I recently had the pleasure of meeting Kimi and Sam, the creative minds behind Just a Pinch of Magic. A fantasy themed craft team encouraged by their love of unicorns, mermaids, rainbows and more! When asked about their inspiration for bringing their crafts to market they said:
“Because we love unicorns and believe that other people must then love unicorns too; maybe they will love them enough to buy what we make.”
These two kidpreneurs seem to embody the old adage: Do what you love and the money will follow. In fact, “watching the money roll in” was Sam’s response to her favorite part of the market day before laughing it off and following up with “actually, I enjoy connecting with new people and talking about our products.”
With poise and charisma, these two creative entrepreneurs connected with every customer that traveled past their craft table. Their enthusiasm for their products and excellent customer service was only surpassed by their passion and dedication to the cause for which they were raising funds. A close family member is a survivor of blood cancer. The girls have decided to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC) Light The Night Walk to pay tribute and bring hope to all those affected by blood cancer.
From Kimi’s Light Facebook page: In my own small way, I want to make a difference and I decided to use bonding time with my mom over crafts and sell them to raise money and help out. It beats out asking for donation over and over and I get to learn a lot during the process. Win win. Help me reach my goals by sharing my page, donating or purchasing. Thank you so much.
When asked what it means to be an entrepreneur, Kimi and Sam both responded with clarity:
“Entrepreneurship is problem solving, dedication and tracking.”
They also noted a few struggles can can come with being a KidPreneur.
“having to do math on the weekend is hard”
“giving back the right change”
“keeping track of orders”
These were all situations they encountered during the first part of their day, however in true entrepreneur fashion, these challenges were discussed between the two of them and systems & solutions were implemented immediately to remedy them.
“writing down the orders to keep track”
“we each count the change being given so we are double checking together”
With the support of their parents and their own ambitions, these two have developed a phenomenal skill set of creative problem solving and innovation. I am excited by the potential of young minds that have discovered their ability to go from idea to action. Kimi and Sam are clearly on their way to amazing accomplishments and we are honoured to have met them early in their journey.
When asked if they had any last piece of advice for future entrepreneurs, the girls shared this gem about social entrepreneurship:
“Do it for a good cause so that you are motivated to continue” – Just a Pinch of Magic