Chocolate Lover!!! – by KAM – 12 years old

“I started this business because…

I wanted to have a business and my own money.
I chose chocolate lollipops because I knew it was going to be a success since everyone loves chocolate and it was going to be easy to sell.
Every 2 weeks, I make chocolate lollipops. This is how I do it. My mom takes me to the store to buy the ingredients and materials. When I get home I make the lollipops, after they are all ready and packed I count how many of each flavor I made and write it on my notebook.
I go with my 3 brothers and sell them in my neighborhood and in my school.
When I finish selling all of them I count the money and verify that it matches the number of lollipops.
When I count all the money I divide it this way: to cover the cost of materials
and ingredients, to pay each of my brothers, for each of my 3 piggy banks,
for me, and the rest I leave it in the business bank to re-invest in the business.
My goals are to have money to help people and buy anything I want. And be free…
Being my own boss is difficult because I have to do everything, sell, count, buy etc.
As I write my brother tells me that it difficult because I don’t let them (the brothers) do anything else but sell. I will start training one of them to help me making and packing the lollipops. This will give me more time to do other things.
I like being my own boss because I control what I do and when I do it.
I have not donate money because I did not know it was so important now,
I am ready to start donating.
Till next time…
Kamila Márquez Marxuach
Puerto Rico
12 years old
October 13, 2008

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5 Responses to Chocolate Lover!!! – by KAM – 12 years old

  1. Clever Dough Kids - Teaching Children About Money says:

    I just wanted to say a big thank-you to all of you for showing your incredible support for our kidpreneur! ;o)

    Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast!

  2. ThrivingThirteen says:

    One thing you can do is to have your parents look into getting a table for you in any event where there will be peoples selling, and perhaps you can also bring samples of your chocolate to stores near you and maybe they will start getting them from you by dozens, make sure you don’t do it alone.

  3. Miguel says:


    Tremendo, me gusto mucho el escrito, el proyecto, y sobre todo la metodologia (la descripcion de todo el proceso de negocio) esta muy completa.



  4. Ginny says:

    thanks for your comment. I will look into making a website.

  5. Michelle says:

    These chocolate lollipops you have made look delicious! I bet during the Christmas Holidays you are very much in demand.

    I for one love chocolate gift sets and I know all my family and friends are happy every Christmas time when they open a gift set I have given them.

    I’m always looking for inspiration and ideas every year when it comes to chocolate, last year I found the hotel chocolat website to be very helpful with my requirements.

    Do you have a website that you sell your products from?

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