If you have ever had an idea to create something but for whatever reason you didn’t follow through!? Have I got a story for you. Meet Jason O’Neil, an exceptional young entrepreneur. Jason a 13 years old who stated his journey in Business when he was only 9 years old. When Jason’s mother was doing craft fair. Jason told his mother he wished to help and his mother said to Jason that he needed to have his own product. Jason came up the idea for Pencil Bugs. A fun pencil topper that makes writing fun for all ages. Jason handmade each one of the Pencil Bugs himself. They came in 8 colors, each one of them has a name and birth date. Also included a Certificate of Authenticity which have caring and training instructions.
Then Jason expanded his product line by creating Pencil Bug T-shirts and greeting cards. Being 13 years old with 3 products in his product line wasn’t enough for Jason. A completed book called “Zweeeba” is a collaboration of Jason and his mother, currently waiting for publishing and it will hit the store in the near future. In the mean time Jason is also working on a new book, it is about his business experience and business tips.
You might asked yourselves “what business tips can a 7th grader give”? Well let me just tell you Jason O’Neil is in the latest book by Mark Victor Hansen (Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series) “The Richest Kids in America”. Mr. Hansen interviewed kids of all ages at various stages of their businesses and Jason is in this book. Jason O’Neil was also named Top 10 Role Models under the age of 18 by Forbes. On this list along with Jason are 9 other inspiring Power Kids such as Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), Nick Jonas from the Jonas brothers.
Jason said, “It’s been very exciting since this all started. None of us ever imagined that my simple idea would turn into a real business but it’s never too early to be an entrepreneur. If you have an idea to make something, at least give it a try. You might be surprised at what you can do”! Jason also often travel to do public speaking, his passion and stories inspire people of all ages. To learn more about Jason’s products and his work go to Pencil Bugs
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