Being named the youngest entrepreneur in the city of Detroit comes with a lot of notoriety and responsibility. BLACK ENTERPRISE’s 2019 Teenpreneur of the Year, Asia Newson, 16, takes great pride in it. By the age of 4, Newson was learning how to make candles with her father while her older siblings were at school and mother was at work. And by the time she was 5, she began to sell them with her dad.
“We would go door to door and sell candles. He taught me a pitch—and we would sell people candles at their homes. I was making a lot of money!” says Newson.
Soon after, Newson decided that she didn’t want to just sell candles, so she founded Super Business Girl. Newson shared the idea with her parents and her mother, LaTasha, who also serves as the president of her company, decided to create a community around the work that they were doing to help other black girls become bosses. And from that idea, the Super Business Girl Youth Entrepreneurs Workshops was born.
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