What does an eighth grader know about running a business?
Thirteen-year-old Tyler Kirwan of St. Joseph, Mo., started up his own coffee and snack shop business last month at a shopping mall food court.
“I’ve always loved coffee and all the different techniques, all the different ways you can make it,” Tyler told the St. Joseph News-Press. “I thought, I guess, you only live once. So you might as well start now.”
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Tyler earned money to open his business by babysitting.
Tyler’s Hello Drink Co. is open only on Saturdays in the East Hills mall.
“Well, you know, I have school,” he said.