This month’s Biz Kid$ are Jackson and Giorgia from Seattle. They have a truly egg-cellent business!
What do you do?
Giorgia: We sell organic eggs that our chickens have laid. We have 9 chickens. Our neighbours are our customers.
Jackson: Our business is called City Chicks Organic Eggs.
How did you get the idea for your business?
Jackson: We went to a fair and saw baby chicks. Our dad got the idea to have chickens. So he bought some and then our mom gave us the idea that we could sell the eggs.
How has the business helped you become financially literate?
Giorgia: I learned about what you can do with the money you make. You can spend it, share it, and save it, and it’s good to do all three.
Jackson: I learned it’s important to have a savings account.
What’s the most challenging thing about your business?
Giorgia: Getting the eggs when the chickens lay them in a corner that I can’t reach.
Jackson: You have to keep the selling going even when you don’t have time. We get 6 eggs a day so we have to keep up.
What’s the thing you like most about your business?
Giorgia: Scooting the chickens back in their coop because you can pet and hold some of them.
Jackson: I want to make sure they have a good life by doing a good job taking care of them.
What advice would you give to other kids who want to start a business like this?
Giorgia: You can do it!
Jackson: I think that if you want to start a business ask your mom or dad to help. It can hard but it is worth it because you make money!