CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte girl has found a way to make playtime profitable by turning her love of slime into a business during the pandemic.
Camryn Williams is the CEO/product master of Camryn's Slime Shoppe, which offers multiple kits and merchandise for fellow slime lovers who want to have fun while learning.
"I started my business over quarantine summer," she said. "I was playing with slime a lot, and I was like, 'why don't I make a slime business?' Me and my brothers put together the costs and all the other ingredients that we would need to make the slime."
This young entrepreneur isn't just in it for the money. Camryn has donated some of her profits to charities that provide meals and other essentials to Charlotte residents in need.
Camryn's slime kits are offered online, at pop-up shops and community events. She says one of her favorite parts of being a young business owner is meeting other self-motivated kids. Camryn told WCNC Charlotte she's hopeful that other kids will take the initiative to start their own businesses, too.
Camryn is a part of a national group named The Startup Squad. The Startup Squad is a nationwide platform where any girl entrepreneur can join and get guidance, mentorship, business plans, and valuable lessons in entrepreneurship and leadership.
Brian Weisfield, CEO of The Startup Squad, said you can teach entrepreneurship from the kitchen table.
“It’s so important in life everyone is going to fail but how do you respond from that," he said. "So when you’re sitting around the dinner table share the failures that you had that day so that kids understand that everyone fails and its OK.”
Camryn has a great sales pitch for young entrepreneurs.
"Remember to be SLIME, which stands for savvy, loving, innovating, mindful and empowered."
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