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10-year-old CEO runs business
MURRAY, Ky (Tori Shaw) -- Jack Jones is CEO of JR Jones Management Group, a company that buys and sells textbooks online. He's ten years old.
"The joy of people learning is one of the things we take pride in," Jack said.
'We' meaning Jack and his four employees. One of them is marketing director Skylar Swalls, who is also 10.
Skylar said, "Working for Jack is a day at Disneyland."
On this particular day, Jack spent his time in his office paying bills. And Skylar? Let's say she's a little go-getter.
"I'm always like, 'Jack is there something I can do? Anything I can do? I can make a phone call. I can run back to the house and do something if you need me to go grab something. I can go get you a coffee or something.'"
This is a small business now, but jack runs it like a larger corporation. Every once in a while, they have meetings around their conference table, where jack and his employees talk about important topics such as the employee handbook.
"There's no alcohol or weapons in the workplace," Jack said. "And that's in our book."
And the dress code is smart casual.
Skyler said, "Jack takes his fashion very, very seriously."
Of course, being ten, you have the giggles, the sniffles, and there's also the occasional spill of ice cream on pants.
"Yesterday, that happened to Jack. It was chaos," said Skyler.
But the secret to running a successful business rings true for anyone at any age.
Jack said, "Don't let other people tell you what you can and can't do."
A piece of advice we could all put in our own handbook.
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