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Young Entrepreneur Series – Christina’s Candy Creations

January 4, 2012

Christina Pendleton was 13 years old when Christina’s Candy Creations was founded. Christina needed to raise $3,000 for a mission trip to Australia and New Zealand. So she started a part-time business called Christina’s Candy Creations, specializing in homemade candy bouquets, chocolate-dipped fruits and pretzels.

Since starting her business, she has earned around $20,000, enough to help pay for college tuition. Pendleton wants to study criminal justice and open her own candy store and bakery.

She ending up making $5,000 by whipping up batches of confections — and when she returned home, she kept up the baking. Now 17 and a high school senior, she has earned around $20,000 since starting her business five years ago.

“When I came back, so many people wanted candy, and I figured it would help me pay for college,” says Pendleton, who wants to study criminal justice — but also to open her own candy store and bakery.

If you’ve got a great business idea enter it in the Grow Your Own Business Challenge at www.smckids.com/learnandearn.

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