Entrepreneur of the Day: Katie Whiteley

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We are so excited to introduce you to this successful young entrepreneur: Katie Whiteley, owner of Lily Grey!

“Every bag is made with love!” – Katie Whiteley, age 11
Katie, age 11, started her business two years ago.  She sells unique, hand-sewn bags, taking pride in the fact that customers won’t find her products anywhere else.  Plus, according to Katie, “Every bag is made with love!”

Since selling products at YouthBiz Marketplace last December, Katie has worked hard to develop an online presence for her business through an Instagram page and, (coming soon!), a shop on Etsy.  In addition to advice from family and friends, YouthBiz workshops have also helped her along the way.

Katie Whiteley sewing

Katie Whiteley owns Lily Grey, a business that sells unique, hand-sewn bags.

Business ownership hasn’t always been easy, particularly balancing entrepreneurship with school and numerous extracurricular activities.  But for Katie, the best part of owning her own business is that she has “Something that makes me feel really good about myself and my accomplishments.”

Follow Katie on Instagram @lilygreybags, and be sure to check out her unique products!

Plus, watch this interactive video to “Help Mario Start a Business” (use class code ZTAE7)!  If you’re successful, you can email the winning code to us to claim a prize: email Maite Wantwaid, mwantwadi@yacenter.org.

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