Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-07-24 00:14:12 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) — At just 9 years old Chloe Sliger On Saturday morning, she is preparing to sell her artwork and other products at the Young Entrepreneurs Market in downtown Ferguson’s.
“I sell handmade art and marble art that I paint and paint myself. I call these galaxy rocks.”
Chloe has been encouraged to become a business owner for many years. Using broken martial arts recycling boards as canvas, she draws and colors them. She also molds earrings out of clay and knits her scarf.
“When I was three or four, my mother started a business and she made me her boss. Since then, I grew up in a boss environment.”
Chloe’s work Future makerA learning center that sponsors education and entrepreneurship workshops to support the dreams and future of young business owners.
“As an educator, I worked in areas where children literally needed money to drive the future,” said Melissa Flaxman, founder of Future Makers. “It also just informs them that they are in charge of their own destiny. You don’t have to rely on anyone else to share your ideas with the world.”
within Ferguson’s DowntownFuture Makers, a refurbished motel, is looking for owners of nearby small businesses to teach their children.
Jared Ardine is a co-owner of Small flowersA full-service wedding event florist specializing in retail. He says Future Makers is also inspirational for him and encourages children to pursue a career in business.
“If you’re passionate about it, others will want to see it and invest in what you’re interested in,” Ardeen said. “Don’t give up, and don’t listen to those voices saying,’You can’t do that.'”
Ardine’s advice is invaluable to young entrepreneurs such as: ChloeBut she said she had to learn the basic rules of business-owning a difficult way.
“Always take money before giving them art,” Chloe recalls. “At one point I gave them art before taking the money, and they never came back.”