Summer Schroter | Handmade Happiness
What is your Name and Business?
Summer Schroter, Founder and CEO of Handmade Happiness. Listen in as she tells us how she got inspired during her summer camp and made her way through getting her business up in their school store!
Name: Summer Schroter
Business name: Handmade Happiness
For orders or inquiries: Handmadehappinessdesigns@
What was the 1st step you took to start your kidpreneur journey?
“The first step I took to become a kidpreneur was taking a summer camp and realizing that my hobby, making things on my cricket was what I loved to do. I started selling things and soon my hobby became my business. My friends and family have supported me on this journey.”
What challenges did you face?
“The biggest challenge I have faced as a kid would be that I overworked myself. I was so excited with the opportunity to create my own business that I got lost in all the orders I had. Soon I became overwhelmed. I decided that I need to reset my expectations for myself and allow myself to have more time to be a kid while still being a business owner.”
How do you celebrate your wins?
“A win for me means delivering a quality product on time to celebrate. I celebrate with my clients because I know how much happiness it brings them.”
What feedback have you received?
“All of my feedback has been positive. The best feedback is when my clients are for other customers. To me, I also love seeing their faces light up when they see my products.”
What's your proudest moment?
“My proudest moment as a Kidpreneur would be when I met with my principal and asked him if I could put my products in our school store. He agreed. And now I share happiness with my entire community.”
What's the most important thing you've learned?
“The most important thing I've learned as a Kidpreneur, would be that I can do anything when I work hard.”
“With my products in my school store I have a wider audience and have already received custom orders for soccer teams and other businesses.”
What would you say to inspire other Kidpreneurs?
“My advice to other Kidpreneurs would be to believe in yourself. Put your heart into what you want to do and bet on yourself.”
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
“Don't forget that if you ever see a problem in the world, you have the power to change it.”