This Ten-Year-Old Entrepreneur Found His Passion Making Soap

Xavier Morgan is the owner of Bubbly Bricks and Beyond

1) Tell us how you got started in your field 

One day another kid came to my house and asked my mother if he could clean our mailbox for $5.  My mom told him yes and when he was done, I saw my mom pay him $5.  That’s when I realized that I wanted to start a business too.  I started by selling water to my neighbors but no one was buying it. I went to work everyday and one day my mother asked me if I wanted to research other business ideas. That’s when I discovered the soap business and decided that I wanted to make soap shaped like my favorite toy.

2) Talk to us about the initial startup stages with your business

I spent a lot of time with my mother trying to figure out how to make my business work.  I eventually learned how to make and sell soap.  It wasn’t easy. I spent a lot of time designing my soap and learning how soap works. I even spent time deciding how the packaging would look. When my mom saw that I was serious, she helped me. She especially helped me not get too frustrated when something I tried didn’t work. I kept working on it until it finally worked. 

3) What is the most rewarding part for you about what you do? 
The biggest reward in being a buisines owner is earning money and meeting really cool people. 

4) What has been the biggest lesson about overcoming obstacles and failure that you have learned throughout your business journey?

 The biggest lesson was learning how to make soap a product I could sell and I learned to never give up and to do my best to keep going so I don’t have to shut my business down. 
5) Tell us about upcoming projects you are working on I am currently working on a new fragrance for men and women. 

6) Leave us with some words of advice you can offer to aspiring and current entrepreneurs? When you start a business it may not be easy in the beginning. If you keep working and learn everything you can about your business it will get easier.  So if you really want to have a business, believe in yourself go for it, and never give up. 

7) How do you balance being a young entrepreneur and your social life with friends and family? My schedule is pretty busy. After school, I go to basketball & karate practice, then to my piano lessons. Because I’m in school I only work on my business during school breaks.  My family loves and supports me. I pay them to work for me and they help make me successful and stay focused on building my dream. 

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