There are plenty of kids like you who have had ideas and gone on to turn them into
successful businesses. We've interviewed a few so you could hear their stories.
Ibtihaj "Ippy" Amatal-Wadud
Business: Ippy's Islamic Fashions
As a devout Muslim young woman, Ippy needed a wardrobe that was more modestly styled
than the clothes offered at most American stores...
Justin Avery Anderson
Business: Anderson Trial
Justin Anderson produces and distributes Anderson Trail "The Original Premium Moist
Granola.' Justin's inspiration to start a granola business came during a vacation
with his best friend during his freshman year....
Business: Maryanne's Own Bodycare Essentials
Maryanne was 15 and a junior when she established her skin care business. The company
began with her interest in business and body care..
Business: BLG Publishing, Quality Web Solutions and FyeBye
At the age of ten, Brandon L. Griffin discovered his hobby in web page design. At
the age of 12, Brandon turned that hobby into his first moneymaking business, Quality
Web Solutions.. more...
Rebecca (Becca) Robison
Business: No Boundaries, Science Camps for Girls
Becca is the perfect example of a girl who knows how to turn a dream into reality, and then share that dream with others. At just 10 years old, she started her very own space camp for girls called, AstroTots... more...
Business: Livney & Partners (parent company of Piko Zoom)
Piko Zoom, the company founded by Jeff Livney when he was a senior at the Woodlands
High School 2004, has designed Web sites, business cards, letterheads and logos
for more than 50 customers to date... more...
Business: Personal Affections
Joshua Moore is an inventor at heart, but he realized he needed money to develop
his invention, the Stroller Stopper. So he launched Personal Affections,..
Business: Pencil Bugs
Jason was 10 years old when he started his business. He was searching for an idea
for a product that he could sell at a local craft fair...
Business: Koyal Wholesale, Inc.
Shreyans Parekh began his career as an entrepreneur in 2003, co-founding a wholesale
party and wedding supply company, Koyal Wholesale...
Business: Um Yeah, Inc.
High School Senior Karen Radewald's custom jewelry has become a worldwide sensation.
Her company, Um Yeah, Inc., sells jewelry made from vintage bottle caps, antique
keys, and other found objects... more...
Chores-For-Charity was started by Ilana Rothbein when she was a high school student
to create awareness about epilepsy and raise money for epilepsy research as her
older brother Paul was struggling with seizures...
Business: Anthony's Kansas Honey
When Anthony was in third grade, he saw a video about honey bees at school. He thought
it was one of the coolest things he had ever seen, so he came home and announced
to his parents that he wanted to get some bees to add to the family farm...
Are you an entrepreneur? Want to share the story of your success? It's easy! Print
out these interview questions, write your answers and mail it to ATB. We'll post
your story on our site!
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