HOUSTON (FOX 26) - They may not know what it's like to drive a car but they already know what drives business. We caught up with some creative kidpreneurs coming together to encourage others to achieve their dreams. The extraordinary, exceptional and ever-so-small entrepreneurs are impressive and inspiring. “(What makes your cookbook different from others?) It's a story cookbook. So we have stories and the recipes mixed in explains 9 year old Saniya Simone Scott, one of the expert panelists at Houston's Mommy And Me Conference.
"It's really fun just to go places and tell people about our business,” adds 10 year old Kamryn Johnson. Johnson and Scott together wrote the Cooking In Style cookbook. The two will be featured on the Fox show The Real on Monday’s in the month of February. “We will be reciting poems for black history month,” the girls explain.
11 year old Mikaila Ulmer was just 4 years old when she created Bee Sweet Lemonade, which is sold in Whole Foods stores. She's also speaking at the expo for one reason "To inspire young kids to become entrepreneurs just like me and to save the bees and make a measurable impact. We need to save the honey bees because honey bees pollinate a third of all the food we eat and contribute over $15 billion to the U.S. agricultural economy a year, which is a lot of money,” smiles the brilliant budding business owner.
Author and celebrity event planner Sherrie Walton came up with the conference. “I wanted an event for moms and daughters. I wanted other kids in the community to see them, see what they're doing, hear the great things they're doing at such a young age. Then it will inspire the other girls,” shares Walton.
"I would like young kids to know you are never too young to accomplish your dreams,” adds Ulmer.
Supervising Producer for The Steve Harvey Show Kim Gagne is a panelist at the conference motivating moms to “Embrace Your Dreams” which is the title of the expo.
"I know what it's like to be in the media and to be a mom and you're juggling responsibilities. The title 'embrace your dream' is really important because a lot of moms, we put things on the back burner for our kids. Everything comes before us,” says Gagne.
Maybe this meeting will also move you to follow your dreams. “You're never too old or too young to dream big,” smiles Walton.