When the business idea stems from your own need for something the market does not provide, it’s bound to be a hit! For 13-year-old Aaliyah, the idea for Awesomeliyou came from her own need to have a heating pad on the go due to the effects of her menstrual cycle. “One day I was on my period and I was on my couch and I was cramping really badly and my mom had to go and pick up a relative so I had to come with her and I was so upset because I had to part ways with my heating pad, but I just sucked it up and went,” she shared in a video posted on the Internet. “As I was going out the door, I was talking to my mom and I was like, ‘You know, somebody should create a leak-proof period panty with a heating pad that’s like portable.’ And my mom was like ‘You should do that.'” I love it pic.twitter.com/43QVldK8H9 — Tamorah Shareef Muhammad (@ModestyQueen19) August 11, 2022
Aug 15, 2022
This high school teen is about his business. WLBT News reports 17-year-old a’Ron Burns is the owner of Roll-N-Sweetz in North Omaha, NE, a subsidiary of the Burns Family LLC and home to an array of ice creams and other delights. Burns originally planned to pursue a career in criminal justice, but later realized he could still connect with his community through entrepreneurship. “With entrepreneurship, I can provide jobs, I can provide peace, I can provide comfort. And with ice cream, it’s also an emotional support food. So, it also would help me connect to people who are going through things I might not know, but the ice cream might help,” a’Ron told WLBT News.
Jul 7, 2022
Congratulations are in order for Southwest Philadelphia native Akayla Brown who recently learned she’s been selected to become a Gates Scholar! According to Philly Mag, the 18-year-old high school senior and entrepreneur was selected out of a pool of 300 students and 34,000 applicants nationwide to earn the prestigious scholarship award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — which is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. “When I got the letter I was in shock,” she told 6ABC Philadelphia. “I was shaking. I was jumping up and down, screaming.” The news outlet reports that in addition to earning a full ride as a Gates Scholar, Brown has also been awarded many other presidential scholarships and now has more than $2 million in college offers. Though she hasn’t announced her final decision yet, Brown has narrowed down her top three choices to Temple University, Villanova and Howard where she plans to...
Apr 26, 2021
Today’s young entrepreneurs are starting on their own business endeavors before they even make it to college, and 17-year-old Danielle Hawthorne is no different. As a sophomore of Cardinal Spellman High School, New York native Hawthorne thought of a plan to launch her own line of handmade satin bonnets and durags called Scotch Bonnets By Dani , as a way to turn a profit and provide quality products that local beauty supply stores did not. “I want to promote people taking care of themselves,” she said about her brand. “Bonnets sometimes have a negative connotation, but my products, the colors I use, bring a different approach. So, hopefully people will look at them in a more positive light.” https://www.instagram.com/p/CGF1-znhahs/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link According to Hawthorne, her brand is considered a family business, as both her parents play a big role in helping her design her bonnets and durags. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Hawthorne saw much success from her business...
Oct 23, 2020