Hart Main is a 14-year old that came up with the idea of manly scented candles when he was teasing his sister about the girly scented ones she was selling for a school fundraiser. Although she didn’t expect him to fully pursue the manly scented candles idea himself, he did, and the idea has turned into a nationwide success. Main put in an initial investment of $100, his parents put in $200, and they all worked together to develop the candles as a group. The available scents include: Campfire, Bacon, Sawdust, Fresh Cut Grass, Grandpa’s Pipe and more. Today, ManCans candles are in over 60 stores across the country and have sold about 9,000 units. Main will stick with selling ManCans’ inventory until he has to shift his focus back into school in the fall. I mean, he is only 14 after all.
Nothing should be used as an excuse for not pursuing your dreams of being an entrepreneur. From these inspiring young business owners we can see that it doesn’t matter how old or how young you are, nor how big or how small your idea is. Entrepreneurship can be achieved by many different demographics. All we have to do to get our business ideas to blossom is find some support and put the work in. We hope this slideshow has inspired you to keep believing in yourself and in your business idea. Good venturing.