Sinopse

Spark Podcast is created by Entrepreneur Kid, where all kids are empowered to learn, create and become! We created this podcast to invite creators, innovators and change makers from all over to share their stories and ideas. We believe kids are the most creative, its just a matter of taking action and start now. We hope the Spark podcast can inspire kids from all over to solve problems and create something that makes a difference in the world.

Episódios

  • #41 - Turning An Earring Idea into a Family Business with Emma Shelton (Part 2)

    #41 - Turning An Earring Idea into a Family Business with Emma Shelton (Part 2)

    12/02/2020 Duração: 32min

    For this episode, we talked more on the pricing, business strategies and future plans they have for the company. If you haven't yet listen to Episode #40, Emma Shelton and her mom Sarah Shelton, are the founders of Earings by Emma, a jewellery brand for girls and women based in Oklahoma. It was back in 2017 when Emma first started to make plastic earrings for herself. From there she has made a large collection of stylish earrings she can wear. But it was until then, she also found out that many friends and family also have sensitive ears, so she started making and selling the plastic earrings to them. Then she got chances to sell at a salon, at vendor events or at different stores. She finally launched her website so she is selling to the mass market with non-irritating earrings that are also very affordable. But how did they make improvements to current earrings for sensitive ears? Why people love their earrings so much that they can sell over 2000 pairs over a weekend? What does it mean to homeschool an

  • #40 - Turn An Earring Idea into a Family Business with Emma Shelton (Part 1)

    #40 - Turn An Earring Idea into a Family Business with Emma Shelton (Part 1)

    05/02/2020 Duração: 24min

    For this episode, we invited Emma Shelton and her mom Sarah Shelton, the founders of Earings by Emma, a jewellery brand for girls and women based in Oklahoma. It was back in 2017 when Emma first started to make plastic earrings for herself. From there she has made a large collection of stylish earrings she can wear. But it was until then, she also found out that many friends and family also have sensitive ears, so she started making and selling the plastic earrings to them. Then she got chances to sell at a salon, at vendor events or at different stores. She finally launched her website so she is selling to the mass market with non-irritating earrings that’s also very affordable. But how did they make improvements to current earrings for sensitive ears? Why people love their earrings so much that they can sell over 2000 pairs over a weekend? What does it mean to homeschool and run a family business at the same time? Let's tune in to today's episode.

  • #39 - Zoe Oli: The Creative Girl Boss Behind Beautiful Curly Me

    #39 - Zoe Oli: The Creative Girl Boss Behind Beautiful Curly Me

    29/01/2020 Duração: 36min

    For this episode, we invited Zoe Oli and her mom Evana Oli, the founders from Beautiful Curly Me, a beauty brand for girls based in Atlanta Georgia. Beautiful Curly Me started when Zoe and Evana was looking for a suitable night time hair care solution. They are not satisfied with mediocre choices at the local beauty supply store. That’s why they started to create a quality sleep cap that Zoe feel excited to wear. From then on, Zoe asked mom if they can make a business out of it and if they can sell other products like dolls and scrunchies. Now, as a 7-year-old and 3rd grader, Zoe is super excited about her business and ready to make a difference every step of her way as a kid entrepreneur. But how did Zoe come up with the idea of selling dolls along with sleeping cap, and how does Evana teaches Zoe about math and calculations through everyday entrepreneurship? Let's tune in today's episode and to hear what Evana and Zoe have to say.

  • #38 - Ashlyn So: The Kid Fashion Designer that was Featured on NY Fashion Week

    #38 - Ashlyn So: The Kid Fashion Designer that was Featured on NY Fashion Week

    22/01/2020 Duração: 42min

    For this episode, we invited Ashlyn So and her mom Angela Wu, the founders from Pin 2Gether, a couture or ready-to-wear fashion brand for girls based in California. When Ashlyn was 6, she discovered sewing and ever since then she has been draping her own clothes. She has been picking out her own outfits since she was 15 months old. Mom Angela had to give up on what Ashlyn is going to wear by the time she is 18 months old. As an 11 year old girl, Ashlyn now has her own fashion brand Ping2Gether and she has been on The kidfash magazine Fashion Show and The New York Fashion Week Fashion Show. If you want to know how Ashlyn designed her own clothes, how she entered NY Fashion Week, let's tune in to see what Ashlyn and Angela has to say.

  • #37 - 5 Tips and Ideas to Create a Fashion or Beauty Brand

    #37 - 5 Tips and Ideas to Create a Fashion or Beauty Brand

    15/01/2020 Duração: 26min

    In this episode, host Li Zeng gives you 5 practical tips and ideas on how to start building a fashion or beauty brand. If you are interested in fashion or beauty, or if you want to know where to get started, please follow along with this episode. This episode also introduces our next series "Style Up". So in the end, we will also be revealing who are featured in this series, stay tuned!

