Lil Zach was getting very crafty while clipping greens for wreaths n swags. He asked if he could sell one to our neighbor--I told him he could go to one of five houses up the hill and to set a fair price of $3.
He was back in three minutes, empty handed with dollar signs in his eyes. He immediately wanted to make and sell more. I told him to wait til Saturday and we'd make a little retail outpost and that would give him time to produce some inventory.
The Friday before, he'd gotten his little buddy Cameron excited about the money-making prospect. Cam wanted to sell soups or ice cream--but his mom thought he was just pipe dreaming so we went it alone. Zach and I secured a spot on private property (with permission!) fronting the North End ferry dock; it was around noon.
Seven cute little evergreen swags were accompanied by a cute little salesman, wearing a fluffy santa hat hoisting a $3 sign. He had a little chair and darling display, and sipped hot chocolate from a commuter cup while waving to would-be customers. He was sold out in an hour!
With cash in pocket and an ear-to-ear grin, Zach felt good he'd seen through a project from start to finish. Now he had his own shopping cash, too.
I ended up catching a bug Sunday night, but it was a great weekend with this happy little guy stoked on entrepreneurism.