Cultivating entrepreneurship in the young is vital, as children are born imaginative, energetic, and willing to take risks, entrepreneurship teaches your kids skills that will help them become financially independent and successful adults.
It’s extremely important to teach your children the difference between wanting money and wanting to earn money. Making money teaches them the value of money. They won’t feel the same spending money they’ve earned compared to the money that was given to them.
Every parent should encourage their kids to be creative when it comes to earning money, and be encouraging the entrepreneurship spirit is the best way.
When he was 8 years old, Jeremiah “JYoungin” Jones had the vision to start his own fashion brand, JYoungin Education. Young Jeremiah was inspired by his father Ed Jones, who is also an entrepreneur. “I saw my dad printing up promotional T-shirts and giving them away to get his own business going and I thought, ‘Why not me?’”
Once Ed learned of his son’s ambitions, he had a character drafted just for Jeremiah as a symbol of faith. As Ed recalls, Jeremiah wanted more than a sign, he wanted items that he could sell:
“He sat me down and said; Dad, can I put something on my shirt, because nobody believes that I have my own company.”
Jeremiah went on to request a meeting with his father and suggested that it take place at Starbucks or TGI Fridays because he knew that’s where adults often hold business meetings.
Ed Jones has fully embraced his son’s passion and today the J Youngin line consists of t-shirts, caps, bookmarks, backpacks, posters, wristbands and a variety of gear targeted for young buyers and their parents.
The brand has taken off ever since. First came the online store, then the brick-and-mortar location, and the sales have kept them both going and growing.
Today At just 15 years old he has already been in business for 7 years under the banner of JYoungin Education a new line of clothing and school supplies.
The young boy has also become a motivational speaker for kids, currently the youth commissioner of his home city of Long Beach, Calif. His advice for aspiring kidpreneurs “Never let anyone discourage you or try to talk down to you and never give up. Follow your passion and you’ll love what you do!”