Cardinal Young Entrepreneurs in Action

ACTE book of the month, April 2010!

Cardinal Rules: Stepping Stones into Entrepreneurship

This book was written to help educate our young adults in two critical areas: income creation and financial literacy. It is a wonderful guide which shows young adults how to create an income using E-Commerce and service business techniques.

Young Entrepreneurs
Vicki Weiderkehr
Vicki Weiderkehr


"Cardinal Rules is a phenomenal resource for entrepreneurs, I give it 5 stars! I attended your workshop at BPA two years ago in Reno and found it very helpful. This book has paid for itself many times over and is an excellent reference that I refer to often. This book has truly inspired and pushed me to follow my dreams of starting my own business. I have also been successful selling on eBay. I am looking to expand my product line on eBay and will have my business website up soon. Once again, thank you for providing such a wonderful resource for myself and many others.

- Zeeshan Bhimani (Zee)
Owner & Founder of Sharp Bargains, LLC

"This book is a 'must read' for students and young adults who are approaching decisions on their future education choices and how to pay for them. Besides providing a roadmap for starting and succeeding in an e-bay business, it provides thoughtful guidance on how to acquire the necessary life skills which are so essential to success in any business or career. It is also an extremely valuable resource for adults desiring additional income or wish to start their own business."

- James D Edwards
Member of Indiana State Board of Education
Member of Indiana Education Roundtable
Former Indiana Entrepreneur of the Year, 1989

"Vicki, this information is GOLD to our students. Thank you!"

- Isaac Dorrell
CT Teacher,Wawasee High School, Indiana

"Entrepreneurship has been an integral part of my students studies since your visits and discussions with my students. It has been an important part of engineering and innovation in our PLTW program at Pike Central. Your "Stepping Stones Into Entrepreneurship " is an asset to my students to follow guidelines for the future. Thanks for what you do for their future."

- Ray Niehaus
PLTW Facilitator Pike Central High School

"Vicki’s book and presentation are full of great ideas for everyone. She gave the students a lot of ideas and opportunities."

- Wes Whitfield
Economics Teacher, Paoli High School – Paoli, IN

"It was a pleasure meeting you at the Advancing Hoosier Women in Business Conference. I am always encouraged by the professionalism, determination, and dedication of women across our state. I have heard many wonderful things about your book and it would be an honor if you were to share it with me."

- Becky Skillman
Indiana Lt. Governor

"The valuable information I got from the presentation and book will be used often, not only to make a profit but to succeed in life. I was inspired to get out there and get started. Creativity is key! Thanks for everything."

- Amanda Schum
USI Student, Evansville, IN
Jasper High School Graduate – 2007

"…Vicki and her endeavor is changing lives of our young people today and our country tomorrow… Vicki is able to give others a chance to build themselves as well as their business. Whether she is working with students or the Difficult to Employ (DTE) such as the incarcerated of Indiana, Kentucky, or Texas, etc. she is using her materials to improve lives…"
- Paul Medcalf
President of CBA, Inc
Board Member of

"I just finished your book, Vick,i and totally enjoyed it. You summed up everything so nicely, especially the area of the Success 101, Personal Enrichment. I have been trying and trying to explain the part about ‘respecting yourself’ to my girls. You summed this part up beautifully. I can’t wait to have the girls read it."

- Cheryl Seger
Mother/Computer Consultant – Dubois, IN

“Writing to tell you thanks, Ms. Vicki. Your book has been life changing both in business and in daily life. I want to take your materials to my people in Bhutan.”

- Tri Bikram
Lexington, KY (Bhutan Native, Age 20)

Mr. Bryant Amastha, a blooming young entrepreneur in the Miami, FL area knows the term 'limits' is just another word. It meant nothing to him, and the doctor who told him he would be a vegetable all of his life was wrong. Mr. Amastha currently heads up his own corporation with video production at the forefront.