HEARTWARMING: A 13-year-old Boy Opened up His Own Hot Dog Stand

Everybody makes a living in totally different ways. Some work in companies and industries, some make use of their profession and some make it out from business. Yes, business has been one of the top things people were interested to get into and earn. You can do business and make a living out from your hobbies, your talents and skills and sometimes business can come from your used things. It doesn’t have to be somewhere inside the malls, sometimes it is just a stall at the corner, some build it from their garage, from their lawn or owned backyards. You just have to set goals and plan it all out, just like what this 13 year old boy does.




Jaequan Faulkner is our young entrepreneur for today. At a very young age of 13 years old, he started to make business out of hot dogs. This young Minnesota boy got the idea of having a hot dog stand in their community for something necessary. This now famous hot dog stand started rolling after it was featured at a facebook page, “Bike Cops for Kids”. With the funds he got from his profit, he was able to buy himself new school clothes. Just as his business was gaining bucks and positive profits, something came up.




The city received a complaint that the little boy’s hotdog stand was illegal because it doesn’t have any proper permit to operate it at the first place. People might have expected this scene would shut the business down, but no, instead it turned the whole idea upside down. The Jaequan’s Mr. Faulkner’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs even boomed a little more. With the help of the city administration, they started processing things for Jaequan to acquire his business permit. Even other departments helped him in order for him to continue the said business. He received a tent for his stall and a hand washing station for the sanitary of his business. The city even gave him a thermometer to help him check the temperature of the food he was preparing and selling.



Jaequan Faulkner already got his permit for his hot dog business and this marks that he is officially ready to continue rolling it. The health department also helped him by covering the total cost of the business permit which was $87. With the help of the city and other departments working hand in hand to help this 13 year old boy, the Mr. Faulkner’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs is still up and running in business. With the number of negative things that media has been reporting about the new generation, this is just a relief and a living testimony that there is still honest people living in this world. There is still that someone who never thought of only gaining something from other people without exerting some effort to reach their goals.

As Jaequan ended the interview he said, “It’s not about the money. It’s just something I enjoy doing.” And this is just where successful business sprout. Something that someone is passionate about.





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