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Sofia

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Meet the 13yo homeschooler bringing fairytales to life

Sofia, 13, started her jewellery and accessories business with her brother (Ethan, 16) as part of a homeschool project. They’d already been to one market when they joined a Maker Kids Club Showcase in April 2017.

Since then, Ethan has exited the business (onto TAFE and part-time work) and Sofia’s gorgeous fairytale themed products have graced all but one of our market, much to the pleasure of our customers.

Her creative use of spray-painted cardboard boxes shows that a display doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive to be effective.

TESTING THE MARKET

Sofia is an astute observer of what sells and what doesn’t. She takes careful notes at each market, using the information about what was popular to guide her making plans for future markets.

For example, in Mandurah in August 2017 Sofia had two samples she’d been toying with, of small jars on necklaces with miniature labels – like the Alice in Wonderland ‘Drink Me’ bottle. They sold almost immediately, and Sofia struggled to make more whilst also manning the market stall.

At the next market the bottle necklaces again proved popular, so she broadened her range and upgraded her display to show them to their best effect.

Sofia’s continuous tweaking of the products she offers, how she invites people to hear her story (rather than shoving a sell offer down their throats) and the evolution of her stall arrangement are testament to her attention to detail and willingness to learn and adapt. And it pays dividends – her last market was her most successful with nearly $230 taken in two hours.

We love watching this young entrepreneur’s business grow and evolve, and we heartily recommend Sofia’s products as gifts.

Love from our teachers

"The program brought small business and financial management to the forefront of our students minds. It really opened their eyes to the ‘real world’ and that money does not just magically appear. It put things into perspective and their initiatives displayed at the Market stall day really showed the learning they gained from the program.
The Year 5 students are already talking about it!"

Melanie Buller, Principal SHHP 2019

"I was absolutely blown away by how successful the night was. The students did an amazing job and I am so proud of them. I haven’t done the final count, but I won’t be surprised if between them they have raised over $2000 in profit! And it’s not over! I have a meeting with our P&F representatives tomorrow to see if we can support them with their Christmas stall."

Suzie Alexander, Cannon Hill Anglican College 2019