Carol Topp

Lesson Designer

Carol Topp, CPA, is an author and accountant specializing in helping homeschool organizations and microbusiness owners. She is the author of several books, including the Micro Business for Teenagers series and Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out. She runs a home-based accounting practice specializing in tax preparation, small/micro business accounting, and nonprofit accounting. Carol has presented numerous workshops on money management, business start-up, taxes, budgeting, nonprofit management and homeschooling to various community, church, and homeschool groups. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two daughters, both homeschool graduates. Learn more at and note: External links may be automatically included within third party websites; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by nor by the lesson designer of any products, services, or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individual. Parents may wish to preview all links because third-party websites include ads that may change over time.

Courses by Carol

Career Exploration
Career Exploration is a course designed to help your teen learn a process they can use to discover what career path or college major to pursue. It is not designed to tell the student exactly what they will do with the rest of their life, but only a possible direction to take next. There are informative articles, self-inventory worksheets, relevant worksheets, and inspiring true stories to encourage your student. Your student can explore career possibilities and discover talents and interests they may not realize they possess.

Starting a Micro Business (for Teens)
Micro Business for Teens is designed to help your teen learn about the world of micro businesses—what they are and what they can learn from starting one. This course will help your student learn how to get an idea by using their talents and skills, narrow their idea into something that is possible for a micro business, and develop a business plan, including marketing and financial needs. Your student can discover what would be involved in starting a micro business and perhaps start one if this is the path that is best.