My name is Luke Lucas, I am 15 years old and I have a Snowie business. I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters and live in California. When I was 11, I bought my Snowie by using money I made from selling golf balls I found in a creek near a golf range, and by mowing lawns. I earned that money in Toronto, Canada. I bought the lil’ Snowie when our family moved to California because my lawn care business went in the toilet. I found out about it because I saw someone else using a Snowie machine and getting lots of business- so I looked up the company online. I’ve always been on the lookout for different businesses that I like and that might work for me. I now sell Snowie cones at AYSO soccer games. I also give them out at the end of the year team parties. I’ve been paid to serve Snowies at birthday parties. It’s great because at each birthday party, I get people asking if I will do their kid’s party. I’ve also traded my Snowie services for discounts for going to lacrosse camp (my brothers got to go to- and they helped me serve people). I made Snowies for everyone at the camp. On the last day, I made Hawaiian Snowies (those have a scoop of ice cream on the bottom). It was great because all the camp coaches knew me on a first name basis.
Other businesses I have are making & selling wooden lacrosse shafts, making boomerangs and lawn care. I am also trying to come up with some of my own products to sell on KickStarter. Selling Snowies has been great for me because it motivates me to try new businesses, and it has taught me that I can be successful if I think and work hard. It also helps fund some of my other businesses and activities. I’ve also learned about getting sellers permits and business licenses, as well as how to reinvest in my business by getting a generator.
I’ve continued doing business with Snowie because their prices are very fair and their product is really good. They really seem to understand it. The flavors are fantastic. My top sellers are Tiger Blood, Cotton Candy and Bubblegum. My personal favorites are Rootbeer and Pina Colada.
Not only did the lil’ Snowie get me some cash and opportunities to go to camp, but it also created ways for me to build relationships, strengthen my reputation and improve the way I talk as a businessman. In doing so, my lil’ Snowie has opened many doors for me. It has also inspired my brothers to start their own businesses. One is getting into making funnel cakes, and the other is sewing jerseys and sport bags.
If I didn’t do Snowie, I might not have been as business-minded as I am now. I might just be playing video games and passing time until I go to college. I probably would have found some way to start a business, but I don’t think I would have had such a positive experience as I’ve had.
Thank you, Snowie, for being a great partner.
5 thoughts on “Luke’s lil’ Snowie Success”
I have known Luke and his family for a long time. Luke is a brilliant young man and giving him a better machine would allow him to continue on his path to success.
Luke fails to mention all the free snow cones he gives out every year at a family camp. He is a very giving young man who has tremendous potential.
if all young men were as focused and motivated as Luke we would be on our our way to having confidence in the youth of today.
I think this guy should be commended for working so hard. I can only imagine how inspirational he is to his 6 siblings and he’s only 15!!! He must be a major help to the family and an inspiration to others to be so self-driven and motivated. It seems like he doesn’t let anything or anyone stop him from achieving his goals. I agree with Larry above, if only more youth were self driven it would be a brighter future to look forward to. I just can’t get over how he bought his own machine based on finding golf balls and selling them! Keep up the good work, can’t wait to hear about other successes, young man.
Luke is such an inspiration to me, a fellow entrepreneur that I had to share his story on my page http://www.facebook.com/1probatefox. Luke being only 15 and having such drive for business I felt it necessary to stop and say a few words to let the community on this site know that he is a great example of hard work and dedication and is truly deserving of anything great that comes his way. Luke has donated countless of snowies for the children at our annual camp. Never expecting more than to see the satisfaction on children’s faces. He is a great balance of a business mind. Knowing when to give to the community and also knowing how to keep his business thriving. I root for him and I am truly excited for his successes to come as a young entrepreneur.
Luke is such an inspiration to me, a fellow entrepreneur. Luke being only 15 and having such drive for business I felt it necessary to stop and say a few words to let the community on this site know that he is a great example of hard work and dedication and is truly deserving of anything great that comes his way. Luke has donated countless of snowies for the children at our annual camp. Never expecting more than to see the satisfaction on children’s faces. He is a great balance of a business mind. Knowing when to give to the community and also knowing how to keep his business thriving. I root for him and I am truly excited for his successes to come as a young entrepreneur.