Trenton did all the research and hard work it takes to start a business. He developed a business plan, applied for a loan with dad (the banker), spoke to printers, developed brochures, got banners made, plus forms, catalogs, etc……. He makestimely payments to his dad in order to repay the loan for initial start up costs, applies a percentage of income back into the business, makes tithe payments to the church and keeps over 10% of profits to go into savings/spending money. He has learned valuable lessons even though they may seem small ones to us, such as cutting printing expenses from full out three page multi color brochures down to 1/3 sheet black and white basic information brochures. He learned how costly ink is. He makes sure he keeps accurate records of receipts, donations to causes, inventory and etc… He has already expanded his business to doing fundraisers for area youth groups and churches. He also attends fairs and festivals to showcase some of the shirts. He is currently working on designing his website for online purchasing.
Trenton attends Paul Pewitt High School. He plays football, basketball &baseball. He is also a tenor quad drummer for the Blazin Blue Brahma Band. He is a member of the Pewitt Fellowship of Christian Students. Plus he takes Advanced Placement classes. In addition to attending church, he always finds time to work his business. His business is prospering. But most of all he has made us very proud. He has even accepted an offer to speak at a local university business entrepreneurship class. He hopes he can encourage others to take hold of the future and make a change for the better. He hopes he can encourage other kids to start their own business as well.