I love reading about businesses, especially those owned by brilliant Black children! What’s amazing is that alot of these kids are barely of driving age and they are already OG’s in the business game. Congrats to them and kudos to the parents and other adults that are providing them with guidance and support.
Businesses and Organizations Owned by Black Children
Joshua’s Heart Foundation is founded by Joshua Williams. It is a non-for-profit organization that has over 10,000 youth volunteers and over 4,000 registered adult volunteers. The foundation provides basic necessities such as groceries for the needy and education about fighting hunger and poverty on a global basis.
Gabrielle Jordan is the sixteen year old owner of Jewelz of Jordan, an upscale jewelry business. She started it at the age of nine. Gabrielle is also the co-founder of the ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute, which helps other young entrepreneurs create and launch businesses.
Nine year old Gabrielle Goodwin is thePresident and CEO of GaBBY Bows, a hair accessory that adds a unique twist to the classic barrette. “Gabby Bows” can be found at multiple Walgreens locations in South Carolina and Georgia.
Essynce Moore started designing clothes at the age of six. In 2013, she turned her passion into a business and launched her official clothing line branded Essynce Couture, LLC. In 2015 she launched Essynce Couture Spa and Boutique exclusively for children, tweens, and teens.
Marley Dias is the twelve year old creator of the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign. She was inspired to created the campaign because of the lack of diversity in the books she was reading at school. She set a goal of collecting 1,000 books with Black girls as the main character to donate to school libraries. She now has 4,000 books and counting.
Sixteen year old Zandra Azariah Cunningham is the founder of Zandra Beauty. She became an entrepreneurship when she was nine years old. It was a result of her dad’s refusal to buy her beloved lip balm. His “NO” forced her to create her own line of creative luxurious skincare products, bath bombs, body butters and delicious smelling lip balms.
When Leanna Archer was eight years old she has a vision to share her Great Grandmother’s recipe for an all natural product with the world. Now she is twenty years old and her sulfate and paraben free hair & body care products are selling world wide via Leanna’s Essentials.
Cory Nieves also known as “Mr. Cory” is twelve year old founder and CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies. He started the business with the help of his mother when he was six-years-old. His company produces all natural…you guessed it, cookies!
Haile Thomas is the fifteen year old founder of Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth (HAPPY). HAPPY aims to improve the health and wellness of children by implementing programs that teach kids how to cook nutritious meals and promote physical activity.
Sweet Dream Girlz is a contemporary lifestyle brand of junior apparel, funky sneakers and accessories designed by sisters, twenty two year old Brea and sixteen year old Halle Holmes. Their naturally made beauty products are currently sold in specialty stores. Their fun sneakers, apparel and accessories are sold in retailers nationwide.
At twelve, Jaylen Bledsoe started his own Information Technology Consulting business called Bledsoe Technologies, LLC. Now he is eighteen and has rebranded the company as The Jaylen D. Bledsoe Global Group, offering services such as brand & business development, Venture Capital Funding and more.
Angels and Tomboys is a beauty and bodycare company for ‘tween’ and teen girls created by sibling Kidpreneurs twelve year old Madison Star and ten year old Mallory Iyana. Their paraben free, patent pending, vegan friendly formula contains several great vitamins to preserve young skin.
Sixteen year old Maya Penn is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, animator, artist, and the CEO of her eco-friendly fashion company Maya’s Ideas. Maya says 10-20% of the profits she makes go to local and global charities and organizations she is passionate about.
Eleven year old Mikaila Ulmer is the founder and CEO of BeeSweet Lemonade. Her lemonade is fresh-squeezed with added Texas wildflower honey, flaxseed and mint.Whole Foods stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas sell Mikaila’s lemonade.
Moziah “Mo” Bridges is the fourteen year old CEO of Mo’s Bows Handmade Bow Ties. Mo’s Bows is a company whose mission is to make you look good and feel good, and caters to the fun, cool, sometimes conservative man or lady.
Jeremiah Jones aka “JYOUNGIN” is a fourteen year old entrepreneur and youth commissioner. His organization, JYOUNGIN & CO., seeks to build partnerships and expand scholar programs through community events, sports programs, motivational talks, and school tours.
Brandon Iverson and Jordan Williams are the teenage founders of Young Moguls Brand. Their company is an urban clothing line that promotes teen entrepreneurship and positivity through trendy wear.