Check out how two teenage guys turned a campfire idea into a money making product!
Teenage brothers Tanner (age 16) and Spencer (age 13) Harrison took an entrepreneurial class last fall. During the class the students were asked to come up with a product idea and write a business plan to go with it.
Their idea was the Woof-Em Stick, a roasting stick with a 2-inch dowel on the end of it. “You take biscuit dough, form it over the wooden dowel and cook it over a fire for about three minutes,” explained Julie Harrison, Tanner and Spencer’s mother. “When you pull it off, it forms a cup that you fill with pudding or pie filling, then slather it with whipped cream and you wolf it down.”
The boys sell the Woof-Em Stick for $13 a piece or $20 for two. They hope this product idea will catch on with Boys Scout camps, families who love camping, or just for people who want a snack to eat around a campfire in their backyard. Just over one weekend selling the Woof-Em Sticks, they were able to sell 250 sticks!
So far the Woof-Em stick is only sold at one retail location, which is Motor Sportsland, a RV dealership. But if you are interested in purchasing the Woof-Em stick, they are only $10 online.
The boys also plan on expanding their sales reach into Canada and Mexico next year as well. Read more of their story here. Article courtesy of Desert News.
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Carol Topp, CPA