The E-Seedling name came from one of my youth entrepreneurship endeavors. At age 13 my friend and I started a business together. We both lived on a farm and both liked plants so we came up with the idea of starting a plant business. We bought peat pots, soil and seeds, planted the seeds in the pots, watered them and put them in the window of her shed to sprout and grow. At first, we checked them every day and after several days they finally sprouted into seedlings.
We were already dreaming of what we were going to spend the money on. Once the seedlings appeared we thought it would only be days until we could start selling the plants and making money. Then one day, I rode my bike down the road to check on the plants and to my dismay, they had all dried up and died.
I was devastated; my first real business had failed!
I kept thinking how could my friend let this happen, after all the plants were at her house.
At the time I didn’t realize it, but I had learned two very valuable lessons about starting a business.
1) Make sure you have a partnership agreement that includes who is going to do what when.
2) Sprouting the seeds is the easy part; it’s cultivating the seedlings that takes time, care and attention.
E-seedling was sprouted to prepare our youth for success in life and business and take some of the pain out of learning the hard way!
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