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January 6, 2006

Harper Arrington Media’s Little Entrepreneur Series Teaches Kids How to Make Their Dreams Come True

DETROIT, MI – January 6, 2006 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) –Harper Arrington Publishing and Media today announced that “The Little Entrepreneur-Takes Flight,” the first title in their new “Little Entrepreneur” series by Michael Harper and Jay Arrington designed to teach kids how to turn their hobbies into businesses, will publish for worldwide distribution on February 1, 2006.

“We created the “Little Entrepreneur” series to help kids develop a positive, can-do attitude from an early age,” said Jay Arrington, co-author of ‘The Little Entrepreneur’ series and co-founder of Harper Arrington Publishing and Media. “We also hope to educate parents about how they can help their kids realize their full potential.”

This new line of educational books for kids, which the authors characterize as a business adventure series, teaches kids aged 8 and up how to set goals, identify and apply their talents, overcome obstacles, and realize their dreams. “The Little Entrepreneur-Takes Flight,” ( $12.95 ISBN: 0976416131) the first volume in the series, tells the story of little entrepreneur Mary Kennedy, who sets out on a mission to discover how kids can turn their hobbies and talents into full fledged businesses, and make their entrepreneurial dreams come true.

“The characters in the story are multicultural, and have many aspirations that range from computers, engineering, and law, to fashion designing and more,” said Michael Harper, co-author of “The Little Entrepreneur” series and co-founder of Harper Arrington Publishing and Media. ‘The Little Entrepreneur’ series prepares children today for tomorrow's world. This is an inspirational book that the whole family will enjoy.”

Michigan-based Harper Arrington Publishing and Media was founded in 2004, and is dedicated to educating children and adults about how to realize their dreams. Their software and books, including “The Little Entrepreneur Series,” and “The Official Step by Step Guide to Starting a Clothing Line,” sell all around the world including Great Britain, Australia and Canada.

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Media Contact:

John Thomas
of Harper Arrington Publishing and Media


Public Contact:

John Thomas
of Harper Arrington Publishing and Media


February 27, 2006 - News Clipping

Detroit Free Press |  | Monday, February 27, 2006 | Business

Michigan business

Writers encourage kids to start businesses

Jay Arrington and Michael Harper, both of Detroit, co-wrote "The Little Entrepreneur Takes Flight," about kids who started businesses.
Is an entrepreneur born or made?

 Listening to Jay Arrington, you can't help but believe most kids are born with a natural tendency toward entrepreneurship and a desire to be innovative.

 What often happens, he says, is as they grow older, they lose that tendency because of a lack of encouragement from their families, schools and communities.

Arrington thinks that's a shame, which is why he and fellow Detroiter Michael Harper co-wrote "The Little Entrepreneur Takes Flight." It tells the stories of six kids who follow their dreams and start businesses. The $9.95 book is recommended for kids 8 and older. It's the latest offering from their publishing firm, Harper-Arrington Media in Detroit.

"It's about the power to become anything you dream," Arrington says. "We're both natural-born entrepreneurs," Arrington says of his business partner, whom he met in school years ago. As a teen, Arrington bought comic books and took them to school to sell. Harper used to draw comics and sell them. In 1999 the duo started a clothing line, Jajuan Michael, that sold hip urban clothes to area stores. When the economy soured in 2001 and their investors decided to go another way, the duo decided to shift their focus to publishing.

With their knowledge of running a garment company, they published three books in 2004: "The Official Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Clothing Line: Volume 1," "The Reality of Owning Your Own Clothing Line: Volume 2" and "How to Effectively Sell Your Clothing to Retailers."

The books are available at and Borders, by special order.

Contact Harper Arrington Media at 888-435-9234 .

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