We met Asher, 13, at a market in Colorado this year. We just had to stop and chat with him after seeing his creative business idea!
CEM: Tell us about your business. How did you first get the idea?
Asher: My business is called “Rubber Ducky Win a Cookie,” and it is a booth that sells cookies. It also offers customers the opportunity to win an extra cookie!
CEM: What supplies and resources did you need to get going? How did you get a hold of them?
Asher: To start my business, I bought rubber ducks. In addition to the rubber ducks, I need to purchase cookie ingredients before each market. I was able to purchase the ingredients directly from my mom.
CEM: What are some challenges you’ve faced in business, and how did you overcome them?
Asher: Challenges with my business? Well, my business model is flawless, so I didn’t have any challenges (laughing). In all seriousness, I guess my challenge came when my customers didn’t have the same appreciation for the game that I did. The markets are a lot of work, and there’s not a guarantee of profit.
CEM: Do you have any advice for other aspiring kid entrepreneurs?
Asher: My advice for other kid entrepreneurs is to sell food items or other disposable items that customers can enjoy at the market. I noticed that overall food is more popular than other items.
CEM: How can potential customers get in touch with you?
Asher: I don’t have a way for other customers to reach me. I currently only offer my game and cookies at the markets.
Thanks for participating, Asher! We hope to see you again soon!