ABILENE, Texas (KTAB / KRBC) – The Abilene Chamber of Commerce and the Abilene Industrial Foundation hosted a children’s business fair for young entrepreneurs in Frontier Texas.
One business is called “Sweet Smiles” and cooking is the passion of 13-year-old Rilee Messer.
“We would make ice cream, paddles, anything we could get,” Messer says.
Messer shares his love of cooking with his father, mother and grandmother.
“It’s really good to have 3 adults who can help me. And a brother who likes to try all my things. ”
Thus, when she met the opportunity to participate in the Children’s Business Fair, for young entrepreneurs, she felt very happy.
“It simply came to our notice then. I like opportunities to sell and even make money for my future. It’s great, ”Messer says.
Business developer Linda Barfield of Abolene Federal Credit Union communities says this is a great way to open children’s eyes to the financial world.
“Having that financial relationship and education to come together and guide them with a financial idea of their own business, also for them to grow,” Barfield says.
And they wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to help guide them.
“We’re all helping with a savings account and promoting them to keep going, so they’ll go into a teen account. Finally, on their own, because you never know, they’ll have to have a loan someday.”
As for Messer, he plans to use his first market to make improvements for next time.
“Next year why can I add, or what might need to be removed or just to do different things. Or maybe we’ll keep it the same, we’ll see. ”