A few weeks ago one of our Adelaide customers emailed me with this fantastic story. Elizabeth is a trade client of our sister company Beads N Crystals. Every Sunday she sets up her market stall to sell her own unique jewellery designs and her 8 year old daughter comes along to help mum. Though most of the time she spends playing games on mum’s iPhone.
Now, most little girls would probably take the money and buy toys or clothes, but to Elizabeth’s shock, her daughter said “Mum can I buy more water beads for next week’s market?”
Elizabeth told her daughter that she needed to pay her back the $59.50 for the cost of the Mini Market Mix and postage, and the remaining money she could spend on more stock. She made the wise decision to buy 10 packets of each of her favourite 6 colours. Definitely no black or yellow.
When I read Elizabeth’s email, I remembered a show I saw on TV a while back. Apparently many of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs recall their first little business as a child. Something like walking the neighbour’s dog for loose change or selling lemonade. Who knows, Lily might become the CEO of her own successful enterprise in the not too distant future!
Alexandra Bay P/L
A family owned business with 5 years experience in Australian Water Bead sales.