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.
I have straw bales that would sell nicely with your pumpkins. Let’s talk.
Good for you Jack. This nation was based on people like you had an idea, a goal, and went for it. May you go far in life! America needs more like you.