  • #36 - Lyla Black: From a Gift for Dad to a Plush Monster Business

    #36 - Lyla Black: From a Gift for Dad to a Plush Monster Business

    30/10/2019 Duração: 35min

    For this episode, we invited Lyla Black and her dad Eric Black. Lyla was the founder and designer at Lyla Tov Monster, a plush monster brand that intends to keep kids safe at night. Lyla won the Young Inventor award at the Toy & Game Inventor of the Year Award in Chicago last year and sold 2,000 units of her monsters. Her story has also been recognized on New York Post, The Huffington Post, The toy Book, Time for Kids and many more. Want to learn more about how Lyla and her family started the plush monster business? Let's tune in to today's episode!

  • #35 - Joyce Curvin: The Animal Kingdom with Sustainable Materials

    #35 - Joyce Curvin: The Animal Kingdom with Sustainable Materials

    23/10/2019 Duração: 38min

    For this episode, we invited Joyce Curvin, an artist based in Palm Harbor Florida. Joyce uses new and recycled materials to create zany creatures that have attitude and spunk. These colourful characters---infused with large doses of humour—are inspired by the wildlife of Florida, from funky Sandhill Cranes, lazy alligators, to her very own dog and cat. Joyce strives to keep her art environmentally friendly and she uses plastic bottles, cardboard, old toys, guitar strings, wires and layers of paint to create her animals. But how did she get into creating animals from all kinds of materials? What's her process is like? Why is it important for her to create certain animals but not the others? Let's tune in and hear Joyce's story.

  • #34 - Sara Robinson: The Girl Boss behind Sara Sews (Part 2)

    #34 - Sara Robinson: The Girl Boss behind Sara Sews (Part 2)

    16/10/2019 Duração: 26min

    This is the second part of Sara Robinson: The Girl Boss behind Sara Sews. Sara has over 150 sewing products vary in style and categories. Her products have been selling on Amazon and Etsy, she was also the winner of “Girls Mean Business” Contest hosted by Startup Squad in 2018. In the second part, we will be sharing, how do Sara and her mom run the sewing business? Why did they choose Amazon to fulfil their orders for delivering? What are some challenges or difficult times they ran into while running this business? Now let's tune in and hear what Sara and her mom Susan has to say.

  • #33 - Sara Robinson: The Girl Boss behind Sara Sews (Part 1)

    #33 - Sara Robinson: The Girl Boss behind Sara Sews (Part 1)

    09/10/2019 Duração: 29min

    For this episode, we invited Sara Robinson and her mom Susan Robinson to join us. Sara, The founder and CEO of Sara Sews, is based in Bremen, Georgia. Sara has over 150 sewing products vary in style and categories. Her products have been selling on amazon and Esty, she was also the winner of “Girls Mean Business” Contest hosted by Startup Squad in 2018. But how did she start her business? What does it take to start a crafting based business? Let's tune in and hear what Sara and her mom Susan have to say.

  • #32 - Be Strong and Kind with Crochet Prodigy Jonah Larson

    #32 - Be Strong and Kind with Crochet Prodigy Jonah Larson

    02/10/2019 Duração: 32min

    For this episode, we invited Jonah Larson, The founder of John’s Hands, LLC based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Jonah taught himself how to crochet at age 5 by watching YouTube videos. Now as an 11-year-old kid, he has been described as a "crocheting prodigy." Crocheting has definitely made him an influencer on Instagram and YouTube — because Jonah has more than 192K followers on Instagram and 46K followers on Youtube. But how did he start a business even though he didn't intend to? Why do people from all over the world sending him yarns? Who has helped him along the way building and expanding his business? Let's tune in to Jonah's story.

  • #31 - 5 Tips to Start a Crafting Business

    #31 - 5 Tips to Start a Crafting Business

    26/09/2019 Duração: 18min

    This episode introduces our next series "Crafting with Hands and Hearts". Host Li and Ria will give you 5 practical tips on how to start building a business based on the craft you love. If you are interested in starting your business with a craft, or if you want to learn who would be featured on our next series, please follow along with this episode. Also, don't forget to enter our Spark Light Program to be featured on our podcast as an entrepreneur kid.

  • #30 - Dmir Smoothies by Pierre Dmir Robinson

    #30 - Dmir Smoothies by Pierre Dmir Robinson

    18/09/2019 Duração: 36min

    For our last episode on the “Start with Lemonade” Series, we invited the founder of Dmir Smoothies - Pierre Dmir Robinson and his Dad Emerson Pierre Robinson to be on our show. Dmir started Dmir smoothies since he was 7 years old. Now, as an 8-year-old entrepreneur, he has a bottle smoothie brand, he dreams to have his own food truck , owns a store also gives back to his community. This kid entrepreneur wants to share with the World 1 smoothie at a time.

