When I was just four, my family encouraged me to make a product for a Children’s business competition (the Acton Children’s Business Fair) and Austin Lemonade Day. So I put on my thinking cap. I thought about some ideas. While I was thinking, two big events happened.
I got stung by a bee. Twice.
Then my Great Granny Helen, who lives in Cameron, South Carolina, sent my family a 1940’s cookbook, which included her special recipe for Flaxseed Lemonade.
I didn’t enjoy the bee stings at all. They scared me. But then something strange happened. I became fascinated with bees. I learned all about what they do for me and our ecosystem. So then I thought, what if I make something that helps honeybees and uses my Great Granny Helen’s recipe?
That’s how BeeSweet Lemonade was born. It comes from my Great Granny Helen’s flaxseed recipe and my new love for bees. So that’s why we sweeten it with local honey. And today my little idea continues to grow.
It was a sweet success from the start. Year-after-year, Mikaila, sells-out of her BeeSweet Lemonade at youth entrepreneurial events while donating a percentage of the profits from the sale of her lemonade to local and international organizations fighting hard to save the honeybees. That is why she touts: Buy a Bottle…Save a Bee.
Chatterbox Baby is a fun and trendy brand for little ones and their adults too. From Fly Girls to Fly Guys, Old School to New School there is something for every kid and kid at heart.
Keep it Chic, Keep it Fun and
Stay fly with us!
Atlanta based online retailer of gourmet “gluten-free” specialty Caramel popcorn. Flavors include: “Collier Caramel” which is our most popular flavor at this time. It is a rich delicious combination of crunchy and chewy coated caramel popcorn. White Chocolate Drizzle and “Ethan’s Eat More” Chocolate Drizzle “COMING SOON.” Due to allergies, E & C Popcorn is “nut-free.” We are always experimenting with new flavors!
Eleven Twenty Co. is a line of stylish and modern children’s apparel inspired by the natural hair movement. The collection is designed by Meg Guerrier through the support of her husband Mozart.
Meg decided to create the line because positive images of brown children are missing in social media and she’s passionate about spreading the word that brown children are beautiful and perfectly natural.
One of three multi-shade sisters, growing up, I’d dreamt of creating something that represented who I was. I wanted items that were fun and natural like my sisters and I. When I left my design job two years ago, I knew Happy Hair™ would be the first book that I would write and illustrate. Since then, I have met so many amazing people and introduced our NEW Happy Hair™ Doll- Renee Doll. I LOVE talking to so many women who can relate to my personal journey. Our wonderful team and I can’t wait to continue to share this journey with you, your friends, and family!
I’m a 15 year old philanthropist, environmental activist, entrepreneur, eco-designer, inspirational speaker, artist, animator, coder, (I make animated short films), illustrator, and writer. I am the CEO of Maya’s Ideas, a company I started in 2008 when I was just 8 years old. I create eco-friendly clothing and accessories. My designs are sold all over the world and I have customers in Denmark, Italy, Australia and more. I love to use my creativity to give back. 10-20% of my profits go to causes local and global charities and environmental organizations. I have been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, The NRDC, NPR,CNN/HLN, TIME, ESSENCE, The Steve Harvey Show, Young Entrepreneur, The TOMS Shoes Blog, Redbook, FOX 5 Atlanta, Wired, Black Enterprise, Cosmopolitan Magazine, CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, Ebony, TechRepublic (CBS Interactive), Atlanta Tech Edge, TakePart (Pivot Media), Gabrielle Bernstein’s Her Future Blog, actress Alicia Silverstone’s blog The Kind Life, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and many other publications. I’ve done three TEDTalks. My TEDWomen Talk has gone viral worldwide and it has over a million views and growing and over one hundred thousand on Youtube. I am the youngest female to do two back-to-back official TEDTalks. I spoke at the launch of IBM Verse.
Mo’s Bows is a company I started in Memphis, TN in 2011 when I was just 9 years old. I couldn’t find fun and cool bow ties, so one day I decided to use my Granny’s scrap fabric to make and sell my own. I like to wear bow ties because they make me look good and feel good. Designing a colorful bow tie is just part of my vision to make the world a fun and happier place.
Mr. Cory has always had a dream of making the world better for everyone he knows. That passion, combined with a love of treats and an entrepreneurial spirit, led Mr. Cory to be the owner of Mr. Cory’s Cookies at just 9 years old. His delectable cookies are all-natural and made from high-quality ingredients – not wacky ingredients with names that you can’t pronounce.
In 2009, Mr. Cory told his mother he was tired of taking the bus to school and he wanted to buy his mom a car. He crafted the idea to sell hot cocoa to raise the funds. Mr. Cory put all his spare time into selling hot cocoa at the Roman Inn in Englewood, NJ, and later in front of his home.
After realizing his dedication to his new “business,” Mr. Cory’s mother encouraged him to continue selling hot cocoa to save money for college. Not only did Mr. Cory keep at it, but he began selling lemonade and cookies to expand options for his loyal customers. Every item available was just $1.00, and his small customer base began expanding as word spread of his inexpensive and delicious treats – mostly the cookies.
Soapbox Theory is a business focusing on greeting cards, t-shirts, bags, etc., many featuring striking and positive images of Black culture (such as the Identity line).
Always a “creative-type” Kayin started Soapbox Theory in 2001 as a way to keep the creative juices flowing while going to school for Mechanical Engineering. Kritter ‘n’ Krew was the first line, soon followed by the Signature line. All products are printed and finished by hand.
Soapbox Theory is in a creative partnership with Screw Loose Studio doing custom design, screen-printing, stickers, posters, and banners.
If you find yourself in Portland, Oregon, stop by our shop:
3940 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR
Nearly 14 million children are estimated to be served by Feeding America. Over 3 million of which are ages 5 and under. Proper nutrition is vital to the growth and development of children.
When Steps by Stephens was birthed, the founder envisioned an organization that was interested in more than simply making a profit. The company was established on the principles of social consciousness that practiced fair trade. Statistic show that in 2012, 15.9 million children lived in food insecure households.
What is the “Make Your Steps in the World Campaign”?
As part of Steps by Stephens’s campaign, the Steps by Stephens Company is taking a stand in the fight against childhood hunger. The company allocates 10% of the profits from each pair of shoes sold, to purchase food for shelters and non-profits. It is Steps by Stephens’s hope that their part in this effort will assist in reducing hunger in the community.
How does it work?
In partnership with multiple children’s shelters, family shelters, churches and non-profit organizations, Steps by Stephens provides non-perishable goods and hot meals purchased by a portion of the proceeds earned from each pair of shoes sold. We assist the organization in their efforts to feed underprivileged families in the community. Since its inception in 2012, Steps by Stephens has assisted in feeding thousands of families in the city of Atlanta. Won’t you come and walk with Steps by Stephens as we strive to affect the war on hunger?