Hi, I am Alyssa Hanlon and I am currently 16 years old and in my sophomore year of high school. I have always loved the idea of business and entrepreneurship. The freedom, the independence, the long nights , the friendships that are made, and the possible outcome of success. Ever since I was 12 years old I wanted to find a way to have a job and make money on my own. I didn't want to work for someone else. I spent weeks searching things like "ways to make money at 12 years old", "jobs for 12 year olds near me." and all the other ways you could format or ask the question I was sure to type that into google too. The only problem was everything that came up were things like mow the lawn, shovel snow, babysit, dog walk. I don't mind doing any of those things but they didn't appeal to me to be something you should be paid to do, its just something that is needed to be done. So I kept with the idea and here I am now with a growing business, podcast, blog, and multiple certificates from winning business fairs for most business potential and winning a business proposal competition. I do not plan to stop anytime soon and can't wait to see what the future as to offer. I created this podcast and blog so people can see what it is really like to own and operate a small business at only 16 while still going to school. I also want to share my thoughts while on the journey and create motivation for those who are looking to go down a new path.