  • #29 - Lemon Topia with Jamaria Crump

    #29 - Lemon Topia with Jamaria Crump

    11/09/2019 Duração: 33min

    For this episode, we invited Jamaria Crump, who started Lemon Topia from Baltimore Maryland. Jamaria is known for her Lemonade Stand that offers more than 20 creative flavours and also the dessert that she baked herself. She has been catering to many events, and she has also been reported on Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Sun and many other media. This driven girl entrepreneur, however, has to convince her mom in order to start her business, and now she pays her mom to work for her. How did all that come about? Let's tune in and listen to Jamaria's story.

  • #28 - Sammies Lemonade Stand for Veterans

    #28 - Sammie's Lemonade Stand for Veterans

    04/09/2019 Duração: 31min

    Our new episode is released! For this episode, we invited Samantha Stricker, a teen entrepreneur who started Sammie’s Lemonade Stand for Veterans. Every July for the past 5 years, she would set up a Sammie's Lemonade Stand for Veterans and then donates her entire earnings to the Veterans Services of Saginaw. But where did she get started and why is she so interested in raising funds for veterans? Let's tune in and hear what sammie has to say.

  • #27 - Twins Lemonade with Adrian  Aurelian

    #27 - Twins Lemonade with Adrian & Aurelian

    28/08/2019 Duração: 28min

    For this episode, we invited twin brother Adrian and Aurelian Pacheco de Mathieu based in Fort Lauderdale Florida. They started running the Twins Lemonade since age 7 and now they own a bottled brand. They started this business to save money for college but also help other kids with education. After selling at different locations, which works out the best for them? What's the creative way to sell lemonade? And how do you actually start with a lemonade stand? Let's tune in and see what the twin brothers have to say.

  • #26 - 5 Tips to Start With Lemonade Stand

    #26 - 5 Tips to Start With Lemonade Stand

    21/08/2019 Duração: 17min

    This episode introduces our next series "Start with Lemonade". Host Li and Ria will give you 5 practical tips on how to start with a lemonade stand. If you are interested in starting your business with a lemonade stand, or if you want to learn who would be featured on our next series, please follow along with this episode.

  • #25 - Joyce Lin: Learning Investment As a Student

    #25 - Joyce Lin: Learning Investment As a Student

    14/08/2019 Duração: 40min

    For this episode, we brought Joyce Lin, a high school student competed at The [email protected] High School Investment Competition. She was the team lead for the 2018-2019 season and her team Make Bank made it to regional finals. Joyce also won first place at the Girls Who Invest Competition Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank in the Bay Area and she was also co-president of the Financial Literacy Club at Palo Alto High School. But how did Joyce get involve into investment world? How difficult is it to learn investment as a high school student? What does she think about investment and how would such experience change her view on business and entrepreneurship? Let's tune in to Joyce Lin's story.

  • #24 - Advait Kolarka: Little abstract artist that shines

    #24 - Advait Kolarka: Little abstract artist that shines

    07/08/2019 Duração: 36min

    For this episode, we invited Advait Kolarkar (his mom Shruti Kolarkar), an amazing abstract artist originally from Poon, India and currently living in New Brunswick, Canada. Advait is known as the “Wonder Kid" because he paints amazing abstract paintings. His painting is sold hundreds of dollars before he is 5 years old, and his artworks have been exhibited worldwide. But how does a little kid like this paints abstract paintings? What does it take to support such talent as parents? Let's dive in and listen to what Shruti (Advait's mom)has to say.

  • #23 - Anne Mayoral: Cultivating Makers Mind

    #23 - Anne Mayoral: Cultivating Makers Mind

    31/07/2019 Duração: 36min

    For this episode, we brought Anne Mayoral, a freelance designer, who started her career as an engineer. Anne is passionate about hands-on, project-based STEAM learning. She develops curriculum that blends science, art, and design as a hook to inspire students to ask questions and seek solutions through play. If you are a parent or educator and who are wondering about how to cultivate makers mind with kids, please come along and listen to what Anne has to say.

  • #22 - Albert Hao: Business, Entrepreneurship and Communication Skills

    #22 - Albert Hao: Business, Entrepreneurship and Communication Skills

    24/07/2019 Duração: 38min

    For this episode, we invited Albert Hao, a junior at Aragon High School. He is the president of the Aragon Speech and Debate club, and he is passionate about speech and parliamentary debate. Though still in school, Albert has many startup ideas and also he has ranked eighth in the National Parliamentary Debate League. But how did Albert get involved in entrepreneurship from high school? And what's his secret when it comes to public speaking and speech? Let's tune in and listen what Albert has to share.

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