JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The next Bill Gates or Oprah could be right here in Jacksonville, and Young Biz Kid Day could be their launch pad. Jacksonville is one of several cities across the U.S. participating in the event, which showcases local child entrepreneurs and their businesses.
“CJ The Awesome” sold News4JAX his pitch for his popcorn business,
“Hello! I’m Christopher Alexander Jr., better known as ‘CJ The Awesome,’ and I’m selling popcorn today,” said the six-year-old. “Would you like to buy something today?”
Young Biz Kid Day consists of 17 different businesses and 22 child entrepreneurs aged 5-16.
Sisters Bella and Vicky Spence encourage children to pursue STEM careers with their book “Bella The Scientist Goes to Outer Space”.
“It’s about me and my sister Vicky,” Bella said. “Let’s go on space adventures.”
“We really liked doing science experiments during the summer. We ended up making a list so we could go through each type of scientist and do experiments based on them,” said Vicky.
Autumn Taylor inspires children to make healthy choices.
“My brand is ASE Natural where I currently sell garden bundles and flower bundles to help kids learn how to make healthy living fun,” said Taylor.
Christianna Alexander has already made it big with her bath and body business, Sweet Christi’s, which has been featured on HSN and QVC.
“I wanted to incorporate something that had to do with baking and arts and crafts, so I decided to make soaps as treats,” Alexander said.
She also has a non-profit organization, Sweet Squad. His goal is to encourage other girls to start a business.
“I have five tips for sweet success and they are ‘S’ to stay positive, ‘W’ to walk with purpose, ‘E’ to lift others up, the second ‘E’ is to enjoy the journey and ‘T’ to take action now” , Alexander said.
Mini business moguls prove you’re never too young to follow your dreams.
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