Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
The Built-In Entrepreneurial Skill That Sets Gen Y Apart
I was just reading 30 Under 30; America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs and saw the story of M3 Girl Designs. In addition to coming up with a great product idea, one of the chief entrepreneurial skills used by the company’s 13-year-old founder, Maddie Bradshaw, was the ability to build and rally a team – which is very Gen Y, and something at which Gen Y excels.
Who is the team? The 3 in M3 Girl Designs are Maddie Bradshaw, the founder, president and head designer, her Mom, who gave Maddie an okay to spend $300 she’d saved from birthday and tooth fairy money to get the business started, and Margot, Maddie’s 9-year-old sister, the company’s vice president and assistant designer.
Are you impressed yet?
Read 30 Under 30 to find out about some other inspired Gen Y’ers, and get inspired yourself.
And keep an eye on your kids. Do they have good ideas? Are they exhibiting inherent entrepreneurial skills?
Cost of starting Maddie’s company = $300
Value of Maddie’s company today = $1.6 million
How Maddie feels about her accomplishment = Priceless