Astounding 7-year-old entrepreneur
One child with big ideas is making big money (and giving it away!)
A child with a dream: That’s what 7-year-old Ryland Goldman’s
parents call him, and it’s a dream which is coming steadily to life. He wants
to run his own business, and some days that’s exactly what he does, according
Ryland’s Restaurant isn’t open every day, but when the kid
with the golden imagination is allowed to set it up, it makes a lot of cash.
His parents say he wanted to open a restaurant at the age of three, but wasn’t
able to until they moved house to a home which has lots of passers-by. That’s
when Ryland decided to make his dream come true. Some days he bakes his own
biscotti and muffins, gets the coffee on the go and prints up his own menus.
His parents are impressed with his actions, but still
restrict him from doing it every day.
But wait, that’s not all…
Ryland has also reportedly decided to give half of his earnings
to his school so that it can buy technology resources. And his principal
reports that he’s already donated hundreds of dollars to the cause. His parents
insist they had nothing to do with their son’s remarkable ambition and
philanthropy- he’s just driven and has generated all of his entrepreneurial ideas
on his own.
Check out NBC’s video of Ryland’s Restaurant in action, and
7-year-old’s restaurant is half charity, half business,
Kids in SA schools are frequently encouraged to develop
entrepreneurial skills as the employment market which awaits cannot possibly
sustain all school leavers. In addition to empowering kids, the budding
businesses often assist schools in covering funding shortfalls and increasing
Children have that wonderful ability to come up with new
ideas and implement them without the cynicism adults may feel about trying out
Parents can get involved by helping a child out with the
basics he or she needs to get started, but don’t underestimate the
resourcefulness of a child.
If your kid could open a business, what would it be?