I love stories like this one, children who are proving that children, yes a child can achieve much more in life - these are the stories I use to inspire other children to succeed in life.
Madison Robison is your average teenager who has gone the extra mile and found much success. Yes she has had a bit of help along the way but who hasn't - the important thing about this story is that she tried - she saw a need, she worked toward filling that need and she worked hard for what she has achieved.
Her business was launched with financing provided by friends and family, but no worries the enterprise is doing well and is very profitable. She has even been working to open her own website FishFlops.com - but this not just a fly by night kind of business: More than 60,000 pairs sold in 2012, making for retail sales of at least $1.2 million. That's not all Fish Flops' income; the Robinsons sell wholesale. But Dan Robinson says it's safe to say that his daughter, who recently completed the 9th grade, has already socked away enough profits to cover her college tuition.
"Robinson has also turned her attention to good causes, donating more than 20,000 pairs of shoes to charities including Snowball Express Military Charity, Shoes for Orphan Souls, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Children’s Hospital, Cy-Hope, and, in support of her best friend who had open-heart surgery recently, the American Heart Association.
Robinson admits it’s not easy being a regular teenager as well as a businesswoman. “Sometimes it’s stressful with school work and the dance team. We practice till 5:00 pm every day, then I do my homework before my business work,” she says, adding, “and I do business work on weekends.”
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By Adrienne Burke / Profit Minded