Goes Up Must Come Down)
    Sunday, February 4
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Trends in the economy go up and down. Learn how trends can affect a business. Discover how you can protect yourself against negative effects and plan for the positive trends. Meet a young man who made paintball profitable and a family who mines for gold.
  • Where Is My Allowance?
    Wednesday, January 31
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Discover how different families work out "allowances." Even basic financial planning starts now-learn how to manage your monthly income and expenses for vacations, education, and more.
  • More Bang for Your Buck
    Monday, January 29
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Whether you're facing good times or tough times, it's important to know how to get the best value for your money. Discover tips for stretching your dollars.
  • The World Is A Risky Place
    Sunday, January 28
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Taking risks in life is important, but you want to be smart about those risks. Learn the things you can do to protect your business, your assets, and yourself. Meet two young tennis coaches and the owner of "Small Town Skateshop."
  • Wheel of Misfortune
    Wednesday, January 24
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Find out how to avoid common money mistakes and learn the importance of following a financial plan. Explore both short- and long-term goals.
  • Are You Financially Literate?
    Monday, January 22
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Understanding how to manage your money before you get to high school will make you even more successful when you head to college or move out on your own. Explore the skills of goal setting, budgeting, saving, and money management that make you financially literate!
  • The Art of Negotiation
    Sunday, January 21
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Discover strategies for effective negotiations with your parents, teachers, friends, siblings, and bosses. Even if you are simply working out the shared schedule with your brother to walk the dog, you'll find out how to achieve your goals and arrive at a winning solution for everyone. Discover the success of teens who run "Grand Slam Garage Sales" and another young man who sells movie memorabilia online.
  • Learning from Failure
    Wednesday, January 17
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Have you ever made a decision you regret? Let the Biz Kids show you how several well-known companies overcame failures. You'll also discover how mistakes can make you stronger by looking at the work of Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and the kid businesses of "You're on Deck" custom cards and "Big Quill Enterprises" oyster sales.
  • Hidden Careers
    Monday, January 15
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    You don't have to be perfect at your passion to build a career in it. If you love baseball, but don't have the skills of a super athlete, you will see there are many different roles you can play behind the scenes. Learn about "behind the scenes" careers in sports, music, entertainment, art, and even aviation.
  • How Credit Affects Your Life
    Sunday, January 14
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Did you know that your credit score could make the difference in whether or not you get into the college of your dreams? Your credit score could even impact whether or not you get the job you're applying for. Join the Biz Kids, and you'll learn about building good credit and how the credit laws affect your life.
  • The Marketing Mix
    Wednesday, January 10
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Now that you've decided on your business product or service, how will you promote it? Let the Biz Kids help you understand your target market and learn about the four P's of business success: product, price, promotion, and placement. Learn how "Exclusive Cuts" barber services, "Wow, Take a Bow" dog grooming, and other businesses market their services and products.
  • Secrets to Success
    Monday, January 8
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The secret to success is actually simple - it's all about staying in school and building the best toolbox for your future. Learn about the many ways to pay for your education and the importance of learning every day of your life.
  • Financial Institutions - All The Same?
    Sunday, January 7
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    You can have a savings account in one place, a checking account in another, and you can even bank online. Learn about the services offered by different institutions, including investment houses, stock exchanges, payday loan companies, and more. Visit New York City to see how fashion and finance mix.
  • The Green Economy & You
    Wednesday, January 3
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Join the Biz Kids on a mission and discover your impact on the environment. Explore different ways to become part of the green economy and learn how there's green to be made in thinking green. Find out about "The Big Green Bus" and "Zoo Doo."
  • Economic Cycles (What Goes Up Must Come Down)
    Monday, January 1
    3:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Trends in the economy go up and down. Learn how trends can affect a business. Discover how you can protect yourself against negative effects and plan for the positive trends. Meet a young man who made paintball profitable and a family who mines for gold.