Requirement 5

American Business Merit Badge

  1. Run a small business involving a product or service for at least three months. First find out the need for it. For example: a newspaper route, lawn mowing, sales of things you have made or grown. Keep records showing the costs, income, and profit or loss. Report:
  2. How service, friendliness, hard work, and salesmanship helped build your business.
  3. The benefits you and others received because you were in business.

NOTE: Comparable 4-H, FFA, or Junior Achievement projects may be used for requirement 5.

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