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.