Christian Gap Year for Entrepreneurs

Think you're too young to start a business?

If you’ve asked yourself this question, meet the Sweet Bee Sisters, Lily (19), Chloe(18), and Sophie (15). They began their business 11 years ago after their family started beekeeping. Chloe, now a student at Global U was only 7 when her and her sisters began this entrepreneurial endeavor. In the process of producing honey for their friends and family, they were left with a lot of beeswax. So, they decided to turn it into a business by producing an all-natural product line, including chapstick, lotion, and body scrub.

Chloe expresses much gratitude for her business experience at such a young age. She explained that “it taught [her] so much throughout life, including how to manage money and interpersonal communications.” Specifically, Chloe notes that “those skills are not highly emphasized in today’s society, but they are necessary to live a successful life.”

Sweet Bee Sisters currently sell their products in multiple boutique stores in Colorado and on their website: https://www.sweetbeesisters.com/. A number of their products are white-labeled for corporate marketing materials. Chloe explained that “even if [she doesn’t] own a business in the future, [she] will still use all of these skills in her future career.”

Sweet Bee Sisters are not the only ones. While young entrepreneurs are hard to come by, there are dozens of other success stories including: Da Bomb, BizChair, and Facebook.

And if you’re questioning if your age is a barrier to entrepreneurship, let's look to scripture for some encouragement.

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Don’t be discouraged  because of your age. You don’t have to wait until you are “old enough.” You have permission to go after your dreams right now. Connect with other young people who have big dreams in the Global U Blitz Course!