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Local Home-School Entrepreneur Starts "Jack-O-Lanterns Pumpkin Sales"

Oct 12, 2011

Jack Becker, a fifth grader, saw an opportunity after visiting his uncle’s pumpkin patch last weekend. The two struck a deal and Becker had secured a quality product at the time when demand is high. After a quick trip to the local stores of Poplar Bluff, Becker established a price of $3 for medium-sized pumpkins and 3 small pumpkins for $5.



Day one was spent selling 40 pumpkins over the phone and on Facebook. On day two, Becker convinced his father to provide a free advertisement on his local website:

To purchase pumpkins, call 573.718.1878. Pumpkins will be available for pickup the following business day in Poplar Bluff at the semo.net offices.

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