Meet Alice, A 12 year teenpreneur running a business called Frou Frou Flip Flops, where she decorates flip flops for charity, alice started selling decorated flip flops for charity in 2nd grade after we learned about the Southeast Asian Tsunami as an aid in helping kids who lost all of their stuff. Now she chooses a different charity each quarter to support.
Hey Alice, Thanks for taking time to be on YHP
Why did you decide to make ribbon decorated flip flops for charity?
I started selling decorated flip flops for charity in 2nd grade after we learned about the Southeast Asian Tsunami. I wanted to help kids who lost all of their stuff. Now I choose a different charity each quarter to support. I also run 5k races that benefit charities. Decorated flip flops are fun to make and to sell because they are great for pedicures, cheer squads, slumber parties, birthday presents and more.
What’s your biggest distraction?
Skype, because all of my friends have Skype accounts and we can talk for 10 hours straight and still have stuff to talk about. Or TV. There are always good shows to watch.
Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
There is another girl who is an entrepreneur making bottle cap necklaces called Snap Caps. Her website is http://www.m3girldesigns.com/.
Maddie, the founder of m3girldesigns has actually agreed to do an interview with us, that should be coming out very soon.
What are your hobbies?
Running and writing poetry. I like to run because it helps me relieve stress. Poetry lets me express myself and poems are subjective so people can’t really judge what I write.
What qualities have you developed as a result of running your business?
I think that I have learned to manage my time better. I also have learned to appreciate people for who they are. I hear lots of peoples’ stories when looking at charities or when people order flip flops from me, and I know that there are lots of amazing people out there.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
I made flip flops for a whole cheer squad. It was over 20 pairs and we hand delivered them to their championship at Walt Disney World. That was pretty satisfying.
How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
I don’t market it very heavily. My website ranks high on Google because my mom is great with web stuff and most people find me through the internet.
Who is your favourite entrepreneur of all-time?
My mother. She inspires me to work hard. She also makes me feel good when I’m sad and loves me no matter what stupid stuff I do. She balances her work with her life and family too.
What’s your favourite TV show?
Wizards of Waverly Place on the Disney Channel.
Who is your favourite singer?
Where do you see yourself and your business in the next 5 years?
I see myself on the varsity cross country team at school, thinking about colleges, and still making flip flops for fun because I love to do it.
Thanks alice for your time, we wish you the best in the future.