Tuesday, January 28, 2014

18 Year Old Selling His Line of Sunglasses

"For an 18-year-old college freshman, Mitchell Saum has swell business sense," notes GoUpstate.com. "The Wofford College student, a native of Pawleys Island, has started Swell Bamboo Sunglasses, a company that sells lightweight, durable bamboo sunglasses perfect for those who love the ocean and water sports....While still a high school senior, Saum contacted manufacturing companies in China and received a prototype for his idea in the mail. When he opened the package, the glasses were smashed. But even with the damaged pair, Saum was able to convince his dad, Allen Saum, to put up $2,000 so he could place his first order. He sold his first 100 pairs to friends. During Wofford freshmen orientation last summer, Saum approached Jeremy Boeh, director of The Space in the Mungo Center, which prepares Wofford students for the real world through entrepreneurship and professional readiness programs." Read more.

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