One of the amazing things about entrepreneurship is that it’s never too early to get started. In fact, you can be in full business for yourself before your sweet sixteen. These kid entrepreneurs inspire us with their business savvy and budding empires. Get to know these five super bosses who are calling the shots as the head kid in charge of their own companies.
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When he was just nine years old, Cory Nieves realized his dream for making the world a better place through Mr. Cory’s Cookies. His entrepreneurial efforts were also an effort to save money and buy his mom a car so that they wouldn’t have to take the bus anymore, as he shared on Ellen. Today, Mr. Cory, who is also known for his dapper sense of style, bakes delicious flavors—like Lemon, Peanut Butter and Healthy Melty—with all natural ingredients. Cookie lovers can place orders and pick them up at Mr. Cory’s Kitchen.
Mikaila Ulmer caught our attention when she pitched her lemonade business on the cutthroat show Shark Tank. At 10 years old, Ulmer shared her BeeSweet Lemonade with the “sharks” in hopes that they’d love her beverage and offer a sweet deal. Investor Daymond John put up $60,000 for a 25% stake and agreed to mentor the young boss. BeeSweet Lemonade is sweetened with local honey and a portion of the sales go to saving honeybees.
Asia Newson started Super Business Girl when she was five years old. Her father taught her how to make candles and she turned her new skill into profit. Today, the “super business girl” says her mission is to “recognize the true potential in every child and to develop intrinsic security that makes optimum use of their individualized talent.” Newson’s online store carries t-shirts, candles, accessories and more. She’s appeared on Ellen, 20/20 and America’s Got Talent.
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