At the age of eleven, Jasmine used a hair product that severely damaged her hair. To avoid this in the future, she developed her own secret recipe of natural hair products. Once Jasmine was confident in the capabilities of her products, she borrowed $2000 from her parents and began a micro business called Eden BodyWorks. Today, Jasmine’s business is flourishing, with mass sales through her website. However, she has now entered retail as well, selling her products in big name stores like Walmart. Her story shows that a bit of ingenuity in fixing a problem can go far!
Carol Topp, CPA is the author of the Micro Business for Teens books.