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This is a guest post by Nyla Higgs, a 10-year-old owner of Aahhh 2 J’s Lemonade, and bank customer. Read below how she is growing her business while supporting the businesses of other young entrepreneurs.
For my 10th birthday party I wanted to go to Sweet and Sassy. There they do your hair and your nails and you get to ride in a limo, so my mother said that I could have my party at Sweet and Sassy but I had to help pay for it because it is kind of expensive. I already had money that I made from my lemonade sales during National Lemonade Day 2012 in June and I was able to do two more events that allowed me to earn the money that I needed to pay for my birthday party at sweet and Sassy.
In the month of September 2012 at the dinner for the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs business competition, I met Mia and Cheyenne who are the owners of Everything Girly Imaginable. After they told me what their business was, I told my mom that I wanted to use them for my birthday party instead of going to Sweet Sassy so that I can support their business.
I was able to use the money that I earned from my lemonade sales to pay Mia and Cheyenne for coming out to do my birthday party where my cousins and I got our hair done and our nails done with some super cute designs. We didn’t get to ride in a limo but my mother says that riding in a limo is overrated. It cost me $145.00 but I would have paid Sweet and Sassy $350.00 or more so I saved $205.00. I was able to pay for my whole party by myself and we had a great time.
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