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Success is Sweet For Business Entrepreneur
Abigail / Published on March 5, 2013
It was recently reported by the BBC that a nine year old from Bedfordshire has set up his third successful business venture in as little as two years.
Henry Patterson began his money-making enterprises at the age of just seven years, trading bags of manure. A year later he set up a store on an online auction site, selling items from charity shops, and his current venture sees him selling his children’s sweet collection from an online shop.
What’s more, he managed to procure more than 100 orders in the first month of business and hit his £10 profit target in the first week.
The nine year old described business as “kind of fun”.
It just goes to show that even the smallest of ideas can grow into a successful venture.
Of course, in Henry’s case, it helped that his mother owns an online retro sweet shop. Nevertheless, he recognised a gap in the market for his sweets, branded “Not Before Tea”, noting that his mother did not offer anything specifically for children.
We do have to give credit where it’s due however, as Henry even designed the logo and did all of his own marketing. He plans to further develop the sweet business until he’s at least 16 years old before using the money to invest in another venture.
This little boy has big plans for the future and if his recent successes are anything to go by, we reckon it’s likely that he’ll go on to big things.
It’s never too soon to start your own business. If you have unwanted items lying around your house, sell them for a profit via Choiceful.com’s marketplace. Our home and garden category has always been a popular one, but there are plenty more to choose from, such as health and beauty, movies, games, and electronics.
Take a leaf out of Henry’s book, and turn the smallest of ideas into a money-making business today.