Meet Abigail 13, Isabella 11, Matthew 9 (siblings). They sell tacos, fruit cups, and dreamcatchers and have participated since 2019!
CEM: How did you get the idea for your business?
Abigail: We noticed that people weren’t buying pastries and parents needed to eat so we decided to have food because it would be more popular.
CEM: What supplies did you need to get going?
Abigail: We had to get the grill, we bought three of them, and had to get more tables, and we upgraded to metal tables for the food warming. We got ice chests and totes so we could carry everything so we could keep all the food warm while we were cooking.
CEM: What are some things that you’ve improved over time?
Abigail: Being neat and more organized and like being a lot more efficient to get things done.
CEM: How many years have you been doing this?
Abigail: About 5 years.
CEM: What are some challenges you’ve faced in your business?
Abigail: Being siblings (with a big smile). It’s kind of a challenge to work with each other.
CEM: How do you overcome that?
Abigail: We just kind of focus on the business and the customers and push things aside and focus on our jobs.
CEM: Do you have any advice for other kids that want to do something like this?
Abigail: It’s probably just to do your best and if you’re not selling great, try something new.
CEM: What do you do with the money you earn?
Abigail: Last year I bought Christmas presents and things to decorate my room. We also do Thanksgiving meal boxes to bless other families.
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Keep up the great work, Abigail, Isabella, and Matthew! We can’t wait to see you again soon.